Day trip

Rome: Rome and Vatican City Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours
Day trip

Rome: Rome and Vatican City Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

From US$ 379.22 per person

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to the highlights of Rome on a guided tour with skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Private or small groups available


  • Skip the lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and the Vatican Museums
  • Visit the stunning Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps with an expert guide
  • Learn about the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras
  • Tick all the highlights of Rome off your bucket list
  • See all of the Vatican City -the Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
Full description

Hit the ground running and skip the mind-numbing queues for the Roman Colosseum, the ancient world’s greatest sports arena. Your guide will enthrall you with tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together. Head over to the Roman Forum to learn how the heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire functioned and thrived. Forget battling through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you directly to a stunning lookout point.

From there, you can take in the entire Forum complex, including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Your guide will make it easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago, with stories of war, politics, economics, and religion that shaped the ancient city.

Walk through the Historic Centre, with a stop at the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome. The next stop in your full-day tour of Rome is the Spanish Steps for a spot of people-watching and plenty of photo opportunities. From here your guide will take you on the metro to the Vatican, where you will have a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City. After lunch, your guide will take you straight into the Vatican Museums, where you’ll skip the long lines of people and head straight in. With your Vatican expert to guide you, you’ll delve into one of the world’s greatest art collections. This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections here, giving you a better appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the best of the galleries before heading to the Sistine Chapel. See the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world - St Peter's Basilica. Your local, expert tour guide will explain to you the fascinating history of its conception, location on the Vatican Hill, design, architecture, and symbolism. 

  • All Entrance Fees
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry at Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00186 Rome. Your guide will meet you at the Arch of Constantine – the side furthest from the Colosseum. Your tour coordinator will meet you to the left of the Arch of Constantine. Check-in closes 15 minutes before the activity starts. Departures are on time and there are no refunds or exchanges if you arrive after the departure time. The tour coordinator will be holding a sign for Rome Group Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for entry to the Vatican
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in
  • Knives and other dangerous materials will be confiscated
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Worth every penny! Guide was nice, spoke clearly, and more importantly she is a native Roman and knew history and arts. She was punctual, and answered all questions asked, took us through the tour, listened to requests, and took is on a metro ride, which let us see aspects of the city a tourist normally would not see, she took us to lunch to a place where locals eat, not a touristy place, but nice and quick since we only had a few minutes to eat, we took this tour for a one day stay in the city, and we would recommended to anyone having limited time, we felt VIP, it was six of us and the guide. Fully recommended!!

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November 9, 2022

Vi har haft en fantastisk oplevelse med en heldags guide Heidi, der førte os igennem alle Roms seværdigheder på en yderst kompetent og elskværdig måde. Vi kan varmt anbefale at benytte sig af dette tilbud.

July 21, 2021


Product ID: 351001