Rome in 1 day tour -LUNCH, HOTEL PICK UP/DROP OFF + SKIP THE LINE INCLUDED. Colosseum, Vatican, St.Peter’s, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo, Pantheon, Piazza Venezia, Roman Forum
Take advantage of the free pick up from your hotel to the departure point if you are staying in central locations. Alternatively you can meet your expert guide directly at the the meeting point near Termini train station.
The Rome in 1 Day Tour begins with a short walk to Piazza della Repubblica [Republic’s Square] to see the Fountain of the Naiads with its marvellous sculptures from the 19th century and its water once originated directly from the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, the longest of the 11 aqueducts that provided water to the inhabitants of the ancient Rome.
Descend through Via Nazionale to reach one of Rome’s most iconic sights, the Trevi Fountain. Bring a coin with you, as the tradition goes that throwing one in the Trevi Fountain ensures a return to Rome one day.
The right way of doing it is by throwing the coin from the right hand over the left shoulder.
After a short walk you will reach Piazza Colonna and just in front of Palazzo Chigi (the home of the Italian government), the Column of Marcus Aurelius dominates the rest of the square.
The tall victory column is a tribute to Emperor Marcus Aurelius war successes across the empire. The column is nearly 40 meters tall and made of 28 blocks of Carrara marble.
The Rome in 1 day tour continues and after the Government building you will pass by the Italian Senate and Parliament too on your way to the Pantheon.
Here you will stop for a visit to this former Roman temple, now turned church and resting site of some illustrious Italians, including two kings and the famous artist Raffaello.
Next stop: Piazza Navona, the home of Rome’s baroque architecture.
Walk to the majestic Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and admire the other fountains on the right (Moor Fountain) and the left (Fountain of Neptune).
From there a private coach will take you to the other side of the river towards the Vatican, passing by Castel Sant’Angelo.
Hear from the guide about this other symbolic and impressive monument originally built for another Emperor of Rome, Hadrian, who commissioned it as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
From there you will arrive in St.Peter’s Square where you will have the opportunity of visiting the symbol of Rome and learn from your guide about the history of the most important Basilica in the world and its treasures and art masterpieces.
As you will need more energies for the rest of the day, the Rome in 1 Day Tour makes a stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you will have the opportunity of tasting some of Rome’s traditional dishes.
After the break, jump back on the coach and after a short journey you will arrive at Piazza Venezia square where you will continue by foot towards the Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitol Hill).
Climb the stairs and fill your eyes with this masterpiece of Renaissance hero Michelangelo. Pass the statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius and head to the back of the square where your jaw will drop once faced with the breathtaking view of the Roman Forum.
Jump back on the coach for another short journey through the Aventine Hill, imagine the chariot races passing by the Circus Maximus and end the trip to the Church of St.Peter’s in Chains.
Here you will visit another majestic creation by Michelangelo: the statue of Moses.
Walk the 5-minute distance to the Colosseum and skip the queue to get access to this World’s wonder and the highlight of your visit in Rome. Learn from the professional guide all about the epicentre of Roman’s life.
Return to the coach that will drive you back to a number of central locations in the proximity of your hotel.
Discount for children 3 to 7 years old. Free for children aged 2 and below.
This tour runs every day with the following exclusions: every first Sunday of the month, 1 January, 1-2-8 April, 1 May, 25 December.
The languages available are English and Spanish, but on request also Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
Hotel pick up available between 08:00am – 08:40am, only from hotels in central Rome (hotels – no apartments or B&B)
Walk to Piazza della Repubblica
Head to the Trevi Fountain
Pass by Italy’s Palaces of Power
Reach the Pantheon
Continue to Piazza Navona
Jump on the coach and head to the Vatican
Climb Capitol Hill
Catch stunning views of the Roman Forum
Back on the coach!
Skip the line and visit the Colosseum
Take a lift back
– Lungotevere Marzio (Zanardelli)
– Piazza dei Tribunali
– Via Bissolati
– Stazione Termini
- Walking tour through the historical centre of Rome with an expert local guide
- Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and guarantee yourself a return visit to the Eternal City
- Pass by the Column of Marcus Aurelius, the impressive tribute to the Emperor’s victories
- Walk in front of the Senate and Parliament
- Visit the majestic Pantheon, the former Roman temple
- Stop at Piazza Navona to admire Bernini’s renowned fountains
- Drive on a private coach towards the Vatican City
- Pass by Castel Sant’Angelo and hear about its history from your guide
- Reach St.Peter’s Square for a visit to the highlight of this tour
- Taste Rome’s traditional dishes before venturing to discover more of the Eternal City
- Coach journey to near the Capitol Hill
- Climb Capitoline Hill, admire the square designed by Michelangelo and the statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius
- From there enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman Forum
- Drive along Circus Maximus and the Aventine Hill
- Visit the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains and admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo
- Enter the most iconic site in the world: the Colosseum
- Learn about ancient Rome from a professional guide
- Coach drop off to multiple central locations
ENTRANCE TO CHURCHES CAN BE DENIED IF KNEES AND SHOULDERS ARE NOT COVERED
For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum with backpacks, large bags and luggage/trolley. Small bags are allowed.
The skip the line ticket will allow you to jump the long queue to buy the entry ticket. Still, be aware that as security has tighten up recently, there might be delays for extra security checks to access the Colosseum.
Be prepared for a good amount of walking: we advise to wear comfortable shoes and clothes
Visits inside the St.Peter Basilica will not be possible during religious celebrations or special events. On Sundays you can assist to Papal Blessings from St.Peter’s Square.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Due to seasonal opening times the itinerary may be altered without notice.