Full day tour of Rome with Pantheon, Colosseum and the Vatican
History & heritage tours

Full day tour of Rome with Pantheon, Colosseum and the Vatican

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Language: English
Availability: Monday to Saturday (depending on the season)
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit all the top sites in a single day with a private transfer to whisk you across the city
  • Get all inclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum
  • Spend the day with an expert art historian tour guide
  • See the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona with a scoop of gelato thrown in for good measure
What to expect

Be prepared to see all of Rome’s most important sights in a single day and discover the very essence of Roman history, culture, art, and architecture in a single experience of immersive travel.

You'll start at the Colosseum, bypassing the long lines with all-inclusive tickets that will bring you straight into the ancient world’s greatest sports arena. Your guide will tell you about the harrowing stories of gladiators and martyrs that have made the Colosseum famous and will also explain their political and social importance to ancient Rome. You'll then stroll over to the Roman Forum to learn how it functioned as the beating heart of Rome. Instead of slogging through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you to a stunning overlook where you'll get to take in the entire panorama of the Forum.

No walk through ancient Rome is complete without taking a look inside the Pantheon. This nearly 2,000-year-old building is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. You’ll hear the story of how it was built and why it has inspired so many other buildings, from St. Peter’s Basilica to the U.S Capitol Building.

Jumping ahead in history, you’ll be treated to a delicious gelato as you stroll through streets made famous by films like Roman Holiday, stopping at the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona before heading to the Vatican. Here you'll have some free time for lunch before continuing on to the Vatican Museum. After skipping the lines, you’ll meet your Vatican expert and delve into one of the world’s greatest collections of art.

The day ends contemplating Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. From there you can choose between extending your stay in the chapel and the Vatican Museums, or skip the lines and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel.

With a group of 15 people or fewer, an expert local guide and no time wasted waiting in lines, this tour guarantees unfettered access to Rome’s greatest historical and cultural treasures. If you only have a day to see it all, this is the ultimate tour to experience the epic grandeur of the Eternal City.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Privileged express entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Transport from the city center to the Vatican
  • Free homemade gelato
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3 years): free
  • Children (4-12 years): reduced
Where

Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Meeting point for the first part of your full-day tour: meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The cafè where you'll meet is located on the street above the metro station.


Meeting point for the second part of your full-day tour: meet your guide at 2.00pm to depart at 2.15pm at the bar on the side of Piazza Risorgimento towards via Crescenzio, close to Tram stop number 19. This is the only bar/cafè located on the square.

What to remember
  • There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags and big pointy umbrellas will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum
  • The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip-the-line access, this may mean a slight delay in entering if capacity has already been reached. This should only happen a limited number of times but you are kindly asked to be patient if traveling on a busy day and so affected by this unavoidable circumstance
  • St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are holy places and thus, the attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the Vatican
  • Your tour will end in St. Peter's Basilica where you will have skip-the-line entrance to get inside, though there is no guided explanation inside the church
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the regular tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction
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When
  • Meeting time: 8.30am
  • Departure time: 8.45am
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Provider
Walks of Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.
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