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If you only have one day to spend in Rome and you want to visit the highlights of the Eternal City then this tour is perfect for you!

The tour starts from the biggest amphitheatre ever built in the antiquity, the Colosseum. We reserve tickets for you and you will not stand in line or waste your precious time in Rome. Your guide will take you directly to the interior seating levels. Outside the Colosseum you will see the Arch of Constantine, built in 315 AD to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius, three years before.

Our walk continues through the Forum, the central square of Ancient Rome. You will stop by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and following the Sacred Way you will reach Capitol Hill. At its feet lies the Vittoriano, the greatest marble monument of modern Italy, built to celebrate the country's unification by its King Victor Emmanuel II.

Only few narrow streets away and we will arrive at the Trevi fountain, the most beautiful fountain in Rome or perhaps, in the world. Here, you will have to throw a coin to secure your safe return to Rome. Only few steps away and we will see the ruins of an Ancient Roman Acqueduct. By following the acqueduct path we will get to the Trevi Fountain, the greatest and most famous fountain in the World, created by Niccolò Salvi in 1735. It is a popular rite to throw a coin in the water in order to secure our return to Rome.

You will have lunch in this area. Your guide will suggest you few excellent places to get a sandwich, an authentic pizza or a proper Italian three-courses meal. After the break our itinerary takes you to the Government district and two main buildings of the Italian Republic: the Parliament and the Palace of the Council of Ministers.

Just in front of the palace, stands the marble Column of Marcus Aurelius, an authentic masterpiece of II century Roman Art.Only a block away, we see the Temple of Hadrian, built by the Emperor Antoninus Pius in honor of his predecessor. Behind the original marble columns the temple hosts the local chamber of Commerce. We take a narrow charming street and we arrive at the Pantheon the best preserved temple of Ancient Rome. The building houses the Tomb of the painter Raphael.

By crossing the Ancient Baths of Nero we arrive in Piazza Navona, the Ancient Stadium built by Emperor Domitian. Today, it is a beautiful elegant square decorated by Bernini and other XVI century masters with churches and fountains, including the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

After we cross the Tiber River we reach the Vatican. The last part of your tour is dedicated to a exclusive visit of the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter without wasting time waiting in line. You’ll enjoy a hi-quality guided tour of Michelangelo‘s most famous artworks, the Sistine Chapel as well as Raphael's frescoes in the Popes' apartments.

All the must-see-sites of Rome in a relaxing, comprehensive private guided tour. You will love it!

Trevi Fountain
Spanish Steps
Pantheon
Piazza Navona
Marcus Aurelius Column
Italian Parliament Palace
House of Government
Largo Argentina
Campo de' Fiori
Emperors Palace
Temple of Julius Caesar
Arch of Titus
Senate House
Capitol Hill
Temple of Gemini
Arch of Constantine
Vestal Virgins House
Temple of Saturn
Temple of Antoninus & Faustina
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Popes Tombs
Michelangelo's Pietà
Raphael's Rooms
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Laocoon
Belvedere Apollo
Gallery of Tapistries
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Octogonal Courtyard
Immaculate Conception Room
YOUR REVIEWS
Lina J.

I have to start this review by saying that I absolutely LOVED this tour. My family and I finally made it to Europe and Rome was our 4th and last destination prior to returning to the States. When planning our dream vacation a great friend of ours insisted that there was no other way to make the best of our time in Rome than with a private tour, I personally researched all of our options to ensure we got the best pricing and services possible, which I am happy to say Rome city tours is the best deal out there. Anna was very helpful and patient while completing the booking process, she was very prompt and helped keep me on schedule (planning a 4city / 2country visit was a bit overwhelming). On Good Friday April 18th (busiest week in rome) Lara our actual tour guide was Amazing! She was friendly, patient and above all very knowledgable, she answered all questions we had for her, including some not related to Rome. At first I was a bit concerned of a 6-7 hr tour with a 7yr old, but Lara did such a great job, it felt as if it was only a fraction of the time, no minute was wasted, even when walking from one land mark to the other, Lara Kept us well entertained by pointing out interesting details that we would never have known about. We only realized the distance we had covered, when later that night we tried to venture back to one of the areas we were at earlier, which thanks to Lara and the tour we felt comfortable navigating. I would recommend this company and services to everyone, this is the most enjoyable, organized, informative and efficient way to see Rome, trust me, you will not regret it.

Jessica O.

I was so impressed by this company and their Best of Rome tour! We have been to a few different cities in Europe and this was by far one of the best tours I've had. It was a private tour and our guide was very flexible, friendly, and knowledgeable. She really took the time to explain things and make sure we had a great time while learning all about Rome's history and culture. Everything on the tour was amazing and I wouldn't have changed anything. She even took us to a nice Italian restaurant for lunch (which was delicious) and showed us a place to find the best gelato! If you're going to Rome and only have a short amount of time just book the Best of Rome tour! It is worth every penny. And if you have more time then try their other tours too!

 

TRIP ADVISOR
DURATION: Approximately 7 hours

AVAILABILITY: The tour is private and can run anytime you want. On Sundays the Vatican Museums are closed and will be replaced with other great attractions.

AGE GROUPS: Suitable for everybody, any age group.
WEATHER: The tour takes places rain or shine.

DRESSING CODE: Comfortable shoes are recommended.
NO LINES POLICY: You will not be standing in lines and waste your precious time.

PRIVATE GUIDE: You will have a great guide only for you!

HOW TO BOOK: Contact us by using our ONLINE FORM or sending us an email to: info@romecitytours.com.