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Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican, Colosseum & Historic Center

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday to Friday

  • Duration

    7 hours 30 minutes 

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to 2 Piazza Navona, Piazza Navona, 2, Roma, Lazio, 00186, IT

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Vatican Museums, Rome

Key Highlights

  • Covers all the major Rome and Vatican attractions in a day
  • Ideal for those who have limited time to discover Rome
  • An English speaking, expert guide will accompany you at all times
  • Enjoy special fast-track access to the Colosseum
  • Avoid waiting in long lines at the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line access
  • Enjoy the convenience of private transport from central Rome to the Vatican
  • Max group size of 18 people makes for a more personalized experience
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


If you have limited time in Rome, then this walking tour is designed just for you. Discover the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, and more! Also included is a quick bus transfer from central Rome to the Vatican.

Your day begins at the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets. An architectural and engineering wonder of the ancient world, the Colosseum bears witness to both the glory and brutality of the Roman Empire.

Moving on to the Roman Forum, savor the breathtaking views from outside a stunning vantage point, where you will spot the Senate and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Listen to the history of the sites as your guide regales you with how Rome became the heart of a vast empire. Next up, you will stop at the Pantheon, one of Rome's most enduring monuments. Hear stories about how it was built and why has it inspired other famous buildings like the St Peter’s Basilica and the US Capitol Building.

Stroll through the streets made famous by films like Roman Holiday, stopping at the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona & Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi for photo opportunities. After a short lunch break, travel by private transfer to the Vatican Museums where you can admire one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Visit the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries, and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’. See Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel along with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists.


  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line ticket for Vatican Museums
  • Transportation to Vatican Museums
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (24h – Colosseo, Foro Romano, Palatino Ticket)
  • Small group of 18 guests maximum
  • Headset (when needed)


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers 
  • Lunch

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty. 

The full names of all participants must be provided at the time of booking and must match the names on the ID/Passport. Name changes are not permitted. Please email the first and last name of every passenger to once you have made the booking.

A government-issued ID/passport is required for every participant ((including children). Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument.

Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks as there will be security checks while entering the attractions.

Directions to the meeting point: 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 to the park is opposite The Oppio Caffe. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro, and the Park where we meet, is located on the street above the metro station. Take the stairs up from inside the metro station to reach the street above. Exiting the metro on the upper street level, turn to face the Colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffe on the corner and the entrance to the Colle Oppio Park just opposite. The Walks Coordinator will be waiting there to check you in.

Group size: 18

Wheelchair Accessibility: No

The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you before your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.

Due to the religious nature of the Vatican Museums, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. You can bring extra covering (scarves, etc) to put on just before entering the Vatican.

All guests must pass through security at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums. No weapons or large items will be permitted.

Customer Reviews

  • Chad Nowicki

    Amazing! Our guide was so knowledgeable!

    United States 11/12/2018
  • Mrs Martin

    This tour was with Walks of Italy - Our tour guide Guilia was very informative & knowledgeable, the use of headsets & radio's was helpful to be able to hear what she was saying especially when we were in noisy situations. The stop for Gelato was very welcome & perfectly timed. In the afternoon we were asked to meet up at 1:30pm instead of 2pm, giving us only an hour for lunch which made this feel slightly rushed. I would recommend this tour as a good introduction to the sites listed above.

    United Kingdom 09/24/2018
  • Gemma gray

    Great service, friendly staff, great price, perfect place

    United Kingdom 09/13/2018

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