All Rome in One Day
This tour is especially customized for those only having one day to discover the secrets and the many cultural aspects of the Eternal City and the Vatican! After your meeting with the guide, you will reach the Roman Forum displaying the grandest city view, where the Capital and Palatine Hills are. You will walk next to the spot where Julius Caesar's ashes were buried, see the Ancient Temples, enter in the breathtaking Colosseum, the biggest round ruin in the world ever built by human hands, where the gladiators entertained the crowds with glorious fights and deadly games against beasts.
You will then reach the city centre, where the awesome Trevi fountain stands, reach the Pantheon, the oldest domed temple ever built, to end in Navona Square, where Bernini's Four River fountain is overtopped by a real Egyptian obelisk! You will then reach the usually packed Vatican Museum entrance, where, skipping the check-in line, you will enter the Vatican Museum through the terrace, where you will have the stunning vision of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; you will walk among the most beautiful Roman ancient statues, the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world.
Through a special door available only to your guide, you will reach Saint Peter's Basilica to see Michaelangelo's sculpture "Pieta", and the Popes' tombs including John Paul II's, Saint Peter the Apostle's, and a final view of the Pope's Balcony and Bernini's Colonnade Square. Your driver will then drive you back to Civitavecchia and leave you at the ship's pier.
Running days: everyday except Sunday, Wednesday morning and all religious events connected with the Pope's agenda and Vatican festivities: these follow a different calendar from Italy's one, in which Saint Peter's basilica or sometimes even the Sistine Chapel may not be available.
Booking: Please make sure to let us know how many people will be in your group. Also, please use the following format to inform us of the date of your reservation: Type the month in letters followed by the day and year in numerals (example: June 24, 2013, morning, two adults, two seniors, three children).
Dress code: see FAQ and THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW section
Duration: about 8 and a half hours, further half an hour has to be considered due to Rome's local traffic. Even if by any chance you reach Rome very late, your guide will take you to all the listed tour attractions. In the event of unpredictable episodes causing the Colosseum or the Vatican to suddenly close without previous notice, the tour will take place anyway and the guide will explain the monuments from outside.