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.