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Rome in a Day

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
  • Small-group tour of Roman highlights and Vatican City
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Great orientation to the city
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This time-saver guided tour includes optional skip-the-line admission to St. Peter's Basilica.
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Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. The Big 3 Must-Sees in Historic Rome!
Fully guided tour of ancient Rome - all the main archaeological sites
Priority faster than fast-track Colosseum ticket entrance
Comprehensive tour inside the Colosseum which covers ALL the must-see areas
Fully guided skip the line tour of the Vatican Museums and incredible Sistine Chapel!
Skip the line access and tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the most beautiful building ever constructed!
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza Navona, 25, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. not permitted inside Colosseum / Roman forum
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made
  • Maximum 15 travelers on this tour, hand sanitizer made available (we will provide), mandatory mask-wearing on the tour (bring your own)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY When In Rome Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome in a Day?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Rome in a Day?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Rome in a Day?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rome in a Day?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I highly recommend you take this tour (and wear comfortable shoes!" See review


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Lacks organization, communication and misleading
, Dec 2019
Our first guide left us in the Colosseum and we had to fend for ourselves to get to the Vatican in time for the second half of our tour. The first guide's information was not interesting and self-absorbent. He basically led us to the sites and then the first part of the tour ended abruptly leaving us only about an hour to get to the Vatican by metro on our own and acquire lunch. The second guide was better but I got separated from the group because it was so crowded and it took me about 25 minutes before I found the group again. She was an art historian and pointed out some interesting artworks and stories behind the Sistine Chapel paintings.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Journey..., We make it clear in booking details and confirmation voucher that after the first tour, clients must reach the second meeting point using metro, it's a very quick connection and no one ever complained about this before (in 12 years). Perhaps your guide for ancient Rome was not to your taste. It was most likely a personal issue rather than the quality of the guide for which we apologize. That you got separated from your tour group inside the Vatican Museums is unfortunate but we always say "follow your guide", and this is required when the museums are busy. Thank you. When In Rome Tours
So much to see
, Dec 2019
This jam packed tour featured all the great sights of Rome. Our tour guides maximo and one other lady was very insightful through the day. They made sure to engage everyone and that we all understood the information. If you have one day in Rome this is where you’d want to go
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Rome in a Day indeed!
, Dec 2019
The tour is split into two portions, each with a different tour guide. During the first half of the tour we had Maximo and he was very informative, had a great sense of humor, asked and answered lots of questions, and made sure that everyone was having fun. We met at Piazza Navona and then walked to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Venezia Square, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. After the Colosseum tour, we had to find our way to the next tour location which required using the train and google maps. The second half of the tour included Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and ended at St. Peters Basilica. As mentioned in the booking there are no food or drinks provided but there was time between the tours to get some. Be prepared for a LOT of walking, but also a once in a lifetime opportunity. We were only in Rome for two days and this made the trip well worth it!
worth while experience
, Nov 2019
My husband and i were so impressed with our guide. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. I loves what he said to us in the beginning of the tour. I am not just your guide but we are friends. As we viewed locations he added so much detail to places that we would have missed if not for him. I was so glad we took advantage of this tour for the friendship and the details that we experienced.
Awesome Tour!
Nikki A
, Oct 2019
Truly one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. The tour takes you to most of the major sites around Rome and Vatican City which is great if you want to see a lot of the city but have a limited amount of days to do it. The tour guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and really told the story and set the scene for where we were and what we were seeing. They are what really set this tour apart from others. I highly recommend you take this tour (and wear comfortable shoes!)
Lots of walking but so fun
, Jun 2019
My friends and I spent 3 days in Rome and wanted to see all the things, so we booked a walking tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, unfortunately I don't remember his name. We saw 90% of the things you want to see and learned a lot about the history of Rome as well as modern day Rome. The only set back is that it is a lot of walking over the course of the day, so if you're not up for that I recommend booking it on two separate days.
magnificently wonderful
, Jun 2019
Robert and his team were FANTASTIC. Very inviting, humorous, extremely informative and just a wonderful group yo interact with; we were all so very impressed with his details and willingness to ask, be asked and answer all our groups questions; the walking tour(for me,)never felt like we were "walking".... we were touring FOR SURE😊. l am so now inlove with Rome and must return to see all that l have yet to see...and for sure viator will be my tour guide provider. AKS Los Angeles,CA USA
Love it
, Jul 2018
Very pleased with both of our tour guide. Both were very nice, accomodating and knowledgeable. The reason for a 4 star rate is that after the 1st part of our tour - there was 1.5 hr break and the instructions that was given to us on where to meet up was not clear. We almost missed the 2nd part if not for the other guy that in our group that we run into-also lost. Otherwise, worth every penny
Excellent way to see Rome in a Day!
, Jul 2018
We really like this tour. Our morning tour guide, Christine, is terrific with giving relevant info in interesting and fun ways. She is a native English speaker and was super easy to understand. She also managed the pace very well to make sure we get to see all planned sites .Our afternoon tour guide, Irene, a native of Rome. She gave us a fantastic tour of the Colosium, the Forum and other ancient Rome sites. Then she led us downtown to see the modern Rome sites and fountains. Irene is the best guide one can hope for .She makes sure everyone is cared for and are having a good time. We got all the info and fun facts we wanted at each site and more. Her energy level is incredible even at the end of a really hot and humid day .Thank you for a wonderful day in Rome .We went out on our own the next day and complete our Roman holidays in style!
My four star rating is a combination...
Jade d
, Jan 2018
My four star rating is a combination of reviews for both tours within the full-day tour. The morning tour was amazing, our tour guide had great energy, humor and was very knowledgeable about Rome and each of the sites we visited. I felt excited and energized when I was touring with her. The afternoon tour Vatican was an average rating. The tour guide seemed like she hated her job and was complaining the entire time. Although there were long lines/queues, a tour guide shouldn't make it worse by complaining herself. And, she mentioned how the Vatican was nothing extraordinary to her since she works there and sees it everyday. Probably not the best thing to say to people who travel across the world to see this site. Afternoon tour, amazing sites but just okay tour guide.

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