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Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Discover Rome in two days with your own private guide, and check off the capital’s must-see sights alongside some lesser-known gems. During two full-day tours for a group of up to seven people, explore Rome’s historical center, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Appian Way catacombs, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Skip-the-line tickets plus hotel pickups and drop-offs are included.
  • Private guided tour of Rome, spread over two full days
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica
  • Explore the subterranean catacombs that lie underneath the Appian Way
  • Make use of a Rome hotel pickup and drop-off service each day
Day 1: Rome Sightseeing and the Vatican

Start your day with pickup from your Rome hotel, and travel into the center with your private driver. Your morning kicks off with a sightseeing tour that takes in a mix of Rome’s classic sights along with some that the usual tourist itineraries miss. Visit Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps alongside Santa Maria della Pace. See the Ponte Sant’Angelo, lined with angel sculptures by Bernini, and admire the views of Castel Sant’Angelo aka the Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum.

After a break for lunch, head to the Vatican with your skip-the-line ticket. Bypass the main ticket line to step inside the vast Vatican Museum complex, seeing highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, the Tapestry Gallery, and the Sistine Chapel with its lauded Michelangelo frescoes. Your day tour ends with a walk around St. Peter’s Basilica to see La Pietà, Bernini’s bronze baldachin, and the papal tombs.

Day 2: Appian Way, Catacombs, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum

After another morning pickup, travel with your guide to the Ancient Appian Way to explore the catacombs that lie beneath the old Roman road. Used as cemeteries for Rome’s persecuted early Christians, the catacombs are fascinating to explore, stretching some 93 miles (150km) in underground corridors.

From the Appian way, travel into the heart of ancient Rome for some free time for lunch and a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Bypass the general ticket line, then explore the ancient amphitheater that was used for gladiatorial games under the rule of the bloodthirsty Roman emperors. Learn about the dangerous animal battles and the gladiator’s skills as you explore, then head outside to stroll around Palatine Hill. Finish with a visit to the Roman Forum, and discover the Temple of Vestal Virgins and triumphal arches among other monumental Roman ruins.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza di Spagna
Admire the beauty of the enlightened Spanish Square, one of the most famous squares in Rome. Located in the heart of the roman historical city centre, the square hosts fascinating and incredible masterpieces. In the middle of the square rises the famous Barcaccia Fountain, dating to the beginning of the baroque period, sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his father. At the same time, the square is crowned by the impressive Spanish Steps, an imposing 135-step staircase decorated with many garden-terraces, splendidly adorned with flowers in spring and summer. The sumptuous, aristocratic staircase, was designed so that the scenic effects increase more and more while approaching to it, as typical feature of the great baroque architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Piazza Navona
Discover Navona Square. This huge square, once used to performed incredible battleship, hosts scuplture and architectrural masterpieces such us Bernini's Four River Fountain and Borromini's church Santa Agnese in Agone. It is considered to be the most beautiful and elegant baroque squares.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Santa Maria della Pace
Continue your itinery off the beaten path to admire hidden beautiful churches and corners that only a local could know
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trevi Fountain
Take a stop to admire the Trevi Fountain, that is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, even appeared in several iconic movies like "La Dolce Vita" and "Roman Holiday". The great night-time lighting highlights the gorgeous decorating sculptures of this baroque masterpiece, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere. Belonging to the fountain is the legend whereby throwing a coin in the fountain you will ensure your return in Rome.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Pantheon
Enjoy an external visit of the Pantheon, which was built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. This temple is famous worldwide for its incredible dome which is the largest in the world since ancient times.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Continue your promenade along the Tiber River Bank and enjoy an external visit of the Holy Castle, one of most ancient building in Rome.Built as Hadrian’s tomb, it was transformed in the middle ages into the fortress of the popes. Now a days is one of the most iconic monuments in Rome. After that take a short break.1 hour an half break for lunch (not included)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Vatican City
After lunch meet your guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museum for your Vatican museum Private Tour. Once here you'll have a short introduction to the Vatican City and Vatican History
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Vatican Museums
Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a huge number of masterpieces collected through time. You will be introduced to the impressive greatness of the Vatican Museum. Admire the best of the ancient world visiting the Greek and Roman sculpture section. A collection of classical art masterpieces where admire the beauty of several sculpture groups, as for example the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Pass by the Chandelier Gallery, named by the several marble chandelier decorating this section. Be astonished by the elegant Tapestry gallery, wallpapered by the finest tapestry worldwide, realized by Raphael's disciples. Visit the Maps Gallery, a complete exhibition of maps representing Italy as it was seen by cartographer in 1581. Enter in the Raphael's Rooms, with his huge famous paintings Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Vatican Garden and much more ...
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Get inside St. Peter's Basilica where you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
The second day you will be picked up at 9am and you will explore the mysterious catacombs situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions. After the tour take 1-hour and an half break for lunch (not included)
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Colosseum
After luch, let's visit Rome's symbolic monument with an exclusive private tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
You will then, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
After you walk through Palatine Hill, explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC. Admire the incredible frescoes in the House of Augustus and the Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia
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Complesso del Vittoriano
Monumento al milite ignoto
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance?
A:
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
See all safety measures taken by Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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If you want to see everything with help
Richard R
, Nov 2019
Excellent team. Thorough, knowledgeable, friendly. We got to see all the famous sites, the Vatican, the ancients, and with the transportation, jumping lines, and the stories you just couldn’t do this alone
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Outstanding
mperez46
, Nov 2019
Wonderful really worth the money. Great guides always on time. Service was so very good. No waiting on lines just great.
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Very misleading!
Letisha F
, Oct 2019
I would have rated this tour a 4 if it weren't for the fact that the first part of our tour was horrible. We were to receive our final details a few days before and never did. They changed our pick up time by 1 1/2 hours and we found out the morning of while we were waiting for them to show up. Our driver was supposed to be English speaking, and spoke no English at all. They said he was just the "driver". He took us around the city for 3 hours and we had no idea what we were seeing, due to the language barrier. I requested a 25 % refund because of this, and Viator refused because he was just supposed to be the driver........ We are very disappointed after spending so much money for this tour. I would advise you to look elsewhere for a private tour.
star-5
A wonderful two days
stokesbg
, Sep 2019
This tour was great from start to finish! Our driver picked us up right in front of our Airbnb each morning and took us through the city while giving us history and insight to all of the major attractions of Rome. When we met with our first guide Zenda to tour the colusseum and Roman forum she was friendly and accommodating. She gave us a great tour through the colusseum and Roman forum and was very considerate of the needs of my elderly parents. The next day Puala gave us a terrific tour through the Vatican museum and St Peters Basilica. Her knowledge of all the aspects of the museum was incredible. This was a great tour package overall. My elderly parents loved it and each night when the driver would drop us off at our flat we had nothing but wonderful things to say about each day. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great tour!
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2 Day Rome
brucek4555
, Sep 2019
Outstanding time. We were treated like vip’s from pick up at our hotel in air conditioned vehicles to seeing every major attraction in the city. The local guides not only knew the details about the attraction but the old world stories and local folk lore. Worth every cent and the only way to go to see it all.
star-5
Awesome experience
robertbozanovic525
, Sep 2019
Great tour guides...excellent service...very knowledgeable and helpful...friendly...just an awesome experience
star-5
Very enjoyable trip
munchkinpj
, Aug 2019
If you don't have a lot of time this is the best way to see the highlights of Rome. All of our guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Our driver was fantastic!
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Family trip to Rome
Sigfamilytravel6
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide Paula of the Vatican and the Colosseum was wonderful. She was personable and so informative and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed her tours very much. Regarding the overall experience of this booking, it was quite expensive and not what we were anticipating when we booked a private tour. We didn’t receive the itinerary until two days proper, which did not allow for modifications in the schedule. We assumed a private two day tour with a driver meant that we would be contacted well in advance to determine the best itinerary for our individual needs and interests. This was not the case.
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Two day tour
Connector14812967676
, Jun 2019
The 2 day tour of Rome was very comprehensive and included all of the things that we wanted to see. We had a driver pick us up at our AirBnB. He did not speak extensive English and was not able to converse easily or let us know about things he took us to. He knew the city very thoroughly and was very good getting us around, however the language barrier was an impediment to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The driver pulled up to the Pantheon and said "Very nice church, you go in. I wait here." There were many opportunities to explain to us where we were being taken and what we were to see, but the language issue precluded that from happening. On the other hand, our guide, Paola Serata, who met us each afternoon and took us through the Vatican and the Coliseum, was absolutely excellent. She had tremendous subject matter expertise and provided extensive information about our visit. She pointed out details and provided information we would never have noticed if we had been on our own.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were delighted to hear your feedback about the service which your tour guide provided you with. We'll make sure to pass on the message to her, as they will be delighted to hear your kind words. At Tour in the City, we aim to provide our clients with the best experience on our guided tours, and our representatives at the spot try their best to ensure that all the clients scheduled for the tour are able to take it. As explained on the description the two-day Private Tour of Rome includes a part of the visit of the city accompanied by a limousine driver, at your complete disposal, to see the most beautiful fountains and squares in the city. While for the catacombs, the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel the Colosseum, the Roman forum a guide accompanies you to give more detailed information and accessing all the museums and archaeological areas without standing in line. The tour is planned to optimize time and costs. Having a guide available for all visits would be too expensive and often useless. Of course you can always do better and we of the Tour in the city always try. I have passed on your feedback to our Driver/transfer Manager and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward. Should you wish to contact us directly at info@tourinthecity.com with your comments, please do not hesitate to do so and provide your booking reference number so we can follow up with the relevant people for you. TOUR IN THE CITY regards feedback from our customers as invaluable, because it allows us to adapt our tours to be the best that they can be. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for taking the time to contact us. Kind regards, Stefano Tour in the City Team
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Our two day private tour let us...
jenwilson88
, Mar 2018
Our two day private tour let us experience the highlights of Rome without any long lines. We climbed the Spanish steps, gazed at the Trevi Fountain, explored the catacombs, stared into the domes and reliquaries of numerous basilicas and cathedrals including St Peters of course, viewed the wonders of the Vatican museums, gawked at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and were awed by the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our guides were knowledgeable and full of stories and personality. Frequently our driver would pull over, say climb those stairs for a surprise, and we'd dutifully get out, climb the stairs, and be in wonder at yet another amazing site. Then we'd trot back down and he'd be waiting, ready to maneuver through the crazy traffic to the next awe-inspiring wonder. Our whole family highly recommends this tour.

Product code: 20905P54

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