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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome
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Discover the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva on a Rome walking tour. Laced with intrigue and architectural delight, the two monuments are surprisingly sidelined by many guidebooks. Hear their history from a local guide, and stumble upon Michelangelo sculptures, the tomb of Raphael, and the world’s largest unsupported dome as you explore. Historical reconstructions and multimedia props complete the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Avoid crowds and focus on Rome’s Pantheon and Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • See the history of the two sites come to life through reconstructions
  • Learn about the creation of the Pantheon’s visually impressive dome
  • Choose a small-group tour with 15 people or upgrade to a private tour option
What to expect
  • From Piazza della Minerva in Rome, stroll with your guide to the Pantheon. The temple is widely said to be one of Ancient Rome’s best-preserved monuments; hear its history as you explore inside with your guide. Gaze up at the huge dome, which has no visible vaults or arches to support it, and learn about the architectural achievement from your guide. Tear your eyes away from the open-air oculus, which illuminates the interior and rest them on the tombs of Rome’s bygone VIPs: The likes of Raphael and Queen Margherita were laid to rest in the Pantheon. From the ancient temple, walk across to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a Gothic masterpiece built on top of pagan temples. Sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini, 15th-century frescoes, and a Fra Angelico altar are just a few of the highlights. Your tour ends at the basilica.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid crowds and focus on Rome’s Pantheon and Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • See the history of the two sites come to life through reconstructions
  • Learn about the creation of the Pantheon’s visually impressive dome
  • Choose a small-group tour with 15 people or upgrade to a private tour option
What to expect
  • From Piazza della Minerva in Rome, stroll with your guide to the Pantheon. The temple is widely said to be one of Ancient Rome’s best-preserved monuments; hear its history as you explore inside with your guide. Gaze up at the huge dome, which has no visible vaults or arches to support it, and learn about the architectural achievement from your guide. Tear your eyes away from the open-air oculus, which illuminates the interior and rest them on the tombs of Rome’s bygone VIPs: The likes of Raphael and Queen Margherita were laid to rest in the Pantheon. From the ancient temple, walk across to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a Gothic masterpiece built on top of pagan temples. Sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini, 15th-century frescoes, and a Fra Angelico altar are just a few of the highlights. Your tour ends at the basilica.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P47
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private or small group tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Entry/Admission - Raphael Tours in Rome
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point at the statue of stone elephant in the center of the square
  • Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers do apply: there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private or small group tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Entry/Admission - Raphael Tours in Rome
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Meeting point at the statue of stone elephant in the center of the square
  • Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers do apply: there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
A note from Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome
Starting from August 6 and until further notice, to access Pantheon it will be necessary to present, in addition to the ticket, your Green pass or a negative Covid test performed in the last 48 hours
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza della Minerva
    Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Meeting point at the statue of stone elephant in the center of the square
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pantheon
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazza della Rotonda
    Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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Charles E
1 contribution
So many fascinating facts
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had seen the pantheon before but we had never taken a tour. The tour is definitely the way to go. Mateo is an excellent guide. Santa Maria Sopra Minerva was closed for the day so we saw the church of Saint Ignatius instead. The artwork on the ceilings was spectacular as it was done in a three dimensional perspective. I would highly recommend Mateo and this tour.
Written 18 September 2021
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Mel7hills
Fayetteville, AR3 contributions
Our Guided Pantheon Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed the tour, and would recommend Virginia as a guide. Some unfortunate circumstances dampened our experience. The cathedral that was part of the tour is in renovation, so, was not accessible. There was rain and wet streets. So, our timing factored in on our overall enjoyment.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zac
Cambridgeshire, UK3 contributions
Brilliant tour
Jan 2020
Surprisingly, I was the only visitor on this tour, primarily due to the low season however this only worked in my favour. The tour lasted approx. 2.5 hours and was consistent with interesting and a depth of information in which was greatly beneficial to me. My tour guide (Virginia) was lovely. Being that of my second last day in Rome it was nice to go home on such a positive note and thankful for this tour being one of the best I've been on.
Written 12 January 2020
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J W
1 contribution
Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Nov 2019
Having a private tour with Virginia made our visit so much more valuable. She pointed out details and filled in the background we would have missed if we didn't have her guidance. She is very knowledgeable and able to answer my architect (who studied the pantheon in school) husband's unusual questions. She showed up on time (very important to us) and moved at our pace (perhaps a little faster than some) and still provided an amazing amount of insight. The pictures she showed really helped us visualize the important facets that otherwise would not have been seen. Thank you, Virginia!
Written 17 December 2019
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Griff
Stowmarket, UK12 contributions
Fantastic tour
Nov 2019
Of the 3 tours I booked for my trip to Rome, this was by far the most interesting and memorable.
While the Santa Maria basilica was closed for restoration when we arrived, the tour guide took us to another church close by (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro) that he was able to tell many stores about and amaze the whole group!

The group was small and the guide was very passionate about the histories, arts and stories we came across on the tour. As a tour guide, I wish he could have taken me around all the sites in Rome!

The tour lasted around an hour and a half, so wasn't too short or long.
My concluding statement is that I would have happily paid more for this tour, and it has been the highlight of my trip to Rome!
Written 27 November 2019
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Lorrie W
Milwaukee, WI45 contributions
Must see in Rome
Oct 2019
You must stop and see the Pantheon. It is an architectural wonder and it is a tribute to Christianity. Free admission and free headphones to walk you through the Pantheon.
Written 30 October 2019
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Amanda B
Rockville, United States8 contributions
Good tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the tour and our guide! Small group of 5 was awesome. I cannot remember our guides name, but she was very nice and knowledgeable and was able to provide information and answer questions. Worth the money and experience.
Written 16 October 2019
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GJramm
Adelaide, Australia23 contributions
Very informative tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
Mateo, our guide, was very knowledgeable on the history and other interesting facts of the properties visited. Very good tour - recommend.
Written 4 October 2019
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Kevin W
3 contributions
Pantheon and Santa Maria
Sep 2019
Great guide, we did our tour in the morning of 12/9, started with the church being closed, guide said ok, not good, but.....let me show you an alternative. Our guide was a legend, adapted a change of tour, we probably saw more than had the church been open, amazing knowledge, great English, genuine nice chap and recommended.
Written 15 September 2019
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KayeLKoonce
Charleston, SC9 contributions
Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our tour was 9/7/19 at 10:00 am. Our tour guide (whose name I can’t recall) was excellent. Santa Maria was closed so he substituted the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which was also wonderful. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 10 September 2019
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