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Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch provided by Exploro Tours

Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch

Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
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About
This is the ideal tour for “hit and quit” visitors that are willing to cover all of the main highlights and attractions of Rome in one day. The tour includes pick-up from your accommodation, transfers between destinations in comfortable air conditioned vehicle, priority entrance with VIP "skip the line" tickets in both Colosseum and Vatican and a traditional 2 course meal in one of our favourite Roman restaurants!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64162P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-course lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group tour (Max. 10 people)
  • Bottled water
  • Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 15-20 minutes to clear security.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2-course lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group tour (Max. 10 people)
  • Bottled water
  • Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 15-20 minutes to clear security.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
A note from Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
PCR negative test is accepted as much as Green Pass or vaccine certification.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Vatican City
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza Navona
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Trevi Fountain
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
13 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Juan B
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Very knowledgeable
Oct 2021 • Friends
We learned so much from Valentine especially about the paintings in the Sistine chapel. She was very passionate and very knowledgeable about both places.
Written 31 October 2021
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Gary R
Las Vegas, NM1 contribution
The tour was wonderful
Aug 2021 • Friends
The tour was wonderful. Carlotta our tour guide was very knowledgeable so gave us a lot of information and answered all our questions. It was a small group and we all interacted well. Rome city was great. The lunch and snacks were good. I would recommend this tour.
Written 12 September 2021
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Robert S
Richmond, VA12 contributions
usual Rome shenanigans
Jul 2021
After paying exorbitant amount, they charge to get you. home'(where they b
picked you up) insult to injury. Guide and driver excelllennt
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MichaelGrin
2 contributions
Perfetto
Dec 2019 • Couples
It was a very very good tour with luxury service! I’m in love in this city! Everything was perfect and and I advise everyone to take one day tour because for 1day you have time to explore almost the entire city. Perfetto!
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback! We hope to see you soon back in Rome!
Written 17 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

StephD12
2 contributions
All the highlights of Rome (suggestions below)
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very nice tour but a bit pricey for what you get. We paid an extra 150 Euros to be picked up from our B&B. Once he brought us to the meeting point we met with the group and walked to the colosseum/forum etc. The driver only drove us to the Vatican City, the rest was ALL walking, which was doable but tiring by the end. The tours were great, no lines, guides very knowledgeable but you are better off purchasing a walking tour for a much cheaper price as it was A LOT more expensive for this “driving tour” that does not really drive you from place to place. Most everything is close by except for the Vatican. My recommendation, do a walking tour, purchase skip the line tickets, and just get a taxi to the Vatican (35 minute walk otherwise). This will be much cheaper, as a driven tour is 300 Euros more and not worth it. Otherwise, a fantastic day you get to fit in all the highlights and have a pretty good lunch (basic Italian pasta dishes - nothing incredible but not bad). Guides were great, group is good company. Be careful at the Trevi Fountain, this was the absolute busiest attraction we went to and I watched someone try to steal a woman’s purse so he very very careful there - hold your bag close of get a wallet that goes under your shirt. Be aware, there a men who will throw bracelets/water at you hoping to sell them while your waiting in line or headed to attractions. They purposely try to distract you so just keep walking - don’t stop! If you do, they try to convince you to give them money to get home - it’s uncomfortable and they are incredibly persistent, they will not stop so don’t stop to chat with them, just keep walking and ignore them. Side note, you CANNOT take pics at the Sistine Chapel, don’t even try to sneak it! They take it seriously and you will be escorted out and possibly persecuted. Have fun, it’s beautiful and a once in a lifetime trip! We loved it!
Written 10 October 2019
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Thank you so much for your feedback! Most of the sites are walking distance and as you correctly said, the Vatican is the only attraction that really needs a transfer. We hope to see you soon back in Rome. Arrivederci!
Written 11 October 2019
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TMLK
1 contribution
An unforgettable experience
Aug 2019
We had a blast with Exploro tours! There was almost no waiting in lines at all.

Our passionate tour guide Davidi made the experience both informative and fun. Wherever we went he always made sure to take us to a spot where we got the best view, best photos and that we paid attention to the details most people miss without a knowledgable guide. Davidi was of course well versed in the history of Rome and the Vatican and we learned all about the mythology, architecture, art, politics and religion. His vibrant personality and great sense of humor made it all the more fun and memorable.

I took notice that he was also considerate of some of the older, less mobile members of the group by making sure they could use the elevator when it was possible and find a place to sit wherever we went as well as find shade from the sun for all of us.

Our car pick up arrived right on time, the chauffeurs were kind and the cars all had air conditioning, which allowed us to cool down while we drove to the next location.

After the lunch, we said goodbye to Davidi and met with our new lovely guide Sonia who like Davidi was wonderfully experienced and knowledgeable.

However, it came as a surprise to us that there was no car pick up to take us to Navona square after the lunch. The rest of the tour was purely a walking tour and went on much longer than we expected. Since we had been walking all day in the heat, we were all quite tired at this point but it was even more problematic to the older members of our group. Even with the car pick ups and drop offs, the tour includes a lot of walking, hills and several stairs, so it requires at least an average fitness level.

For me and my hubby this tour was indeed a wonderful way to pack in as much as we could in one day and leave satisfied.
Written 8 August 2019
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour experience with us. Regarding the car pickup after lunch, we understand the weather was very warm and humid, however, since Navona square is walking distance from St. Peter's and you have the possibility to walk by Castel Sant'Angelo, we have organized the tour in this way. It is a full day tour and you are absolutely right: it does need a moderate fitness level to complete it. Especially during summer time! A presto. Exploro Team.
Written 11 August 2019
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Carol H
6 contributions
Rome in a day.
Jul 2019 • Family
Loved the tour. The guides were all very good and we enjoyed meeting the others on our tour. Lunch was good and a much needed break as the morning was exhausting.
Written 11 July 2019
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Thanks for your kind feedback! We are glad you enjoyed our full-day experience and lunch in one of our favorite Roman restaurants. We hope to see you soon in Rome! Arrivederci. Exploro Team.
Written 17 July 2019
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VasilisAndreas
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Small group Rome tour
The tour overall was great. The staff were all very professional and accommodating.
We have attended other tours and this was one of the better ones. The staff also were quick and efficient in sorting out any issue- I had a an issue with my transfer to my hotel but this was sorted out very professionally. The microphones at the Vatican were very unclear and we could not clearly listen to the guide. However when I stood next to her, she was very knowledgeable and pleasant and lovely with my daughters who were the youngest on the group.
I would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you!
Written 6 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad you enjoyed the tour despite the small misunderstanding! We always try our best to sort things out efficiently and provide a high-quality service to our clients. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in one of our tours! Thank you. Exploro Team
Written 10 July 2019
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Julian
1 contribution
Best Tour Experience!
Jun 2019 • Family
I enjoyed this experience because we skipped the line, we had a driver available for the whole tour and they treated us like VIPs. We strong recommend this company

Thank you Exploro Tours!
Written 20 June 2019
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Thank you so much Julian! Hope to see you soon in Rome.
Written 22 June 2019
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Robert
Hamburg, Germany4 contributions
Rome in one day
Mar 2019 • Solo
Perfect organization and wonderful staff in the most beautiful city of the world.
A professional private chauffeur, wearing a black suite, picked me up at my hotel in the early morning to drive me to the Coliseum, where I met the other members of the small group tour and our guide. Starting the tour that early ( 8:30 AM ) was a strategic idea, because the Coliseum was not so crowded and we could peacefully enjoy our visit. After that the same chauffeur drove me to the Vatican. I joined a different group of people and we had a different guide. He knew everything about every single corner of the museum. We visited the overwhelming Sistine Chapel, that left me speechless, and Saint Peter Basilica as well.
After that my loyal chauffeur drove me to a restaurant where I had the best meal of my trip and I had a walking tour around the centre of Rome with another lovely guide. She showed me the main highlights of the eternal city. We ended the tour in a square where my driver was waiting for me to drive me back to my hotel.
I had a great tour, everything was planned perfectly and even if I was traveling alone, the staff of Exploro tour treated me so kindly that I didn’t feel lonely at all.
Choosing a group tour was a nice move to meet new people and have fun. In my opinion having a guide is essential. All the guides I had were able to show me most important parts of the sites where we went, that I wouldn’t be able to find on my own.
Thank you all for making me enjoy my short vacation!!
Written 13 April 2019
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Thank you Robert! We are truly grateful for your positive feedback. Hope to see you back in Rome soon!
Written 21 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Tremendous tour!!
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