Rome in One Day: Rome and Vatican Full Day Walking Tour

Rome in One Day:
Rome & Vatican Full Day Walking Tour

The Key Facts

Semi-Private Tour

Monday to Saturday at 9.00am

Small Group Tour

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9.00am

Group Sizes:

Semi-Private Tour: 2-6 people

Small Group Tour: 4-12 people


8 Hours

  • Skip the lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and the Vatican Museums.
  • Visit the stunning Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps with an expert guide.
  • Learn about the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras.
  • Tick all the must-see sights of Rome off your bucket list.
  • See all of the Vatican City -the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure you come back to Rome!
  • With reserved no-line tickets, visit the oldest surviving temple in Rome – the Pantheon.
  • Choose between a Semi-Private Tour of only 6 people, or joining a Small Group Tour of up to 12 people.

Semi-Private Tour

Only 6 people per tour
  • Adult: €275
  • Child (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €225
  • Infant (aged 0-4 on the day of the tour): Free

Small Group Tour

Only 12 people per tour
  • Adult: €175
  • Child (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €140
  • Infant (aged 0-4 on the day of the tour): Free

Semi-Private Tour

Daily at 9.00am

Small Group Tour

Daily at 9.00am



See the best of Rome in a single day. On this full day walking tour of Rome, you will see the best and most popular attractions that are on every first-time visitor’s bucket list:

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona.

Skip the lines with advance reservations to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, so none of your valuable time is wasted.

Perfect for the first-time visitor!

Hit the ground running in your Rome in a Day Tour and skip the mind-numbing queues for the Roman Colosseum, the ancient world’s greatest sports arena! Your guide will enthral you with tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together.

Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how the heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire functioned and thrived. Forget battling through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you directly to a stunning lookout point. From there, you can take in the entire Forum complex, including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.

During your Rome in a day tour your guide will make it easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago with stories of war, politics, economics and religion that shaped the ancient city.

No walk through Ancient Rome would be complete without a visit to the Pantheon.

We have timed reservations, which means no standing in line to enter.

This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest non-reinforced concrete dome in the world. As you view it from inside on your Rome in a day guided tour, 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.

Your Rome in one day tour, through the Historic Centre, continues with a stop at the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day.

The next stop in your full day tour of Rome is the Spanish Steps for a spot of people watching and plenty of photo opportunities. From here your guide will take you on the metro to the Vatican, where you will have a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City.

After lunch, your guide will take you straight into the Vatican Museums, where you’ll skip the long lines of people (who didn’t book with Rome Group Tours) and head straight in. With your Vatican expert to guide you, you’ll delve into one of the world’s greatest art collections.

This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections here, giving you a broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group before heading to the Sistine Chapel.

No Rome in One Day tour would be complete without visiting the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world – St Peter’s Basilica. 

Michelangelo’s great dome is something that you have to see in real life. Pictures cannot do it justice or portray the sheer magnitude of it. Your local, expert tour guide will explain to you the fascinating history of its conception, location on the Vatican Hill, design, architecture and symbolism. 

The Basilica features several chapels and contains numerous statues and mosaic works of importance. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pietà, one of Michelangelo’s most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit.

Your tour will finish in St. Peter’s Basilica. From there, you can accompany your guide out to St. Peter’s Square, or you can remain to look around the Basilica longer, or climb the dome if you feel up to it!

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