Day 1 – Rome in 6 hours
After you are greeted by your English speaking driver, you will make your way to the historical center passing the National Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Venezia to the splendorous of Ancient Rome. Your driver will take you on top of the Capitoline hill for you to start with a view of the Roman Forum, a great stop for a memorial picture, then a drive to the Coliseum, the largest Amphitheater known in the ancient world, your driver will give you explanations on it before you enter and explore it yourself.
From here, you will continue on passing the Palatine Hill and the Circus Maxims and of course with a stop at the glorious Pantheon, built in the 1st century, a fantastic architectural inspiration to artists from the Renaissance period to the modern times. You will, of course, have time to explore the main squares of the city as we, such as Piazza Navona, Spanish steps and not to mention the Trevi fountain.
We highly recommend for you to pre-purchase your Coliseum tickets online for 9:30 am.
Day 2 – Private walking tour Vatican Highlights 3 hours
This private tour is for you to see some of the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the important ancient statues that give life to Renaissance, you will walk through the three main galleries of museum to see the famous tapestries and map room before entering The Sistine Chapel that is the highlight of the tour, where your private guide will explain in detail the work and study of the master Michelangelo for creating this magnificent ceiling. The tour ends with St Peter’s Basilica where you will explore the glorious baroque art and Michelangelo’s Pietà and end in St Peter’s Square for the last of many picture moments.
The guide will meet you opposite the entrance to the Vatican museums, in front of Cafe Vaticano (Address: Viale Vaticano), holding a sign with your name on.
We highly recommend for you to pre-purchase your Vatican tickets online.
Note: because of the security checks and metal detector that has been added lately inside of the Coliseum, massive lines have been created to enter now, even with the tickets pre-booked and guided tours. We recommend an early morning pick up in order to enter it before the big lines are created or simply see it from the outside and enjoy more of the city instead.
Important notice: The Basilica of St Peter’s might close for last minute ceremonies or mass. We will try to inform you as soon as we can but not always possible. In this case if you have booked a Vatican guide through us you will pay a lower fee for that.
*Lunch, gratuities, and any entrance fees to attractions are not included*
If you have more days in Rome we can highly recommend one of our day trips to the countryside of Rome.