This tour lasts approximately 9 hours.
Let the history of the greatest empire of the ancient world
unfold as we take you step by step through The Eternal City!
You will arrive in Rome after a 90 minute drive from port.
The expansive Vatican Museums, housing many galleries but best known for Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel, can be visited for an OPTIONAL, additional fee (must be pre-booked).
The Museums are closed on Sunday, except the last Sunday of the month. Go to the bottom of this page to open a detailed schedule of hours.
If spending a lot of time in museums doesn’t interest you, remember that St. Peter’s Basilica — the largest church in Christendom — is home to many exquisite works of art, including Michelangelo's moving sculpture, the Pietà.
St. Peter's is open on Sunday but entrance may be restricted during mass and getting through security takes longer than normal.
Although we will take you from zone to zone throughout the city (a real blessing in summer heat), you will want to climb the steps of the Capitoline hill and enjoy a beautiful view of the Roman Forum where you can ponder the glory days of Rome while identifying the ruins.
At Trevi Fountain, lovers of classic movies will have flashbacks of Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita. Lovers of the Baroque style will be in heaven.
Whether you go in or not, gaze upon the Colosseum and imagine 50,000 spectators, the exotic animals, and the brutal Gladiator battles that entertained the Roman public at the end of the 1st Century.
At the Pantheon, you will marvel at how they built this amazing structure with its massive dome 2,000 years ago. As with so many of the monuments in Rome, it is an architectural testament to the brilliance of humankind... and the backbreaking work of slaves.
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All tours are private and customizable.
All driver-guides speak English.
Private local guides are available for additional cost.
Food, beverages, entrance fees and gratuities (10%-15% common) are not included.
To enter churches you should have knees and shoulders covered. Sturdy walking shoes are advised; surfaces of streets and sidewalks can be uneven.