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Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum
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Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum

By Raphael Tours in Rome
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Duration: 6h
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German, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Local guide
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour and semi-private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Trevi Fountain
  • Entry/Admission - Column of Marcus Aurelius
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Navona
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Departure Point: At the newsagent in front of the Colosseum Metro Station Exit - ground level (there is only one exit, just in front of the monument) street address is: Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21 00184, Roma. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name. Directions: By cab: taxis will leave you on the upper level of COLOSSEO Metro Station. Go downstairs, reach the ground level and wait for your guide by the newsagent. By metro: COLOSSEO stop METRO B Line
Return details
  • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20455P26

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select 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
  • Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum?
How much is Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum?
Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum price starts from $427.84. Discover and book Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum on Tripadvisor
What is the Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum cancellation policy?
Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum?
Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum is hosted by Raphael Tours in Rome. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Raphael Tours in Rome on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20455P26

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Point: At the newsagent in front of the Colosseum Metro Station Exit - ground level (there is only one exit, just in front of the monument) street address is: Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21 00184, Roma. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name. Directions: By cab: taxis will leave you on the upper level of COLOSSEO Metro Station. Go downstairs, reach the ground level and wait for your guide by the newsagent. By metro: COLOSSEO stop METRO B Line
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  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Complesso del Vittoriano
  • 3
    Trevi Fountain
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Column of Marcus Aurelius
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Pantheon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Piazza Navona
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    See address & details
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sarahkN1347BJ
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Excellent
Really enjoyed our tour. Mattei gave us lots of insider knowledge. Food included a variety of things to try and we
Jude_L0nd0n
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Foodies come this way
Highly recommend the street food tour. It was just plain fun to hang out with fellow foodies and in terms of the ar
bajarm2023
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Winderful
Very enjoyable trip .i have planned to visit with family all the arrengement here are wonderful . especially Tiger
Matt G
Matt G
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Incredible experience
Absolutely brilliant way to explore Rome especially for a first time visitor. Our guide was excellent and the walki
javw1965
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Great tour !
This was a great tour ! Not only was there a great variety of food to try but Mattia provided an enormous amount o
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Delicious food! With options for people with lactose and soy intolerances!
An absolutely fabulous experience. The guide was kind and helpful. We loved all the food spots. We returned to seve
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Fascinating tour of the Roman world, brought to life by an excellent guide
Chiara was such a wonderful guide, she was so good especially with the children and really brought the Roman world
mattmoon9
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Great kids tour
Great focus on kids: they enjoyed it and all learned something (ages 9, 7, 5 and 4). The guide (can't recall her na
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Great food tour
Very good food tour that included a bit of history about the food and the city. We sampled meats (with wine), pizza
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Street Food & History = Fantastic Tour
This is a must for anyone coming to Rome. Our Guide Arianna was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and funny. W
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Great knowledge, better food!
Mattia was a wonderful, personable tour guide! We did not expect to be blown away by a street food tour but this en
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A tasty tasting!
Our guide Mattia made the experience extremely enjoyable! We loved hearing about some of the history of Rome betwee
OpinionLeader18
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Recommended
Mattia was the guide of the tour and was really knowledgeable and fun. The food tried was really yummy and it's cro
Nikki S
Nikki S
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Best locals spots!
Dani was our guide and did we get the BEST ONE! I have been to Rome a few times and learned new things from this
things2do
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Wonderful evening sampling the tastes of Rome.
Lauda provided a fun tour through the streets of Rome. All within walking distance of the meeting location at the
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Sam W
Fort Worth, TX425 contributions
Sep 2022
This entire tour was well worth the time, money, walking and everything! We learned so much and Paola was the best guide ever. Her knowledge of the city and history combined with her passion for what she does made this an unforgettable tour.
Written November 10, 2022
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Anurag28
Delhi4 contributions
Jul 2022
We booked this tour for a recent trip to Rome and could not recommend it more mainly because of the fantastic tour guide Francesco. He is one of the best tour guides I have worked with. He puts immense preparation, passion and energy into making Rome come alive with this tour. Many thanks to him for showing us Rome in a completely new light this time!
Written July 23, 2022
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Andy
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Firstly - just in case other people get confused like I did - This tour includes the entrance tickets and a guide who walks through the sites but does not include any transport. Most of the tour is done by walking (a lot of the landmarks are close together) but you make your own way to the start and in between the two main venues. There are a dizzying array of tours on tripadvisor, some others only have a driver who waits in car but not a tour guide, some with both, so be careful which one you are buying.

The guide, Francesco, was excellent; knowledgeable, patient, and tailored the tour to our tastes. He made an effort to spend time with each of the tour party and was personable. We had a couple of young children who could well have made things difficult but he managed to keep them focused as well!

The tour is thorough, it is quite a long day and I expect normally people take two separate half day tours to cover the same content.

I think the margins the middlemen make are large - booking this I believe means the actual tour company gets about 70%, so essentially that is what you are overpaying by not buying tickets once you get to Rome (or perhaps choosing an alternative).
Written January 17, 2020
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Chuck
2 contributions
Sep 2019
Our guide Paola was fun, energetic, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Rome. She gave us insight to its buildings, people, and politics from the Colosseum all the way to the Vatican. When we got back to the states we all talked about how Rome would not have been the same without this tour, especially with Paola. We would have wandered around aimlessly and would have missed so much. I highly recommend this tour and make sure to have Paola as your guide. We loved her!!!
Note: there was not a choice for "Family (adult children and their girlfriends)" so I had to choose "Family (teens)".
Written November 9, 2019
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Lmulroy
1 contribution
Sep 2019
The tour was outstanding and we had a wonderful day. My daughter and I were so pleased that we were able to see everything we wanted to see in Rome on that day. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable sharing both current and historical information about Rome. I highly recommend this tour.
Written October 11, 2019
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Eva J
Tallinn, Estonia11 contributions
This is a very good tour to take. The guides are experienced and very helpful and flex according to your needs. This tour is really good option to see a lot in one day.
Written September 8, 2019
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Martine J
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
Jul 2019
With flawless English and charm our guide Angelica brought to life Rome's legacy to the world of government, law, language architecture and religion. This tour is condensed but comprehensive, skips the queues and offers as much or as little detail as you can absorb, depending on how many questions you ask! The tour was a highlight of my holiday.
Written August 10, 2019
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jmagurl47
Honolulu, HI37 contributions
Unfortunately, we only had one day in Rome (first time visit for all in our party) as it was only a port stop on our cruise. Fortunately, we booked with Raphael Tours and got a small taste of all the major historic sites I wanted to see while in Rome.

Our driver picked our party up at the cruise port and drove us into the city where we met up with our tour guide Massimiliano (drive took about 1 hr from the port). He was very friendly, knowledgable , and passionate about the history of Rome.

He first took us to the Colosseum, then the forum, pantheon, Trevi fountain, multiple city squares, brought us to a delicious restaurant (forgot the name) where I had the best pasta dish ever! After lunch, we took a taxi to the Vatican where we got to go into the Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica and the museums. I was in awe pretty much the entire time we were in the museums and St. Peters Basilica. So much to see with so little time.

Although we didn’t get to spend as much time at each of the sites as I wanted to, Massimiliano did an excellent job cramming as much info about each place as he could with the time allotted.

Please note that this was a walking tour and we needed to keep up with our guide. Did a lot of speed walking that day. It was also very hot with little shade, so bring water to keep u hydrated, and even possibly a portable handheld fan (got mine on amazon).

If you’re looking for a leisurely tour, this is NOT the tour for you. If you want to get the most out of your day by visiting all the major historic sites along with getting a brief history of each place, this is the definitely worth it. We paid 1/2 the price than what the cruise ship tours were offering, saw more places, and had our own personal guide.

Thanks again Massimiliano for a very educational and memorable day!
Written August 2, 2019
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96kari
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Our trip to Rome was enriched by our Rome in a Day tour and especially our guide Massimiliano. We spent the morning visiting all the major sites in Rome. The afternoon was spent at Vatican. What made this day incredibly special was the attention Massimiliano gave to the history of Rome as it relates to the interests of our family. The tour targeted my kids love for Ancient Rome and art. Massimiliano found ways to engage with his rich and deep knowledge of his beautiful city. We stood in the circle where Charlamagne was crowned. We were blessed by a priest in the Sisteen Chapel. We learned about Michaelangelos journey to paint the Sisteen chapel after having been a sculptor for most of his career. So many details. We were blessed by this experience. I highly recommend it.
Written July 23, 2019
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Renee P
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
I had read many reviews prior to picking a tour. I give this tour 5 stars. If you don't have a lot of time in Rome then this is the tour for you. Skip the line is a must for the Vatican and Colosseum. We had an amazing tour guide Giorgia she was very knowledgeable she went at a good pace and she was full of energy we couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Prior to booking this tour I debated if I should book a group tour or a private tour. Private tour is worth the extra money not to mention the amazing tour guide we had,
Written July 7, 2019
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