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Rome in a Day Tour

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Rome in a Day Tour

All Inclusive Price

  • Euro 550 for 1 Guest
  • Euro 350 each additional guest
  • Free /5 & under

Highlights

  • Presto Guide for 10 Hours
  • Vatican Museums*
  • Sistine Chapel*
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Colosseum & Vatican Tickets
  • Skip the Line Service
  • Metro tickets
  • Short Lunch Break (separate cost)

Tour Start Time

  • Start between 7:30 AM and 10 AM

Meeting Point

  • Hotel Lobby, Train Station, or preferred location in city center

Our Rome in a Day Tour is for guests looking for an intensive one-day visit of Rome. A Presto Guide accompanies you throughout for a full 10-hour day visiting the Vatican, Colosseum, and center of Rome. You'll be sure to hit all the hotspots of Rome including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Roman Forum and more. Presto Guides are art historian experts and embody the ability to present their subjects with an unparalleled finesse. Each of our guides is in keeping with Presto's philosophy that recognizes the importance of our role in advancing travelers' knowledge and enhancing quality time spent in Italy.

We'll delve into Rome's ancient history at the Colosseum Archaeological Area. The Colosseum, first known as the "Flavian Ampitheater," is surrounded by temples and arches from approximately 2000 years ago in the Roman Forum. We'll share some stories of ancient rituals and traditions surrounding daily life, gladiatorial games, the roots of modern Roman culture, family structure, and the Roman Empire's government. We'll learn about the beginnings of the city, Rome's geographical layout and its seven hills, and walk up to the Palatine Hill which was much like Ancient Rome's Beverly Hills. We'll take a peek at the area where an underground grotto believed to have been worshipped by ancient Romans as the place where a wolf nursed the city's legendary founder Romulus and his twin brother Remus was unearthed just a few years ago in 2007.

We visit the Vatican City and explore the Catholic epicenter of the world. Inside the Vatican Museums you'll be surrounded by both ancient masterpieces such as the Belvedere Apollo, a Roman second century copy from a Greek bronze original possibly by Leochares (330-320 B.C.) and Renaissance masterpieces, such as the Mass of Bolsena by Raphael. Before silently revelling your senses inside the Sistine Chapel, your Presto guide will recap the Biblical Story of Creation, the Downfall of Humanity and the Story of Noah which Michelangelo depicted in his world renowned frescos. Whilst exploring the making of the Sistine Chapel, we will take a peek into the politics of the Vatican City's art commissions and get to know the artists' with the help of your guide's favorite anecodotes.

Colosseum Tour Finally we will visit St. Peter's Basilica, named after St. Peter, the first Pope and the modern day patron saint of Rome. Architect Donato Bramante designed the Basilica as a cube with four extending arms to represent the four directions and a dome above to represent heaven. Inside the Basilica we will find another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, his sculpture, the Pieta', and more.

Strolling through the cobblestone streets of the historical center of Rome, we'll make leisurely stops at the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Campo de' Fiori. As we fall into the evening hours, we'll see the city transform herself into her infamously romantic character when artists take the streets in Piazza Navona and the locals go out for an aperitif at their favorite venue.
Rest assured, we know that you'll want to treat your taste buds to some Roman delights along the way. We are glad to have a short lunch break where you can grab a panini or slice of pizza. If you fancy a gelato or coffee, we know the best places in town. Note that the cost of lunch is separate and not included in the tour price. Presto Guides are in the know about excellent restaurants so if you'd like to end the tour at your dinner destination, just let your guide know.

* Note that the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays so we will visit St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Angel's Castle instead. We welcome your special requests and are happy to customize this tour to your liking if you would like to substitute other sites for the sites listed above.

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