Best of Rome Walking Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: RO-OD-G-E
They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day but that doesn’t mean you can’t see it in one. Experience the history of the culture of Rome, from the birth of the city to modern-day on our Rome in a Day Tour, covering all the most famous sights of the Eternal City — including the Colosseum, the Forum and Palatine Hill. Your expert English-speaking guide will regale you with stories from the Eternal City, helping you to build a picture of what it was like to live in this city during the time of Bernini, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Approx. 8 hours
What's Included in this tour:
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Groups of 25 people or less
Skip-the-Line access to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill
Gelato in the summer/ cappuccino in the winter
All entrance tickets & reservation fees
Dedicated audio headsets so you don't miss a thing
By combining our Colosseum Tour and Best of Rome Walking Tour, you will see all the key attractions of Rome in a day, while saving money compared to purchasing these products separately. And by seeing all of these incredible monuments in just one day, you’ll have fit as much activity as possible into a short time in Rome — or freed some time in your trip for wandering and further exploration.
Sites visited on this tour:
The Roman Forum
The Spanish Steps
Your tour itinerary
Step 1: Skip the Line at the Colosseum
We start our tour off at the city’s most popular site, the Colosseum. With Skip-the-Line Access, you won’t waste time waiting in line. Your expert English-speaking guide will take you straight inside, telling you stories of gladiators, animals, and emperors to bring these ancient stones to life. Wander the first and second levels of the amphitheater built for an audience of 82,000 and imagine what it must have been like to be there during combat — or when this incredible structure was filled with water for the re-enactment of a sea battle.
Step 2: Palatine Hill
Of course, there’s more to Ancient Rome than the Colosseum. Palatine Hill is home to the city’s oldest ruins, as the birthplace of Rome, while the Roman Forum has taught us volumes about what life was like at this time. With Skip-the-Line Access here too, you’ll have more time with your expert guide and small group sizes, making it easy to ask all the questions that are on your mind.
Step 3: Rome's Renaissance Landmarks
We’ll take a break so that you can get lunch (not included, but your guide can provide you with recommendations nearby), before reconvening near a metro stop in the historic center of Rome. Here, you’ll meet another expert guide and be given another headset so you won’t miss a word. During our walking tour, we’ll delve more into Renaissance Rome, visiting Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. We’ll also see Raphael’s tomb at the incredible Pantheon, whose enormous ancient dome remains a marvel of engineering even today.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some lines may form on tours with Skip the Line access.