View of the Palatine and Celian hills in Rome

HALF DAY TOUR, 4 hours - the main attractions and more

The church of St. Clement

 

On this tour you'll be visiting some of the highlights of Rome, like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, plus other sites that are equally interesting but maybe a little more difficult for a tourist to reach or find themselves:

San Clemente, the Catacombs, the Old Appian Way, Michelangelo's Moses and the Capitol Hill with the square designed by Michelangelo and a look out point for the most beautiful view of the Roman Forum! ...and  we will have time for coffee and Gelato too!!

Don't you worry, the itinerary is flexible and, once we get going, the order in which we visit the sites will be interchangeable and some of the sites can also be omitted in favor of others that aren't hereby mentioned and which you'd be more interested in seeing.

You'll be touring in  in a deluxe Mercedes Viano driven by an excellent English speaking, fully licensed, professional driver-guide providing full assistance.

This tour can be done by car, minivan or better, by golf cart.

Though you'll be taken to the Colosseum during this tour, we do not plan for a visit inside of it. The reason is that such visit would consume half of the time allotted for the tour and therefore other sites would have to be omitted. The Colosseum is part of a rather vast archaeological area which we reckon deserves a special tour.

At the end of this tour, you can get dropped off anywhere in the city or at the Vatican and tour the place on your own, or else we'll be glad to arrange your private gWe'll be happy to take you on a tour of Rome's main archaeological area consisting in the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. All transportation costs included in the price. uided tour of the Vatican  if you like. If you think you'll have enough energy left, this is a good way to see all of the major highlights of Rome in one day.

The private guided tour of the Vatican takes three hours and includes Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

If you let us know ahead of time you want to do this, we will book your tickets so you won't have to stand in line to get into the place.

At the end of the Vatican to tour you can take a taxi back to your hotel or walk there if it's close by.

Admission fees to the sites are not included.

 

Piazza Navona in Rome

 
 

FULL DAY TOUR, 7 hours - Roman Empire, Baroque and Renaissance

Piazza di Spagna the, so called, Spanish Steps

 

This full day tour of Rome includes the visit of all the major sites in Rome and more.
The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Michelangelo's Moses, Circus Maximum, Capitol hill, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Campo de Fiori market, Old Appian Way, Catacombs, San Clemente and Piazza Navona will be the main targets of the day, but we'll point out a lot of other interesting attractions as we drive and eventually stop at them briefly to take a picture and a better look. We'll also stop for you to have a wonderful authentic Roman lunch, at some lovely out of the way 'trattoria' only locals would know about.
We'd like to point out that there is a lot to see and each tour has to be customized to the day's traffic flow, client's interests and sites' opening hours, so you can expect us to be very flexible but we expect some flexibility from you too!
Please come prepared for this packed day! Comfortable shoes are the most important thing, but remember that although Roman Summers are hot, you must bring something to cover arms and legs with when entering churches.
We recommend that ladies bring a light shawl to put on, and for men it's best not to wear shorts. Gentlemen, please remember to take your hat of when entering churches!
You'll be touring in in a deluxe Mercedes Viano driven by an excellent English speaking, fully licensed, professional driver-guide providing full assistance.
All transportation costs included in the price.

Admission fees to the sites, meals and drinks are not included.

 

The Trevi Fountain

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR , 3 hours - Forum, Colosseum and Palatine

The Palatine Hill

 

Everyone has at least heard of the Roman Empire and its ruins. Even in the most remote corner of this world. If you come and visit Rome, surely you want to tour them. The one place that everyone's heard about is obviously the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, and wants to tour its inside and walk its arena like Maximus!
Not everybody knows that the Colosseum is part of a large excavation area which includes also the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
The Roman Forum was the political, commercial and religious center of Rome, the place where things happened and anything that happened there influenced the whole world. Kind of like Manhattan today... It would be a shame to spend time inside the Colosseum and ignore this very interesting place, which is just a few steps away from it. Also because the ticket you buy to visit the Colosseum includes admission to the Forum and the Palatine, so you don't need to spend any extra money to be admitted to these places!
A guided tour of the Forum will make the place become alive again and brings back memories from school days or famous movies. You'll see the terrace where Emperors harangued the crowds from, the spot where the funeral pyre of Julius Cesar burned, the temple of the Vestal Virgins and much more. An unforgettable tour during which your hands will touch things that you always heard about and realize they're real!

The Palatine Hill is the first one of the Seven Hills of Rome, according to the legend this is

where Romulus founded the city and where all the rulers always wanted to live. Walking around the Palatine you'll explore the ruins of the Imperial Residences and enjoy romantic panoramas. We can come to meet you at your hotel, drive you to the place and then drive you back to your hotel at the end of the tour or, if you like to save some money, you can reach the place by your own means and meet your guide on the spot. Do not worry about lines, if you decide to go on this tour with us, we'll get the tickets for you and we'll walk right in!

 
 

The Roman Forum

 

VATICAN & ROME TOUR, 8 hours - Roman Empire, Baroque and Renaissance, plus the Vatican City

This full day tour of Rome will cover the major highlights of Rome and those of the Vatican City. In the morning we'll be touring the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Michelangelo's Moses, Circus Maximum, Capitol hill, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Campo de Fiori market, Old Appian Way, Catacombs, San Clemente and Piazza Navona will be the main targets of the day, but we'll point out a lot of other interesting attractions as we drive and, time permitting, eventually stop at them briefly to take a picture and a better look.
Afterwards, this whirlwind tour continues on to the Gran Finale:
your personal tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica!
You will reach the Sistine via walking through the Vatican Museums. The walk will include three beautiful Galleries: Statues, Tapestries and that Geographic Maps.
After having enjoyed the Sistine Chapel, we will continue to St. Peter's.
We find that it's much better to visit the Vatican when the crowds leave and we have more time to enjoy more leisurely the vast treasure the Vatican offers to the visitors. This is why we prefer to go there in the afternoon, but again we are flexible, so if it is in your preferences to start your touring day with the Vatican, we'll be happy to accommodate you, compatibly with the opening hour of the Vatican itself and the other sites'.
We'll also stop for you to have a wonderful authentic Roman lunch, at some lovely out of the way 'trattoria' only locals would know about.
We'd like to point out that these are a lot of sites we pack into one day and though it would be preferable to split this tour in one and a half days, it can be done. We did it before and we'll do it again with you! However, be prepared! Don't complain if there will be no time to for a gelato stop or if one of the other sites will have to visited 'on the run'!
Each tour that we do is customized to the day's traffic flow, client's interests and sites' opening hours. You can expect us to be very flexible, but we expect some flexibility on your side too! Please come prepared for this packed day! Comfortable shoes are the most important thing, but remember that although Roman Summers are hot, you must bring something to cover arms and legs with when entering churches. At the Vatican they are very strict about the dress code: ladies' shoulders need to be covered and pants or skirts have to cover the knee. Gentlemen have to cover their shoulders too and also their pants have to cover the knee, plus they must remember to take their hats off when entering churches and let's not forget that the Sistine Chapel is church!

Piazza Navona

It doesn't matter how fancy you look, it matters that you're covered up, so jeans are ok. You'll be touring in in a deluxe Mercedes Viano driven by an excellent English speaking, fully licensed, professional driver-guide providing full assistance.
All transportation costs included in the price.

Admission fees to the sites, meals and drinks are not included.

View of the Dome of St. Peter's in Vatican

 

VATICAN HALF DAY TOUR , 3 hours -Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

The Vatican is the smallest country in the world but, nevertheless, it's probably the one that has more art than any other. At least compared to the size of the place, only 110 acres!
The Vatican tour we propose includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll have to reach the Vatican by your own means of transportation and meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican Museums. We would recommend to just take a taxi. Your guide will show you through the immensity of the Museums taking the shortest route possible to the Sistine Chapel. In fact, the Vatican Museums are the third largest of the art collections in the world, consisting in 1500 rooms literally packed with statues, paintings tapestries, frescoes and more, so it would take years to see everything.
Basically you'll be walking through the Gallery of Statues, Gallery of Tapestries and that Gallery of Geographic Maps. Finally you'll reach the Sistine Chapel and, after having enjoyed visiting it, you will continue to St. Peter's. We find that it's much better to visit the Vatican after the crowds leave and we are left with more time to enjoy more leisurely the vast treasure the Vatican offers to the visitors. This is why we prefer to go there in the afternoon, but again we are flexible, so if it is in your preferences to start your touring day with the Vatican, we'll be happy to accommodate you. The Sistine Chapel cannot be visited separately from the Vatican Museums. At the Vatican they are very strict about the dress code: ladies' shoulders need to be covered and pants or skirts have to cover the knee.

Main gate into the Vatican, the Arch of the Bells

Gentlemen have to cover their shoulders too and also their pants have to cover the knee, plus they must remember to take your hat of when entering churches and let's not forget that the Sistine Chapel is church! It doesn't matter how fancy you look, it matters that you're covered up, so jeans are ok.
At the end of the tour your guide will direct you to the nearest taxi stand or call one for you.

 

View of St. Peter's at dusk.

 
               
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