Best of Rome in One Day

Private Rome tour by car with English speaking Chauffeur

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:9:00 AM - your Rome hotel 8:00 AM - from Cruise Port


  • Colosseum Square with outside view of the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine
  • Capitoline Hill with view of Roman Forum
  • Piazza dellal Rotonda (outside view of Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel - NOT GUARANTEED, pending Ticket Availability


  • Private English speaking Chauffeur
  • Deluxe air conditioned vehicle
  • Italy's VAT Tax
  • Highway Tolls, parking fees

not included

  • Lunch
  • Admission Tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Private Licensed Tour Guides / Walking Tours
  • Personal client expenses


Please contact us for availability and booking information


For 3-4 participants from Rome:  420 EUROS
For 5-6 participants from Rome:  470 EUROS
For 7-8 participants from Rome:  500 EUROS

For 3-4 participants from Civitavecchia:  580 EUROS
For 5-6 participants from Civitavecchia:  620 EUROS
For 7-8 participants from Civitavecchia:  680 EUROS

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we will show you the best it has to offer in a single day our best tour of Rome in one day!

Our private Best of Rome in One Day tour is designed to provide our guests with an overview of the Eternal City from ancient monuments to exciting piazzas and incredible museums and churches. 



Your first destination is Colosseum Square dominated by the most recognized ancient monument and iconic symbol of Rome: the Colosseum!  

This ancient wonder built in 79 AD was first named the Flavian Amphitheater after the family of Emperors Vespasian and his son Titus under whose leadership the amphitheater was built.   The name Colosseum is believed to have originated from the colossal bronze statue of Emperor Nero that was erected near the amphitheater. You will have the opportunity to visit the interior of the Colosseum.


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Enjoy a stroll through Colosseum Square and admire Rome's ancient Roman monuments that surround this space. Next to the Colosseum, you will see the famous Arch of Constantine, dedicated in 315 AD to commemorate Emperor Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD.

  • IMPORTANT: This tour only includes an outside view of the Colosseum due to difficulty in securing suitable time slot tickets and unpredictably long security lines that would impact your opportunity to see other sites in Rome.


Next, you will drive by the grand Piazza Venezia where you will notice the imposing white marble monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II. Nicknamed the “wedding cake”, the monument is one of the most recognizable buildings in Rome and the designated place for the eternal flame of the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Next to the monument is Capitoline Hill with an exquisite spot where you will enjoy the most spectacular view of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum in the distance. This spot is one of the most picturesque in Rome, so be sure to have your camera ready!


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From here you will visit Rome’s famous piazzas:  Piazza della Rotonda, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.

Piazza della Rotonda is a vibrant square brimming with life, ready for your exploration. At its center, a magnificent fountain adorned with a striking obelisk stands, evoking grandeur and echoing history's tales.


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Gaze upon the supreme architectural marvel that dominates the square—the Pantheon. Its majestic presence captivates all, enchanting with its awe-inspiring beauty.

Immerse yourself in the embrace of pastel-colored historic buildings encircling the square, where bustling open-air cafes await. Take a leisurely stroll, venture behind the circular Pantheon, and discover the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva showcasing Bernini's elephant statue carrying the Egyptian obelisk. Indulge in browsing inviting shops or savor a delectable gelato along the way.

  • IMPORTANT: A visit inside the Pantheon is not included in this tour due to the difficulty of obtaining restrictive time slot tickets and potentially long entry lines that would impact your opportunity to enjoy all the other sites on this tour.


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Piazza Navona holds a fascinating distinction as it was constructed atop Emperor Domitian's ancient Roman Stadium in the 1st century AD, where competitive games were once held. The oblong shape of the square, encircled by splendid grand palaces and the Sant'Agnese in Agone church, still hints at the stadium's original outline.

A showcase of Baroque Roman architecture, Piazza Navona boasts three remarkable fountains. The centerpiece, Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana del Quattro Fiumi), steals the show.

This captivating fountain represents the four major rivers of the known continents during the Renaissance Era: the Nile River symbolizing Africa, the Danube River representing Europe, the Ganges River for Asia, and the Rio del la Plata River symbolizing the Americas. Atop the fountain sits a replica of an Egyptian obelisk, adorned with the emblem of the Pamphili family.


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The Spanish Steps is famous for its curved 18th-century stairs that connect the French church of Trinita dei Monti and the tall obelisk overlooking the square to the Baroque Fountain of the Old Boat below created by Bernini’s father, Pietro Bernini.

From La Dolce Vita to Three Coins In A Fountain, the Trevi Fountain has been featured in so many films that it’s one of the most distinguished fountains in Rome! No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain.

People crowd around the gushing Baroque fountain and its nautical statues for the opportunity to throw a coin over their shoulder and wish for a return visit to Rome.


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By now it’s time for lunch where you will enjoy local specialties according to your taste.


VISIT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS (*Pending Available Tickets)

After lunch, in the event you are able to secure tickets, you will visit the smallest state in the world: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.




As your tour concludes, your personal chauffeur will take you back to your hotel in Rome. If you booked this tour as a Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia, your chauffeur will take you back to your cruise ship inside the Port of Civitavecchia.

We thank you for reserving our Best of Rome in One Day tour, and for choosing Rome Chauffeur private tour services. We look forward to meeting you and showing you Italy!

Important Information

* NOTE:  Please READ carefully the Important Information below, as well as Read and Accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before booking.


The listed price of this Best of Rome in One Day tour is per vehicle, not per person.  Rome Chauffeur accepts online prepayment via PayPal or Credit Card at the time you confirm your Rome tour, or you may pay on the Date of Service in Euro funds at the end of the tour made directly to your Chauffeur. If at any time you need extra funds on the day of your tour, your chauffeur will be happy to help you locate an ATM machine. Prepaid services will be only refunded the NET RATE.


Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services canceled last minute less than 7 days or are No Show on the Date of Service are NOT Refundable.

Cancellations must be made in writing via E-Mail followed by an official cancellation confirmation E-Mail from our office in order for your cancellation to be valid. Cancellations are NOT accepted by Phone, Text, Or through 3rd Party individuals such as hotel clerks, friends, or concierge services. 

* CANCELLATION FOR PREPAID SERVICES: Only NET RATE will be issued on prepaid services. Net Rate is what we receive from your prepayment after PayPal / CC takes out their fees which they don't reimburse us in case of refunds. Therefore, we are only able to refund what we receive from you after PayPal/ CC takes out their fees.


* BEST OF ROME TOUR - starting from your Rome hotel

Your professional English-speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you at your hotel or accommodation at 8:00 AM and bring you back by approximately 4:30 PM. 

For Day Tour starting from Rome, a valid and complete Hotel or Accommodation address is required in order to book this tour. 


Your professional English-speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you on the Civitavecchia pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name at 7:30 AM and will return you to the ship by approximately 5:00 PM.

From the port, you will journey approximately 90 minutes on the motorway through the countryside of Lazio into Rome.


Please be sure to PRINT at home all our ticket vouchers and bring them with you as they are required to be converted into tickets at the Colosseum and Vatican Museum.  Admission prices mentioned here can change without notice.  Vatican Museums tickets are also subject to availability and during busy periods they can sell out in advance.

*** VATICAN MUSEUMS: Please purchase your no-line Vatican Museums admission tickets in advance at the 2:00 PM time slot directly from the Vatican: VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKET OFFICE

* Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays (and NOT possible to visit on Last Sunday of the Month without tickets to skip the very long lines)

Vatican Museums Tickets frequently SELL OUT in advance, Expect potentially long lines even for ticket holders due to ID checks.



Tour Chauffeurs are not licensed tour guides, therefore chauffeurs are prohibited by law to accompany or guide guests on foot to sightsee. Only licensed tour guides with identifiable badges are authorized to do so.

Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee / Self Tour away from their vehicle.

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Rome is a safe city to enjoy, however, always mind your belongings and valuables so as to not become a victim of pickpockets that plague most cosmopolitan cities.

Don't leave any bags, backpacks, cameras, wallets, or anything of value inside the vehicle cabin while you are away. Stow all your bags inside the luggage compartment of the vehicle.

Ladies: Travel with purses that strap across your chest, don't carry valuables in easy-to-reach purse compartments, and don't leave your purse hanging on a chair laid by your feet at restaurants. Don't travel with expensive jewelry and accessories

Gentlemen: Don't carry your wallet in your back pocket or anywhere that's easily accessible by pickpockets. Bring only enough cash you need for the day and 1 credit card. 

Wear money belts discreetly secured and tucked beneath your clothes for your money, credit cards, and passport.  Carry on your wallet or purse only small amounts you need to get you through the day.

Carry with you your credit card company international number to call in case your credit card is lost or stolen.



St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel enforce a modest dress code that requires visitors to have their shoulders and knees completely covered. Visitors not in compliance with the dress code may be turned away.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Photography and videography are permitted inside St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (with selected areas forbidding flash photography). Photography or videography is forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel.


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