Best of Rome in One Day

Private Rome tour by car with English speaking Chauffeur

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM - your Rome hotel 7:30 AM - from Cruise Port

highlights

  • Enjoy overview of Rome's top ancient monuments, squares, museums and churches
  • Private Chauffeured Tour by Car with English speaking Chauffeur at your service
  • See more of Rome in one day comfortably in your own deluxe private vehicle
  • Ideal tour for families with children and senior travelers who prefer more flexibility
  • This Best of Rome Tour is available starting from your Rome hotel accommodation
  • This Best of Rome Tour is also offered as a Rome Shore Excursion from your Cruise Ship at Civitavecchia Port
  • Our Private Tours by Car offer the privacy and safety our guests can rely on

itinerary

  • Colosseum Square
  • Capitoline Hill with view of Roman Forum
  • the Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • The Vatican (*Vatican Museums are Closed on Sundays)

included

  • 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

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BEST OF ROME IN ONE DAY TOUR PRICE LIST
 

For up to 2 people from Rome Hotel:  380 EUROS
For up to 4 people from Rome Hotel:  400 EUROS
For up to 6 people from Rome Hotel:  425 EUROS
For up to 8 people from Rome Hotel:  450 EUROS

For up to 2 people from Civitavecchia:  480 EUROS
For up to 4 people from Civitavecchia:  525 EUROS
For up to 6 people from Civitavecchia:  600 EUROS
For up to 8 people from Civitavecchia:  650 EUROS

* You may also do a PRICE CHECK using the form on this page.

 

 

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

This private 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. 

 

ADMIRE ROME'S ANCIENT ROME MONUMENTS

Your first destination is 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.

  

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The name Colosseum is believed to have originated from the colossal bronze statue of Nero that was erected near the amphitheater. You will have the opportunity to visit the interior of the Colosseum.

* The Colosseum may not be able to be visited on First Sunday of the Month when there is Free Entry. Without secured time slot admission tickets, the lines and wait times can be extremely long. In such case, you may substitute the Colosseum with the nearby ROMAN FORUM.

Next to the Coliseum 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.

 

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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 the 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 continue on to the ancient Roman temple dedicated to all gods: the Pantheon.

One of the oldest and best preserved ancient monuments built in 126 AD, it’s been in continuous use throughout history and converted into the church dedicated to Saint Mary and the Martyrs in the 7th century.

Some of history’s most distinguished figures are buried here: Kings Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I, Queen Margherita, and the celebrated artist Raphael. The oculus in the center of the coffer dome above provides light and ventilation, and when it rains the water drains below the floor through a drainage system.

 

ENJOY ROME'S FAMOUS SQUARES

From here you will visit Rome’s famous piazzas:  the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

 

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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 AND ST PETER'S BASILICA

After lunch, you will visit the smallest state in the world: the Vatican!

Your first visit will be Vatican Museums where you’ll walk through the spectacular halls covered in art and displaying significant masterpieces.
 

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You will have the opportunity to admire the famous sculpture of Laocoon that was the first purchased piece for the museum founded in the early 16th century by Pope Julius II.

Walk through the breathtaking Cortile del Belvedere. You will pass through the remarkable Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the MapsThe Flemish Tapestry Room and many more galleries with breathtaking masterpieces.

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At the end you will arrive at the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s finest work: the Sistine Ceiling and the Last Judgment that inspire awe in each visitor.

Pending available time, after the Vatican Museums you may also visit the largest church in all of Christendom: Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Prominently over the high altar is Bernini’s baldacchino (the 98 foot tall bronze canopy altar), and behind it Cathedra Petri (throne of St Peter) with the yellow alabaster window with the Dove of the Holy Spirit in the center illuminating the altar area, the large niches surrounding the central space around the baldacchino with statues of religious figures displaying the four most precious relics of the Basilica. Not to be missed is Michelangelo's other awe-inspiring treasures, the Pieta.

* Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays, and cannot be visited on Free Entry Last Sunday of the month without secured time slot tickets due to extremely long lines and wait times.

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From the Vatican, 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.

HOW AND WHEN DO WE PAY FOR OUR ROME TOUR?

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. 

CANCELLATION ADVISORY FOR TOURS

Cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services cancelled last minute less than 3 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. 

 

ROME DAY 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. 

CIVITAVECCHIA SHORE EXCURSION - tour from Cruise Port:

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.

HOW TO SAVE on Civitavecchia Shore Excursions and Post Cruise / Debark tours:

Intersted in sharing your tour with fellow cruisers and save on your Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia? Join the thousands happy cruisers who simply place an ad on  ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call   for your cruise ship and chosen date of the service. Make new friends and share your tour and fun with other like minded cruisemates.
 

PRE PURCHASE YOUR VATICAN MUSEUMS, COLOSSEUM ADMISSION TICKETS

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: Please purchase your no-line Vatican Museums admission tickets in advance at 21 Euros per person (17 Euros standard + 4 Euros online booking fee) at 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)

***  COLOSSEUM TICKETS:  Please purchase your Colosseum No-Line tickets here in advance at currently 16 Euros  per person in order to avoid lengthy queues. You will be provided with appropriate online link to the Colosseum Ticket Office  to purchase your tickets in advance.  Tickets are subject to availability and price changes.

* On First Sunday of the Month it may NOT be possible to visit the Colosseum due to extremely long lines without tickets required.  On the First Sunday of the month, or if Colosseum tickets are sold out, you may SUBSTITUTE the Colosseum with the ROMAN FORUM instead.

In the event that the Colosseum tickets are SOLD OUT, you may enjoy viewing the Colosseum from the outside, and have extra time to explore more of Rome!

Tickets are subject to availability and price changes.

 

ROME PRIVATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDES

If you wish to reserve a licensed tour guide for a private Colosseum / Roman Forum combination tour, or Vatican Museums / Sistine Chapel / Saint Peter’s Basilica private tour, please inquire for quotes and reservation. 

While a private tour guide for the Colosseum/Roman Forum combination is optional, a guided tour of the Vatican is highly recommended to ensure you will not miss the most significant works of art as the Vatican Museums are vast and complex and often confusing.

 

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Note for Vatican Visits in 2022 and beyond:
 Only Visitors with a Tour Guide are permitted access to Saint Peter's Basilica from inside the Sistine Chapel.  Without a Tour Guide you may not have quick access to Saint Peter's Basilica from Sistine Chapel and you risk missing out on this site.

The only other access is Saint Peter's Square which requires additional wait in security queue, therefore adding time and cost to your tour (if your tour starts/ends in Rome).  If you do not wish to book a private Vatican Tour Guide, you take the responsibility of missing out on visiting Saint Peter's Basilica.

A licensed tour guide will offer in depth information about the works of art you are seeing, and can also guarantee you backway shortcut access to Saint Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel so you don’t have to exit the Museums, travel around the Vatican to Saint Peter’s Square where a wait through the security line is required to enter the Basilica. 

YOUR ROME TOUR CHAUFFEUR 

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.


TIPS FOR VISITING VATICAN CITY

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.  

TIPS FOR VISITING THE COLOSSEUM:

During hot and sunny months please be sure to use sun protection while touring outdoors, and wear hats and sunglasses if needed.  

*** New security check point at the Colosseum may result in wait lines to pass security.***

All visitors, including ticket holders, are obliged to wait in security line at the Colosseum. 

Any delays related to Colosseum visit are outside of our control, and various delays may impact how many other sites you would have time to visit. To lessen the impact of delays, we ask that for Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, you meet your Chauffeur at 7:30 AM.

 

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