Immerse yourself in ancient Roman culture on this half day tour of some of the oldest sights of the city. Begin your afternoon with a visit to Palatine Hill, the most central of Rome's Seven Hills and where it is believed, the city was founded. You'll then continue on to the most iconic of the city's sights, the Colosseum. Here you will learn about the great and somewhat gory gladiatorial shows that were once held to entertain Roman citizens. From the Colosseum, follow the main street of ancient Rome – Via Sacra – and witness the ruins of the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina and the Basilica Julia and Basilica Aemilia.
Included: Transfers from selected Central Rome hotels, English-speaking guide, entrance fees.
Avoid the crowds and get exclusive entry to the Vatican's breathtaking Sistine Chapel before it opens the general public. Completed in approximately 1483, this is probably the most famous chapel in the world due its beautiful frescoes painted by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo and the opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour in relative peace is an opportunity not to be missed.
You should be at the meeting point at 7:15am, the length of your visit is flexible
Included: Entry to the Sistene Chapel; Excluded: Transfers
Departs Monday-Saturday 01 Apr-31 Oct; not operated on religious holidays
Discover the highlights of Baroque Rome on this guided tour which begins at the Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these famous steps before strolling to Piazza del Popolo
which was built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Soak up the atmosphere at the Piaazza di Spagna and see the Fontana della Barcaccia which was designed by the renowned sculptor, Pietro Bernini, and his son. Next stop is the iconic Trevi Fountain, made famous in the Oscar-winning Fellini film, La Dolce Vita. According to legend, if you toss a coin into the fountain then you are guaranteed to return to Rome in the future. Continue to the incredible Pantheon, an architectural masterpiece and one of the city's most precious monuments. Visit the Church of St Louis to admire beautiful works of art by Caravaggio before heading back to the Piazza Navona to see the splendid Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and the imposing St Agnes Church by Borromini where this tour ends and you are free to explore.
Includes: Transfers from central Rome hotels, English-speaking guide, headsets. Excludes: Return transfers.
Departs Friday and Saturday
Don't miss the opportunity to view one of the most important art collections in the world on this tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Be mesmerised by the beauty of Michelangelo's celebrated masterpiece and admire frescos including the Last Judgment. You will then be whisked away to St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, which is covered in millions of golden mosaics and home to imperssive works including Michelangelo's celebrated Renaissance sculpture– Pietà.
Includes: English-speaking guide, pick up from hotel. Excludes: Transfer back to hotel
Departs Monday-Saturday (excluding religious days) from Rome, year-round. Ends: St Peter's Basilca. On Wednesday the tour will not enter the Basilica (due to Papal audience).