Rome in One Day: The Colosseum and the Vatican

Visit Rome in one day with this luxury tour led by an English-speaking guide. Your driver will whisk you to the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and more.



  • Explore the second and third tiers of Rome’s Colosseum and learn about the gladiatorial games
  • Admire the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum
  • Wander the Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill
  • See top Roman attractions like the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona
  • Get the most from your Vatican visit: see the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide
  • With Skip the Line access, you won’t waste time waiting in line, you’ll spend more time inside


Get to know Rome in one day with this astounding tour! While relaxing in your own private limousine, you’ll see the major sites and you’ll also visit the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel without having to wait in line. If you only have one day to spend in Rome, this is the tour for you! Led by a professional, pleasant, and entertaining guide who knows the entire city by heart, you’ll save time and see the very best of the Eternal City.

Ancient Rome from the Colosseum to Circus Maximus

Sit back and enjoy your limousine ride, which will take you through Piazza Venezia, where you can see Mussolini’s famous balcony and admire a monument to the first Italian king, Victor Emmanuel. Climb to the top of Capitoline Hill–the most important of Rome’s seven hills—for a breath taking view of the Roman Forum. Heading over to the Colosseum, we will skip the lines to enter the architectural masterpiece and reminisce on thousands of Romans gathering to watch cruel fights between gladiators and wild animals. Your driver will provide you with a thorough explanation and history of the legendary amphitheatre before you enter and explore on your own.

Other sites to see in order to experience Rome in one day include the beautiful scenery of Aventine Hill and the Knights of Malta Keyhole, through which you can see a perfectly framed view of St. Peter’s, as well as Ancient Rome’s first and largest sports arena, Circus Maximus, the beautiful architecture of the Pantheon and the historical Piazza Navona.*

Afternoon at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

At the Vatican you will meet your private tour guide, who will lead you through the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. ** Bypass the long line for a three-hour visit during which you will enjoy some of the world’s greatest art treasures, all unique in their scope, quality and abundance, then enter Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Pieta’  as well as other masterpieces by Bernini and Canova. Your guide will leave you to enjoy some time in Saint Peter’s Square either taking pictures,or having a coffee nearby, before the limousine brings you back to your hotel, concluding your Rome in one day experience.

*Visiting all of these sites is contingent on how much time is available prior to the reservation at the Vatican.

** Timing depends on the Vatican’s schedule, which could be subject to change at any time.