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Rome in a Day Tours

Is it possible to see the best of Rome in one day?

You could explore Rome for years, but seeing the most iconic sights in a day is surely possible. The best way to do that is by taking a whole day guided tour on which you'll explore Rome with experienced local guides who knows exactly what to see and how to get there quickly.

Tours like these include whole plan of sightseeing (you can even make your own itinerary), all tickets and easy transport in the city.

Guides will shared with your stories about the ancient buildings, squares and monuments you'll pass. These tours are mostly private and you'll be picked up from your hotel or apartment in Rome.

You'll stop outside the Pantheon for an unforgettable view of this magnificent building (entry inside not included), wander through vibrant Piazza Navona, and stop at Trevi Fountain for pictures and free time for lunch (not included).

After your break, you'll head to the crown jewels of Rome: the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Your tour will end either in the Colosseum or the Roman Forum, depending on your ticket time.

Our list of the best Rome in a day tours:

1. Rome 12 best highlights private tour

Seeing Rome in one day can be challenging and this 7-hour tour makes it possible. The tour does the planning for you, covering the best of the city in full day sightseeing. Some of the highlights include: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, St Peter's Square, Spanish steps...

Guides on this tour are professional, attentive and fun and will even show you where to have a tasty lunch. The tour starts with pick-up from your hotel!

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2. Rome by golf cart private tour

You'll fall in love with Rome on this private full-day guided tour by golf cart. During the tour you'll see so many sights which you never would have seen on foot, plus you'll have a friendly guide with your.

Choose your own route and visit sights you most want to (Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Giardino degli Aranci, Campo de' Fiori, Spanish Steps and much more). Your guide can pick you up from your Rome's hotel or you can meet in historic centre.

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3. Rome in a day small-group tour from Civitavecchia

This tour is designated for cruise visitors as it picks you up from your cruise ship and takes you to Rome in comfortable 8-passenger minivan. You will see the most famous sights of Rome such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, Teatro di Marcello, St Peter's Square and many others. Your guide will take you to Janiculum Hill, one of the best spots in Rome for amazing panoramic views of the city. After 9 hours in Rome, you'll be driven to your cruise ship.

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4. Best of Rome private tour (Civitavecchia shore excursion)

You'll love exploring Rome on this shore excursion from your cruise ship. Your guide will help you to make the most of your day in Rome (the tour will last around 9 hours).

Explore the highlights of Rome such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and much more. You'll go to the Janiculum Hill, one of the best locations for a panoramic view of the city. The guide will also show you where to eat delicious food for a low price. 

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5. Rome in a day tour with Vatican and Colosseum (small group)

You'll meet your guide and small group a few steps from the Vatican Museum (for staying choose Heart Hotel just across the meeting point), then skip the line to enter and explore the highlights of the galleries and Sistine Chapel. Next, you'll go to St Peter's Basilica and explore on your own.


Next, you'll catch a private transfer to the historic centre for a walking tour that visit Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain... Finally, you'll arrive to the Colosseum, where you'll explore it with your guide. Note that Vatican and Colosseum skip-the-line tickets are included in the price!

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6.  Private guided tour of Rome (4 hour)

Ideal for travellers short on time, this tour covers the best of Rome in just 4 hours while travelling in a luxury minivan. The tour includes top sights such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain while making room for intriguing off-the-beaten-path gems.

The tour guide/driver will listen to your wishes and visit the places you may want to visit. Meeting point is Piazza Venezia or you can be picked-up from your hotel!

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