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Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch

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    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will start by visiting the world’s largest amphitheatre with your “skip the line” ticket, which will allow you to access directly the metal detector control. Once inside, the tour guide will bring the Colosseum back to life by explaining how the gladiators entertained the crowds with spectacular fights, and show you the complex engineering applied by the Romans to build such an imposing structure ahead of its time.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    After the Colosseum, you will proceed into the archaeological site of the Roman Forum which represented the commercial, legal and administrative center of Ancient Rome. You will literally feel as if you were brought back in time during the Imperial age of Rome. All of this, while walking by the ruins of ancient temples and Roman mausoleums.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    From the Roman Forum, a driver with air conditioned vehicle will pick you up and take you way across town to explore the world renowned Vatican museums and two of the most important churches in the world, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You’re sure to be dazzled by the masterpieces of great artists like Michelangelo with his world-renowned ceiling, “Last Judgment” and Pieta, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini with his twirling bronze baldachin, tomb of Alexander VII, and the many other gorgeous embellishments with which he adorned the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. During the whole visit, your guide will fill you in on the historic, religious and artistic significance of the works and structures, as well as, the stories of the artists themselves.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy

    At the end of the Vatican tour, the guide will take you to a typical Italian “Trattoria” restaurant to taste some of the most delicious Roman dishes. After recharging batteries at lunch, you will drive to Navona square where the last section of the tour begins. You will explore one of the most iconic and beautiful squares of Rome. The highlights are: Bernini's fountain of the 4 rivers and Sant'Agnese in Agone church.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy

    The largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. It’s situated at the end of the Aqua Virgo, a Roman aqueduct constructed in 19 BC by Agrippa. As you get nearer the sound of its gushing waters grows constantly more intense, reaching an incredible effect of crescendo in the square. Remember to throw a coin in the fountain, this means you will come back to Rome!

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

    Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - 2-course lunch
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Small group tour (Max. 10 people)
    • Bottled water
    • Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 15-20 minutes to clear security.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Very nice tour but a bit pricey for what you get. We paid an extra 150 Euros to be picked up from our B&B. Once he brought us to the meeting point we met with the group and walked to the colosseum/forum etc. The driver only drove us to the Vatican City, the rest was ALL walking,
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore generale at Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback! Most of the sites are walking distance and as you correctly said, the Vatican is the only attraction that really needs a transfer. We hope to see you soon back in Rome. Arrivederci!
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    We had a blast with Exploro tours! There was almost no waiting in lines at all. Our passionate tour guide Davidi made the experience both informative and fun. Wherever we went he always made sure to take us to a spot where we got the best view, best photos and that we paid
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore generale at Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
    Responded 10 Aug. 2019
    Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour experience with us. Regarding the car pickup after lunch, we understand the weather was very warm and humid, however, since Navona square is walking distance from St. Peter's and you have the possibility to walk by Castel Sant'Angelo, we have organized the tour in this way. It is a full day tour and you are absolutely right: it does need a moderate fitness level to complete it. Especially during summer time! A presto. Exploro Team.
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    Loved the tour. The guides were all very good and we enjoyed meeting the others on our tour. Lunch was good and a much needed break as the morning was exhausting.
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore generale at Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
    Responded 16 Jul. 2019
    Thanks for your kind feedback! We are glad you enjoyed our full-day experience and lunch in one of our favorite Roman restaurants. We hope to see you soon in Rome! Arrivederci. Exploro Team.
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    The tour overall was great. The staff were all very professional and accommodating. We have attended other tours and this was one of the better ones. The staff also were quick and efficient in sorting out any issue- I had a an issue with my transfer to my hotel but this was
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore generale at Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
    Responded 9 Jul. 2019
    We are glad you enjoyed the tour despite the small misunderstanding! We always try our best to sort things out efficiently and provide a high-quality service to our clients. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in one of our tours! Thank you. Exploro Team
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    I enjoyed this experience because we skipped the line, we had a driver available for the whole tour and they treated us like VIPs. We strong recommend this company Thank you Exploro Tours!
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore at Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch
    Responded 21 Jun. 2019
    Thank you so much Julian! Hope to see you soon in Rome.
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