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Rome: Private 2-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

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Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

Rome: Private 2-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

From US$ 1,406.79 per group up to 2

Get the complete Rome experience on an immersive 2-day tour of the Eternal City. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Capitoline Hill, see the famous Spanish steps, and explore the Vatican Museums.

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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Marvel at the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • See the impressive architecture of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Stroll through the ancient ruins of the Colosseum
  • Visit the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine
  • Stand in awe by the Trevi Fountain and make a secret wish
Full description

Spend 2 days exploring Rome with a guide. Join this private tour to see the Eternal City's most popular attractions, including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Vatican Museums, and much more.

Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. 

Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes.

After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour.

Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world.

Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes.

After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican.

Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets to all the sites
  • Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide the a designated meeting spot for each day. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes early and at the right meeting point. On day 1 (Ancient Rome, piazzas, and fountains) your guide will meet you at the Arch of Constantine, at the corner closest to the Colosseum. On day 2 (Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica ) your guide will meet you in front of the Caffe Vaticano at Viale Vaticano, 100.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  As this is a walking tour with steps, staircases and uneven surfaces, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended
  • Please let the activity provider know during the booking process if any travelers have mobility concerns so that they can be best accommodated
  • Wheelchair users have a separate route
  • The Vatican Museums provide free entrance for visitors who have (according to the requirements stated by the Vatican City) at least 74% disability by presenting the appropriate certification. If you need assistance from another person, that person also receives a free entrance. Please inform when you are booking if you fit into these requirements and the pricing of the entry tickets will be removed from the price of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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A very nice experience really immersed in history, the guides are first class, you just have to take into account that not all the historical places are close to each other and for what you pay should include transportation (although it specifies that it does not include it) and To go to some places we had to take a taxi paying for it on our own, if I had known I would hire a company that included transportation, if they included it they would have 5 stars.

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July 25, 2022

The advantage of this private tour is that we could never have discovered everything that our tour guides have shown us independently, with a tour in a large group you quickly miss a lot because the information that the guide gives is not clearly placed in the right context . Our guides Thomas in Colosseum and old towns of Rome and Caterina Vatican and museum St Peter basilica and sistine chapel, were really great. Lots of knowledge and nice way of telling. Worth every penny for me and my wife

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July 29, 2021

John and Eugenia were both fantastic guides, who dived with us deeply into ancient times with a huge knowledge. Our family (55/53/21/20/16) enjoyed very much the two days with them even the longest days remained extremely interesting. We can both warmly recommend them. Thanks a lot to John and Eugenia !

August 23, 2022


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