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One of Joe Banana’s drivers will meet you at your accommodation in Rome where he will escort you to your luxury vehicle for this day tour of the must-see sites in the Eternal City.
The day starts at St. Peter's Basilica, which is the largest church in the world. Admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautiful Bernini Pulpit. Then continue on to the sites of Renaissance and Baroque Rome: the stunning Spanish steps, Piazza Navona and of course, not forgetting the city's most famous fountain, the Trevi Fountain. According to the legend, throwing a coin into the fountain will ensure that you return to Rome.
Next we will visit the heart of Ancient Rome: Capitoline Hill and the famous Roman Forum and the Colosseum, the symbol of the city and one of the world's most famous buildings where gladiator spectacles took place. Then continue on to see Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus.
During your shore excursion, your private driver will show you other attractions such as Castle St. Angelo and its bridge, the Italian Senate, The Marble Foot and Cat Street (Roman Curiosity), Trajan's Column, Imperial Fora, Trajan's Market, The Maps of the Empire, Arch of Constantine, Marcus Aurelius's Column, Parliament and Council of Ministers, St. Peter in Chains, temples of Apollo, Vesta and Janus, Quirinal Palace.
If you book in advance, it is possible to have a tour of the Vatican Museum (a private licensed guide is advisable and available at an additional cost) where you can admire the Sistine Chapel which contains frescos by Michelangelo, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall, the Immaculate Conception Hall and the Ancient Vatican Library.
For lunch you can choose between a quick bite to eat en route or a leisurely meal in a local restaurant. We will always be happy to suggest the best place in the area and we particularly enjoy taking visitors to quaint little restaurants where you will get an authentic atmosphere of Rome.
After this memorable day in the Eternal City, we will drive back to your accommodation.
PLEASE NOTE: Security procedures at the Colosseum have recently changed. We have just been advised that the Colosseum has changed their security policy and has now implemented a metal detector which all guests must pass through. This will effect entrance to the Colosseum as even with skip the line entrance tickets, all guests entering must pass through the metal detector. The length of this line will be dependent upon tourist volume each day, however, we do want to advise that at this time, in low tourist season, with the implementation of the metal detector, the wait to enter is considerable and will affect the timing available to see other sites in Rome.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Your accommodation in Rome
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and Drinks
Entrance Fees and Licensed Guide - unless otherwise specified
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
Please dress respectfully when visiting the religious monuments. Local customs require that knees and shoulders are completely covered while inside the Basilicas and Museums.
Please be advised that the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays, therefore option of a private guided tour of these sites (additional cost) is not available on Sundays.
Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is free the last Sunday of the month, however, due to high tourist volume and extremely long lines, we do not recommend visiting these sites on this date.