BEST OF ROME AND VATICAN
EXPLORE THE BEST OF ANCIENT ROME AND THE TREASURES OF THE VATICAN
Explore the highlights of Rome escorted by your Private English-Speaking Driver-Guide!
Picked up straight from your hotel, in town, or anywhere you want! A mixture of ancient art and History with a touch of the most valuable and amazing religious place on Earth: THE VATICAN!
PICK UP TIME Suggested 8:00 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible and you can decide when).
COLOSSEUM This means that we start from one of the most ancient sites in ROME. You can just visit it from the outside or from the inside. If inside, your driver-guide, after explanations and parking the vehicle, will walk you all the way to the ticket entrance, helping you skip the line and will show you where you’ll meet him again after your 45-minute visit.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS Stop on the side of it and admire what is left with the view of the Palatine Hill.
THE HISTORICAL DRIVING-BY On the way to the next stop, your drive is going to be intense and breath-taking. You’ll go by the so-called “Road of the Temples” and over to the current heart of the city with the view of the Palatine Hill and Piazza Venezia with two very important monuments/sites (the so-called “Wedding Cake – or Monument dedicated to the first king of Italy and the view of the sadly famous balcony of Mussolini)
VIEW OF THE ROMAN FORUM Stop on a favored spot for the amazing view of where there were the commercial, political, economic, religious and social activities during the ancient Roman Civilization.
PANTHEON Explore the most amazing building in Rome, still intact and filled with history.
TREVI FOUNTAIN Go and toss your coin and wish to come back to our city.
SPANISH STEPS Best driving-by but we can stop right on top of them to admire the view of the dense yet elegant shopping area of the city.
TIME FOR A BREAK You’ll decide what to eat and which kind of lunch to go for. We will give you several options (something quick to go, something intermediate like a pizza or a salad, or something more authentic off-the-beaten-path where only locals eat).
2 HOUR VATICAN VISIT After your little break, your driver will escort you all the way in front of the Vatican Museums from where you’ll start the brief but intense visit of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and – if open – Saint Peter’s Basilica. You can opt for a private guide, let us know, and we will provide it at an extra cost.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Note that the order of the sites might change due to crowds. In certain occasions the Colosseum will be done starting from 02.00 pm as the last site of the day, to avoid crazy crowds in the AM. In this event, we will visit the Vatican in the AM. No matter when there might be some wait at the entrance of the Colosseum due to the metal detector checkpoint even if you have already pre-bought your tickets.
Ride back to Rome, aiming at arriving by 04.00 pm