• Key Details •

Duration: 6.5 hrs
Runs: Every day Except Sunday
Starting Time: 8.15 AM (the starting time can be personalized in case you are on a cruise-ship shore excursion)

This tour includes:

  • Colosseum and Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum (with Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate house and more)
  • Pantheon
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps
  • Pius-Clementine Museums
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica

Note:

ONLY PRIVATE GROUPS

• Tour Useful Information and Prices •

  • Your guide will be LICENSED and specialized in ROMAN HISTORY.
  • Transportation and lunch are NOT included in the tour guide fees.
  • The cost of entry tickets into sites is in NOT included in the tour guide fees.
    Buy the tickets by yourself: we ask you to buy your tickets online by yourself.
    The online procedure is very easy and you can save money doing it on your own.
    After paying the deposit to secure the tour, we will send you a description of the online booking procedure to get your Colosseum tickets.
  • Colosseum Tickets:
    ADULTS: 18 euros (12 euros + 2 euros for the reservation fee).
    CHILDREN under 18 yo: FREE (just the 2 euros skip the line reservation fee).
  • Vatican tickets:
    ADULTS: 20 euros (16 euros + 4 euros for the skip the line reservation fee).
    CHILDREN under 18 yo or STUDENTS up to 26: 12 euros (8 euros + 4 euros for skip the line the reservation fee).

*If  you have a party of 9 or more please concact us to arrange your private tour.

PRICES: the tour guide fees must be considered as a total not per person

• The Best of Rome •

IN ONE DAY

Do you have just one day in Rome to see its most famous wonders and highlights?

Ancient City and Vatican tour in One day is the guided tour you need!

This tour is for very dynamic people who want to enjoy the major attractions but don’t have much time!
We have paired the Ancient City Classic tour and the Vatican City Classic tour in one day adding also the spectacular tour of the Pantheon along the way!

Our tour guides are local, licensed and qualified experts in art, history and archaeology. They will stay with you from the morning to the afternoon guiding you through the most important sites in Rome and Vatican city.
You will cover the mighty Colosseum, the impressive remains of the Roman Forum, the stunning Pantheon dome and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in just one day in Rome.

You’ll take a taxi from one location to another and have a short luch break, maybe tasting a slice of pizza like we Romans do. By the end of the day you’ll have learned everything that happened in Rome over more than 12 Centuries of history.

This tour is only for PRIVATE GROUPS and is tailored to your needs and requests, your guide will spend the day with you help you with transportation, tickets and inspiring “things to do”.

Recommended for “cruise ships excursions”.

Sites included in the tour:
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums (gallery of the candelabra, gallery of the tapestries, gallery of maps), Pantheon, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

IMPORTANT: Please, please consider that St. Peter’s is a church and that there may be changes in opening and closing times according to last minute religious celebrations.
In the case that it will not be possible to visit the Church, you will visit extra areas of the Vatican musems, such as Raphael Rooms.

For updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+: #joyofrome #holyyearwithjoy #yearofmercy

Also visit the official Vatican website: http://www.im.va/content/gdm/en.html

That’s what people say about us…

  •   Francesca gave an amazing tour to our family of four that was the highlight of our trip. Her knowledge was excellent and her style and approach made it memorable for... read more

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    2/22/2020

      Sylvia’s tour was terrific. Her knowledge and expertise was enlightening. The food was unforgettable. She was wonderful to our children.

    matt1K
    2/21/2020

      Did this tour today with Francesca
    She was excellent ended up on a private tour, she was excellent with my son very engaging very knowledgeable lots of interesting facts... read more

    terrycollman
    2/20/2020
  •   We had a great time with Grace from Joy of Rome. We did a private tour with our 5 yr old son. Grace was so engaging with our son and... read more

    CandiceAHall
    2/17/2020

      This was my second tour with Joy of Rome and Francesca maintained the very high standard of their guides. All the organisational details were very clear, which was really... read more

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    1/19/2020

      We took our Colosseum and Vatican tours with Grace, from Joy of Rome Tours.

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    1/09/2020
  •   All 4 of our tours were incredible. We did the "Highlights of Rome Tour" with Jeanette, and the rest with Francesca. Both guides were phenomenal, especially Francesca whose passion for... read more

    MojoMole55
    1/08/2020

      We booked 2 days of tour. Meeting point was easy to find, instructions given was clear.
    This is possibly one of the best tours we have done. Francesca is so... read more

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    1/07/2020

      I didn’t think I was much a fan of tours, until my partner and I had these two tours from our amazingly talented guide, Francesca!

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    1/04/2020
  •   We toured the Vatican today with Francesca, and she was absolutely outstanding! We had our two young children with us (ages 5 and 8), and she was excellent at engaging... read more

    ally7204
    12/30/2019

      Excellent tour with Grace! She was so full of knowledge- answered all questions so well, and we so great with our 3 younger kids. Can’t rave enough about her!

    keriw753
    12/28/2019

      We spent a delightful morning at the Museums with our guide, Nicole. The Museums have a magnificent collection that documents the history of Rome and our guide could not have... read more

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    12/20/2019
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    12/17/2019

      We were setup with this tour by Beach Bum Vacations and wow did it not disappoint. The focus for this tour was the Coliseum and I really wanted to... read more

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    12/17/2019

      Our family enjoyed our tour with Francesca very much. It was way above our expectations! Francesca made Rome history come alive and there was never a dull moment throughout... read more

    google128
    12/15/2019
  •   Due giornate piacevolissime al Colosseo e ai Musei Vaticani con Francesca che è una guida preparata, entusiasta e coinvolgente; una esperienza bellissima

    Giancarlo R
    12/12/2019

      We have the pleasure of doing two tours with Joy of Rome. We did the kids Vatican tour with Francesca and the Colosseum tour with Nicole. Both tours were... read more

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    12/08/2019

      Grace brought her passion and excitement as soon as we see her from a distance. She was aware of the kids attention span and knew when to re-engage or change... read more

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    12/05/2019
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    12/03/2019

      We absolutely loved our tours! Francesca was incredible with our two boys, ages 5 & 8. We did two tours with her, the Vatican and the Colosseum. She was... read more

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    11/30/2019

      The tour guide was super children friendly. She took her time to answer all the kid’s questions even silly ones.

    wlegler
    11/28/2019
  •   Great tour Perfect for family with teens Very engaging and kept the children’s attention throughout. Very informative for adults as well

    pulinppatel
    11/28/2019

      Our three children and two grandparents absolutely loved this tour. Our kids were engaged from the start and the history was conveyed on their level. My husband also said that... read more

    charra22
    11/25/2019

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    viaggiatoreespertofs
    10/22/2019
  •   Abbiamo visitato i Musei Vaticani, la Cappella Sistina e la Basilica di S. Pietro. Ilaria preparatissima e disponibile. E'stato in tour davvero interessante...lo consigliamo!!!

    noraratti1970
    10/13/2019

      Esperienza unica I miei bambini io e mia madre non dimenticheremo mai il Colosseo I Fori e La nostra guida Francesca che ha reso magico un pomeriggio alla scoperta... read more

    ciprianigianna11
    9/15/2019

      Ilaria ci ha condotto attraverso la storia con entusiasmo rendendo una visita impegnativa adatta anche ad una bambina di 11 anni riuscendo a coinvolgendola con passione

    Enrico A
    8/02/2019
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    5/30/2019

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    4/28/2019

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    2/01/2019

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