Joy of Rome

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The BEST oF Rome in one day

LIVE TOURSThe BEST oF Rome in one day

The BEST oF Rome in one day

the best of rome in a day

Key Details

This Tour include:

  • Colosseum and Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum (with Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate house and more)
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps
  • Pius-Clementine Museums
  • Saint Peter’s Square (the access inside the Church is not available at the moment)

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

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

This private tour of Rome 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 plus they know how to engage kids and families!

 

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 lunch 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, Trevi, 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 museums, 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

  • Your guide will be LICENSED and specialized in ROMAN HISTORY.
  • Entry tickets, transportation and lunch are NOT included in the tour guide fees.
  • Buy the tickets 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 instructions step by steps of the online booking procedure to get your entry tickets for both venues.
  • Colosseum Tickets:
    ADULTS: 18 euros (12 euros + 2 euros for the reservation fee).
    CHILDREN under 18 y.o. : FREE (just the 2 euros skip the line reservation fee).
  • Vatican tickets:
    ADULTS: 21 euros (17 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).

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

ASK for availability

People say about us…

  • star rating  Thanks to Francesca, our Colosseum tour was the highlight of our Rome trip. She kept our young boys (6 and 8) engaged and focused. The Colosseum is a huge place... read more

    jtcraze
    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Francesca was extremely knowledgeable. She has great enthusiasm for the art, artists, the gallery and helping us learn. She answered our questions and welcomed them. It deepened... read more

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    May 29, 2022

    star rating  We had a private Vatican Tour on a Friday night with Serena. It was incredible! Serena was so engaging and knowledgeable. Her enthusiasm was contagious. ... read more

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    May 20, 2022
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    May 10, 2022

    star rating  Arianna opened our eyes to marvels that we would have never known without her guiding us through this extraordinary museum. We loved her enthusiasm, knowledge and great ability to... read more

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    May 9, 2022

    star rating  I would highly recommend Joy of Rome. The whole experience from booking the tickets by email to being guided to the meeting point to the tour itself was faultless.
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    April 10, 2022
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    March 14, 2022

    star rating  We were looking for an engaging, informative tour of the Colosseum for our kids (and us!) and Serena was the perfect solution. She brought the experience to life through storytelling... read more

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    February 20, 2022

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    February 4, 2022
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    star rating  We absolutely loved our Caravaggio tour with Serena. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art history and,more specifically, this intriguing and enigmatic artist. We visited three churches over a... read more

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    November 12, 2021

    star rating  Our amazing tour guide was Francesca. Her ability to articulate what we were seeing and why it was important kept us two adults, two teens, and 10 year old... read more

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    October 29, 2021
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    October 21, 2021

    star rating  Our family of four, with two girls ages 13 and 11, enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Francesca last week. Francesca was terrific--she... read more

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    October 18, 2021

    star rating  The intimacy of having a one-on-one guide, Emma, for both the Vatican and the Colosseum was second to none. I highly recommend this tour company and if at all possible... read more

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    October 14, 2021
  • star rating  Francesca’s knowledge of art history and her charming and warm personality are a winning combination.

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    October 3, 2021

    star rating  Francesca was an amazing tour guide for our family with kids ages 10, 10, 6. She kept them engaged the whole time, explained the historically significant aspects of the... read more

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    June 9, 2021

    star rating  We visited with our three boys, ages 12, 9, 7. Grace was amazing! She had so many interesting details to share with us. Grace is energetic, kind, incredibly knowledgeable... read more

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    June 2, 2021
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    May 29, 2021

    star rating  We did the Vatican tour and the Colosseum tour with Francesca! She was amazing with our two boys aged 9 and 12. They both said her tours were their favorite... read more

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    November 14, 2020

    star rating  My friend and I did Francesca's tour together; it was a wonderful experience!
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    October 18, 2020
  • star rating  We had a fantastic Colosseum tour with Francesca today! She was very knowledgeable and our children (ages 5, 7, and 10) were completely engaged. She adapted well to their interests... read more

    plaamaK
    September 26, 2020

    star rating  Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

    Never have I been on a virtual art tour and my sense of Google Earth is limited.

    There are THREE Caravaggio paintings that I am... read more

    2Serenity
    September 20, 2020

    star rating  Francesca gave an insightful virtual tour of the Caravaggio painting in Rome. I felt like i was in Rome walking the street. Francesca was awesome.

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    June 11, 2020
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    May 31, 2020

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    March 23, 2020
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