Panoramic Rome Tour

Discover Eternal City on this Private Rome Tour from Rome hotel

duration:8 Hours

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:9:00 AM

highlights

  • Enjoy a flexible tour at your own pace, free from strict ticket time slots and crowded attractions.
  • Witness Ancient Rome's iconic remnants, including the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine, in Colosseum Square.
  • Immerse in Rome's iconic squares, experiencing La Dolce Vita.
  • Marvel at St. Peter's Basilica from the embrace of St. Peter's Square.
  • Visit the revered St. Paul Outside the Walls.
  • Indulge in personalized private car tours with enhanced attention and flexibility
  • * This tour is only offered from Rome hotel/accommodation. This tour is NOT valid for pick up in other cities or airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino)
  • * This tour does NOT include a Tour Guide, you will Self Tour away from the vehicle
  • ** This tour does NOT include visits inside the Vatican, Colosseum, or Pantheon due to long security/entry lines and extreme difficulty in securing time slot tickets.
  • *** Please read ALL the information on the tour page before booking to ensure this tour meets your expectations. If you have any unanswered questions let us know. Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.

itinerary

  • Pick up from Rome hotel accommodation
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • St Peter's Square
  • Capitoline Hill with view of the Roman Forum
  • Colosseum Square with outside view of the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine
  • Brief stop to see Circus Maximus
  • Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

included

  • Private deluxe vehicle
  • English speaking Driver (drivers are NOT licensed tour guides)
  • All Taxes, tolls, parking fees

not included

  • Tour Guide / Walking Tours (you will self tour away from the vehicle)
  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

description

 

PANORAMIC ROME TOUR Price List:

  • For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel:  450 EUROS
  • For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel:  470 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel:  500 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel:  550 EUROS

 

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* The Tour is not valid starting from other cities, or from Airport.  Inquire within if your pick-up location is not at a hotel in Rome

* You may also do a QUICK PRICE CHECK using the Price Check & Booking form on the Right Side of this page.  Once you receive the PRICE QUOTE based on the information you input, you may proceed to SUBMIT your Tour Reservation Request. The Booking Form is NOT to be used for inquiries. For inquiries, please send us an email.

* Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.

*   Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.

This tour does NOT include visits inside the Vatican Museum or Colosseum. It will not be possible to customize this tour to add visits inside the Vatican or Colosseum.

*  A valid Hotel Name/Address in Rome is required to place a reservation

 

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Step into the realm of grandeur and immerse yourself in the wonders of Rome with Stefano's RomeCabs!

Welcome to our Panoramic Rome Tour, meticulously designed for the discerning traveler who seeks to uncover the city's treasures while bypassing time-consuming and crowded attractions like the Vatican Museums and Colosseum with burdensome security lines and rigid admission tickets that hinder your freedom and impede the exploration of this majestic city.

While visits to the Vatican Museums, Colosseum or Pantheon are not included in this tour, Panoramic Rome Tour unveils Rome's wonders through panoramic views, architectural marvels, vibrant squares, hidden gems, and cultural treasures. Each carefully chosen stop paints a vivid picture of Rome's captivating history and charm, leaving you yearning for more.

Lose yourself in the splendor of the Spanish Steps, delight in the irresistible charm of Piazza Navona, and revel in the cascading waters of Trevi Fountain, an enchanting masterpiece that invites you to toss a coin and make a wish.  Pause for a moment of serenity in the remarkable embrace of St. Peter's Square and be captivated by the awe-inspiring presence of St. Peter's Basilica. 

Stroll through in Piazza della Rotonda dominated by the Pantheon, an ancient architectural wonder. Marvel at the grandeur of the Colosseum and the nearby Arch of Constantine as you stroll through Colosseum Square.  See the faded traces of Circus Maximus, once a roaring battleground for fierce chariot races. Admire the breathtaking views of the Roman Forum from a belvedere terrace atop Capitoline Hill, and venture to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, an extraordinary treasure among the Papal Basilicas.

Immerse yourself in the essence of La Dolce Vita and indulge in delightful local coffee or authentic Italian gelato. Dine as a Roman delighting in a flavorsome lunch at a local ristorante or trattoria, savoring mouthwatering pasta and heavenly pizzas.

Your private English-speaking driver will greet you at your hotel at 9:00 AM, and whisk you off on a fun-filled day in Rome as you navigate labyrinthine streets that reveal secrets of Rome. Your private driver will drop you off as close as lawfully possible to the sites you'll be visiting to optimize your time for sightseeing and minimize walking distances.  Throughout the day, immerse yourself in the marvels of Eternal Rome, weaving through its historical tapestry and capturing everlasting memories.

At the end of your fun-filled Rome tour, your driver will safely return you to your hotel by 5 PM, leaving you with a treasury of memories that will forever evoke the spirit of Rome.

If you are cruising to Civitavecchia, please book the Panoramic Rome for Cruisers from Civitavecchia shore excursion.

 

PIAZZA DELLA ROTONDA - Historic Roman Square


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Dominated by the spellbinding Pantheon, the bustling Piazza della Rotonda is a majestic square that vaunts a grand baroque fountain, crowned with a 20-foot ancient Egyptian obelisk. This relic traces its origin back to the illustrious Pharaoh Ramses II and his legendary Temple of Ra in Heliopolis.

Pause for a moment to marvel at the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Pantheon, a true architectural marvel that effortlessly reigns supreme over the square, commanding attention and admiration from all who behold it.

As you leisurely wander through this enchanting square, allow yourself to be transported to a bygone era by the elegant facades of pastel-colored historical palazzi that gracefully embrace the surroundings. These palazzi, with their intricate details and soft hues, create an enchanting backdrop that perfectly complements the irresistible charm and allure of Piazza della Rotonda.

Take your time to explore the square and meander around the Pantheon, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of the surrounding historical palazzi, indulging in the delights of the charming shops, and treating your taste buds to the ultimate pleasure of savoring Rome's finest gelato from one of the nearby gelaterias.

Allow yourself to be swept away by the magic of Piazza della Rotonda as you soak in its vibrant energy, marvel at its architectural wonders, and embrace the rich history and allure that this captivating square has to offer.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Entry into the Pantheon is not included in the tour due to excessively long entry lines, even for visitors with pre-booked tickets, that are exceedingly difficult to secure.

 

TREVI FOUNTAIN - A Baroque Masterpiece 


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As you approach the majestic Trevi Fountain, a symphony of gentle melodies of water begins to serenade your senses. The harmonious notes of gushing water accompany the grandeur of the baroque masterpiece, where Neptune, the mighty sea god, commands attention from atop his seashell chariot, pulled by majestic sea horses.

Here, a cherished tradition beckons you to partake in a ritual of wishes and dreams. Join the countless travelers who have stood in awe before this iconic fountain and participate in the time-honored tradition of casting a coin into the fountain. Legend holds that by offering your heartfelt coin toss with your right hand over your left shoulder, you ensure the promise of a future return to the eternal city of Rome.

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the Trevi Fountain, a place steeped in cinematic history and immortalized in silver-screen classics such as "Three Coins in a Fountain" and  Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita". It’s no wonder that Trevi Fountain is a favorite on our Rome tours.

 

SPANISH STEPS - Rome’s Iconic Stairway


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As your private Rome tour continues, prepare to be captivated by the enchanting allure of the Spanish Steps, a true masterpiece that stands as a testament to elegance and grandeur. As you approach this iconic landmark, you'll find yourself in awe of the picturesque scene unfolding before you.

The winding staircase gracefully ascends, connecting the main square of Piazza di Sagna below where the Fountain of the Old Boat gracefully presides to the celestial heights of the Church of the Trinity with the exquisite obelisk.

Take a moment to absorb the vibrant energy as locals and visitors alike traverse the steps, creating a vibrant tapestry of life. It is here, on the right side of the square, that the legendary English writer, John Keats, once called home.

 

PIAZZA NAVONA - Square of Splendor


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As you enter this enchanting square, you will be greeted by a sight that is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Three magnificent fountains, adorned with intricate details, grace the oblong expanse. Embraced by earth-toned historic buildings, the square exudes an air of timeless elegance. Here, local artists showcase their talent through colorful paintings and drawings, and street performers entertain the crowds, infusing the lively atmosphere with creativity and charm.

Unbeknownst to many, Piazza Navona owes its unique shape and name to its ancient origins. It was once the site of Emperor Domitian's grand 1st-century AD Roman stadium, where athletic competitions took place. Today, the square stands proudly above the remnants of this ancient arena, its very foundations steeped in history. The name "Navona" is derived from the ancient word for games, "agones," a nod to the spirited games that were held in this ancient stadium.

At the heart of Piazza Navona reigns a masterpiece of unparalleled magnificence. Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) stands as a testament to artistic brilliance. This grandiose 17th-century fountain represents the four major rivers known at the time: the Nile, Danube, Ganges, and Rio de la Plata, symbolizing the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, and America, respectively. Crowning the fountain is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, commissioned by Pope Innocent X, adding an air of mystery and intrigue to this awe-inspiring creation.

Take a moment to immerse yourself in the splendor of Piazza Navona. Allow the harmonious blend of history, art, and vibrant energy to captivate your senses. As you stroll through this lively square, you will find yourself transported to a realm where the past meets the present, where the spirit of Rome unfolds before your eyes.

 

ST PETER’S SQUARE: Grandeur Meets Divine Serenity

 

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Experience the overwhelming magnificence of Saint Peter's Square, where faith, art, and history create an extraordinary atmosphere that will leave you spellbound.  This expansive square serves as a gateway to the grandest church in all of Christendom: Saint Peter's Basilica. With its origins dating back to the 1600s, this architectural masterpiece was envisioned by the artistic genius of Bramante, and Bernini. 

Crafted by the visionary Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Saint Peter's Square showcases a vast elliptical space that celebrates the all-embracing nature of faith. Its purposeful design ensures the greatest number of people can witness the Pope's blessings. The iconic Tuscan colonnades, with their majestic rows of columns, stretch like open arms, inviting visitors into the embrace of the Mother Church. Guarded by 140 saintly statues, these majestic pillars exude a profound spirituality, enveloping all with their awe-inspiring presence.

At the heart of this sacred space rises an extraordinary symbol of ancient wisdom—the towering Egyptian obelisk. This awe-inspiring monument, reaching a height of 84 feet, hails from the ancient city of  Heliopolis  in Egypt and dates back to approximately 2500 BC. Transported to Rome in 37 AD under the rule of Emperor Caligula, it stands as a testament to the enduring connections between civilizations and the enduring legacy of human history.

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Saint Peter's Square as you take a leisurely stroll through its expanse. Feel the magnitude of its embracing colonnades, an architectural marvel that whispers stories of devotion and spiritual transcendence.


View the ROMAN FORUM from CAPITOLINE HILL

 

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As you stand on Capitoline Hill, surrounded by the captivating panorama that stretches before you, let the profound weight of history wash over you. Capture the essence of the Roman Forum, etching its timeless beauty into your memory. It is a sight to behold, a connection to a bygone era, and a tribute to the everlasting power of human ingenuity.

For centuries, the Roman Forum served as the beating heart of political, judicial, religious, and commercial affairs in the vast empire of Rome. Within the confines of this forum, the halls of power echoed with the deliberations of the Roman Senate, the pronouncements of tribunals, and the bustling activity of temples and government offices. It was a bustling epicenter that encapsulated the essence of Rome—a testament to its enduring influence.

The Roman Forum, often referred to as the "Navel of the City of Rome" (Umbilicus Urbis Romae), stands as a testament to the glorious and influential past of ancient Rome.

 

COLOSSEUM SQUARE - Echoes of Ancient Wonders

 

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Take a moment to absorb the majesty that surrounds you during your stroll through Colosseum Square, where the echoes of an ancient empire reverberate through time. The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine bear witness to the ambition, power, and artistic prowess of the Roman civilization. It is a privilege to stand in their presence, offering a glimpse of tangible remnants of a bygone era that continue to captivate and inspire.

The Colosseum stands in all its splendor, its imposing presence commanding attention. Gaze upon the ruins that reveal the Colosseum's storied past—a spectacle of four arcaded stories, where each level boasts 80 arches. Once adorned in pristine white marble, the arches housed larger-than-life statues, a testament to the grand artistic vision of the era. Step back in time and envision the exhilarating spectacles that unfolded within these walls—gladiatorial contests, thrilling animal hunts, vivid mock sea battles, and even solemn public executions.

As you take in this breathtaking view, it's impossible to ignore the passage of time and the impact of human hands. Centuries ago, during the medieval and Renaissance periods, the Colosseum's precious materials were quarried and repurposed, finding new life in the construction of other magnificent structures scattered throughout Rome. Yet, despite the scars of history, the Colosseum remains an enduring symbol of resilience and architectural brilliance.

Adjacent to the Colosseum stands the impressive Arch of Constantine, a monumental triumphal arch that commemorates Emperor Constantine's victorious campaign against Emperor Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD. This triumph holds even greater significance as Emperor Constantine is renowned for his role in legalizing Christianity during his reign—an act that would shape the course of history and influence the world for centuries to come.

 

CIRCUS MAXIMUS - Ancient Chariot Racing Stadium


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As you gaze upon the remnants of this once-great Circus Maximus, the outline of the chariot racing stadium serves as a canvas for your imagination. Close your eyes and be transported to a time of exhilaration and anticipation, as tens of thousands of spectators fill the stadium, their cheers resonating through time as chariots thundered past. Though the grandeur of the ancient Roman stadium may have faded, its spirit lives on, fueling your imagination with vivid scenes reminiscent of epic cinematic spectacles like "Ben-Hur."

Cast your gaze to the center of the stadium, where the spina, a central barrier, once stood. It was here that Obelisco Flaminio found its place, an ancient Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome in 10 BC by the renowned Caesar Augustus. Today, this precious artifact adorns the heart of Piazza del Popolo, a testament to the enduring legacy of Rome's rich history.

Allow your eyes to wander beyond the Circus Maximus, and you'll be met with a majestic backdrop of ruins. Palatine Hill, adorned with the remnants of grand ancient Roman villas, stands proudly in the distance. These noble structures once served as opulent residences for emperors and the elite of Rome, a testament to the power and influence that resided within this illustrious city.


ST PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS - Grand Architectural Serenity


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St Paul Outside the Walls is a true gem among the Papal Basilicas. As the second-largest basilica in Rome and one of the four holiest sites in Christendom, it holds a place of profound significance. Named "Outside the Walls" due to its location beyond the boundaries of the ancient Roman Aurelian Walls, this sacred haven beckons all who seek spiritual solace.

Originally erected in the 4th century under the patronage of Emperor Constantine, St Paul Outside the Walls stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Saint Paul the Apostle. Enshrined beneath a marble tombstone, his sacred resting place lies approximately 4.5 feet below the altar in the basilica's crypt. It is no wonder that millions of devout Christians from every corner of the globe embark on pilgrimages to pay homage to this revered figure.

Though faced with the devastation from a fire in the early 1800s, the unwavering dedication of benefactors spanning continents ensured the meticulous restoration of this architectural marvel. Today, St Paul Outside the Walls stands proudly, radiating its former glory for all to behold.

 

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What sets the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls apart as an absolute must-see?

In addition to its architectural splendor, this cherished basilica offers visitors a more accessible experience compared to the renowned St Peter's Basilica where unpredictably long and potentially exhausting security checkpoint lines often snake through St Peter’s Square. Instead, immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of St Paul Outside the Walls, where you can bask in the beauty and spirituality of this remarkable place of worship without the constraints of lengthy queues.

Your unforgettable day tour in Rome will conclude with your convenient drop-off at your hotel at approximately 5 PM. With cherished memories in your heart, bid a fond farewell to your driver, knowing that Rome's enchantment will forever linger in your soul.

Let Stefano's RomeCabs be your gateway to the timeless beauty of Rome on our private tours of Rome. Book our Panoramic Rome Tour now and immerse yourself in the captivating stories, vibrant squares, and awe-inspiring monuments that await. Every step will be a poetic dance, every glance a brushstroke on the canvas of your Roman odyssey. Allow the Eternal City to unravel its secrets and ignite your spirit with its unparalleled charm.

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Important Information

 

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AND ACCEPT THE   TERMS OF SERVICE  AND PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE BOOKING.
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Payment can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you confirm your Tour. PayPal processes all online credit card payments for safety and security.

If you wish to PREPAY you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment. Refunds for Prepaid services will only be NET RATE (*See cancellation policy below)


CANCELLATION POLICY for Panoramic Rome Tour:

We kindly ask that cancellations be done at a minimum of 7 days in advance so we can rebook the service and the reserved driver does not work for that day.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.

 

YOUR ROME TOUR DRIVER

Italy has strict laws protecting official licensed guides making it unlawful for Tour Drivers to provide guests commentary while outside the vehicle or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle.  While your driver can offer basic information while at the vehicle, your driver in Rome must comply with regulations and remain with the vehicle while you explore independently (self-tour) without their accompaniment.

 

Meeting Point to meet your Driver at ROME HOTEL / ACCOMMODATION:

Your private driver in Rome will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or in areas permitted by hotels.

For Apartments or B&Bs without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Pick Up Address.

* If your hotel or accommodation is on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible and meet you on foot at your Address, and accompany you to your parked vehicle.

 

Pro Tips for Visiting Rome’s famous piazzas:

The areas around Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps can get very crowded. Stay vigilant and keep your belongings secure. Avoid accepting gifts from street vendors or strangers, as they may expect payment or tips in return for items like roses, bracelets, or trinkets.

Tips / Dress Code for visiting religious venues in Rome:

When visiting religious venues, it's important to respect the modesty dress code. Remember to cover your shoulders and knees. Capri-type pants are suitable for ladies, while men can wear shorts as long as they cover the knees.


If you prefer to tour Rome independently, consider our Tour Rome Your Way with Private Driver which gives you the opportunity to follow your own itinerary and visit only the sites you choose.
 

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