Rome in a Day tour

Experience Rome in a day tour by car from Rome hotel or Port of Civitavecchia

duration:Full day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:9:00 AM from Rome hotel


  • Explore Rome’s most famous monuments that are on everyone's "must-see" list.
  • Revel in the epochal wonders of Rome in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle with English speaking Driver
  • Your Driver will take you as close as possible to sites you visit to maximize sightseeing, minimize walking distance
  • Delight in Rome's exquisite squares such as Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza della Rotonda
  • View the grandeur of the iconic Colosseum and surrounding architectural wonders of the Roman Empire
  • With Rome at your fingertips, on our Tours by Car, you see MORE of Rome in LESS time!
  • Enjoy time for Self Touring key locations when away from the vehicle
  • Appreciate a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on our luxury tours of Rome
  • * This tour "as is" is NOT Available on Sundays as the Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays
  • ** This tour does NOT include visit inside the Colosseum or Pantheon due to long security/enty lines and extremely difficult-to-obtain time slot tickets
  • *** VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKETS SELL OUT FAST - a visit to the Vatican Museums is NOT GUARANTEED


  • Colosseum Square (outside view of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine)
  • View of the Roman Forum from Capitoline Hill
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of Pantheon)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps/Piazza di Spagna
  • Vatican Museums - Pending Availability of Tickets
  • * Saint Peter’s Basilica (pending available time, visit to the Basilica is not guaranteed)


  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • Personal English speaking Driver ( * drivers are NOT licensed tour guides)
  • All Taxes
  • Highway tolls, parking fees

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Tour Guides / Walking Tours (* you will Self Tour unless you request a Private Tour Guide at additional tour guide fees)




Please CONTACT US via Email for availability and booking information

We cannot guarantee the availability of Vatican Museum tickets as they tend to sell out almost immediately. In case the Vatican Museums Tickets are SOLD OUT, we are happy to offer other exciting Rome tours such as Panoramic Rome tour, Tour Rome as Romans Do, or our popular Rome Town & Country Tour.

Our Rome in A Day Tour is chauffeur-driven with the unique opportunity to explore and experience Rome’s sublime ancient monuments, remarkable churches, famous piazzas, and more!

Experience the best of Rome as your English-speaking Private Driver introduces you to Rome’s fascinating culture, history, delicious flavors, and hidden secrets that are here waiting for you to enjoy.  Journey through the Eternal City in the comfort and safety of your private deluxe vehicle.

This tour does NOT include visits inside the Colosseum or Pantheon due to unpredictably long security/entry lines and extreme difficulty in obtaining time slot tickets.


For Rome Tours starting from Rome hotel:

  • For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel:  470 EUROS
  • For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel:  520 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel:  550 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel:  600 EUROS


* 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 Request.

** Dates on Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable are NOT AVAILABLE.  On SUNDAYS, please book our ROME IN A DAY ON A SUNDAY TOUR as the Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays.


COLOSSEUM SQUARE -  bask in the grandeur Ancient Roman architectural wonders

Your Rome in A Day Tour begins with a stop in Colosseum Square that is dominated by the enduring iconic symbol of Rome and its imperial magnificence: The Colosseum.

This tour does NOT include a visit inside the Colosseum. See information below

The amphitheater was built in 72 AD over the previous Domus Aurea (Golden House), the vast and opulent personal domain of Emperor Nero


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Its original name is the Flavian Amphitheater after the family name of Emperor Vespasian who initiated its construction for public use, contrasting Emperor Nero who used it for his personal interest. The amphitheater took the name Colosseum from the Colossus of Nero, an ancient towering bronze statue of Nero depicted as the pagan sun god Apollo.

As you stroll around Colosseum Square enjoying the ancient Roman atmosphere, be sure to view (and photograph!) the Colosseum from different angles to capture the unique beauty of this imposing monument. 

Near the Colosseum, you can also see the impressive Arch of Constantine, the elaborate Victory Arch of the 4th century AD Emperor Constantine that made Christianity legal during the pagan times when Christians were persecuted for their religious beliefs.

CAPITOLINE HILL - a picture-perfect panorama of the Roman Forum

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Your next stop on your Rome in A Day tour will be at the top of the Capitol Hill  (Campidoglio). From here you have the vantage point view of the entire Roman Forum, a stunning portion of the Palatine Hill to the right, and the Colosseum in the far distance. This is also a very popular spot for amazing photographs and group photos, so make sure you have your cameras handy.


PIAZZA NAVONA - Rome's Charismatic Square

Your next stops on your Rome in A Day Tour are Rome's lively squares.

The cheerful Piazza Navona is a symphony of fountains in an oblong square made colorful by a variety of colorful paintings and drawings exhibited by local artists, embraced by earthy-colored historic buildings.

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Piazza Navona takes its unique shape and name from the ancient 1st century AD Roman stadium by Emperor Domitian that was used for athletic competitions. The square today rests over the interior arena of this ancient stadium. The name Navona is rooted in the ancient word for games, ‘agones’.

The magnificent centerpiece is the 17th-century fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi).  This fountain represents the four major rivers of the four known continents of that time: Nile (Africa), Danube (Europe), Ganges (Asia), and Rio de la Plata (America). Above the fountain is an ancient Egyptian obelisk commissioned by Pope Innocent X giving height and dominance to this elaborate fountain.


PIAZZA DELLA ROTONDA - Rome's Iconic Square


Get ready to be captivated by the lively Piazza della Rotonda, adorned with a remarkable baroque fountain and crowned by a towering 20-foot obelisk from ancient Egypt. This exquisite masterpiece, originally crafted by Pharaoh Ramses II for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis, exudes an aura of magnificence.


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Take a moment to admire the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Pantheon, a true architectural marvel that reigns supreme over the square. Its commanding presence effortlessly captures the attention and admiration of all who behold it.

As you leisurely explore 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 square, perfectly complementing the irresistible charm of Piazza della Rotonda.

Wander through the square, meandering around the Pantheon. Indulge in the delights offered by the charming shops and treat your taste buds to the ultimate pleasure of savoring Rome's finest gelato from one of the nearby gelaterias.

Let yourself be carried away by the enchantment 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.


THE TREVI FOUNTAIN - the world's most famous Baroque Fountain

Your Rome in a Day Tour will take you to the famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome - you can hear the symphony of water fountains from a block away.

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Tradition has it that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they will be assured a return to Rome, two coins will lead to a new romance and three will ensure marriage. Nearly 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain daily and are collected at night. The money has been used by a charity to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's less fortunate.

The Trevi fountain was also the setting of the classic movie Three Coins in a Fountain and Federico Fellini's famous film La Dolce Vita.

SPANISH STEPS   - Rome's elegant square with a majestic sweeping stairway

Your next visit on our Rome in A Day Tour will be the famous Spanish Steps with its elegant 18th-century winding stairway that connect the square below to the French church of Trinita dei Monti above.

The Obelisk Sallustiano that graces the top of the stairs was erected in 1789 as a smaller version copy of the large original Egyptian obelisk belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II  that is currently the centerpiece of Piazza del Popolo, and as you’ve previously seen, it first belonged in Circus Maximus.

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As you stand facing the Spanish Steps, the lovely pink-toned building to your right is the house where the famous English poet John Keats  lived and died in 1821. Currently, it’s the Keats-Shelley Memorial House.

Below the staircase is an early 1600s Baroque fountain, “Fontana della Barcaccio”, or “The Fountain of the Old Boat”, a type of shallow boat particularly used for carrying wine to the port of Ripetta. This distinctive fountain is attributed to Pietro Bernini, the father of the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The Spanish Steps earned its name after the Spanish Embassy that was located there in 1647 and later transformed into the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See.

Afterward your visit to the Spanish Steps you will stop for a quick traditional Italian lunch.




  • ** NOTE **  Vatican Museums Tickets SELL OUT FAST!  We cannot guarantee the possibility to visit the Vatican Museums if tickets are no longer available. We can suggest alternate tours or sightseeing options.
  • A visit to St Peter's Basilica is NOT GUARANTEED due to very long security lines.

The Vatican Museums include masterpieces including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Caravaggio, Perugino, Titian, Raphael, and a vast treasure of classic sculptures from antiquity.

Among the most widely visited galleries and halls are Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, Hall of Maps, the Pinacoteca, and the most famous chapel in the world: the Sistine Chapel.

This marks the end of your Rome in A Day tour with Stefano's RomeCabs

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Important Information


* PLEASE NOTE*  This Rome in A Day tour "as is" is not bookable or available on SUNDAYS as the Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays.  Please contact us via email so we may offer other options or tours suitable on Sundays.


Payment for this Tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online upon request. (See Cancellation policy below)



We kindly ask that cancellations be made via E-mail at least 7 days prior to Date of Service

Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Reduced Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Reduced 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.




NOTE: Admission ticket prices are subject to change and ticket prices cannot be guaranteed



We cannot guarantee the availability of Tickets if they sell out before you have the opportunity to purchase them.   In case the Vatican Museums Tickets SELL OUT, you may substitute the Vatican with other sites in Rome.

Upon confirming the tour, you will be provided with LINKS and INSTRUCTIONS to purchase your Vatican Museum Tickets in advance online via authorized websites pending availability (which is NOT guaranteed).  You will be required to bring your Ticket VOUCHERS with you so they can be converted into actual tickets on-site.

These tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE once purchased as the Vatican Museums do NOT issue refunds on purchased tickets of any kind.



Rome in A Day Tour is a chauffeur-driven tour with a Private Driver who is not a Licensed Tour Guide.
Only licensed Tour Guides may accompany or guide you at the sites you visit.

Italy has strict laws and regulations in place to protect licensed tour guides, this makes it unlawful for Tour Drivers to act as tour guides and accompany guests to sightsee away from the vehicle. In order to comply with Italy’s laws, Tour Drivers may not guide guests to sightsee and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.  

On this Rome in A Day Tour by car, you will SELF-TOUR the attractions you visit away from the vehicle, unaccompanied by your private driver. This tour does NOT include a tour guide.

Rome traffic can be quite chaotic and requires the driver's full attention, please refrain from distracting your driver while s/he is driving as your safety inside the moving vehicle is always our top priority.

Your private driver will stop as close to the sites as possible in accordance with traffic and Municipality laws and regulations.




Your private driver 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.


This Rome in A Day tour does NOT guarantee the possibility of also visiting St Peter's Basilica

The Vatican has imposed regulations restricting access to St Peter's Basilica from inside the Vatican Museums. 

Security Lines required to clear in order to visit the Basilica may be UNPREDICTABLY LONG, and you may NOT have sufficient time on your tour to visit the Basilica if you run out of time.

Guests on Shore Excursions are required to depart from Rome at a specific time, and may NOT have time to visit the Basilica if encounter long security lines.

Guests on Day Tours from Rome Hotel may EXTEND the tour at an additional cost to accommodate the extra time required to clear security and enter the Basilica.

Tips for visiting Vatican Museums:

Photography and videography are permitted throughout Vatican Museums, with the exception of sensitive areas where flash photography is forbidden. You may use flash photography and videography freely inside St Peter’s Basilica.

Any form of photography and videography is strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel.

Tips for visiting Rome’s famous piazzas:

The area around the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you. Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists around the fountain. They may offer you roses, but if you choose to accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip to them.

Tips / Dress Code for visiting Vatican St Peter’s Basilica and other religious venues:

Please remember to dress appropriately when visiting religious venues such as St Peter’s Basilica that enforce modesty dress code: no bare shoulders or bare knees. Capri-type pants are completely acceptable for ladies and men can wear shorts if they are long enough to 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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