Rome in 2 Days Tour

Discover epochal wonders of Rome and Vatican on our private Grand Rome Tour

duration:8 Hours

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM

highlights

  • Tour Rome in comfortable style in our deluxe vehicles with personal English speaking drivers
  • Expertly crafted, our tours allow you to discover MORE of Rome' epochal highlights in less time
  • Your driver will take you as close as possible to sites you visit to minimize walking distance
  • Bask in the grandeur of vestiges of Ancient Rome and explore storied ruins
  • Delight in Rome's lively squares for a taste of La Dolce Vita
  • Marvel at artistic and architectural wonders at superb museums in Rome and Vatican
  • Stroll along history-steeped streets of Rome and Ancient Appian Way
  • Our flexible itinerary may be modified to accommodate site closures (such as Sundays, Mondays or holidays)
  • Upon request, we can book a private Licensed Tour Guide for you ( * inquire within for Info and Prices)
  • Enjoy a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on our Rome private tours by car
  • Affordable luxury with your comfort and safety in mind

itinerary

  • Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • Ancient Appian Way
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Campo dei Fiori
  • Aventine Hill, Orange Garden
  • The Secret Keyhole
  • St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica ( *Licensed Tour Guide recommended, see info below)

included

  • Private deluxe vehicle
  • English speaking Driver (drivers are NOT tour guides)
  • All taxes
  • Road Expenses, parking fees

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Tour Guide / Walking Tours ( *self touring away from the vehicle with option to book a guide)

description

RomeCabs' Rome in 2 Days tour by car offer you the wonderful opportunity to truly experience the Eternal City and what it has to offer across two days at your leisure so you have the opportunity to explore Rome’s famous highlights as well as hidden treasures in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle driven by your English speaking Private Driver.


ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR PRICE LIST

  • For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel:  790 EUROS
  • For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel:  800 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel:  850 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel:  900 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 the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.


Enjoy a preview of the exceptional sites in Rome that await you, in our Rome in 2 Days Tour VIDEO:
 

 

DAY 1 of ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR
 

Bask in the architectural wonders of Ancient Rome

Your first day of Rome in 2 days will begin with a journey through time to the glory of Ancient Rome as your Driver will take you to visit the iconic Colosseum and the Roman Forum from where the Roman empire was ruled.

The Colosseum is the world’s most famous elliptical amphitheater that has inspired not only the imagination of people worldwide with the legendary events that took place on its arena, but inspired engineers and architects to create modern versions of this ancient sports stadium.

The ancient amphitheater was built in 72 AD on top of Emperor Neros Golden House (Domus Aurea), the expansive and luxurious private residence of the emperor.

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Across the Colosseum, you will visit the ancient Roman Forum, often described as the most celebrated public forum in the world! Situated in the small valley between the Capitoline Hill and Palatine Hill, for centuries the Roman Forum served as the nucleus of all the most important affairs of the Empire: political, religious, commercial and judicial. 

Your journey will continue with a leisurely drive to the famous Via Appia Antica (Ancient Appian Way), was once called called:
 

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"the Appian way is the queen of the long roads"

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This remarkable ancient Roman road built in 312 BC is recounted in the Christian tradition that it was along the Appian Way that Peter tried to escape Rome when he encountered a divine vision of Christ which inspired him to return to the city and face his certain martyrdom.

As you make your way along Via Appia, you will stop for a visit to the early 2nd and 3rd century AD Catacombs that were underground receptacles of the dead. Burial was at that time forbidden within the city walls, therefore miles of underground labyrinthian tunnels were hewn out of the tuffa stone so the early Christian could bury their dead.

You will have free time on your own to enjoy LUNCH at a local restaurant or trattoria of your choice. Your driver will be happy to offer suggestions based on your tastes.

 

Delight in Rome's lively Squares for a taste of La Dolce Vita
 

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After lunch your chauffeured tour will continue with a stop at the Spanish steps (Piazza di Spagna) famous for its elegant winding stairway that scales all the way up to the French church of Trinita dei Monti and the obelisk (Obelisk Sallustiano) that is a smaller version copy of the large original obelisk once belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II that is currently gracing Piazza del Popolo.

At the foot of the staircase you will notice a large gathering of people around a fountain in shape of a shallow boat typically used for carrying wine to the port of Ripetta. This is the “Fontana della Barcaccio” (The Fountain of the Old Boat), a 1600’s Baroque fountain attributed to Pietro Bernini, the father of the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Another famous piazza in Rome your Driver will take you to is the beautiful Piazza Navona.
 

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Filled with light and sculpture, this unique piazza takes its oblong shape from the outline of the ancient Circus Domitianus (Domitian’s Stadium) that once stood here. Its centerpiece is the Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (The Fountain of Four Rivers) that artistically and symbolically represents the four known rivers during the 1600’s, the Nile River, Danube River, Rio River, and Plate River.
 

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One of the most iconic squares in Rome that was featured in classic films such as “La Dolce Vita” and “Three Coins in a Fountain” is the large Baroque Fontana di Trevi (the Trevi Fountain). Hundreds and thousands of people a day toss a coin into the fountain, hopeful that the tradition of tossing a coin in the fountain will ensure their return to Rome.

Not to be missed is Piazza della Rotonda, dominated by the magnificent Pantheon.

One of the most recognizable ancient Roman monuments still in use today is the Pantheon. Initially an ancient Roman temple dedicated to all the Roman gods, it was converted into a church in 609 AD and became the burial place for Italy’s royalty including King Vittorio Emanuele II, King Umberto I and his Queen Margherita....as well as famous Renaissance artists like Raphael.

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As you stand inside the Pantheon and look up to the center of the large coffered dome, you will notice the oculus (in Latin for “eye”) that serves not only as an architectural necessity but provides light as well as natural elements to flow into the building. Drainage holes are strategically placed to drain the water from the rain.

This marks the end of your First of your Rome in 2 Days Tour. From here your driver will bring you back to your hotel after a wonderful day exploring Rome.

 

DAY 2 of ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR

Explore some of Rome's top off the beaten path sites and hidden surprises

Your journey through Rome continues as your Driver will meet you at your hotel accommodation, your day will begin with a visit to Campo dei Fiori, one of Rome’s most famous squares that comes to life each weekday morning with its open air market where you will experience a market day in Italy!

This bustling market has been taking over the square each morning since the late 1800’s. Discover a vibrant cornucopia of everything from farm fresh fruits and vegetables beautifully displayed in a burst of color and fragrance, to clothing, kitchen wares, souvenirs, and countless local Italian products and delicacies to tempt your palate.

Campo de’ Fiori translates to “field of flowers”, a name first given to this place during the Middle Ages when it was actually a meadow. Flowers are still part of this square, but sold by vendors in beautiful bouquets for any and all occasions.
 

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A short drive away through Rome will take you to the lovely Aventine Hill, one of the Seven Hills  upon which Rome was built in the ancient times, but today is an elegant residential area of Rome that includes two places of interest that are the jewels of off the beaten path enthusiasts: Giardino degli Aranci (The Orange Garden that's a well kept secret of the locals) and the Secret Keyhole.
 

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Inside the ∫you will find a lovely small grove of orange trees that in the spring the fragrance of the blossoms attracts locals who delight in a quiet afternoon in this small park. Tradition has it that St Catherine of Siena made candied orange peels from the trees in this garden as a gift for the pope.

The garden terrace will reveal a lovely panorama of Rome with the Tiber River below, and the dome of St Peter’s Basilica in the distance.

In the nearby small and charming 18th century Piazza of the Knights of Malta you will find a rather ordinary door with a peculiar keyhole that reveals an enchanting view of the misty dome of St Peter’s Basilica, beautifully framed by green manicured trees in the garden just beyond the door.
 

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Your Rome in 2 Days Tour will continue with a visit to St Paul Outside the Walls, the second largest basilica in Rome and one of the four Papal Basilicas. This Basilica was originally built in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine over the burial site of Saint Paul the Apostle, and it is currently one of the top pilgrimage destinations for millions of Christians around the world.

This beautiful basilica was destroyed by fire in the early 1800’s, but with the generosity of donors across the continents, the basilica was perfectly restored to its previous glory which you can admired today. 

One of Rome’s most imposing and famous ancient Mausoleums is Castel Sant’Angelo, the original 2nd century AD tomb of ancient Roman Emperor Hadrian that was later converted into a fortress, a castle to offer safety and protection to the popes during dangerous times of war and sieges, and a prison.
 

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The name “Castel Saint Angel” was given when supposedly Archangel Michael appeared on top of the mausoleum sheathing his sword signaling the end of the terrible plague of 590. You can see the statue representing this legendary event on top of the castle.

The top of the castle offers a splendid view of the Vatican and a stunning panorama of Rome that’s not to be missed!

Lunch will be at a local restaurant or trattoria of your choice.

THE VATICAN - admire grand masterpieces at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

 

After lunch your driver will take you to visit the smallest country in the world: Vatican City. Your visit will begin with the Vatican Museums with one of the most extensive and compelling collection of masterpieces in the world including the greatest artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giotto, Caravaggio, Titian, and more from antiquity to Renaissance.
 

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Among the most popular and visited galleries and Halls are the Raphael Rooms, Hall of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, the Pinacoteca and the highlight of everyone’s visit: the Sistine Chapel that features Michelangelo’s famous frescoes.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Regarding visiting Saint Peter's Basilica

If visiting St Peter's Basilica is important to you, we strongly recommend reserving a Licensed Tour Guide for your Vatican visit. In addition to providing an informative guided walking tour of the Vatican Museum Highlights and the Sistine Chapel, a tour guide can also GUARANTEE you quick access to Saint Peter's Basilica through the special backway shortcut entrance designated for "Visitors with Tour Guides Only". 

Without a Tour Guide to access the basilica, you would be required to exit the Museums and access the Basilica from St Peter's Square where you may find potentially long security lines that may prevent you from having sufficient time to also visit the Basilica. We cannot guarantee you will be able to also visit St Peter's Basilica without a licensed tour guide if you run out of time.

 

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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 for our Rome in 2 Days 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 when you confirm your Tour.

If you wish to PREPAY you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly request cancellations be made at least 7 days prior to Date of Tour

Cancellations must be made via email and confirmed by our office staff in order for them to be on record. We do NOT accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd party.

  

ADMISSION TICKETS:
 

* COLOSSEUM TICKETS (Skip Ticket Lines):

Price of Colosseum standard Admission Tickets booked online is currently 14 Euros per person. Please check the link below.

Select your print at home and get them with you in order to avoid long lines.

If you are from United States, please select "United States" (or Stati Uniti in Italian) when prompted to select your country of origin. 

CLICK HERE to purchase Colosseum Tickets

Please note that the Colosseum requires all visitors to clear security, which may result in unexpectedly long wait times in security lines.  This applies to ALL visitors, including advance ticket holders. 

* VATICAN MUSEUM TICKETS - Skip the Ticket Lines

Admission Tickets to Vatican Museums are currently 21 EUROS ** PER PERSON

** Admission ticket prices are subject to change up or down without notice.

Upon confirming the tour, you will be provided with LINKS and INSTRUCTIONS to purchase your Colosseum Tickets and Vatican Museum Tickets in advance online via authorized websites.  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 Colosseum and Vatican Museums do NOT issue refunds on purchased tickets of any kind. 

* CASTEL SANT'ANGELO TICKETS:

The price for Castel Sant'Angelo tickets are currently 10.50 Euros per person purchased on site upon arrival. Prices are subject to change, and may be a line to the ticket office, although much shorter than at previous sites.

* CATACOMBS VISIT TICKETS:

Entrance fee to visit the Catacombs are currently 8 Euros per person to be purchased on arrival, and it includes a group guided tour available in different languages.

* Please Note that prices for entry tickets are subject to change pending occasional exhibitions, changes are always the discretion of the monuments and museums. We accept responsibility for ticket changes that may occur after you book this tour.

* Churches in Italy may close for private religious affairs with no advance notice. In such cases, the church is replaced with another beautiful church.

 

YOUR TOUR DRIVER

This tour provides a Tour Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide. You will SELF TOUR away from the vehicle, unaccompanied by your driver.

Italy has strict laws that protect licensed tour guides, so it is unlawful for tour drivers to act and guide guests to sightsee from the vehicle. Your Driver will be happy to offer basic information while at the vehicle, but will be obliged to stay with the vehicle while you sightsee.

* For your safety inside the moving vehicle, please do not distract the driver while s/he is driving, especially during traffic conditions.

* Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as close as legally possible and in accordance with the Municipality and Traffic laws of Rome.

 

LICENSED ROME TOUR GUIDES

To enhance your tour experience, we will highly recommend a professional private licensed tour guide.

The most important works of art in the world. We highly recommend reserving a private Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide to accompany you on a 2 hour guided tour through the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica to enhance your experience and knowledge of the most unique places in the world. 

Please contact us for Guided Tours of the Colosseum with Roman Forum, and/or the Vatican and we will be happy to assist with Tour Guide options and Tour Guide Fees.

Tour Guide fees are paid directly to the guide in EURO currency at the end of their tour service.

Please inquire within via E-Mail for Tour Guide Fees and Booking Information.
 

IMPORTANT TOUR GUIDE DISCLAIMER:  Private licensed tour guides are not employees or affiliates of RomeCabs as they operate independently.  We receive no compensation nor benefit in any way from the guides. We recommend their services based on their lawful qualifications, expertise, professionalism and reliability, but we have no control of the style of tours they provide.

Please be advised that RomeCabs accepts no responsibility or liability for the style of tours Private Guides provide as they are not part of RomeCabs company. By allowing us to book a private guide on your behalf, you are entering an agreement that you fully understand and accept all the conditions above with no exception. 


ROME TRAVEL TIPS

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Tips for visiting the Colosseum

It’s advisable to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat to protect our head and shade your face during the summer months as it becomes quite hot and sunny while visiting the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

*** Due to security check points installed at the entrance of the Colosseum, wait lines can be expected. ***

All visitors are obliged to pass through security, including ticket holders. Wait lines vary. Any delays associated with visiting the Colosseum are outside of our control.

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Tips for visiting Rome's famous Squares

The area around the popular sites can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your belongings and keep them close to you. Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists around the fountain. Rome is a very safe city, but as with any place in the world it is good to travel with common sense.

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Tips for visiting the Vatican Museums:

Photography and videography is permitted throughout Vatican Museums, with exception of sensitive areas where flash photography is forbidden. Please check the signs that advise you of this. You may use flash photography and videography freely inside St Peter’s Basilica.

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

Please note that during the summer months the Vatican Museums are very crowded, often hot, and it may or may not be an enjoyable experience for everyone who is sensitive to crowds and heat.
 

Tips for visiting Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican:

There is no dress code for visiting the Vatican Museums, but there is a modesty dress code to enter the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica: no bare shoulders or bare knees. Capri-type pants are acceptable for ladies and men can wear shorts that are long enough to cover the knees.

Ladies, if you wear a tank-top, bring a scarf or shawl to cover your shoulders. Persons who don’t respect the modesty dress code are turned away and denied entrance into this holy church as well as the Sistine Chapel.

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