Best of Rome 3 Day Tour

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Introducing our Best of Rome 3 Day Tour, a captivating journey through the rich history, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine of the Eternal City. Begin with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, climb the Palatine Hill for breathtaking views, and explore modern Rome’s iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain. On day two, ascend to the top of St. Peter’s Dome for unparalleled views of the Vatican and delve into the majestic Basilica. Day three brings a delightful food tour, tasting local specialties and experiencing the true essence of “Aperitivo” at various stops along the way. 

Our Best of Rome 3 Day Tour is perfect for travelers who crave the best of Rome’s history, art, and cuisine. Come join us for an unforgettable journey through the Eternal City. This tour includes guides, accommodations, skip-the-line entries at Rome’s landmarks, and more. Book your spot now and create cherished memories of Rome’s wonders!

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Best of Rome 3 Day Tour Highlights

  1. Make your way to the top of Palatine Hill for a spectacular viewpoint over Rome, including St. Peter's Basilica
  2. See famous Roman sites, such as the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and more
  3. Enjoy 2 enchanting nights at a hotel of your choice from our selection of great accommodations
  4. Climb to the very top of St. Peter’s Dome and be rewarded with magnificent views over the Eternal City
  5. Learn about the city's history, religious background, and food culture with your expert tour guide
  6. Sample a range of Rome's specialty dishes including suppli, Roman pizza, and artisanal tiramisu
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Best of Rome 3 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Rome
  • Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Rome. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Begin your walking tour with skip-the-line access to the iconic Colosseum, where your expert guide will reveal its fascinating history and intricate details, bringing this magnificent structure to life
  • Continue to the Roman Forum, once the heart of Ancient Rome's political and social life, and walk the same path as victorious Roman armies while admiring the remains of temples, banks, and homes
  • Climb the Palatine Hill for breathtaking views of Rome, including the majestic St. Peter's Basilica.
  • After a well-deserved lunch break in the historical city center, jump on the metro to explore the best of modern Rome
  • Wander through picturesque streets and piazzas to visit famous landmarks such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona, adorned with the splendid Bernini fountain
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 2 - St. Peters's Dome Climb, Basilica and Papal Crypts
  • Meet your guide, an expert on Vatican history and art, in the center of St Peter's Square and stroll across the gleaming marble pavement to the steps that wind their way up and around the dome of the basilica
  • While there are 551 steps that lead to the peak, you'll be taking an elevator part of the way. Arriving at the base of the Dome, you’ll have a chance to admire the building’s beautiful interior
  • Continue to climb the 320 steps to the very top where your guide will point out the best of the historical landmarks that cover the city, from Vatican City to the Roman Forum
  • Few get to see these uninterrupted views, so take advantage and be sure to snap plenty of photos while you have the chance!
  • Make your way back to the bottom for a quick break to rest before you head into the Basilica itself to explore this internationally renowned marvel of architecture and art
  • Escorted by your guide, admire the Papal Altar under Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, La Pietà
  • Plunge into the depths below to explore the underground tombs of past popes and the alleged necropolis of St Peter himself
  • Return outside to view Bernini’s optical illusion in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope’s famous balcony, and capture some more remarkable photos of the Basilica
  • When the tour ends, you're in the center of the city, perfect for more exploring on your own!
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 3 - Rome Food Tour
  • Have a free morning in Rome before meeting your guide at a centralized location in Rome at noon for your aperitivo and street food tour
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rome, discovering the city's food culture and tasting local specialties like supplì and Roman pizza
  • Try a variety of culinary delights, including the best Tiramisu in the historic center, artisanal cheeses, a cured meat board with wine, and the finest espresso in Rome
  • Experience the true essence of "Aperitivo" with alcoholic drinks at various stops along the way, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Eternal City
  • The tour ends after 3 days of exploring Italy's Capital!
NB - all timings on Best of Rome 3 Day Tour are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
All touring and accommodation
Ancient Rome: Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Vatican Tour: Entrance to the St. Peter Basilica & Dome, and to the Papal Crypt
Food Tour: Food tasting & drinks
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour package
Around religious holidays at the Vatican, areas may be closed and certain stops will not be possible. Accessible areas will have longer visits and no refunds will be given. Everyone must pass through security to enter the Vatican, which can take up to 30 minutes on busy days.
Please note that the dome’s elevator only takes you to the first terrace. In order to climb to the top of the dome, you will have to use stairs (320 steps)
VATICAN & CHURCHES DRESS CODE: Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men, women, and children. Short pants are permitted as long as the above requirements are met. No refunds will be given if entry is refused due to lack of appropriate dress. No knives, weapons, or sharp objects will be permitted inside
Only small bags or purses are allowed in the Vatican and the Colosseum. No large bags or weapons are allowed, and a cloakroom is available at the Vatican only
The Pantheon will be closed on Sundays for the public
Please advise if you have any dietary requirements. The drinking age in Italy is 18 years old
Cancellation Policy
Please note: From October 18, 2023, it is mandatory to provide a first and last name during the Colosseum ticket booking process. Upon issuing, the ticket becomes non-refundable. Guest must ensure they have their passport with them on the day of the tour to guarantee entry. In case of incorrect personal data, access to the Colosseum will be denied
As a result of the above policy, the Rome tour component of this package (DAY 1) is also non-refundable
The remaining tours are subject to the general cancellation policy and can be canceled up to 4 weeks before the start of the package with a 95% refund (5% handling fee)