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ROME IN A DAY walking tour

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They say a lifetime is not enough to experience Rome - so if you’ve only got a short time in the city, there is definitely no time to waste!  Our Rome in a day tour is perfect for those who want to hit the ground running, see the essential sights, learn as much as you can about the Eternal City and make a few friends along the way.



  • Orientation walk of Rome with our IOAB tour leader 
  • Sight visited:

    - Colosseum & Roman Forum ( externally )
    - Piazza Venezia
    - Vittoriano
    - Spanish Steps
    - Pantheon
    - Trevi Fountain
    - Castel Sant'Angelo Vatican city
    - Vatican museums
    - Sistine Chapel
    - St' Peter's Basilica ( externally )

  • Walking tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel with our licensed tour guide
  • Entry tickets to the Vatican museums
  • Free time to visit the Basilica at your own leisure




In front of the Colosseum metro stop. Look up for your guide in purple T-shirt with the Italy on a Budget logo.

- In order to access the Vatican and all churches you must have something to cover your shoulders. Your skirts and trousers must also cover your knees.

- There is a lot of walking involved s wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not suitable for peple with walking disabilities.

- Wear comfortable shoes 

MIN.  Tour guaranteed with a min. of 4 people - max 15 people
LOW COST Guided walking tour of the Vatican museums not included


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Our tour starts in the middle of it all, as your friendly guide will be waiting for you right outside the Metro Stop Colosseo. Yep, you guessed right, first stop: The magnificent Colosseum! That’s just the beginning of the journey which will see you walking through the Forum to the Piazza Venezia and the controversial Vittoriano . Making our way through the streets of Rome, we’ll emerge at the top of the Spanish Steps to one of the best views of the Eternal City. 

The sights only get more iconic from here; next up is the Trevi Fountain, where your guide will teach you how to throw your coin over your shoulder (or maybe two?); Piazza Navona where you’ll learn all about Bernini, Rome’s version of Michelangelo; and the Pantheon, which for many visitors is the most incredible spot in the entire city.


After a short break at one of Rome’s best and oldest gelaterias, we’ll make our way to the Castelo di Sant'Angelo (ever seen “Angels and Demons?”). And there, looming in the distance, you’ll see the mother of all churches: Saint Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world within the smallest country in the world (yep, you’ll be ticking off two different countries on this tour!)


You’ll have free time to explore the Vatican and charge your batteries (metaphorically and perhaps literally… there are lots of photo ops here!). You’ll then begin your tour of the Vatican Museums (included in the price) with a fully-licensed guide, who will teach you all the legends, history and curiosities of this enigmatic place. Best of all: you’ll skip the line, giving you maximum time in the museum!


After a jam-packed day of sightseeing, you’ll have plenty of stories to tell and photos to share with your new friends. And with thousands of restaurants around Rome, there are plenty of places for you to sit, enjoy a glass of Italian wine, and do just that!



  • See the best of Rome in a day with our local tour leader
  • See ALL main attractions in Rome in one day
  • Explore the centre of Rome passing by Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Spanish Steps.
  • Have a guided tour inside the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel with a licensed tour guide
  • Meet new friends and people of the same age
  • Learn about the facts, history and anecdotes of Rome
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make your wish
  • Find out the best places to eat and drink.
  • Get to know where to go after the tour
  • Discover the best areas to explore after the tour, told by a local guide.



  1. Roma
  2. Piazza Venezia
  3. Piazza della Rotonda
  4. Piazza di Trevi
  5. Piazza di Spagna
  6. 50
  7. Viale Vaticano