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- Rome to Leaning Tower of Pisa
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- Rome to Perugia
- Rome to Pisa
- Rome to Positano
- Rome to Rome Civitavecchia Cruise Port (Civitavecchia Terminal Crociere)
- Rome to Salerno
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Rome can entertain visitors for weeks on end, but travelers will also appreciate the many excellent day trip options from the Italian capital. Here are a few ways to explore Tuscan hill towns, Renaissance marvels, ruins of ancient cities, and more.
Tivoli — 21 miles (33 km) from Rome
Visit Tivoli to see how the ruling class lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. The town, roughly 40 minutes from Rome by train or public bus and 30 minutes by road, is home to lush the Renaissance estate of Villa d’Este and the ancient Roman Hadrian’s Villa. The gardens of Villa d’Este are renowned for their fountains, while Hadrian’s Villa complex was built for Emperor Hadrian in the second century. Today, visitors see ruins of temples, theaters, baths, and the Imperial Palace. Choose a half-day tour or a more in-depth full-day option.
Tuscany — 110 miles (177 km) from Rome
The Tuscany border isn’t far from Rome, but it’s a large region with plenty to explore. Head up to the hill towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino to enjoy views and wine, or take in the scenery of the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia, where Pienza is surrounded by rolling hills. See some of Tuscany’s most famous attractions in Florence and Pisa, and sample the region’s varietals on a wine-tasting tour. Tuscany tours from Rome, which usually run 12 to 14 hours, can either cover a lot of ground or focus on just one or two places.
Pompeii — 150 miles (241 km) from Rome
A visit to the excavated Roman city of Pompeii may put ruins such as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill into context. It’s two hours to Pompeii by train with a transfer in Naples, and the trip is less than three hours by road. Pompeii tours from Rome generally last 10 to 13 hours and often include a guided walk through the ancient city and the chance to hike Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for burying Pompeii in 79 AD. You can also choose to stop in Positano or Sorrento.
Florence — 170 miles (273 km) from Rome
The Tuscan capital and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a quick one hour and 30 minutes from Rome by high-speed train, and about three hours away by road. Tours to Florence run between 10 and 15 hours, and typically include a guided city walk and a visit to Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and the gorgeous Duomo. Some Florence tours include a visit to nearby Pisa.
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Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Guided Day Trip from Rome
Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are two headliners in southern Italy, but it’s virtually impossible to visit both in one day by public transportation. On this day trip, save hours with round-trip transport directly from Rome, leaving you enough time for a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii plus a stroll through Positano to sightsee and shop before the return drive to Rome.
Tuscany Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course Lunch and Wine Tasting
Take a Tuscany tour from Rome and see the best of the captivating Val d’Orcia region, near Siena. With a local guide at your side, discover countryside where historic hilltowns perch on sun-drenched hills and Tuscan farms dot the landscape. Visit the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, and enjoy free time to explore Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wine tasting and lunch at a farm is included.
Ostia Antica Tour from Rome - Semi Private
Visit the little-known archaeological site of Ostia Antica on a small-group day tour from Rome. In addition to navigating, your guide provides anecdotes and background information you won’t find in a guidebook. Enjoy free time to explore, grab a bite to eat (own expense), or relax on the beach before heading back to Rome.
Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican and Colosseum
Make the most of your time in Rome with a private full-day tour that visits all of the top attractions. Ride in luxury transportation with your guide to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum. You’ll also explore the historical center on a walking tour that features the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, and save time with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum.
Florence and Pisa Full Day Tour from Rome
Skip the hassle and delays of the train and see two of Tuscany's top cities in a single day on this full-day tour from Rome. Save hours with direct transportation to Pisa and Florence via bus. See Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and other Florentine landmarks. The tour leader will lead you to the center and give you time on your own to explore.
Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Discover the Vatican on a group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo and finish your tour visiting St. Peter's Basilica. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to a small-group tour.
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your English-speaking expert historian tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary.
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
Colosseum VIP access with arena and ancient Rome small group tour
See the Colosseum on a guided tour that gives you special access to enter the amphitheater on the arena, the same entrance that gladiators once used for their battles. This also allows you to skip the line at the main public entrance. Once inside, explore the ancient landmark with a guide, and then head outside to tour the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
Gladiator’s Gate: Special Access Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor
Get a gladiator’s view of the Colosseum, then explore the Roman Forum on a walking tour of ancient Rome. With a skip-the-line ticket, avoid the long entrance lines and access the arena via the Gladiator’s Gate. Stand where gladiators once fought, hear tales of ruthless crowds and emperors, then explore the Colosseum’s first level with your guide. Finish with a tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, with stories that bring the ruins to life.
Day trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome
Tick off top sights in Florence and Pisa—and be back in Rome by evening—during this attraction-packed, full-day tour. Departing from the capital, you’ll enjoy guided visits to major monuments and piazzas in both Renaissance-era cities. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, and you can upgrade to include lunch or admission tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel with the Basilica or Rafael Rooms
First, enjoy the luxury of skip-the-line tickets and bypass the stressful queues. Enter the Vatican and start your tour with a visit to the Vatican Museum, a true spectacle for everyone who visits. Your tour itinerary through the museum is specialized to focus on the most important parts of the site. Next, you will visit the Sistine Chapel. Once inside you will get to marvel at this glorious place, not to mention, see in the flesh, Michelangelo's masterpiece depicting the last judgement, on the ceiling. This is a true sight to behold. Finish your tour in front of the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the world. Our guide will give You an introduction about the Basilica and you are free to stay inside all the time you want.
Shuttle Bus: Ciampino Airport To-From Rome City Center
Ciampino Airport lies to the south of Rome city center, offering easy road access into and out of the Italian capital. With this 2-way shuttle bus service, enjoy a hassle-free start or end to your time in Rome, and reach your destination feeling relaxed and refreshed. With departures running every 30-40 minutes throughout the day, fit your shuttle service in around your schedule.
Icons of Rome in 1 day: Vatican & Colosseum Skip the Line Tours
Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Guided Tour with Transfers
The Catacombs of Rome are a popular attraction—bypass the long lines outside with this Roman Catacombs and Crypts Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour. This tour also gives you skip-the-line access to Capuchin Crypt and Basilica San Martino Ai Monti, making it a great pick for travelers short on time. See Rome's mysterious side with a guide who knows the history well so you can get more out of your visit.
Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum
Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena,and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Rome in a Day: Colosseum, Vatican & Historic Rome Small-Group Skip-the-Line Tour
Get acquainted with Rome's most important sites, including skip-the-line entry at the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this whirlwind full-day tour. Optimized for travelers without time to spare, learn about ancient Rome's history, culture, art, and architecture. Round-trip transportation from downtown Rome included.
Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip from Rome with Coastal Cruise
Depart from Rome to visit Positano, the "Pearl of the Amalfi Coast," and one of the most popular destinations in the world considered to be the most fashionable city on the Amalfi Coast. Take a walk in Amalfi – one of the most ancient and legendary Maritime Republics packed full of history, culinary specialities, and a breathtaking view of the crystal clear sea. Enjoy a Limoncello tasting in one of the oldest and most famous hand-made limoncello workshop in Amalfi. Visit all the key cities without any headaches thanks to a magnificent boat cruise that will escort you to each city as you avoid any potential traffic on the Amalfi Coast.
Tivoli Full Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite on a Rome to Tivoli day trip. The full-day guided excursion includes tours of Tivoli’s two UNESCO-listed sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. Hear Renaissance and Ancient Roman history and scandal, admire archaeological ruins and explore some of Italy’s most extravagant private gardens.
Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with a VOX digital walking tour included with each option.
Small Group Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Guided Tour with Positano from Rome
Check off two UNESCO-listed wonders on this full-day tour from Rome—the mighty ruins of Pompeii and the idyllic Amalfi Coast. First, discover the relics of one of ancient Rome’s most important cities as you walk around Pompeii and stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. Then, soak up the scenery along the Amalfi Coast and stop for lunch (own expense) in the picturesque fishing village of Positano. This small-group tour is limited to 18 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets
Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater’s first and second tiers with an official Colosseum guide, who has a background in history, art, and archaeology, learn about the origins of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Then visit Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
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