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Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes Tour

1. Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes Tour

Explore iconic sights in Rome on this guided walking tour. Stroll thorugh St. Peter's square and take in the views of the city from the top of St. Peter's Basilica. Admire artwork like Michelangelo's emotive 'Pietà' statue and go below the Basilica to uncover St. Peter's final resting place. Meet your guide in St. Peter’s Square then start the tour by climbing your way to the top of the Basilica’s dome. Enjoy an exclusive look at the Dome’s impressive mosaics then head further up to the top balcony. From here, marvel at panoramic views across the city, spot the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and other iconic landmarks. Descend into the Basilica and admire its impressive interior and discover why it took 150 years to build. Gaze at the colorful marble, golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics that surround you. Learn about the renowned works of Renaissance and Neoclassic artists that are housed here.  Next, head underground to the Basilica’s historic grottoes and visit St. Peter’s Tomb. Touch the ancient walls of the original 4th-century Basilica and admire its beautiful frescoes. Finish the tour in St. Peter’s Square and soak up its majestic architecture. 

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

2. Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites. Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, this Renaissance-style church and its dome dominate the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful". Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, discover the Chapel of the Confession, named after the confession of faith by St. Peter. Marvel at the curving marble staircases that lead to this underground chapel. After the tour, you can use the online Rome City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts, which is included in the experience. Learn about the city's points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, Wi-Fi access points, and best photo stops.

Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

3. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Group Tour

4. Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Group Tour

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore one of the most exclusive ancient sites in Rome throughout a special guided visit to the opulent Golden House of Nero. Experience the magnificent architecture of the notorious emperor’s vast palace, which was a vivid symbol of his immense ego. After a fire devastated the capital of the Roman Empire in 64 A.D., the emperor had his architects fashion an immense dwelling over the smoldering remains of the devastated city. What they came up with was awe-inspiring, with scarcely believable highlights including a rotating dining room open to the starry night sky and a massive artificial lake. Unfortunately for Nero, the good times didn’t last long. In 68 A.D., the emperor’s wicked ways caught up with him and he was forced to commit suicide. Nero’s immense party pad was bulldozed by his successors in an attempt to erase the memory of the despised despot almost before the paint had even dried. His artificial lake was also filled in, in its place the Flavian Amphitheatre was erected only a few years later. The fabulous Domus Aurea, with its wonderful succession of spacious rooms and soaring vaults decorated with stunning frescoes, lay buried and forgotten for centuries beneath the earth. After a long and meticulous restoration, the surviving rooms of Nero’s Golden House are once again open to visitors. As you make your exciting descent into the eerie excavated remains of Nero’s Golden House today, you’ll be journeying back in time to the extravagant heyday of the Roman empire. Learn all about the fascinating life and times of Nero in the company of a guide.

Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

5. Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

Board a double-decker boat for a cruise along Rome’s Tiber River complete with wine and appetizers. During the cruise, chill out and enjoy the view as you listen to fascinating onboard commentary as well as relaxing music. The cruise departs from Castel Sant'Angelo pier (river opposite the Castle) and returns to the same point. The appetizers menu lets you experience real Roman food, served on large plates. Everything is served with a glass of red or white wine, as per your preference. The selection includes pasta with pesto, pachino and olives; a slice of pizza with mozzarella cheese, pachino, and oregano; rustic puff pastry with ham and provola; chips and salted peanuts; fresh fruit; dry pastries. Extra wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard from a special selection on the drinks menu.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

6. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

As part of a small group led by a professional local guide, skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a 2-hour tour. Start the adventure of the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. The building has also been used by popes as their private residence, the state treasury, a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. In just 2 hours you’ll have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. You’ll be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.

Rome: 3-Hour Bike Tour

7. Rome: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See Rome in a fun and non-conventional way with a 3-hour guided bike tour through the Italian capital. It's an active way to discover the city, as you explore with an informative audio guide and tour leader. From the sights of ancient Rome to the Vatican City, hop on a comfortable cruiser bike and see the best of the Italian capital. Discover the wonder of the ancient Colosseum, built in 72 AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. It still stands today as a reminder of the rich Roman history. Then, experience the grandeur of the Vatican City, heart of the Roman Catholic religion and home to the Pope. Marvel at the beauty of the palaces, gardens, and the stunning St. Peter's Basilica. Cruise by the Fontana di Trevi, the city’s largest Baroque fountain, and admire its stunning craftsmanship and elegant design. The Pantheon, formerly a temple honoring all the gods of Ancient Rome, is a remarkable piece of architecture, and you will see this as well. Its Corinthian columns and massive concrete dome have inspired buildings all over the world, including the Pantheon of Paris. Finally, pedal by Circus Maximus, the former site of exciting chariot races, or wonder at the history of the Roman Forum. But don't forget your camera; a trip like this should be documented so that you can relive the memories.

Experience Rome by Golf Cart

8. Experience Rome by Golf Cart

Go on a 4-hour tour of Rome to check out all of the major highlights of the city. This tour includes all of the major sites like Villa Borghese, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Colosseum (from outside). In addition, head to Campo de Fiori and Ghetto.  You can either take the train from the port to the city and meet your guide in town or round-trip transportation in a private car or minivan can be arranged for you. The train station is not too far from the port and a shuttle bus can pick you up from the pier where your ship docks and drop you off by the fortress designed by Michelangelo located within the boundaries of the port next to a tourist information kiosk just a few minutes walk from the train station. 

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

9. Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Enjoy a guided walking tour and skip-the-line entry to the most iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum. Explore the least viewed parts of this monument, including the Underground, Arena Floor, and Roman Forum. Hear the history and stories from your guide and get the full Roman experience. Meet your guide and skip-the-line to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Step out onto the Arena Floor and hear the legends of the gladiators that once fought for their lives. Gain true perspective of what it might've been like for those that were chosen for this gory game. Walk through the Gate of Death, where defeated gladiators and animals were carried away and learn ancient secrets from the past. Take in panoramic views of the Amphitheatre, with plenty of space to move around and take pictures. Explore the Colosseum Dungeons to find out more about the monument’s bloody history. Imagine walking through the tunnels where animals and slaves were stored, a place where gladiators awaited their frightful fate. Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn of the many historical and civic events that occurred here and how this place decided the fate of Europe for many centuries.

From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

10. From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

Reach the enchanting city of Venice by high speed train! Meet your assistant at the railway station where you will receive the train tickets and all the necessary information to spend a unique day. You will reach Venice in approximately 4 hours. Spend the morning at your leasure and visit the most important attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto bridge, and much more. Enjoy the Gondola Ride in the afternoon. Return back to Rome by high speed train (times and information given in the morning by the assistant).

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Take into consideration the queue to go through the police checks to enter the building. It took about 20-30mins just for that and we missed the slot that I had booked. GetYourGuide wasn’t prompt in replying and recommending a solution to the missed slot. I called up the local vendor and was able to get the answer that we can easily go for the next available slot. Seems like it is common for people to underestimate the queue time just to get in.

Had a great time at the coliseum with the company City Walkers and with their very experienced guide Radu with over ten years in experience. Would definitely recommend getting a guide for this activity since the history behind these beautiful constructions is half the fun and makes everything look even better, and if you can be guided by Radu you’ll be entertained while learning

We had the best time with Serena, such an amazing guide! I wish she could be our guide in every single tour for our entire trip, couldn't recommend more!

Excellent guide tour! Her name was Samantha and she was very knowledgeable. Loved everything about the tour! Just be ready to walk a LOT!

I have great tour but sorry I couldn't remember my tour guide name