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Colosseum & Roman Forum Guided Tour
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Colosseum & Roman Forum Guided Tour
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - guided tour in a whirlwind of art, history and beauty
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - guided tour in a whirlwind of art, history and beauty
Rome
2h30min
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Pompeii: Indipendent Day Trip From Rome To Pompeii And Its Ruins
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Pompeii: Indipendent Day Trip From Rome To Pompeii And Its Ruins
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Semi-private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Pick-up
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Semi-private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Pick-up
Rome
3 Hours

UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and Its Ruins Day Trip from Rome with meeting point
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UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and Its Ruins Day Trip from Rome with meeting point
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12 Hours
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Prime: Small Group up to 10 people for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Hotel Pick-up
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Prime: Small Group up to 10 people for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Hotel Pick-up
Rome
3 Hours
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Rome by Night Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset
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Rome by Night Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset
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1,30 hours
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UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and its Ruins
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UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and its Ruins
Rome
12 Hours
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Reserved Access Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Meeting Point
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Reserved Access Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Meeting Point
Rome
3h30min
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Rome is one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities. With so much to do and do, it may be difficult to decide what to visit. That's why Gray Line offers a variety of tours to suit different interests and preferences, from food tours to walking tours to explore Rome's fascinating neighborhoods, we have exactly what you’re looking for. Our hop-on hop-off bus tour is convenient and popular, allowing visitors to visit the main attractions at their own pace. With more than 95 years of experience of showing tourists our favorite places, we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your trip is a success. Let us help you make the most of your vacation in Rome — the Eternal City.

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1. Visit the Iconic Colosseum Monument

The ancient Colosseum is the most iconic attraction in Rome. Completed in 80 AD, the largest historic amphitheater ever constructed and was used to host brutal entertainment between gladiators for classical Romans. The kids will be enthralled by the history of this masterpiece of engineering. You'll be able to take a guided tour of the Colosseum and learn about the gladiatorial games and the daily life of ancient Rome.  

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2. Explore the Vatican City

The Vatican City is a sovereign city-state that is a must-visit in Rome. It is one of the grandest and most beautiful locations and you'll be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. These are full of some of the most important art ever created and protected by the traditionally dressed Swiss Guards armed with halberds.  

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3. Visit the ancient Pantheon temple

The Pantheon is one of the best-preserved buildings from ancient Rome. An ancient temple that's been transformed into a church, it is famous for its huge dome with a large opening to allow a beam of light through. The Pantheon holds the graves of Italian kings and some of the nation’s great artists, including Raphael.  

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4. Take a stroll down the Spanish Steps

Right at the heart of Rome lies the most famous staircase in the world. The Spanish Steps are an iconic monumental stairway connecting Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church. At their base is the stunning Fontana della Barcaccia. The squares are full of excellent cafés and restaurants where you can watch the world go by.  

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5. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain

The 18th-century Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous in Rome. At its center stands Oceanus, a Greek god who was overthrown. For good luck and to ensure that you'll return to Rome, you can use your right hand to throw a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain.  

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6. Explore the Trastevere neighborhood

Trastevere is one of Rome’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Known for its charming narrow streets and beautiful architecture, it’s full of pubs and restaurants that fit its character. It's a fantastic place to get a little bit lost and take the kids to discover daily life in Rome.  

Things to do in Rome
7. The Roman Forum - Visit the ancient ruins:

The ruins of the Roman Forum were once a market and meeting place at the center of the city. It is the location of some of Rome’s most ancient temples, arches and buildings. You'll see the ancient ruins, including the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Titus, and imagine the hustle and bustle of ancient Roman life.  

Things to do in Rome
8. Enjoy the sights of Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of Rome’s largest squares and is a superb place to enjoy its architecture. The square stands on the space of a former stadium, is surrounded by incredible buildings and is full of beautiful fountains. One of those is the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or the Fountain of the Four Rivers.  

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9. Take a stroll through the Villa Borghese

The grand landscaped gardens of the Villa Borghese are the perfect place to take a stroll close to the Spanish Steps. The gardens are full of temples, lakes and museums. Take some time to stop at the Galleria Borghese which houses masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, and Caravaggio.  

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10. Explore the underground Catacombs of Rome

The spooky Catacombs of Rome are underground tombs that are roughly 1,800 years old. They are important locations for early Christian art and architecture and brilliant places to take the kids to inspire a love of history.  

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - guided tour in a whirlwind of art, history and beauty
Walking Tours
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - guided tour in a whirlwind of art, history and beauty
Rome
2h30min
Free Cancelation

Reserved Access Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Meeting Point
Museums
Reserved Access Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Meeting Point
Rome
3h30min
Free Cancelation

Colosseum & Roman Forum Guided Tour
Walking Tours
Colosseum & Roman Forum Guided Tour
Rome
3 Hours
Free Cancelation

Essential Tour
Hop on Hop off - Open Bus - The Pink I Love Rome Experience
Hop on hop off
Hop on Hop off - Open Bus - The Pink I Love Rome Experience
Rome
Flexible, based on your selected ticket option
Free Cancelation

Semi-private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Pick-up
Museums
Semi-private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Pick-up
Rome
3 Hours

Pompeii: Indipendent Day Trip From Rome To Pompeii And Its Ruins
Day trips
Pompeii: Indipendent Day Trip From Rome To Pompeii And Its Ruins
Rome
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and Its Ruins Day Trip from Rome with meeting point
Walking Tours
UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and Its Ruins Day Trip from Rome with meeting point
Rome
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

Prime: Small Group up to 10 people for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Hotel Pick-up
Museums
Prime: Small Group up to 10 people for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Hotel Pick-up
Rome
3 Hours
Free Cancelation

Rome by Night Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset
Walking Tours
Rome by Night Guided tour of Rome’s highlights at sunset
Rome
1,30 hours
Free Cancelation

UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and its Ruins
Walking Tours
UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and its Ruins
Rome
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

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