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Pantheon: Tour

1. Pantheon: Tour

Join a guided tour of the Pantheon and explore the history of the best-preserved monument from Ancient Rome. Founded in 25 BC as a temple to the 12 gods, the building went on to inspire one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Raphael. Walk in through the Corinthian columns brought all the way from Egypt, and step on the ancient original marble floor of the temple. Your guide will let you in on the engineering secrets that made this monument the only one of its size and age to have survived in tact from Roman times. Admire the beauty of its proportions as Michelangelo did when he first saw this architectural jewel, and discover the pagan rational behind them. Learn how the remains of many martyrs were removed from the Christian catacombs and placed in the Pantheon on the orders of Pope Boniface IV In 608. Marvel at the immense dome with a diameter of 43 meters, and its famous oculus that allows natural light to illuminate the beautiful interior.

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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

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Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

3. Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

The best way to see Rome is on this 3.5 hour guide walking tour with a small group. Discover the most famous sights and skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Hear stories of gladiator fights as you explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum and marvel at the ancient temples, columns and sculptures. Stop at the Capitoline Hill to admire the great view over the Forum area. Walk down to Piazza Venezia to admire the monument of Vittorio Emanuele and the square. See the sacred area of Largo di Torre Argentina where Julio Caesar was assassinated. Enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions like the Pantheon and famous Piazza Navona. This tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history. It is perfect for first-time visitors to the ancient city, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about Rome's great history. Choose either early morning or later afternoon departure. Don't waste time waiting in long lines; enjoy skip-the-line access and spend your day admiring Rome's stunning monuments accompanied by a professional and entertaining guide.

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Rome: City Walking Tour

4. Rome: City Walking Tour

Explore Rome on this walking tour through the Eternal City. Learn about the history of Rome from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to today. Follow your guide through the sprawling streets of Rome and visit Rome’s piazzas as you hear about Rome’s history and culture. Be engaged by gripping stories as you pass some of Rome’s monuments. Ask your guide for tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome when the tour comes to an end in Piazza Navona, home to the city’s best eateries, bars, and rooftop terraces.

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Pantheon Guided Tour

5. Pantheon Guided Tour

During this tour you will get to see many amazing sights, including the Elephant by Bernini, as well as the Inquisition - where, infamously, Galileo was put on trial. Your guide will tell you all about the great Michelangelo and his depiction of Christ on the cross. You will also learn about the Basilica of Neptune and the thermal baths. See the original Roman street level, the flood marks, and the marble freezes. You will also go inside the Pantheon to gaze at the jaw-dropping oculus and to see Rafaelo’s tomb. Along the way, you will hear lots of information as you explore three of the top ten sights in Rome.

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Pantheon: Private Tour

6. Pantheon: Private Tour

Enjoy a tour of the fascinating Pantheon, the Roman Temple dedicated to all the Gods. Marvel at its miraculously-preserved interiors and the impressive dome. Discover the engineering secrets that made this monument the only one of its size and age to have survived the tests of time.  Admire the beauty of its proportions as Michelangelo did when he first saw this architectural jewel, and discover the pagan rationale behind them. Walk in through the Corinthian columns brought in all the way from Egypt, and step on the ancient original marble floor of the temple. Learn about its later use as a Christian church and as a final resting place for Christian martyrs, Italian royals, and famous artists including Raphael.

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Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

7. Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

The journey begins in Rome's charming Trastevere neighborhood, where you will wander through the piazzas and cobblestone streets to an open-air market. Meet Emiliano, who has been running a stand in the market for decades and tase local gourmet products such as seasonal fruit skewers, cured ham, and cheese.  Next, enter one of the oldest churches in Rome, the Basilica di Santa Maria, and admire its gilded murals and Cavallini mosaics. Head to the Tiber River and enjoy a 25-minute ride downstream to reach Sant'Angelo Bridge. Take in the views of St Peter's Basilica from Sant'Angelo Castle and regroup for the second part of the tour. Learn about the Via Dei Coronari, know locally as the artists' strip and walk down to Navona Square to admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers, built by the famous Italian artist, Bernini. Hear about the history and legacy of the Pantheon from the outside before enjoying 1 hour of free time to explore the area and grab a snack at a nearby trattoria.  Finally, learn the history of the Trevi Fountain and make a wish by tossing a coin into its water. The guide will then drop the group off at the Spanish Steps and give recommendations of nearby areas.

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Pantheon: Tour with Surrounding Squares and Churches

8. Pantheon: Tour with Surrounding Squares and Churches

Join a professional guide for a 40-minute tour of the Pantheon, the Roman temple dedicated to the gods. Marvel at its miraculously-preserved interiors and the impressive dome. Discover the engineering secrets that made this monument the only one of its size and age to have survived the effects of time and delapidation. Admire the beauty of its proportions as Michelangelo did when he first saw this architectural jewel. Walk in through the Corinthian columns, brought all the way from Egypt, and step on the original marble floor of the temple. Learn about it's later use as a Christian church and as a resting place for Christian martyrs, Italian royals and famous artists such as Rafaello himself. After touring the Pantheon, you will explore the surrounding squares and churches on another 40-minute tour in the company of your guide.

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Rome: Sunset Food and Wine Tour Near Vatican City

9. Rome: Sunset Food and Wine Tour Near Vatican City

This food and wine tour takes you around the neighborhoods near Vatican City. Indulge in food and wine tastings at spots loved by locals. The tour starts at a gourmet food shop, where you'll taste the best cheeses and meats Italy has to offer, accompanied by fine wine. Next taste the best pizza in Rome, from Gabriele Bonci, known as the Michelangelo of Pizza. Afterward, try a trapizzino, Rome's most innovative street food. Conclude your tour at a locally loved restaurant for homemade pasta, tiramisu, and fine D.O.C.G. Vermentino wine.

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Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

10. Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

On this 3-hour evening walking tour you’ll meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end, and the Moor Fountain at the southern end. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

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What people are saying about Pantheon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,094 reviews

wow, we just had a week in Rome but a lot of the places from this tour we did not go ... our guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear to us he is passionate about history and his job.... the drinks along the way were an added bonus. highly recommended folks, great fun.

Michele was very nice and knowledgeable. The bikes were street bikes (thin tires). We got to bike around town, see all the main locations and take good photos! Highly recommend!

Really fun way to see Rome! Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable of all things Rome. Highly recommend this tour.!

It was excellent. Ksenia was super cool guide. Definitely would recommend.

Friendly and knowledgeable guide! Very engaging. Recommend highly!!!