Guided tour

Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

86 reviews

Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

From US$ 56.96 per person

Visit the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the Pantheon, and marvel at its oculus in the stunning dome. Then, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the astonishing Pantheon of Rome with a local guide
  • See the tomb or Raphael and the Italian King Victor Emmanuel II
  • See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo in the Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Full description
Meet your guide on Piazza della Minerva in the heart of Rome to enter the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome. Marvel at one of the most fabled temples of the Roman Empire. Get a detailed history of the Pantheon from your guide, who will point out ground-breaking features, such as the coffered concrete dome. Take a look at the oculus in the center of the dome, allowing natural light to illuminate the building while lightening the structural load. Initially a temple, the Pantheon is now one of the most spectacular churches in Rome and acts as the mausoleum to the tombs of Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and Queen Margherita among others. Then, make your way to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva behind the Pantheon and explore the church where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried. Admire the church interior, covered in artworks by Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour
  • Pick-up from hotel
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet by the stone elephant on Piazza della Minerva, Rome. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Minimum numbers do apply
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Fantastic Tour with a fantastic Guide. Veronica knew just everything, her german is very good. I was the only client on the tour, that made it very special. All the things you always wanted to know about the Pantheon and the area that sorrounds it, you get to know on this tour. Thank you so much.

July 24, 2021

Very good tour.

Our guide was very good and had a lot of information. I enjoyed that she had photos of historic sites as they originally were compared to today. The visuals really helped. Could I suggest that they have a flag? We had a very small group but finding her at the meeting point was not easy. Also, could they maybe wear something that says the name of the tour? Just a thought for foreigners who may not have been as bold as we were to ask people if they were guides.

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May 8, 2018

Worth the money

We enjoyed this and got more out of the church than we would have alone. Ditto for the Pantheon. While this is a small tour, and not as impressive as some of the other, longer ones- it is worth doing. I think a lot will depend on the guide you get. Sometimes it was hard to hear ours. But, still, a worthwhile tour and we are glad we did it.

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March 12, 2018

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