Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

From US$ 9.61 per person

Take a 35-minute audio guide tour of the Pantheon to learn about its fascinating history and how it converted from a pagan temple to a Christian church.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 35 minutes
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Italian, English, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Unravel the obscure history of the Pantheon on a 35-minute audio guide tour
  • Admire the revered temple and mausoleum of the Pantheon
  • Marvel at the extraordinary architectural features such as the oculus of the huge dome
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Covid-19 Update

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Make your way to the Pantheon to explore the best-preserved monument of ancient Rome. Collect your audio guide at the desk inside the Pantheon to begin learning about its fascinating history. Make use of 15 listening points and a map to locate points of interest inside the basilica. Learn the history of the building and how it later came to be used a church and a mausoleum. The Pantheon, built between 25 and 27 B.C., is the only ancient Roman building that has remained nearly intact through the centuries. Dedicated to all the gods of Pagan Rome, the temple was built by the Emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. Classified as a temple, the original use of the Pantheon and how people worshipped there is unknown as the structure is different from other traditional Roman temples, such as the Roman Forum.
Includes
  • Audio guide
  • Free entrance to the Pantheon
  • Booking fee
  • Donation to the Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres
  • Single Ear Headset
  • Live guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

At the audio guide desk inside the Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Passport or ID card
  • Credit card
  • Headphones

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Entry to the Pantheon is free
  • The Pantheon may be subject to closures for masses, concerts, or other events
  • This is not a skip-the-line ticket
  • A valid ID (passport, ID card, Driver's License, or credit card) will be required as a deposit in order to borrow the audio guide. Photocopies and student IDs aren't accepted
  • Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors wearing suitable attire (no shorts, vests or sleeveless tops)
  • Checks relating to the CoVid-19 Green Pass can take up to one hour: please arrive with plenty of time before your booked entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1427 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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We took this audio guide tour and loved it! This is an excellent way to see the Pantheon, as you can do it at your own pace. The one thing we didn't take into consideration was the massive queue outside. The waiting time would have been well over an hour and we had to sneak in at the front or we would have missed our booked slot! Please plan for the queues when booking this audio tour. Other than that, it was perfect. You trade-in your voucher for a mobile phone and headphones and off you go. There is a map on the phone with about 13 numbered places of interest. Perfect tour!!

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October 20, 2021

The website was misleading because it leads you to think that you have a reservation at a specific time and that you have purchased an entrance ticket. In fact, you can show up any time to redeem the voucher for the audio lecture @ the Pantheon and entrance is free. Plan to stand in line for a while to get in! The audio guide made the pantheon much more interesting, and was a good length and reasonably detailed. I recommend the audio guide. I think, though, you can just buy it there and skip this silly service.

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October 13, 2021

The Pantheon is, of course, a place to go and see. The audio guide is not overly comprehensive, but does explain a bit more about what there is to see. Otherwise we would have been out in 5 minutes. Now in COVID time it was quiet and you could walk right away.

October 20, 2020

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