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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

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Very competitive price for two must-to-see highlights of Rome.
Most tours include the Pantheon as a short stop on their journey around the city. With us you will make an accurate visit accompanied by a live guide, to whom you can ask all the questions you want.

Visit the Pantheon, Rome's best preserved Ancient temple and explore one of the city's most beautiful churches, home of the Inquisition that trialed scientist Galileo Galilei.

On this fascinating tour you will learn the ins and outs of the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, led by a local expert guide that uses multimedia tools and powerful reconstructions to make you travel back in time.

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You'll start at
Piazza della Minerva
Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, ItalyMeeting point at the statue of stone elephant in the center of the square
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  • 1
    Pantheon
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Raphael Tours in Rome
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
You'll end at
Piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Highlights
  • Avoid crowds and focus on Rome’s Pantheon and Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • See the history of the two sites come to life through reconstructions
  • Learn about the creation of the Pantheon’s visually impressive dome
  • Choose a small-group tour with 15 people or upgrade to a private tour option
What to Expect
From Piazza della Minerva in Rome, stroll with your guide to the Pantheon. The temple is widely said to be one of Ancient Rome’s best-preserved monuments; hear its history as you explore inside with your guide. Gaze up at the huge dome, which has no visible vaults or arches to support it, and learn about the architectural achievement from your guide. Tear your eyes away from the open-air oculus, which illuminates the interior and rest them on the tombs of Rome’s bygone VIPs: The likes of Raphael and Queen Margherita were laid to rest in the Pantheon. From the ancient temple, walk across to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a Gothic masterpiece built on top of pagan temples. Sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini, 15th-century frescoes, and a Fra Angelico altar are just a few of the highlights. Your tour ends at the basilica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private or small group tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Entry/Admission - Raphael Tours in Rome
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers do apply: there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We enjoyed the tour, and would recommend Virginia as a guide. Some unfortunate circumstances dampened our experience. The cathedral that was part of the tour is in renovation, so, was not accessible. There was rain and wet streets. So, our timing factored in on our overall
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Surprisingly, I was the only visitor on this tour, primarily due to the low season however this only worked in my favour. The tour lasted approx. 2.5 hours and was consistent with interesting and a depth of information in which was greatly beneficial to me. My tour guide
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Having a private tour with Virginia made our visit so much more valuable. She pointed out details and filled in the background we would have missed if we didn't have her guidance. She is very knowledgeable and able to answer my architect (who studied the pantheon in school)
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Of the 3 tours I booked for my trip to Rome, this was by far the most interesting and memorable. While the Santa Maria basilica was closed for restoration when we arrived, the tour guide took us to another church close by (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro) that he was able to
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You must stop and see the Pantheon. It is an architectural wonder and it is a tribute to Christianity. Free admission and free headphones to walk you through the Pantheon.
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By: Raphael Tours in Rome
Travelendude
Rome, Italy
17561
Great experience & fun!!
Mattia was a wonderful guide. Shared a lot of history & was warm, amusing & caring. I was surprised at the
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Anita S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
86
Fabulous food with a great guide - not to be missed
We were met by Simone and once we’d said hello and introduced ourselves to the rest of the group we were straight
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Jeroen de Groot
150
A must do if you want to learn about the culture, the city and the food.
Very nice tour hosted by Ruggero. Started at Campo de’ Fiori with tasting Italian specialties and finished with
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Sarah W
Stroud, United Kingdom
7234
Interesting tour
An interesting street food tour incorporating a lot of history about Rome. A very knowledgable guide, although
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chell57
Marietta, Georgia
30
Rome street food
Simone was our very informative guide. The tour was fun, the food was yummy and the day beautiful. Well worth the
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Mel7hills
Fayetteville, Arkansas
30
Our Guided Pantheon Tour
We enjoyed the tour, and would recommend Virginia as a guide. Some unfortunate circumstances dampened our
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Richard
30
Really Enjoyable, would thoroughly recommend
Really enjoyed this, gives you a real insight into the origins of the wonderful food Rome has to offer & you get
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Paradise309210
10
Do this first!
Our guide was wonderful. There was a perfect blend of history and food. Iam grateful to have done the tour on our
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Gang L
Margate, Florida
46
Great experience in Rome
Simoné the man is a live Wikipedia of Rome. Obviously being born and raised help, I was expecting a food tour but
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Ricardo P
50
FANTASTIC!!!!
The guide (Roger) was amazing and knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended.
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