Pantheon One Hour Guided Tour

Adult (12+)
Child (6-11)

Join a local expert guide for a whistle stop one-hour tour around the Pantheon, one of the world’s most spectacular and best preserved Roman buildings. Get the lowdown on the history of this majestic edifice and find out how the exquisite architecture in front of you was carefully pieced together. This early morning tour offers you the opportunity to stroll around the interior of the Pantheon without the tourist hordes getting in your way, allowing you to get lost in the majesty, if only for a moment, of this ancient marvel of engineering.

Rome’s Pantheon Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Pantheon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, with a local guide by your side
  • Find out the history behind one of the planet’s best preserved Roman buildings, now more than 1,300 years old
  • Learn about the different types of stone, granite, and marble used to build this beautiful structure
  • Visit early in the morning so that your precious holiday snaps are not filled with selfie-stick-loving tourists!
  • Discover the stories of some of the famous artists and personalities who are said to be buried inside

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Meeting point: Information desk inside the Pantheon situated on the right-hand side. Your guide will be wearing Urban Adventures branded clothing or holding an Urban Adventures sign. Address: Pantheon – Piazza della Rotonda 00186 Roma RM. Google maps link.
  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point: Main exit of the Pantheon
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  • Upon arrival at the Pantheon, please make your way to the reception area inside the main entrance where your local guide is waiting for you for this tour of one of Rome’s most famous landmarks.

    As you walk into this most exquisite of all Roman buildings, you may notice the brass doors, which are unusual because most of the brass plaques and doors that were originally included here have been stripped and melted down over the centuries and used to build structures in the Vatican. The most famous object made from the ‘borrowed’ brass is the Baroque-sculpted bronze canopy that resides over the high alter in Saint Peter’s Basilica, designed by Bernini.

    As we walk around we talk about the building’s origin as a temple for the gods commissioned by Marcus Agrippa and its subsequent rebuilding by Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. You learn about how this miraculous structure was built and the different guises it took on over the centuries.

    We discover side chapels that contain the tombs of the Kings of Italy and other famous names, such as Raphael, and hear some of their stories.

    We spend time examining the remarkable dome that, unbelievably, is bigger than the dome at St Peter’s. The dome itself represents the heavenly sphere of the gods and has been studied by some of the world’s greatest architects, including Brunelleschi and Michelangelo.

    We also take a peek at the Pantheon from the outside too, where you see the original level the Pantheon was built upon. In the ancient world, the city of Rome was closer to sea level than it is now.

    Your Pantheon tour ends where it began and hopefully you leave with a better understanding of ancient Roman architecture and culture. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in Rome.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please ensure that your shoulders are covered and you are adhering to a respectful dress code (no short shorts/skirts, vests, etc.), as the Pantheon is still a consecrated church.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 338 884 7405
    Email address: [email protected]