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Rome in a day :( after Tuscany bike tour :) - which plan makes more sense?

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Hi, I'm traveling with my husband and another couple on a Tuscan Coast bike trip which takes us to Rome for just one day, arriving 12 pm Thursday 5/29; we stay overnight and depart the next morning for home. We're all fit and early 50s. I've been to Rome 3 times (but 20+ years ago); the other 3 have not.

Please give me any feedback to let me know which you would do, or if you think this is entirely too exhausting. I'm a go-go-go person, wanting to see it all, but recognizing that it's not possible, so wanting to maximize the day (within reason and so my husband and the other couple don't hate me after):

PLAN A
~1:30 p.m. - SISTINE CHAPEL After check-in to hotel, taxi to Vatican Museums, with intent to focus on Sistine Chapel (allow 2 hours max).

5:45 "Evening Walk in Rome" by Romeilluminated. The tour is about 2 hours, and seems to aim to give an overview of Rome's main piazzas (Piazza Navona, Trevi fountain...), and may see views of Colosseum.

8:00 Dinner - Trastevere? this seems like it would be a rush to get to the next stop.

10:10ish COLOSSEUM -- night tour (45 minutes)

PLAN B
Same as above, except take a Food tour thru eatingitalytours (Twilight in Trastevere) 4:45 - 8:45 (4 hours) INSTEAD of the "Evening Walk". My foodie sis-in-law took this tour and RAVED. It's pricey at 85 Euros pp tho...

Or should we skip the Evening Walk and the Food tour and just wander around Trastevere (I have very fond memories) and find Happy Hours and an early dinner before the Colosseum -- I'm very interested in the Colosseum.

Thank you so much for any advice. I know there is so much to see in Rome, and it's so sad for me to just pick a couple venues to see.... If I am so lucky, I will return!!!

~Zia

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