COLOSSEUM & VATICAN TOUR FROM FLORENCE BY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN & HOP ON HOP OFF BUS

Tours & Sightseeing in Florence

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Save your time and reach Rome by the high-speed train and visit the highlights of Rome by the hop-on/ hop off double-decker bus. Arrived at the Colosseum, the famous amphitheater that, with its gladiators, was Rome’s ancient center of public entertainment, the tour will continue with the visit of the Roman Forum, the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Curia Julia (the still-intact Senate House) before arriving at the Palatine Hills. Once arrived at the Vatican Museums with our skip the line tour and our monolingual guide, you will have an overview of the history and the art of Rome before entering the Vatican Museums. Here you will admire cavernous galleries filled with ancient sculptures, tapestries, maps, and Etruscan antiquities before visiting the Sistine Chapel with its famous frescos. Our tour will continue self-guided to admire the S. Peter’s Basilica and its elaborately paintings.
Enjoy riding on a Frecciarossa high-speed train returning to Florence with plenty more time to explore Meet up with a “meet-and-greet” local host at Florence railway station Hop-on/ hop-off double decker bus from Rome Railway Station Skip the line tour at Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel With the help of our greeter (who will give you all the instructions), board your high-speed train to reach Rome (approx: 1.5 hours). Once arrived in Rome, Termini Station, go to the closest bus stop and reach the tour meeting point by a hop-on/hop-off comfortable double-decker bus. At the Colosseum, your guide will give you a complete history lesson about the site, including the gladiatorial clashes, wild-animal fights, and mock-naval battles that were once staged here. After the Colosseum tour board again, your hop on/hop off bus and reach the meeting point for the Vatican tour. Thanks to our special Skip-the-Line access, you’ll see all the wonders of the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Reaching the Vatican Museums, the guide will give you an overview of the history and art of the smallest state in the world. The most famous fre-scoes in the world will greet you when you enter the jewel box of the Sistine Chapel. Last, but not least, you’ll see the grand cathedral sits atop the very spot where St. Peter was buried. On this self-guided part of the tour, you’ll see the church’s chapels and elaborately painted, multi-domed ceiling; also, Michelangelo’s remarkable Pietà. At the end of the tour, board again the hop on/hop off bus to reach Termini station and take yout high speed train to Florence. IMPORTANT NOTES: Regarding Colosseum and Vatican, extra closures may always occur without notice. Be aware that even with Skip-the-Line entrance, lines can occur due to Security checks

What’s included

  • Greeter at the Station in Florence
  • Roundtrip high-speed train tickets from Florence to Rome and Hop on Hop off one day pass
  • Skip the lines entrance and Expert speaking GuideVatican Museums including Sistine Chapel and S. Pe-ter’s Basilica (Self guided)
  • Colosseum 
  • Audio headsets, if needed, so you can hear your guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities 
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off 
  • Food/Beverages
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