Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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Enjoy skip-the-line access and uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica on this 7-hour guided tour. Take a breath with a walking tour of the most famous art collection in the world at the Vatican Museums. Have a relaxed lunch in Rome's city center then visit the Colosseum and ancient Rome.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioThe Sistine Chapel is one of the most important treasures of the Vatican, of Rome and of the whole world. It is renowned both for its frescoes and for the fact that the Popes are elected here. What most attracts attention in the Sistine Chapel, however, is not its architecture, but the frescoes that completely decorate its walls and ceiling. Renowned artists such as Botticelli, Perugino and Michelangelo contributed to the wide decoration of the Chapel.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioThe Vatican Museums are one of the largest collections of works of art in the world. There is also the Sisitina Chapel which is the place where even today the Conclave is celebrated for the election of the pontiffs and where other solemn papal functions take place.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Colosseum, Rome, LazioThe Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium or simply as Amphitheatrum, is the largest amphitheater in the world, located in the center of the city of RomeDuration: 1 hourStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioThe grandeur of the seventeenth-century façade of Carlo Maderno makes the idea of ​​the gigantic dimensions of St. Peter's Basilica, still today one of the largest churches in the world. The dome designed by Michelangelo surprises in size and harmony.Among the many masterpieces, not to be missed is the Pietà by Michelangelo, the work that has been surprising for centuries in terms of technique and emotion.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Roman Forum, Rome, LazioIt was the area where the public and religious life of ancient Rome took place. With the fall of the Empire, the Roman Forum fell into oblivion and was buried little by little. Although the existence and location of the Forum was already known in the 16th century, excavations began only in the 20th century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Palatine Hill, Rome, LazioThe Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome, located between the Velabro and the Roman Forum, and is one of the oldest parts of the city. The site is now a large open-air museum and can be visited during the dayDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headset to assist with hearing guide
  • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (3 courses) only for the pickup option
  • Hotel pickup (only for centrally located hotels in Rome) exclusively for the lunch option
  • Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

What’s not included

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
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