Skip-the-Line Tour and Tickets : Colosseum, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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Enjoy this 6 hour tour to see the main features of the Eternal City! You will start with this skip-the-line group tour. After meeting up with your professional art historian guide. You will visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill. After a short break, reach our office near Vatican City.Once here you meet your guide and get prepared to siscover the main places and curiosity inside the Vatican Museum. You will admire one of the greatest collections of art in the world, discovering legend and secrets about the Vatican. Food and drinks are not included on this tour.Colosseum tour: 30 minutes advance to starting time required - Meeting point: Tour in the City Agency, via della Polveriera 11.Vatican tour: 15 minutes advance to starting time required - Meeting point: Traveling Tours agency, via delle Grazie 4
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Colosseum, Rome, LazioVisit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Roman Forum, Rome, LazioYou will then, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Palatine Hill, Rome, LazioAfter you walk through Palatine Hill, explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC.Admire the incredible frescoes in the House of Augustus and the Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, LazioAfter your Ancient Rome guided tour, take a little break and then reach by your own our office near the Vatican City; locate din via delle Grazie 4.Once here and after your check-in, get prepared to start your exeperience inside the Vatican Musuem starting with a short introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican HistoryDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioDiscover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a huge number of masterpieces collected through time. Taking a spectacular big spiral staircase you will be introduced to the impressive greatness of the Vatican Museum. Admire the best of the ancient world visiting the Greek and Roman sculpture section. A collection of classical art masterpieces where admire the beauty of several sculpture groups, as for example the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures.Pass by the Chandelier Gallery, named by the several marble chandelier decorating this section.Be astonished by the elegant Tapestry gallery, wallpapered by the finest tapestry worldwide, realized by Raphael's disciples.Visit the Maps Gallery, a complete exhibition of maps representing Italy as it was seen by cartographer in 1581.Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Vatican Gardenand much more ...Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioAdmire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many moreTowards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. Duration: 1 hourStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioYou will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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