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Rome: Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

1. Rome: Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

Start the day with a border crossing into Vatican City, where you’ll breeze past the long lines and through an exclusive Partner Entrance into the ornate Vatican Museums. Over 200 tour operators have skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access to the Private Partner Entrance, which allows us to enter immediately, saving 3 to 4 hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums. Once inside, you and your small group will enjoy all the highlights of the Vatican with an expert guide by your side. The tour takes in a treasure trove of artistic wonders, from masterworks like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos and ‘La Pietà’ in St. Peter’s Basilica to the precious relics, paintings and tapestries adorning the Museums’ gilded galleries. Throughout the tour, your expert, English-speaking guide will share fascinating insights only a local could know. After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of Ancient Rome. You’ll begin by skipping yet another ticket line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame. And that’s not all. The tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where Rome originated in a battle between two brothers. You’ll then be taken from the origin of ancient Rome to its hub: the Forum, that bustling marketplace where business, politics and religion mixed. No other tour takes you so close to so much of the history, significance and fabulous riches of Rome. At certain times during the year, this tour's itinerary is reversed and guests will visit the Colosseum first, followed by the Vatican Museums. Please check your tour voucher for exact itinerary and meeting points.

Rome in One Day: Low Cost Vatican & Colosseum Tours

2. Rome in One Day: Low Cost Vatican & Colosseum Tours

Skip the ticket lines to enjoy the highlights of Rome and the Vatican with a day of tours led by friendly, expert guides. The tour begins in the morning at the Vatican, where your guide will lead you on an insightful journey through its iconic sights and artworks. Visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Leaving Vatican City, head for the Colosseum in the afternoon to tour the Roman Empire's largest amphitheater. Then visit the archaeological sites surrounding it, including the Palatine Hill and the Roman Fora, where the ruins of some of the City's ancient government buildings can still be seen. After taking this tour, you will boast a comprehensive knowledge of Rome's history and culture. Do not miss out on this great opportunity. Please note that due to shorter daylight hours, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill.

Rome: Squares, Vatican, & Colloseum Tour, Lunch & Transfers

3. Rome: Squares, Vatican, & Colloseum Tour, Lunch & Transfers

Discover Rome on a private full-day guided tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the city's hottest destinations like the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain. Enjoy skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums and gaze up at the frescos in the Sistine Chapel.  Get picked up at your doorstep and head to the legendary Colosseum, where your guide will be waiting for you. See the Roman Forum and the Palatine as your guide brings 3,000 years of Roman history to life. Continue to the ancient Pantheon and stroll through the grand Piazza Navona. Capture a picture on the Spanish Steps and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain. After enjoying lunch at a traditional restaurant, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Vatican. Avoid the lines at the Vatican Museums and step inside to see the most prominent collection of ancient Roman artworks. Wander through the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s extraordinary fresco, the Last Judgment.  Finally, visit St. Peter’s Basilica which ihs famous for its Renaissance architecture and for being the largest church in the world, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

4. Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

See the important sites of Ancient Rome on this combination of 2 walking tours. Discover 2,000 years of Rome’s art and architecture in the morning. Then in the afternoon, see the highlights of the Vatican. In the morning, meet your guide and see monuments dating as far back as the Roman era. Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine hill, which are some of the most important sites of Ancient Rome. In the afternoon, make your way to the Vatican where you’ll enjoy priority admission on your visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.

Vatican and Colosseum 2-Day Priority Pass

5. Vatican and Colosseum 2-Day Priority Pass

Take a self-guided tour of the Vatican with a 2-day priority pass, and skip the lines at the Vatican Museums. See the famous Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and works of art such as the Pieta and the Last Judgment. On the second day, visit the monuments of ancient Rome. Head back in time to the era of gladiator games, public executions and naval battles inside the Colosseum. Climb the Palatine Hill to the birthplace of Rome. Walk along the Via Sacra to the Roman Forum, once the social, political, economic and religious center of Rome.

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Tour with Pickup

6. Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Tour with Pickup

Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and skip the ticket lines. Enjoy a hassle-free day in Rome. When you arrive your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll see one of the most important art collections in the world. On this full-day tour, you’ll have a chance to admire the splendid halls, including the Gallery of Tapestries and Geographical Maps, before finally arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. You'll also visit the unforgettable Raphael Rooms. After a break for lunch, which is included in the tour price, you’ll take a drive to Rome’s Archaeological Area. Enter the glorious Colosseum to see the interior of this massive arena and take a complete tour of the Roman Forum. Climb the marvelous Palatine Hill or the enchanting Capitoline Hill, and explore one of the most important archaeological areas in the world. Please note that due to shorter days, from October the 28th the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from Capitoline Hill.

Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

7. Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

Your trip begins with collection from the cruise terminal in the morning, to arrive at the Colosseum by 11:00 AM, where you will be whisked to the front of the queue. Immediately begin exploring this majestic ruin, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, designed to entertain the masses with brutal, violent spectacles. Its capacity is estimated to have been 70,000 people, who were all admitted free of charge to watch vicious gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving exotic animals. Included in your skip-the-line tickets is the entrance to the Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums. Explore both above ground and below, marveling at the unbelievable engineering techniques of the Romans and the intricate theatrical system of hoists, ramps, and trapdoors that made the arena function (included in the underground option). For an extra fee you can purchase a guided tour option, an audio or video tour, or complete underground tour. All are available in many different languages. After about three hours, head over to St. Peter’s Square, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, take in the ornate Basilica, and gasp at the massive outdoor plaza. The tour has 18 other possible stops, according to your preference, to be explored at your own pace. Wherever you decide to roam in Rome, the minivan will pick you up at 16:00, and you can take a nap while being safely returned to your ship.

Rome: Private 2-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

8. Rome: Private 2-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Spend 2 days exploring Rome with a guide. Join this private tour to see the Eternal City's most popular attractions, including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Vatican Museums, and much more. Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum.  Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world. Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican. Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

9. Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

This private tour of Rome is the perfect entry point to providing you with a better understanding of the "Eternal City". Your tour will begin as you explore Circus Maximus, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, the Pantheon, Aventine Hill, the Key Hole, Appian Way, and the Catacombs. From there you will move on to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Next on your experience you will explore People Square, Navona Square, Janiculum, Piazza Venezia and more. This tour will allow you to travel all around Rome, discovering the most beautiful attractions located in this incredible city. Consisting of a well-paced program over the course of 2 days, you will be free to travel without any stress or queues and with a professional tour guide who will accompany you to all the attractions.

Rome: Full-Day Vatican City, Colosseum, and Roman Forum Tour

10. Rome: Full-Day Vatican City, Colosseum, and Roman Forum Tour

Head off on a Roman adventure filled with history and beautiful locations. Meet up with your guide to check out the iconic Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry. Marvel at the rooms of the Sistine Chapel, break for lunch, and then visit the Colosseum. End with a stop at the Trevi Fountain. Meet your guide just steps away from the Vatican and enjoy priority entrance as you skip the lines and head straight inside the Vatican Museums. See the major works of art ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces. Much of the tour will be dedicated to the rooms of Raphael and the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. After a break for lunch, regroup at the Colosseum and enjoy fast track entry into the vast arena, the Icon of Rome built in 72 A.D. Once inside, your guide will paint a picture of the Gladiator games that took place in the Roman Empire’s most impressive arena. With the Colosseum behind you, travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum. Learn of the legendary founding of Rome on the Palatine Hill and how a she-wolf rescued and nursed the young twins Romulus and Remus. Change gears and fast forward many centuries as you arrive at the Trevi Fountain, without which no visit to Rome is complete.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Very good value for money. You cover a lot of ground in one day - Camilla was very knowledgeable and managed to engage a group of 10 strangers through the busy streets of Rome. Excellent work and she shared a lot of stories and facts about the Colosseum and the Vatican! Highly recommend! You do a lot of walking as expected so wear comfy shoes and bring your own water bottle as refilling in the fountains are free.

It was really great and our guide Juliette was very knowledgeable and extremely likable and had the patience to explain everything to us . I was initially worried but the whole experience changed my minset and i am looking forward to booking my future trips with get your guide. Juliette was Fabulous. We went on 26/11/22.

Both of our guides, Sandra and Luigi are amazing. Full with knowledge, experience and very accommodating. It was a very nice and smooth small group tour.

An amazing tour! We learned a ton but the tour was split and we had to find our way to the next spot but it isn't that far.

Pascuale and Gilberta are incredible guides, real enthusiasts and very funny