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Ancient Rome And Vatican Museums Tour

1. Ancient Rome And Vatican Museums Tour

Experience the Vatican Museums to see one of the most magnificent art collections in the world and continue after lunch at the Rome of emperors, citizens, charioteers and gladiators on an afternoon tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Start with the skip the line entrance to enter the Vatican Museum, housing the most important art collection in the world along 4 miles (7 kilometers) of galleries in more than 1,400 rooms. See statues, tapestries and historical maps, including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino. Then stop for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. In the afternoon, start at the Colosseum, once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators. Begun in 72 A.D., the arena was finished 8 years later, providing the scene for wild entertainments between man and beast. Continue to the Arch of Constantine and Arch of Titus, and walk the Via Sacra from the Colosseum past some of the most important sites of the Roman Forum to Capitoline Hill. Explore the center of political life in Ancient Rome.

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Rome: Vatican & Imperial Rome Tour in Spanish

2. Rome: Vatican & Imperial Rome Tour in Spanish

Find out about the mysteries of the Vatican through a selection of classical sculpture galleries, tapestries and significant paintings collected in one of the most important museums in the world. Visit the famous Sistine Chapel with exclusive access to St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the whole Catholic Christian world, built on the tomb of the first pope in history, next to St. Peter's Square. You will also get to go inside the private chambers of former popes. After lunch, visit the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, where you'll see the sculpture of "Moses" by the famous artist Michelangelo, which was part of the Pope Julius II funerary monument. Then, take a big step into the past, reliving the magnetism and grandeur of the Roman Empire, and visit the Colosseum built by Emperor Vespasian in 80 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus, with over 100 days of celebrations, during which more than 5,000 animals were killed in the sand. On the Via Sacra, walk through the Roman Forum - the political, religious and social center of the capital. Climb the Palatine, one of the central hills of Rome. The tour ends at the Palatine, one of the central hills of Rome.

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Skip-the-Line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

3. Skip-the-Line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

Embark on a fascinating archeological tour of Rome exploring some of its most thrilling archeological buildings. Begin with the spectacular Colosseum, one of the wonders of the ancient world and the most famous amphitheater in the world. Hear the fascinating history of this special place and the legends that surround it as you walk along its curved and crumbling walls, and let your knowledgeable guide take you on a journey through the thrilling history of the Roman Empire. Continue the tour along the via Sacra (Sacred Way) with a visit to the splendid Arch of Constantine, and then make your way to the Palatine Hill. Admire the ruins of this sacred area where the ancient Roman kings once lived. Eventually find your way to the impressive Roman Forum to end the afternoon in marvel.  Please note, due to the shorter days, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill. 

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Glory of Ancient Rome and Colosseum 3-Hour Private Tour

4. Glory of Ancient Rome and Colosseum 3-Hour Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the glory of Rome on a private 3-hour tour to the Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Capitoline Hill. Following a pick-up from your hotel, go to the Colosseum and skip the long lines to get inside, saving up to an hour’s waiting time. Once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was the Roman Republic’s mightiest arena, taking 8 years to complete in the 1st century AD. Follow in the footsteps of the fearless gladiators that took on mighty beasts at the command of formidable emperors and baying crowds. Next, walk the cobblestone Via Sacra to the center of the Republic at the Roman Forum. Marvel at the ruins of ancient basilicas, triumphal arches, honorary columns, and historic cemeteries. Continue to Capitoline Hill, and on to the Centro Strorico (Historic Center), where you will stop at Piazza Venezia to admire the early 20th-century monument dedicated to Victor Emmanuele II, first king of a unified Italy.

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Rome: Colosseum & Roman Forum Small-Group Tour with Pickup

5. Rome: Colosseum & Roman Forum Small-Group Tour with Pickup

Begin this 3-hour sightseeing tour of Imperial Rome at the world’s most famous arena; the Colosseum. Once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators, building of the Colosseum began in 72 A.D. and was finished 8 years later. The scene of wild entertainments - often between man and beast - this mighty monument has been immortalized over the centuries. Today you can walk on the ancient stones of the Via Sacra, leading from the Colosseum past some of the most important sites of the Roman Forum to Capitoline Hill. At the Roman Forum you will be at the real political center of the Republic and Imperial Rome. See ancient basilica, triumphal arches, honorary columns, and historic cemeteries, including the Umbilicus Urbus, Curia, House of the Vestal Virgin’s and Trajan’s Column.

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What people are saying about Via Sacra

Overall rating

3.2 / 5

based on 51 reviews

We had Christina as a guide who is simply extraordinary She managed to immerse us in Roman times thanks to her enthusiasm her immense culture of that time and her sense of humor All this in excellent French A big thank you Christina

Very good super guide

By speaking with people from our group we realized that there was a difference in price on the tickets for the same service A difference between 10 and 15 euros per ticket Very disappointed on that But the visit was great

The meeting point was not specified but via the service team (by phone and via WhatsApp) we had all the information we needed within 10 minutes!

We had an exciting tour thanks to our warm and cultured guide who took us off the beaten track and didn't count her time.

Perfect tour! Our guide was Mohamed..competente nice and engaging..tour highly recommended !!