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Rome Small Group Tour: Vatican, Colosseum and Historic Centre

This Tour takes you on an epic journey through the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the historic centre of the city with a Homemade Icecream Tasting.

  Duration: 7:30h
  Hosted in: EN

Rome Small Group Tour: Vatican, Colosseum and Historic Centre

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€ 134
About This Activity
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Licensed Guides
Skip the Line
Vale de móvil
Bono Impreso
lunes - domingo
Grupo: max15 gente

What you'll do

It would take multiple lifetimes to see all that Rome has to offer but we have distilled our most-requested sights into a single day of sightseeing that will leave you dazzled by the artistic, historic and architectural wealth of the city. It may not cover everything, but it's a very good start.

You'll begin the day overlooking the Roman Forum learning the history of this once-bustling commercial centre and the Empire that it controlled. Then you'll head over to Rome's most iconic symbol, the Colosseum.[readmore]Skipping the long entrance lines, you'll spend a full hour inside, hearing the story of this immense arena and the gladiators that once fought here. Of course, there was a lot more happening here than movies would suggest. Your guide has the full story on the many uses of the Colosseum; from execution ground to dramatic stage. 

From there you'll stroll into the historic city centre to see some of Rome's most impressive public sights. Mingle with the street artists in the shadow of Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona; gape at the giant oculus in the dome of the Pantheon; and, of course, throw a coin (or two) over your shoulder at the Trevi Fountain to ensure you'll make it back to Rome. You'll top off this part of the day in the sweetest way possible, with a cone of homemade gelato in a local gelateria. 

After that, your guide will give you recommendations for lunch spots before reconvening at the Vatican. Here you'll save hours with skip-the-line tickets, diving directly into the Vatican Museums to discover some of the world's most important art. From treasured ancient artefacts like the Apollo Belvedere to immense Renaissance frescoes, you'll soak up thousands of years of art and history. With your expert guide on hand, you'll also hear the stories that bring these masterpieces, and the men who created them, to life. 

The highlight of the Museums is, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its incredible frescoes painted by Michelangelo. Before you visit this room your guide will teach you all about Michelangelo and give you a handout with details of the frescoes and what to look for. This way you'll have 15 - 20 minutes of peace to soak up what is possibly the world's greatest work of art. 

From the Sistine Chapel, you'll enjoy one last benefit of a guided tour: a special door into St. Peter's Basilica that allows you to skip the infamously long entrance lines. They'll walk you through and give you an introduction to the huge church and its artworks (you can't miss Bernini's altar or Michelangelo's sculpture), then you'll be left to explore its wonders for yourself. 

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Included / Excluded
Skip-the-Line Tickets to the majestic Colosseum
The best of Rome in 1-Day Tour
Skip-the-Line Tickets to the majestic Colosseum
Visit of the Piazza Navona
Visit to the dome of the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain
Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Vatican Museums
Visit of the famous Sistine Chapel
Visit of the impressive St. Peter's Basilica
Home-made Ice-cream Tasting
Professional Guide
Transport from the Historic Center to the Vatican
Comfortable Groups of 15 people or fewer
The St. Peter's Dome climb Ticket

Antes de ir

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure

Only very small backpacks and handbags may be taken inside the Vatican

We highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes

We recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter

Shoulders and knees have to be covered inside the Vatican

Students need to bring a photo identification

Meeting Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Rome, Italy. Opposite Oppio caffè: corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi, entrance of Colle Oppio Park

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