2-in-1: Ancient Rome & Vatican City is a comprehensive four and a half hour journey through a beautiful and ancient world. We make sure that everyone, whatever their budget, can see the best of Rome in one go.
- Ideal choice for families
- Skip the line
- All entrance fees included
- All-inclusive tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tourWe begin our 2-in-1 tour at 9am with Rome's greatest engineering accomplishment; the Colosseum. Wander across the arena floor and hear about the life and times of Romans in a brutal age, defined by bloody and violent games which took place just yards away from where you'll be standing. Learn about the making of a gladiator and understand what the games meant to onlookers as well as participants. How do we know so much about what happened in the Colosseum? You'll find out on this tour! We then leave the arena behind and walk up ancient Via Sacra into the Roman Forum. Rich in history, archaeology, and mythology, overbuilding in antiquity requires careful explanation today. We study the main basilicas, temples, and ruins in the forum area, and consider the role and influence of Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. Understand how the Roman Empire became so powerful, and listen as we examine the complex chain of events which led to it's decline.
In the afternoon we visit the famous Vatican Museums and see all the major galleries including the Belvedere Courtyard, which houses the ancient and classical pieces which so many artists took their inspiration from, Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and Raphael Rooms, before culminating our visit inside the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Prior to entering the chapel, you will hear all about Michelangelo and his struggle to accept and complete the work which became what is arguably the single most recognized piece of art in the world.
We then head to St. Peter's Square and cover the history of the Vatican City State. We discuss the obelisk and the Swiss Guard. At this point, the tour ends. You can visit the Basilica to see Michelangelo's beautiful Pieta', Dome, Baldacchino, and other monuments of artistic importance after the tour if you so wish.
Inclusions for Skip All Lines: Best Of Rome And Vatican
- Entrance fees
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Professional guide
Exclusions for Skip All Lines: Best Of Rome And Vatican
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage, etc. are not permitted inside the Colosseum/Roman forum
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Not wheelchair accessible
Meet at 1pm for 130pm Vatican tour departure Nov 4 thru Mar 31