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Vatican, Colosseum and Roman Forum Small Group Tour with Fast Track Tickets

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Go on the most comprehensive tour of the Eternal City without having to wait in line to get into Rome's most visited tourist spots. See what remains of Imperial Rome and the influence of the Renaissance on this ancient city as you travel through time on this tour. Witness its evolution from one of the earliest civilizations to the modern wonder that it is today.

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Part 1 Small Group Ancient Rome Walking Tour With Skip the Line Colosseum Tickets

Take a walk through Rome's 2,000 years of history with an expert guide who'll bring the past alive. Enjoy a visit to the magnificent and massive Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets. Learn about the skills and secrets of the Romans in building this amazingly huge monument and how it was designed to allow an unruly crowd of some 50,000 spectators to enter and exit with ease.

During the tour your guide will discuss the gruesome hobbies for which the Romans are well-known for. At the ancient forum, enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the evocative ruins while learning about the history of ancient Rome, made interesting with anecdotes and stories.

Part 2 Skip the Line - Vatican Tour and Sistine Chapel for Small Groups

Enjoy an intimate and in-depth tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica to explore the world's most extensive collection of art.

Our expert local guide will guide you through the museum, focusing on the main works of art and dedicating just the right amount of time necessary to appreciate the stunning frescoes of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

After introducing you to the introverted Michelangelo and discussing his intense relationship with Pope Julius II, for whom he created his most famous masterpiece, you will enjoy some free time to appreciate in silence the wonder you see in front of you.

And as you tour the famous private apartments of Pope Julius II by Raphael, learn about the rivalry between the two most famous artists working for the Pope, Michelangelo and Raphael.

Our tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter's Basilica where a treasure of precious works of art await to be discovered. We will discuss Michelangelo's stunning "Pieta" that created the desire within Pope Julius II to contact the young artist for other more important works he had in mind.

Your tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel will conclude at St. Peter's Square as you admire Michelangelo's Dome and the marvelous colonnades designed by Bernini that embrace the spectators who come to witness important Papal ceremonies.

Listen to the life story of a simple fisherman who became the first Pope of Christianity - St. Peter.

Includes

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums

  • Access to the Raphael Rooms

  • English-speaking guide
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Vatican, Colosseum and Roman Forum Small Group Tour with Fast Track Tickets
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Duration: 8:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums / Access to the Raphael Rooms / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:30

    Check in Outside the Colosseum Underground Station

  • 08:45

    Start of Ancient Rome Tour

    Your first stop is Rome's Colosseum where you can skip the long queues with your fast-track tickets. With your guide, learn how the building was created for over 50,000 spectators and about the violent games hosted here.

  • Constantine's Arch

    This triumphant arch was built to mark Constantine I’s victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. Learn how it went on to influence Baroque artists in Rome and the function of the other arches around the city.

  • Ancient Forum

    Understand the heart of Rome as your guide leads you through the ancient Forum and main city squares. You will learn about the history of Ancient Rome from its beginnings, the Roman Republic and the glory days of the Roman Empire.

  • Palatine Hill

    The central-most hill in Rome, Palatine Hill, is one of the most ancient parts of the city. Stand 40 meters above the Forum Romanum and look down to Circus Maximus. Also, see a spectacular view of the city.

  • 11:45

    End of Ancient Roman Tour

  • 13:00

    Start of Vatican Tour

    Discover the massive collection of art built up by the many Popes of the Vatican. The significant collection includes some of the most renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world!

  • Sistine Chapel

    Your guide will teach you about the Sistine's Chapel transformation from a chapel into one of the world’s most important artistic creations. You will also learn about the conflict between two key figures of the Renaissance: Michelangelo and Pope Julius II.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Finally, enter the St. Peter’s Basilica, deemed to be the most famous work of Renaissance architecture and largest church in the world. Here you will learn about the Basilica's history from your guide and be able to see Bernini’s Papal canopy and Michaelangelo’s pietà.

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends at St. Peter's Basilica

  • (For Check-In) Outside the Colosseum Underground Station (Colosseum Metropolitan Station) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Basilica (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Outside the Colosseum Underground Station (Colosseum Metropolitan Station) Time: 08:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Basilica (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City) Time: 17:00:00

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Restriction(s)
  • Please note that rucksacks are not allowed inside Colosseum, Ancient Forum and Vatican Museums.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please note that no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed in the St. Peter’s Basilica.

  • Walking shoes

  • No flashy / gaudy clothing

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider 48 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that you can join the tours on two separate days.

  • At times, one of the attractions included might be closed without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 7 business days (08:45:00 local time) to 3 business days (08:45:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 08:45:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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