Vatican and Colosseum are the Best Places to Visit in Rome! Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and finally, St. Peters Basilica are the most visited Rome sites.
Experience comfortable luxury transfers and a typical lunch! Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of Rome, thanks to your private Rome guide!
The Colosseum tour starts with the well-preserved Arch of Constantine. First, you will enter the Amphitheatre, a fantastic feat of engineering. 50.000 spectators could quickly find their seats, shaded by a huge awning, to watch a unique show: brutal fights between gladiators and beasts.
Follow your private Rome guide and witness the memories of a glorious past.
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
The stately Arch of Titus introduces the panoramic hill of the Palatine, where Emperors lived. Just seeing the view of the area from Palatine Hill makes the Coliseum tour worthwhile. Walking along “The Sacred Way,” your private Rome guide will show you where Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. inaugurated the Imperial Forums. It is a focal point of ancient Rome, enriched by all Emperors with their Temples and Houses until A.D. 608.
Equally inspiring is the impressive Basilica of Maxentius!
Visiting the Vatican
After lunch, your driver will lead you to the Vatican, where you will admire an infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, and other treasures.
The numerous Popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it by adding countless works of art.
The unmissable Sistine Chapel and its sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo are undoubtedly the real attraction among the top things to see in Rome.
There is so much to discover visiting the Vatican! Among the galleries, you will surely appreciate the collection of mosaics and ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the popes’ official residence.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Thanks to your certified Rome guide, you will enter the 16th century St. Peter’s Basilica through a hidden door. Welcomed by Michelangelo’s “Pietà,” the biggest Christian Church in the world will amaze you!
This part of the tour will leave you with the embrace of the immense curved colonnades of St. Peter’s Square and the view of the Pope’s Balcony.
Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of Sait Peter.
Between 1 pm and 2 pm, you will be offered lunch in a selected restaurant, as included in the tour price. Tour might start either with the Vatican or with the Colosseum Tour.
Sunday in Rome special tour
On Sunday and religious holidays, the Vatican city is closed. Due to the Wow Tour’s high request, we designed a Sunday in Rome experience with the Capitoline Museum. The Capitoline Museum looks onto the famous Capitoline Hill, a museum itself. On its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Roman Forums!
The Capitoline Museum is very dear to the Romans. It houses magnificent sculptures reminding the city’s glorious past, like the She-Wolf and Marco Aurelio statue’s bronze originals. Among the places to visit in Rome, it is also on the top of the list for its Picture Gallery, with masterpieces of Caravaggio, among others who wrote Italian art history.
Pick up details and other info:
Pick up time is 8:15 from your centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B. A central location is within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. With a supplement, we will pick you up from your ship’s dock and bring you back to the port on time for your departure. The tour might start either with the Vatican Tour or the Colosseum Tour. On request, it is possible to organize the tour at different times, based on the Vatican and Colosseum availability. The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel and Basilica without notice. If we cannot plan the tour differently, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. It is not possible to bring large backpacks and bags and large umbrellas into the sites. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
Included in the tour:
- Courtesy pick-up from any centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B
- Guided visit of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- Guided visit of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Lunch in a typical restaurant (starter, main course, and water
- Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- Professional guide
- Transfers between one site to the other
- Drop off back at your hotel, or any central location of your choice
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).