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Small-group Vatican and Colosseum tour with early entrance and access to Arena

This tour offers the fabulous experience of visiting both the Vatican and Colosseum in one day as part of a small friendly group. You will have the added bonus of entering the Vatican Museums 1 hour ahead of the opening to the general public, helping to beat the crowds. You will learn all about two of Rome's most iconic sites from professional and enthusiastic guides.

per adult from

$168

AUD

Duration

300 to 390 minutes

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra.

    Raphael Rooms: the painted rooms used as private rooms by the Pope Julio II

    Borgia Rooms: the apartment was painted by Pinturicchio and his school, they are also part of the art works from modern and contemporary art.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noah’s life. The Renaissance “Genius” when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The Basilica was built from the 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under the Emperor Constantine. The Basilica was built in 120 years by many architects including Raphael and Michelangelo. The inside decoration of the Basilica is very Baroque thanks to the “Genius of the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini who projected the “Altar of the Chair of St. Peter” and the Baldachin. Inside the Basilica there is a beautiful chapel where is preserved the Michelangelo’s Pieta. The artists represent this painful moment with the body of Jesus laying on the laps of his mother after the deposition from the Cross

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    The second part of your tour will take you to the Colosseum. Here you will enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator's entrance. You will walk on the arena, the stage where once Gladiators fought . From the arena you will enter the firsts two levels of the Colosseum and have a panoramic view over the attraction, the arena and also the dungeons

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    Your tour will then proceed to one of the most famous hill of the whole city: Palatine Hill. Here during Ancient Roman time Emperors built their Palace. You will visit the rests of ancient Villas and once you arrive on the top of the hill you will also enjoy the astonishing view over the city

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

    Finally you will enter the Roman Forum, the center of the political, commercial and social life during ancient Rome. Here you will also admire the tomb of Julius Caesar

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age and also for the adults for the entrance at the Colosseum since it is necessary
    • St. Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. Local operator is not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. If the Basilica closed for religious functions, you'll spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
    • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check. Visitors cannot avoid these checks. Even though skip the line tickets are purchased in advance, local operator is not responsible for time spent waiting to pass security checks
    • The tour consists of 2 different tours: a Vatican tour in the morning and a Colosseum / Ancient Rome tour
    • If you choose the option with Roman Forum and Palatine hill, the order of the visit of this tour can be: first Roman forum and Palatine hill and then Colosseum
    • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican or Colosseum
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers at Colosseum and Vatican Museums entrance
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Italy Wonders SRLS

Activity ID: V-41348P13

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