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Colosseum And Vatican Combo

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In Rome for a short stay? Our combo tour is the perfect choice for you. And yes, it is possible to visit the Colosseum and Vatican in one day! If you don’t have long in Rome then the last thing you want to do is spend half your day standing in line in the heat. Avoid the lines and join our fast-track tour of the two most important sites in the city. Our professional guides will make sure you see the very best Rome has to offer in one day. First you will experience Ancient Rome in all its glory – the Colosseum, Palatine hill and Roman Forum. From gladiator fights to emperors palaces and the hustle and bustle of daily life in the ancient city centre. Let us walk you through Ancient Rome in the footsteps of the emperors. After a short lunch break, you will head to the Vatican City. Breeze past notoriously long lines and experience the world famous Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Colosseum

Your tour begins with the legendary Colosseum, Ancient Rome’s architectural masterwork. Your guide will take you back in time to the glory days of the Roman Empire. Discover what it was really like to watch gladiator fights and beast hunts. Learn how the Colosseum was built and how state-of-the-art engineering and technology made the games possible. With your guide, you will explore the first and second levels of the Colosseum for one hour, with plenty of stops at the best photo spots.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum

For this section of the tour, you will walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar himself and explore ‘Downtown Ancient Rome.’ Uncover the secrets of the centre of the Roman Empire, the place where emperors, senators and common Romans spent their lives. You will discover temples, open air markets, triumphal arches and much more. Wander through the heart of ancient Rome like a toga-clad senator.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill

Your next step is the exact spot where Rome was founded. On this very hill, Romulus is said to have killed his brother Remus in 753BC before founding the Eternal City. Discover the remains of the emperors’ luxury palaces as you walk around what was the most exclusive neighbourhood in the Roman Empire. The ruins, towering pine trees and spectacular views of Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum make this a truly magical experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

The Vatican is not to be missed, but the lines are! Save hours in line with an exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Discover some of the world’s most iconic sculptures and paintings and learn the stories of the legendary artists behind them. Expect works from Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci, Caravaggio and more. The Vatican is home to some of the most impressive architecture and artwork in history, but you can miss out on so much by doing it alone. Our expert guides will make sure you see the very best the Vatican has to offer, so you leave feeling like an expert. When visiting the Vatican, please make sure you cover knees and shoulders, even in the summer. Please also bear in mind that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square might be unavailable on Wednesdays due to the weekly Papal Audience. If you want to be certain that the Basilica will be included in the tour, don’t select Wednesday as your travel date.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Prepare to be in awe of the masterpiece that is the Sistine Chapel. Stand beneath Michelangelo’s legendary Creation of Adam and marvel at The Last Judgement. There is no talking in the chapel so your guide will explain the history before you enter. You will learn the secrets of the Pope’s personal place of worship and the story of how Michelangelo spent years perfecting his works. But no photos allowed!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

Avoid the long lines and enter St Peter’s Basilica through the Sistine Chapel. The symbolic centre of the catholic church is not to be missed. You will view masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino and experience the overwhelming size of the Basilica. Your expert guide will help you piece together the vast history of this legendary church. Please bear in mind that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square might be unavailable on Wednesdays due to the weekly Papal Audience. If you want to be certain that the Basilica will be included in the tour, don’t select Wednesday as your travel date.

Duration: 30 minutes