Come along and discover the treasures of the Roman Empire and the Vatican City. Our expert guide, english speaking, will accompany your amazing journey by leading you through the Colosseum, the ancient sites of Rome and into the heart of the Vatican City. You will skip the line to enter the Saint Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pietà by Michelangelo and the marble statue of St. Peter. Later, you will have the skip the line tickets into the Vatican Museum complex, entering into many rooms and galleries such as the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, the Raphael Rooms and not forgetting the famous Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. The tour ends with a tour through the St Peter's Square.
Guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica is the largest in the world and is the seat of the Roman Catholic. It was built in the 16th century replacing the old St. Peter's Basilica that was built by Constantine the Great. St. Peter's Basilica is the representation of the Italian Renaissance architecture with many facades. A private guided tour is what you need to discover the several anedoctes and historical facts laying behind this majestic structure. The carefully planned structure of the St. Peter's Basilica is astounding. In the St. Peter's Square is the Egyptian Obelisk and is reputedly containing a piece of the Cross of Christ at the top of the obelisk. It is also the site of St. Peter's tomb and relics. The famous Pieta of Michelangelo's is situated at the entrance and the beauty of the dome is mesmerising, with a hole allowing a certain degree of sunlight shining onto the Altar. Every 50 years, the Holy Door acts as Indulgence.
Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel
Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world famous Vatican Museum complex, made up of galleries with an impressive number of artwork and masterpieces. When in Rome, it is mandatory to visit one of the most popular Museums in the world, boasting masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raffaello and much more. During your visit you will have the chance to see one of the world's finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Your expert tour guide will be your story-teller, focusing your attention on the most important masterpieces and making this experience easy and unforgettable.Stroll through the most interesting rooms such as the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Be stunned by Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel. The majestic arch of the Chapel, entirly covered by frescoes is a once in a lifetime experience: on your private Vatican tour the guide will show you all the details of well-known masterpices such as the Creation of Adam or the Universal Judjement.
The ancient Rome
Lastly, the private Rome tour will take you to the Colosseum: you will enter the Ancient Rome with your skip-the-line tickets. Accompanied by an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide, we will wander through the Colosseum following the path of the ancient Romans, learning the history of this place and hearing tales of gladiator matches.Walk the short distance to the entrance of the Roman Forum and discover the ruins of the political center of the Ancient Rome. Your tour guide will help you understand how this place looked like in its heyday. Among the most important sites you will see walking down the Via Sacra are the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Virgins. At the end of the tour, we will embark onto the Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most important of the seven hills of the Ancient Rome to enjoy a wonderful view of the city and of the Imperial Forum.
More tours to visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica!
If your are looking for something within your budget, check out our small group tour of the Vatican, for groups up to 15 people; further, if you are looking for a more exclusive experience, you should take a look to one our private tours of the Vatican in Rome.
More tours to discover Ancient Rome!
If you are looking for an experience within your budget, take a look to our group tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum. You can also try our small group tour of Ancient Rome: an experience that combines the serenity of a small group (up to 12 people) with the timeless beauty of the most important monuments of Rome.
Colosseum and Vatican in one day in a group tour
If you wish to visit the best of Rome on one day, on a smaller budget, do not miss our small group tour of Vatican and Colosseum or our full-day tour of Vatican Museums and Colosseum with hotel pick up. You will be part of a bigger group, visiting together the most beautiful attraction of the Eternal city, with skip the line tickets included.