Join us in discovering the world's most priceless art collections of the Renaissance in the Vatican. Learn the historical events of Colosseum and how it is still a well-renowned symbol of Rome.
Come along and discover the treasures of the Roman Empire and the Vatican City. Our expert guide 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 St. Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pieta and the marble statue of St. Peter. Later, we will have a fast-track access into the Vatican Museum complex, entering into many rooms and galleries such as the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps and not forgetting the famous Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. The tour ends with a tour through the St. Peter's Square.
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. 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.
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.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.
Lastly, we 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.
If your are looking for something within your budget, check out our small group tour of the Vatican, for groups up to 12 people, or our group tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
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.
The meeting point is close to the vatican Museums, or at the address you indicated during the booking process.
Further information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Dress code: modest dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Large bags and umbrellas will need to be checked and retrieving these items can impede your ability to cover all the points on the suggested itinerary. Photos and videos are NOT permitted in the Sistine Chapel, but are permitted in the Museums, Basilica, and Square.
The itinerary of the tour - especially during the Jubilee year - may change due to unforeseen Vatican events. Please, note that you can change the order of the tours.
The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays. Wednesday morning tours are not recommened as access to St. Peter's Basilica may not be available due to the Papal Audience in the Square.
Please note that live guide in some languages (Russian, Chines, Japanese and Portoguese) may include an extra fee.