While this small group tour is not for the faint of heart – it takes six hours to complete – it will enable you to visit essentially every major landmark of both Rome and the Vatican City, skipping each and every line along the way. If you only have time for one when you visit Rome, take this one.
Spend an incredible six hours making your way across the face of the Eternal City, and experience the best that both Rome and the Vatican have to offer in this once-in-a-lifetime small group tour opportunity in a Small Group Tour with no more than 15 participants.
Your guide will take you across the face of Rome, visiting all of the most famous landmarks and monuments. You will see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, pass by the Capitoline Hill, visit Venezia Square and Pantheon.
No other tour offers such a comprehensive eXPerience as does this one. Best of all, you'll be skipping the line each and every time. If you only have time to take one tour while in Rome, you owe it to yourself to consider taking this one.
In the afternoon, you will move to Vatican City, where you will view several of the most sacred sites of Christianity, as well as a many of the world's most famous pieces of art. You will visit Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and of course the Sistine Chapel where you can view the work of Michelangelo.
By choosing this small group tour, you will be able to visit both the best of the Vatican City and of the Ancient Rome area! You will admire Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica, all of them full of masterpieces of the art history. And, of course, you will cross Saint Peter's Square, the real heart of the Cristian Church.
Moving to Ancient Rome, you will visit the Colosseum: the most famous amphiteatre in the world, with almost 2000 years of history. You will admire some of the most beautiful views of Ancient Rome, before exploring the Roman Forum area, where you can see some of the most importants ruins of the Roman age.
If you are interested in visiting Vatican City or Colosseum, but you would like to focus just on one of these attractions, take a look at our walking tours! With the group tour of the Vatican, you will have a full skip-the-line access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. If you prefer Ancient Rome's pathways, you can't miss our group tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum, that will let you discover the center of Rome.
ItalyXP offers several other ways to explore the eternal masterpieces of Rome: the Vintage Tour by Fiat 500, to discover the historic centre from an unusual point of view, and the fun-filled Full Day Tour by Vespa, for those who want to eXPerience the thrill of traveling aboard an icon of the '60s.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
This is a combination tour that combines a Ancient Rome Tour (in the morning) and a Vatican Tour (in the afternoon). You will have about 2 hours of free time to move from one location to the other and to have lunch.
Both tours are capped at 12 people maximum.
The itinerary of the tour - especially during the Jubilee year - may change due to unforeseen Vatican events.
Please wear appropriate clothing to have access to the worship places (no shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, or shirts that leave the shoulders uncovered).
Please note that backbags, trolleys and big bags are no allowed inside the Colosseum for security reasons.