Vatican and Colosseum are the Best Places to Visit in Rome! Experience comfortable luxury transfers with a private driver and enjoy an all-in-one tour to Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and finally, St. Peter’s Square. A Professional private guide will lead this interactive adventure.
Be prepared to be amazed by the beauties of Rome and delighted with a typical lunch!
Included in the tour of the best places to visit in Rome:
- Courtesy pick-up from any centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B
- Guided visit of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- Guided visit of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square
- Lunch in a typical restaurant (starter, main course, and water
- Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
- Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- Professional guide
- Transfers between one site to the other
- Drop off back at your hotel, or any central location of your choice
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).
Pick up details and other info:
Pick-up time is 8:15 from your centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B. A central location is within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. We will pick you up from your ship’s dock and bring you back to the port on time for your departure with a supplement. The tour might start either with the Vatican Tour or the Colosseum Tour. On request, it is possible to organize the tour at different times, based on the Vatican and Colosseum availability. The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel without notice. If we cannot plan the tour differently, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. It is impossible to bring large backpacks, bags, and umbrellas into the sites. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Sistine Chapel.
The first stop of the tour is Ancient Rome. First, you will admire the well-preserved Arch of Constantine, then enter the Colosseum, a fantastic feat of engineering. 50.000 spectators could quickly find their seats, shaded by a huge awning, to watch a unique show: brutal fights between gladiators and beasts.
Follow your private Rome guide and witness the memories of a glorious past.
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
The stately Arch of Titus introduces the panoramic hill of the Palatine, where the Emperors lived. Just seeing the view of the area from Palatine Hill makes the Coliseum tour worthwhile. Walking along “The Sacred Way,” your private Rome guide will show you where Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. inaugurated the Imperial Forums. It is a focal point of ancient Rome, enriched by all Emperors with their Temples and Houses until A.D. 608.
Equally inspiring is the impressive Basilica of Maxentius!
Visiting the Vatican
After lunch, your driver will lead you to the Vatican, where you will admire an infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, and other treasures.
The numerous Popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it by adding countless works of art.
The unmissable Sistine Chapel and its sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo are undoubtedly the main attraction among the best places to visit in Rome.
There is so much to discover visiting the Vatican! Among the galleries, you will surely appreciate the collection of mosaics of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the popes’ official residence.
Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel.
St. Peter’s Square
This part of the tour will leave you with the embrace of the immense curved colonnades of St. Peter’s Square and the view of the Pope’s Balcony. The most prominent Christian Church in the world will amaze you! The guide will explain it from the outside. It house many masterpieces like the famous Michelangelo’s “Pietà.”
Between 1 pm and 2 pm, you will be offered lunch in a selected restaurant, as included in the tour price (2 courses and one drink).
Tour might start either with the Vatican or with the Colosseum Tour.
Sunday in Rome special tour
On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican city is closed. Due to the Wow Tour’s high request, we designed a Sunday in Rome experience with the Capitoline Museum. The Capitoline Museum looks onto the famous Capitoline Hill, a museum itself. On its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Roman Forums!
The Capitoline Museum is very dear to the Romans. It houses magnificent sculptures reminding the city’s glorious past, like the She-Wolf and Marco Aurelio statue’s bronze originals. Among the places to visit in Rome, it is also on the top of the list for its Picture Gallery, with masterpieces of Caravaggio, among others who wrote Italian art history.