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: Roman Forum, Palatine, and Colosseum Tour, plus Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square Visit.

A Professional private guide will lead this interactive adventure.

Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of Rome and delighted with a typical lunch!

Included in “Best Places to visit in Rome: Vatican & Colosseum with lunch”

  • 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: the face mask is no more mandatory, but still recommended in crowded plsaces

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 to the sites. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover your shoulders and knees before entering the Sistine Chapel.

“Best Places to visit in Rome – Vatican & Colosseum with lunch” includes all the following sites:

Colosseum Tour

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 inaugurated the Imperial Forum 46 B.C. 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.

Sistine Chapel

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 your 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 houses 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).

The tour might start either with the Vatican or with the Colosseum Tour.

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The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel and Basilica without notice. Nevertheless, the Vatican guarantees access to the museums. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. On the contrary, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. It is impossible to bring large backpacks and bags and large umbrellas into the Museums and archaeological areas. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
Remember to bring all your belongings with you after every transfer; cars and drivers might change each time.

Ancient Rome area and Vatican Museums visits involve SIGNIFICANT WALKING. Please provide any mobility and wheelchair access requirements. Also, visitors with limited mobility can contact us for special needs, such as wheelchairs or walkers. Please note that the pathway from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter’s Basilica has 50 steps downwards and is not wheelchair accessible. The Roman Forum and Palatine surfaces are uneven, but a considerable portion of the area has wheelchair paths. The tour will continue to the Basilica only if all members of your private group can walk down the stairs. If your private group includes participants with reduced mobility, the tour will end without accessing the Basilica. Also, note that other participants in your group will have to push the wheelchair. However, we will be able to organize the visit to the Basilica, adding an extra transfer. Please contact us if needed.

We suggest avoiding strollers and using a baby sling instead. Like wheelchairs and walkers, strollers are not allowed in the passage from the Sistine Chapel directly to the Basilica ( 50 steps downward ). Your private tour will end without the Basilica visit. An extra transfer helps us organize the Basilica visit; contact us if needed. The Roman Forum and Palatine surfaces are uneven, but a considerable portion of the area has stroller paths.

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. You will have extra time in a private car in addition to the already included tour of Trevi, Pantheon, Navona, and Spanish Steps! With your guide, and your driver, you will explore St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’ Angelo area, and other marvelous sites like the Capitoline hill; from its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Forum!

 

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Duration: 6.5 Hours including Lunch


Price:Varies according to the number of participants


Days of Operation: Every day except Sunday and Religious Holidays


Pick up Time: 9:15 am from the hotel


Visita guidata al Colosseo

Colosseum

Visita guidata ai Musei Vaticani

Vatican staircase

Visita guidata Cappella Sistina

Sistine Chapel

Visita guidata Basilica San Pietro

St. Peter’s Basilica

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How was the Colosseum built? It was a freestanding structure made of stone, concrete, and tuff, covered with white travertine. Fires and earthquakes damaged the Colosseum numerous times. Every time it has been restored until it fell into disuse. During the Middle Ages, it was used as a quarry. Numerous monuments were built with its looting, including St. Peter’s Basilica. Taking part in a package tour of Rome, private guides and drivers will optimize your precious time, bringing you to all the sites mentioned above and telling you all the facts about the Eternal City.

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Let us show you the capital of Italy and the Roman Empire. Our expert guides will deliver the best possible ancient Rome experience. Admire one of the most visited museums globally, The Vatican Museums, with its sublime Sistine Chapel! We tailor-make each holiday to your specific requirements: discovering the hidden scenery of the eternal city will be a great adventure.

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