Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour

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8 hour tour
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Unearth Rome’s history and artistic splendors with our Ancient Rome and Vatican Treasure Tour. Start by meeting your local guide in the heart of Rome, then enjoy skip-the-line access to explore the Colosseum’s fascinating world, from its architecture to the stories of ancient Romans, emperors, and gladiators. Next, smoothly transition to the Vatican Museums, home to 54 diverse galleries housing works by masters like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. The tour’s pinnacle is the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo’s renowned frescoes.

Our Ancient Rome and Vatican Treasure Tour is tailored for history buffs, art lovers, and curious travelers seeking in-depth exploration. With skip-the-line access and expert guidance, join us for an enriching journey through Rome’s past and artistic treasures. Book now and step into history!

Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Highlights

  1. Enjoy a guided exploration of the best galleries and rooms of the Vatican Museums
  2. Skip the line to marvel at the imposing columns and ruins of the Colosseum
  3. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest Basilicas in the world
  4. Tour the spectacular Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s renowned artwork
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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Itinerary

8:30 - Pickup from Rome
  • Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Rome. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts
Guided Tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican
  • Explore the Colosseum with skip-the-line access, delving into its rich history and archaeological wonders
  • Gain insights into the architecture and captivating past of this colossal amphitheater, which once hosted ancient Romans, emperors, senators, gladiators, and exotic animals
  • Next, enjoy a seamless transfer to the Vatican Museums, where you'll encounter a treasure trove of artistry. These museums comprise 54 diverse galleries, including the Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, and Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Here, you'll encounter masterpieces by renowned artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto
  • The Vatican Museums culminate in the illustrious Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes. Completed around 1483, this chapel is globally celebrated for its artistic heritage. Witness some of the world's most renowned frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and The Last Judgement
  • The Sistine Chapel, not only a repository of precious art, also serves religious purposes, notably hosting the Papal conclave for the selection of new Popes
  • Concluding your journey, visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, a colossal Renaissance masterpiece and one of the world's largest basilicas
16:30 - Drop off at Rome
  • The tour will end near the Vatican
NB - all timings on Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour are approximate
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Fully guided tour
Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum & the Vatican
Lunch & drinks
Hotel pick up/drop off
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Essential Information
Security checks may cause delays. Skipping the ticket line does not mean skipping security checks
Please dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees
Cancellation Policy
Please note: From October 18, 2023, it is mandatory to provide a first and last name during the Colosseum ticket booking process. Upon issuing, the ticket becomes non-refundable. Guest must ensure they have their passport with them on the day of the tour to guarantee entry. In case of incorrect personal data, access to the Colosseum will be denied.
As a result of the above policy, this Tourist Italy tour is also non-refundable