Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour

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On our Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour, you’ll be captivated by world-famous art, fascinating history, brilliant architecture, and hidden treasures. Discover the opulent halls of The Vatican and spend time admiring the gorgeous paintings, sculptures, and murals throughout. Learn about the rich history of Raphael’s Rooms and study the brush strokes of Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel. After touring Vatican City’s remarkable gems, take a walking tour of Ancient Rome beginning in Mamertine Prison. Listen to your guide relay the story behind the capture and execution of Saints Peter and Paul. Wander through the archeological ruins of the Colosseum and imagine as though you’ve stepped into the past. Finally, walk among the relics and rich remnants of the Roman Forum – a landmark teeming with historical significance – before ending your tour.

For history and art enthusiasts looking to explore Rome’s ancient past, there’s no better option than our Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour. Meet your guide for some compelling tales, as you walk through the past and marvel at the breathtaking architecture, ruins, and art of the Eternal City. This tour includes site entries, a skip-the-line ticket at the Colosseum, a luxurious hotel stay in Rome, and expert guides throughout. Book your enriching tour today!

Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour Highlights

  1. Explore St. Peter’s Prison and learn about the invigorating story behind the capture of Saints Peter and Paul
  2. Get a close and personal look at Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and admire the details of his brush strokes
  3. Wander Vatican City’s ancient treasures and take time studying the paintings, murals, sculptures, and more
  4. Enjoy a luxurious night of hotel accommodation chosen by you from our carefully selected list
  5. Step back in time as you explore the incredible Colosseum and discover the ancient findings of the Roman Forum
  6. Tour all these iconic sites and landmarks with an experienced guide and gain fascinating insight along the way
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Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Vatican & Sistine Chapel
  • You will be picked up from a centralized location in Rome. Please be there minutes before departure
  • (Please note: On Wednesdays, the tour is only available at 12:00.)
  • Start your walking tour of The Vatican's art, history, and hidden treasures by heading to the center of Rome to meet your expert guide: an art historian specially trained in the works that fill The Vatican
  • Continue by walking to Vatican City to immerse yourself in the opulent art that fills these halls, maximizing your time inside by skipping the lines outside
  • You'll have a chance to visit the often missed underground Catacomb – tombs for former popes that sit beneath the city streets
  • Spend over 3 hours discovering the stories that lie behind the sculptures, paintings, murals, and artifacts that line these hallowed walls, and take advantage of your experienced guide by asking any questions that come to mind
  • Study the Raphael Rooms as your guide walks you through their intriguing past, and marvel at the ancient Roman and Greek pieces along the way
  • The day ends with an extensive tour through the stunning Sistine Chapel, admiring the work of Michelangelo from mere feet away
  • You'll have the rest of the day to explore on your own once the tour ends, and you'll still have a skip-the-line pass for St Peter's Basilica if you're up for some more discoveries
  • The tour ends at Saint Peter's Square
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 2 - Colosseum & St. Peter Prison
  • After meeting your tour guide in a centralized location, begin your walking tour at the Mamertine Prison
  • With the help of a multimedia video guide, explore the very prison where the Saints Peter and Paul were captured by Emperor Nero before their execution. Until today, an altar remains to remind visitors about the incarnation of the Saints. You will see as well the remains of the ancient cistern, where St. Peter baptized his fellow captives
  • After a short break, you will meet your expert guide just a few steps away from the Colosseum - it will be a great opportunity to take some pictures
  • You'll walk through the different levels of the Colosseum as your guide tells you the stories and legends that surround this incredible place
  • After that, there will be time to explore the original Arena Floor
  • This is the very floor where gladiators fought brutally for fame and their lives for the entertainment of others, and echoes of its past permeate every stone
  • The last stop of the day will be the Roman Forum
  • Ramble down the stone avenues and twisting streets that will lead you to monumental temples, shrines, and beautiful basilicas that make up the one-of-a-kind Roman Forum
  • Once a meeting place for the governmental heads that ruled Rome and its territories, this square is now surrounded by those ruins and gives a glimpse into the lives of these historic rulers.
  • The tour ends at Roms city center
  • (Please note that the tour starts from October 30- March 31st at 13:45)
NB - all timings on Highlights of Rome 2 Day Tour are approximate
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All touring and accommodation
Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
Room of the Muses and Belvedere Torso, Pinecone Courtyard, Octagonal Courtyard, Rooms of Raphael, Gallery of Maps, Laocoonte Sculpture 1st Century AD
Skip the line Ticket to the Colosseum, entry tickets and video guide to the Mamertine Prison
Anything not mentioned above
Personal travel insurance
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour.
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience.
Dress code for all tours entering the Vatican: Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men, women, and children. No refunds will be given if entry is refused due to lack of appropriate dress. No knives, weapons, or sharp objects will be permitted inside
On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made
Only small bags or purses are allowed in the Colosseum. No large bags or weapons allowed, and there is no storage room available