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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality

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    Your Rome walking tour starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the main entrance line, and go inside for a tour of the amphitheater’s first and second levels. Listen to stories about the gladiator battles and animal fights that once took place here, and hear how the structure took nine years to build.

    Continue over to the Roman Forum, the former center of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial enterprises. Admire remnants of sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and stroll up Palatine Hill for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus. Then walk along the winding laneways of Rome’s historical center, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the 2nd-century Pantheon, before a chauffeur service to Vatican City.

    Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line admission. This complex of galleries houses one of the world’s biggest collections of art, most famously the Renaissance pieces by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, and then head to the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, to be awed by Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.

    Your tour ends at St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, known for its dome that dominates the Rome skyline. The church is also home to more artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s altar canopy. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to continue exploring on your own.

    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. The order of the itinerary described may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
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    Reviewed 13 July 2019

    My wife and I had only one full day to explore all that Rome has to offer. While this tour is ambitious, especially in the heat of July, it was nothing short of amazing. We started our day with Louise at the Colosseum and spent...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Michael S
    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    Fabulous tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and the family enjoyed it all. It was a big day and lots to see but we loved it all. Having only a couple days in Rome and wanting to see the must see places this was the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Peanutmam
    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    Truly a marvelous experience. The tour was divided into two segments – morning in the ancient Roman ruins (city center) with the afternoon spent in Vatican City. Francesca was our morning guide – an experienced archeologist by day and part time tour guide on the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank fouradventure
    Reviewed 8 April 2019

    Like most of the reviewers, we were a group of six (two adults, four children) with limited time in Rome, and although that seemed a recipe for disaster, we had our best day of our Italian trip on this tour. Our incredible guide, Luca, spent...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jennifer F
    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    We had a wonderful day in Rome with our guide, Frederica...she was a great tour guide for our family of me, my husband and 3 kids ages 17, 15 & 12. We booked a private day tour as it’s challenging to keep everyone engaged and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank lingchan1
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    No.The tour ends at the Vatican and you make your own way back from there
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