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Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour

by Carrani Tours
per adult Price is AU$151
Duration: {0} Duration: 9h+ Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

VIP access to the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica

Chance to skip the long lines outside the Colosseum

Remarkable views of the Sistine Chapel's renowned ceiling

Opportunity to visit the Roman Forum & climb Palatine Hill

Informative & insightful commentary from an expert guide

Highlights

VIP access to the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica

Chance to skip the long lines outside the Colosseum

Remarkable views of the Sistine Chapel's renowned ceiling

Opportunity to visit the Roman Forum & climb Palatine Hill

Informative & insightful commentary from an expert guide

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8:30 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the tour without transport. You will have a 2-hour break between the morning and afternoon tour to have lunch on your own.

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AU$150.17

Total price is AU$150.17, taxes included

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8:30 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour with Lunch & Hotel Pick-up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the tour plus pick-up from your centrally located Rome hotel, transport between the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum, and lunch in a traditional Roman restaurant. Hotel drop-off is not included.

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AU$272.60

Total price is AU$272.60, taxes included

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Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour

Activity Location

Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano

Roma 00165

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Bar L'Ottagono (Morning Tour - Low Cost Option)

    62 Piazza del Risorgimento

    Rome

  • Arch of Constantine (Afternoon Tour - Low Cost Option)

    Via di San Gregorio

    Rome

  • Hotel Pickup (if selected)

    Rome

  • Gray Line - I Love Rome Agency (if you do not require hotel pickup)

    Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 95

    Rome


Description

Discover the Eternal City's major highlights on a full-day guided tour. In the morning, explore the Vatican Museums and admire the Sistine Chapel. After lunch, step into Rome's ancient past as you discover monuments such as the monumental Colosseum, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, and the ruins of the Roman Forum.

Begin your day at the Vatican Museums, avoiding the long wait outside with skip-the-line entry. Your guide leads you through the museums and shows you the grand fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance in Rome. Wander through the colourful Raphael Rooms—known for walls covered in Raphael's immortal frescoes—and step into the Sistine Chapel to get a first hand view of the glorious ceiling painted by Michelangelo. From there, make your way into the vast nave of St. Peter's Basilica to discover this sacred pilgrimage site and place of worship.

In the afternoon, your exploration resumes as you uncover the archaeological treasures of ancient Rome. Imagine the clashing swords of gladiators and the drama of maritime battles on the arena floor of the Colosseum, and then stroll in the footsteps of Roman citizens as you walk through the Roman Forum to see its temples, streets, and centuries-old gathering places. Your final stop is at Palatine Hill, where you can roam among the ruined foundations of imperial palaces as you look out over the city from this lofty vantage point.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Admission fees

  • Skip-the-line entrance to Vatican Museums and Colosseum

  • Headset for tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Drinks during lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you book the option with hotel pick-up, pick-up is available from most centrally located Rome hotels beginning 30–60 minutes prior to your booked tour start time. You will be able to arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel drop-off is not included; this tour ends near the Roman Forum.

  • If you book the option without hotel pick-up, you must make your own way to the meeting point. Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Due to shorter daylight, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill

  • Please inform Carrani Tours after booking if you have any special food requirements (if option with lunch is selected)


Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour ratings based on 526 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

3/5 16 Jun. 2019

The morning part of your for Vatican was done very poorly. The Audio equipment provided were low quality and the tour guide accent and announciation was very bad in a way in our entire group we all could understand maybe upto 20% of what he said. On the other hand, the afternoon part of the tour for Colosseum... was really good. The tour guide (Egle = Christmas tree) was very knowledgeable, fun and entertaining, with fluent English.

2/5 15 Jun. 2019

Rita , tour guide for Vatican was very knowledgeable. Colesium tour was good but by that time we were exhausted and record heat for the day.The Roman forum was amazing. The food was sub-par Would recommend to skip food.