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Vatican Museums and Ancient Rome Skip-The-Line Tour

Product ID: 65108
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Travel back to the days of the Roman Republic on a 7-hour tour of Rome and the Vatican Museums. See all the main monuments of Ancient Rome, including inside the Colosseum and discover masterpieces of art from the papal collections.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 - 7 hours
Skip the line
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Live guide
Portuguese, English, French, German, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire
  • Discover the papal collections of the Vatican Museums
  • See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo and others
  • Go inside the miraculous Sistine Chapel
  • Climb up Palatine Hill for panoramic views of Rome
  • Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators
Full description
Save time and money with a combined skip-the-line tour of the Vatican museums and the main monuments of ancient Rome.

Meet your guide for a morning tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Wander the vast corridors and galleries of one of the most important museums in the world, touring in a group of no more than 30 people.

Go to the spectacular Cortile del Belvedere and see the historic maps of ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. See beautiful tapestries by Raphael’s students in the Gallery of Tapestries. Then, gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes in the Sistine chapel. Enter the most important Catholic church in the world as you look inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo’s “La Pieta.” End by Bernini’s colonnades on St. Peter’s Square.

In the afternoon, transfer to the Flavian amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum and explore the largest amphitheater ever built. Learn more about the Roman emperors and gladiators and the bloodthirsty battles put on for the Roman citizens.

Next, go to the heart of ancient Rome and see the ruins of temples in the Roman forum. Climb Palatine Hill for panoramic views of where the ancient Romans met to trade, worship and conduct their political affairs.
Includes
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Headphones system to hear the guide
  • Live-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation

When you get there

Meeting point

For the Vatican Museums, meet at Viale Giulio Cesare 209-229 (between the pharmacy and cinema Giulio Cesare). For the tour of ancient Rome, meet at the entrance of the Colosseo metro station (on line B), opposite Colosseum Square. You will find your guide between a green kiosk and the fountain. At both meeting points look for the guide holding a sign with the name of the local partner on it.

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Know before you go
• Please note that the Basilica of San Pedro (St. Peter's Basilica) is a holy place and you are required to keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times. Please wear long sleeve shirts and pants or skirt that covers your knees, or you will be refused entry. The supplier cannot accept responsibility for any refused entry due to inappropriate dress
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• This tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues. Please book a private tour
• You will be required to go through a security check to enter the Basilica of San Pedro. Please do not bring sharp or dangerous objects
• Access to the monuments on this tour is not possible with large backpacks. Please take a small backpack or bag
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From £94.65 £72.88 per person