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With our Rome and the Vatican tour you can enjoy an overview of the city of Rome plus a Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour with an official licensed guide in one day only.
The main suggested stops of Rome and the Vatican tour include: Piazza Venezia, where you can admire the Monument of Victor Emmanuel (first Italian king) and Mussolini's balcony; the Capitoline hill (the most important of the seven hills) with an amazing view over the Roman Forum; the Colosseum where your driver will give you a brief explanation and history. You will get a chance to go in and explore on your own with pre-booked tickets to avoid the big lines.
Other sites are the Aventine hill and keyhole, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, Navona square and additional monuments time permitting.
While on tour (depending on the Vatican guide's schedule) we will arrange to meet one of our Vatican guides to take you on the 3 hours visit of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. The museums contain some of the world’s greatest art treasures, and are unique in their scope, quality and abundance. All big lines at the entrance avoided! From the Sistine you'll go directly to St. Peter's Basilica, where you will see the Pietà by Michelangelo and other fantastic masterpieces by Bernini and Canova. Following the visit of St. Peter's you'll want to take some pictures of the square, shop for souvenirs and/or grab a drink.
After such an exciting and interesting day dedicated to Rome and the Vatican tour, you'll enjoy the relaxing ride back to the hotel.
Why choose this tour:
- You skip the long lines queueing for entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum. You will have reserved, pre-booked and pre-paid tickets
- A top-quality tour with an intimate touch, programmed especially for you and directed by a professional Vatican guide in fluent English. Tours exclusive yours and non-group.
- Available: all year round (not on Sundays)
- Tour length: 8 hours
- Pick up - drop off location: at your accommodation in Rome
- Pick up time (suggested): 9:00 am
- Aventine hill
- Palatine hill
- Circus Maximus
- Capitoline hill
- Roman Forum
- Venice Square
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish steps
- Navona Square
- St. Peter Basilica
- Vatican Museums
- Luxury air conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Vatican Guide 3 hours
- pre-booked and pre-paid tickets.
- Vat-Card fee
- Please note the Vatican has imposed a dress-code for the Holy City which prohibits bare shoulders, skirts above the knee and shorts.
- We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
- The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.
- The order of sites may change
- Your professional English speaking driver will give you good commentary from the vehicle, but does not alight with you for inside visits. Your driver will have no problem if you would like to take extra hours.
- If you would like to have an English speaking tour guide, he/she will narrate from both inside the vehicle and will also enter the sites with you.
- Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays