Kick off your exciting full-day guided tour of Rome with skip-the-line entry to the stunning Vatican museums. Witness one of the most important art collections in the world as you roam the museum’s halls and marvel at the Gallery of Tapestries and Geographical Maps. Next, head to the Sistine Chapel and admire the world-famous painted ceiling. Afterward, make your way to St. Peter’s Basilica as your guide continues to fill you with interesting stories and information about Vatican City.
The morning portion of your tour will last about 3 and a half hours, giving you time to grab lunch (at your own expense) before making your way to the day’s second meeting point. Meet your Colosseum guide venture to the top Palatine Hill. Take in the incredible views as your guide tells you all about the origins of Rome. Afterward, head to the Colosseum, just a 5-minute walk from the hill. Once again, skip the long ticketing line and make your way through security and into the world’s largest amphitheater ever. Walk the arena floor and learn all about the theatre’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you tales of the ancient gladiator games. Last but not least, walk the ancient path that Romans once used every day as you venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra. Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina. Marvel at the Basilica Julia and Aemilia and imagine what Rome was once like thousands of years ago. Your tour wraps up here.
By the end of your incredible all-day tour, you won’t just have “seen” Rome's most famous sights; you’ll have discovered their histories, stories, and what makes them so notable, making this the perfect addition to your Roman holiday!
You will need to arrive at the meeting point A at 8:15 AM. Your tour will begin at 8:30 AM. For the second portion of your tour, arrive at meeting point B no later than 1:45 PM. Your tour will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. This tour lasts approximately 7 hours.
This tour does not include transportation. You will need to sort out your own transport to the tour’s two meeting points.
For Meeting point A
For the first portion of your tour, that begins at 8:30 AM, the meeting point is at Bar L’Ottagono, located at the center of Piazza del Risorgimento, next to Vatican City.
By Metro: You can reach via the red Metro line A to Ottaviano. The bar is a 6-minute walk from the station.
By Bus: You can catch buses 64 and 40 (connects with Termini station, Piazza Venezia and Argentina), as well as bus 60 (connects with Republica, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia and Argentina).
Please look out for our staff wearing a white/pink t-shirt with an “I LOVE ROME” logo on it. Your guide will lead you from the museums to the Sistine Chapel and then to the Basilica.
For Meeting point B
For the second portion of your tour, that begins at 2:00 PM, you will need to make your own way from Vatican City to the second meeting point, at the Arch of Constantine (just a short walk from the Colosseum).
By Metro: Get on at the Cipro station and off at Colosseo.
By Bus: The quickest way to get from Vatican City to the Arch of Constantine is by bus 64, bus 40 and get off at the Colosseo stop.
Please look out for our staff wearing a white/pink t-shirt with an “I LOVE ROME” logo on it. Your tour guide will lead you from the Palatine Hill to the Colosseum, and lastly, to the Roman Forum, where your tour will end.
In order to enter St.Peter's Basilica, one must abide by a dress code. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum.
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive an email with your Express Guided Tour of Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel voucher shortly. On the day of your experience, display your mobile voucher to your guides along with a valid photo ID at the two meeting points.
Meeting Point A- For the 8:30 AM Vatican Museums tour, you will meet your tour guide at a cafe in Piazza del Risorgimento, a small square right outside the walls of the Vatican Museums and a 3-minute walk from the main entrance of the museums. The cafe, Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono, is on the eastern side of the piazza. At the cafe, you will meet your tour guide - look out for your guide wearing a white/pink t-shirt with an "I LOVE ROME" logo on it.
Meeting Point B - For the 2:00 PM Colosseum tour, you will meet your tour guide at the Arch of Constantine, near the Colosseum. The meeting point is below the Arch of Constantine across Via Di San Gregorio. Please look for your tour guide wearing a pink/white t-shirt with an "I love Rome" logo on it.