• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 99.02 View price calendar

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Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, then visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (seasonal) during this combination tour. You'll get to see all the Roman essential attractions in a single 7-hour day, and traveling with a tour guide means you get to skip the long entry lines at each attraction. Lunch at a local restaurant included.

Highlights

  • 7-hour tour to see Roman highlights: Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and ancient Rome
  • Skip-the-line access to all attractions lets you bypass the crowds
  • 3-course lunch at a local restaurant
  • See Rome's most important highlights in single tour

What You Can Expect

Begin your full day of visiting Rome's highlights with pickup option at select hotels; alternatively, make your way to the I Love Rome office in via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95. If you choose the option with meeting point you can make your way to Piazza Risorgimento just at the center of the square at the bar "L'Ottagono" look for our staff with our pink logo "I love Rome". Your tour departs at 8:30am.  

Head for the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the long entry lines and the crowds to follow your tour guide directly inside. Explore the 54 galleries, including the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano, the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, the Museo Chiaramonti, and the Museo Pio-Clementino, among others. 

Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's famous ceiling fresco and learn about the events that still take place there, such as the Papal conclave. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica to take in the sheer size and the Renaissance architecture. 

Visit a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch before continuing to the afternoon portion of your tour. 

Again, skip the line for the Colosseum and explore the massive amphitheater with your guide, learning about its history as a source of entertainment for ancient Roman citizens. 

November thru March you'll discover the Capitol Hill, actual site of the Mayor of Rome, and offering the most beautiful view on the Roman Forum.
In April thru October you'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, the place of foundation of Rome and the Roman Forum from the inside.

Customer Reviews

alandeom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tours! Very well planned and informative.

Jovy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Vatican tour for was amazing it's a dream come true for me. Our tour guide for Vatican and Colosseum are both amazing and very knowledgeable. Grazie for the great experience!

mholt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a great tour. Be prepared for a lot of walking and you WILL be tired by the end of the day but the amazing sites you see during this tour make it all worth it. If you don't get the lunch option, it gets a little confusing. Finding the group at the Colosseum after lunch was confusing for everybody. People on other language tours were just as confused. The tour company should really try to be more visible and specific on a location to meet. Other than that, everything went well. The skip the line is a MUST. Our tour guide for the Colosseum portion was Ed. He is a character and does many tours for the company. He made this extra special. Thanks Ed!

Ellen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour, wonderful guides, prepare for lots of walking and stairs

PEI FUNG Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour!

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Plan on a lot of walking but able to see a lot as well. Skipping lines is the ONLY way to go. Waits were up to 3 hours at the Vatican if you were not on a tour. Same with the Colosseum. Guides were professional and very informative. Worth every penny.

dmm1962

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing, amazing!!
We had one issue with the security at the Vatican. Security made us check my husbands backpack into their holding area. When our tour guide went to pick it up0 for us while we were at lunch. Security gave the guide the wrong backpack. My husband went back with the guide and it took almost 20 minutes for security to figure out they had mixed up the bag tags!! Our guide argued with security until we got our backpack! Miguel was amazing!!! After my husband got back to join me for lunch. We wanted to thank Miguel with a tip, but he was gone and we were off to the Colosseum. so... THANK YOU MIGUEL!!! XOXO

Eduard g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

very good trip

Silver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Mella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was excellent! The lines to get into these attractions were so long...well worth it to skip the line. Our tour guides were extremely knowledgable and friendly - great tour.

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