• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 103.15 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

Lexie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Skip the Line for Vatican and Colosseum are a must! When we arrived at St. Peter's Basilica, the wait to get in was over three hours, and we were able to walk right in! The same can be said for the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum. With the headsets, we were able to enjoy the sites while learning about the history of each area which only enhanced the experience. Our tour guide was able to prepare us for the Sistine Chapel with history and some interesting little facts that made this experience all the more enjoyable as well. I highly recommend lunch, because you are able to stay with your tour group and makes the chances of missing the bus to the second half of the tour less likely. Plus, it was delicious! The tour companies know all the best places!

Tushar S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our tour guide for Colosseum and imperial Rome was Agles and she was fantastic. Fantastic sense of humor and she made it very interesting.

realtor4life

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great experience!! Would definitely recommend especially seeing we were able to skip the lines. The lines were so long so this saved so much time.. especially seeing it was raining.

Julie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Outstanding! Both the morning and afternoon tour guides were excellent. Lots of walking and stairs and listening, which we loved but isn't for everyone. We had two families with young children as young as 3-4 and they said in hindsight they would have done a half-day tour - too much for young children.

Roger A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Whether it is your first visit to Rome or youve explored the city before, there are so many attractions just waiting to be discovered on the Rome day tours. These are expertly guided Rome tours that are specially tailored so that you get the very best out of this historic city. Hotel pickup by a full-size Mercedes passenger van was on time. FABIO, our tour guide on the Vatican Museum morning tour, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He made sure he knew everyone on the tour by their first name.Tour Rome with the people that know it best! The three course meal at the Satiricus restaurant and pizzeria was rushed. 35 minutes from start to finish. It's the restaurant's choice for the lunch. 1st course and 2nd course and dessert. Transported from restaurant to Colosseum by motor coach. BENJAMIN, the afternoon tour guide at The Colosseum was energetic and excellent in his knowledge on the Colosseum afternoon tour. A lot of walking on both tours. Wear comfortable shoes. No hotel drop off at end of tour. Hotel pickup 7:45 am - 8 am. Tour 8:30 - 5:30 pm.

syncropooh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Not sure I would do either of these with out skip the line. The Vatican, the skip the line is a must, the line were so long for both the Vatican Museum and the basilica. The only things bad about the Tour that could be improved are 1 we were rushed by several of the museum gift shop and told we would get to stop at one at the end. I'm pretty sure it was not an official Vatican gift shop just the one the guide was dropping us off at in the square. 2 in the museum you get to the Sistine Chapel and the guide gives you 30 mins for the cafe/chapel. But you are left in this small area with all these people, shoulder to shoulder packed together. I'm not sure where else we could have left seperated so you could view the Chapel but not feel like a sardine. The lunch was very taste and served in just the time the guide left us for. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum were wonderful and our tour guide very knowledgeable and kind. He would tell us where to wait while helping the handicapped folks get to the lifts or give them direction and make sure he waited for them to reappear.

john n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

great day very informative well worth the money

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a terrific tour. the guide was most informative and entertaining.

John N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Guide was wonderful and personable. Would never have learned so much or had such an enjoyable time doing this without a guide.

Batya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was amazing. Our first guide, Linda was so kind and mindful or the older people in the tour group. She did not walk to fast especially up the steps and hills. There were lots of those hahaha. We saw so many amazing sites. There was just too much to see in the 3 hours we had. Our second tour of guide took us to the Colosseum and the Hill. Be prepared to do our awful lot of walking up and down the hills wear proper shoes especially if it rains like it did on as you will see some amazing sites on this hell lots of ancient ruins you will be able to take some of the most amazing pictures once we were done we went to the Colosseum and again be prepared for lots of walking there wasnt a lot of hills but there were a lot of steps the Colosseum was the last part of our tour and all the parts that we did I would have to say the Colosseum was the least of my favorites. Overall the tour was amazing and very exhausting by the end of the day all my husband and I wanted to do was to find someplace to eat which was not easy and get back to our hotel.

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