Top 10 Places to Visit in Rome • 2 in 1: ancient Rome & Vatican City
Top 10 Places to Visit in Rome: Small group Vatican tour and skip the line Colosseum tour package with ancient Rome sightseeing.
Duration 4h : 30m
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
Our 2 in 1 tour is an extended four and a half hour journey through the streets of Ancient Rome and the splendour of the Vatican City. With our super low price of 89 Euros per adult, we make sure that everyone, whatever their budget, can see the best of Rome in one go.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Rome: we begin our 2 in 1 tour with Rome’s greatest engineering accomplishment; the Colosseum. Wander across the arena floor and hear about the life and times of Romans in a brutal age, defined by bloody and violent games which took place just yards away from where you’ll be standing. Learn about the making of a gladiator and be proffered a thorough understanding of what the games meant to onlookers as well as participants. How do we know so much about what happened in the Colosseum? You’ll find out on this tour! We then leave the arena behind and walk up ancient Via Sacra into the Roman Forum. Rich in history, archaeology, and mythology, overbuilding in antiquity requires careful explanation today. We study the main basilicas, temples, and ruins in the forum area, and consider the role and influence of Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. Understand how the Roman Empire became so powerful, and listen as we examine the complex chain of events which led to it’s decline.
The Colosseum and Roman Forum tour finishes at approximately 11:15 AM. Thereafter you will be required to check in at our office for the Vatican tour at 14:15 PM for departure at 14:30 PM. This means that you will be able to do as you please in the centre of ancient Rome between 11:15 AM and your Vatican tour. The cost of a taxi to our office from the city centre is between 8-10 euros and journey time is 15 minutes, or you can take the 492 bus from Largo Argentina to the corner of Viale Vaticano, our office is nearby on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21. Journey time by bus is 30 minutes.
In the afternoon we visit the famous Vatican Museums and see all the major galleries including the Belvedere Courtyard, which houses the ancient and classical pieces which so many artists took their inspiration from, Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and Raphael Rooms, before culminating our visit inside the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Prior to entering the chapel, you will hear all about Michelangelo and his struggle to accept and complete the work which became what is arguably the single most recognized piece of art in the world.
We then head to St. Peter’s Square and cover the history of the Vatican City State. We discuss the obelisk and the Swiss Guard. At this point, the tour ends. You can visit the Basilica to see Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta’, Dome, Baldacchino, and other monuments of artistic importance.
This tour can be broken up over two (2) days, however, please note that the Vatican segment is not available on Sundays. To set the tour on two (2) different days, let us know in "Additional Remarks" when you checkout.
Colosseum and Roman Forum segment always in the morning. Vatican City segment always in the afternoon.
For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
Please be at the first meeting point on Piazza Venezia at 08:45 AM for departure at 09:00 AM.
Important Information • Apr 1st - Nov 10th: daily exc. Sun. • Tour does not run on public holidays. • Nov 11th - Mar 31st: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised. • Average group size: 20 persons. • Exertion level: moderate. • ** Moderate paced walking required. • NOT wheelchair accessible.
Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. No exceptions.
** WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR VATICAN & COLOSSEUM TICKETS WITH PRIORITY NO LINES ENTRANCE ** Vatican Museums & Colosseum - Roman Forum - Palatine Hill tickets included!
No hidden costs, English speaking guides, personalized assistance, free Rome orientation & local maps at our customer service center when you check in for your Vatican tour. Amenities include intranet points, lounge, wi-fi, rest rooms, refreshments, and a Roman gladiator photo shoot!