Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders of Rome
DURATION: 2 days
DEPARTURE TIME: Vatican on Friday or Saturday at 8.30am, Colosseum on Saturday or Sunday at 9.30am
FREQUENCY: every weekend
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German
MEETING POINT: Vatican at Piazza del Risorgimento (8.15am), Colosseum at Arco di Costantino (9.15am)
Embark on a journey exploring the grand monuments of Rome on this two-day walking tour of Rome. Discover the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums on Friday and Ancient Rome’s Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on Saturday.
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Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders Highlights
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Friday or Saturday: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Explore some of Rome’s greatest masterpieces on this tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. Don’t worry about spending your time in the notorious Vatican lines, with our tour you’ll skip all the lines and access the areas immediately. Our expert guides will walk you through the history and insights of these masterpieces, giving you an insider’s point of view.
The Vatican Museums
Visiting the Vatican Museums is a must on your trip to Rome. These museums are the third most visited museums in the world and are home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Get ready to see first-hand some of the world’s most famous artworks by artistic geniuses like Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and Giotto.
The Sistine Chapel
Probably the most famous chapel in the world, The Sistine Chapel is known for its stunning frescos, especially Michelangelo’s world-renowned ceiling fresco: The Last Judgement. The Sistine Chapel is the 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums, completed around 1483. Apart from holding some of the world’s most inestimable artworks, it is still used today for religious reasons such as the Papal conclave, the process where the College of Cardinals elects the new Pope.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest and brightest example of Renaissance architecture in the world. It is the biggest of the four Papal basilicas of Rome, and it’s the center of Catholicism and the symbol of the Vatican State.
Saturday or Sunday: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill
Go back in time with this guided tour through the heart of Ancient Rome. Immerse yourself in 360 degrees of breathtaking Roman architecture and walk in the footsteps of giants, learning the history behind these grand monuments.
Meet your guide at the Ach of Constantine before skipping hours of lines and immediately entering the Colosseum. As you walk inside the ancient ruins of the Colosseum, admire mankind’s genius which allowed for the concept to become a reality in 70/80 AD, centuries before the arrival of modern engineering. Listen to your expert guide passionately guide you through the story of the Colosseum, once the most famous amphitheater in the world, holding up to 80,000 spectators, eager to watch gladiators fight to the death or see reenactments of famous battles. A symbol of both glory and disdain, the Colosseum has been standing for almost two millennia, and has served a variety of purposes over time.
Now it’s time to continue the walking tour and admire the splendid Arch of Constantine -sitting right outside the Colosseum – before exploring the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, the center of Roman day-to-day life back at the time, and today one of the best preserved archeological sites. Continue exploring the jaw-dropping Palatine Hill and end your tour with a much more significant and deeper connection to the history of Rome.
- Child ticket valid for children of 3-7 years of age
- Free for children from 0-2 years of age
This package includes 1 guided tour of the Vatican Museums, which you may schedule on Friday or on Saturday morning, and a guided tour of the Colosseum. Based on the starting date you select for the Vatican tour, note that the Colosseum tour will take place the morning after.
Meeting point of the Vatican Museums tour: 08.30am
Please make your way to the meeting point (Piazza del Risorgimento) 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Just at the center of the square you will find our staff members at the “Bar – Caffetteria L’Ottagono”, 400 metres from the nearest metro stop “Ottaviano”. The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square.
Meeting point of the Colosseum tour: 09.30am
Please make your way to the meeting point 20 minutes prior to tour start time: by the Arch of Constantine.
The tour ends near the Colosseum
- Cancellations without penalties within 24 hours before tour date
- 100% penalty from 24 hours before tour departure and for no-shows