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Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders of Rome (8.30am, 9.30am)

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Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders of Rome (8.30am, 9.30am)

From:  113,00

DURATION: 2 days

DEPARTURE TIME: Saturday at 8.30am, Sunday at 9.30am 

FREQUENCY: every weekend

 LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German

MEETING POINT: Saturday at Piazza del Risorgimento (8.15am), Sunday 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 Saturday and Ancient Rome’s Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on Sunday.

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Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders Highlights

  • Two comprehensive tours in two days, to discover Rome at a relaxed pace

For The Vatican tour:

  • Privileged access to the Vatican Museums and its Walls
  • The Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • The Chandelier’s Gallery
  • The Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel

For the Colosseum tour:

  • Skip-the-line access to the archaeological wonders of Rome
  • Visit inside of the ColosseumRoman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Comprehensive tour by a professional guide

Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders  Inclusions

  • Entrance tickets with no line
  • Professional guide
  • Headset

Tour Exclusions

  • Transport
  • Food or beverages
  • Tips
  • Optional gratuities
TOUR ITINERARY

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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

Ticket Reductions:

  • Child ticket valid for children of 3-7 years of age
  • Free for children from 0-2 years of age

General Information:

November 1 - March 31:

  • On Saturday the Vatican tour starts at 8.30am. Please make your way to the meeting point at 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”, in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo. 
  • On Sunday the Colosseum tour starts at 9.30am. Please make your way to the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour start time: by the Arch of Constantine. You will find our staff members in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo. 
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

April 1 - October 31: 

  • On Friday the Vatican tour starts at 8.30am. Please make your way to the meeting point at 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”, in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo. 
  • On Saturday the Colosseum tour starts at 9.30am. Please make your way to the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour start time: by the Arch of Constantine. You will find our staff members in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo. 
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations without penalties within 24 hours before tour date
  • 100% penalty from 24 hours before tour departure and for no-shows

5 reviews for Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders of Rome (8.30am, 9.30am)

  1. 5 out of 5

    The tour worked as described. I visited in late December and was able to get inside the Vatican and Colosseum with no delay.  FYI, the tourist crowd trying to enter the Vatican is HUGE! If you don’t have timed tickets in hand prior to your arrival, you’re in for a long and stressful wait with no guarantee you’ll be able to get in.

  2. 5 out of 5

    We liked skipping lines and the information was helpful. Way better than if we would have done on our own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lovely tours, perfect if you don’t want to cram everything in one day

  4. 5 out of 5

    I had an excellent time, our tour guide was amazing and everything was nice.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Especially loved the overview of the history surrounding Roman times 2000 years ago.


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