Premium Rome in a day: Vatican, Colosseum and Forum Private Tour with Pick-Up
Visiting the best highlights of Rome in one day may seem like an impossible mission. There is so much to see that it can be overwhelming deciding which sites are the most important. Not to mention all the time you can waste, navigating the transport system and standing in line for the most famous attractions like the Colosseum and Vatican! With this private tour, you will maximize your time, focusing on Rome’s greatest hits: Colosseum, Forum and Palatine - Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. We will provide skip the line access for the Colosseum and the Vatican, an expert private guide and a private luxury transfer to ensure your visit is interesting and time-efficient.
Buy this tour and you will try the perfect mixture of the many layers of Rome in a day!
per adult from
6 to 7 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Pick up
- Transfer from one site to the other by private car with chauffeur
- Professional Certified Guide
- Skip the Line Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums
- Entry/Admission - Ancient Rome
- Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ancient Rome, Italy
After the pick-up, the driver will take you to the Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Known as Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is one of the capital's most remarkable monument. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will bring you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire. During that period, the Colosseum allowed more than 50,000 people to enjoy its finest spectacles. The exhibitions of exotic animals, execution of prisoners, recreations of battles and gladiator fights kept Roman people entertained for years.
Your time travel continues with the spectacular ruins of the Roman Forum – the hub of ancient Rome. Here's where rousing political speeches were made, criminals were sentenced, goods were traded, and where angry crowds assembled. The site, originally a marshy burial ground, was first developed in the 7th century BC, growing over time to become the social, political and commercial hub of the Roman empire. Signature sights include the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Curia, the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Titus.
At the end of this first part of the tour, you will reach the Palatine Hill, the most central of seven hills of Rome. In the Palatine Hill, you can see hundreds of ruins of the imposing buildings that were created for high Roman society in ancient. For a fresh perspective on Rome and its history, there’s no better place than the Palatine!
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
The second part of the tour starts with the Vatican Museums, considered among the most beautiful museum complexes in the world. Equipped with one of the most beautiful art collections on the planet, they are rich invaluable works of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Etruscan antiquity. They house a valuable collection of paintings ranging from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, with works by Raphael, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci. The Museums also include some beautifully frescoed rooms such as: Raphael's Rooms, four rooms used by Pope Julius II as his residence decorated by Raphael; the art gallery containing paintings by Giotto, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Bellini, sculptures of classical art and masterpieces by Bernini, tapestries and mosaics; the famous Sistine Chapel, (named after its founder, Pope Sixtus IV) that the extraordinary genius of Michelangelo has made it one of the most celebrated artistic treasures in the world, visited every day by 20,000 visitors. The frescoes of the Creation and the Last Judgement (on the wall of the altar) are considered among the greatest and most intense masterpieces of art history. In the face of such beauty, how can we not agree?!
We will continue towards St. Peter's Basilica, built in the sixteenth century, entering through a hidden door from which only participants in organized tours can access. You can admire the "Pieta" by Michelangelo and then move on to other works, such as the famous canopy by Bernini. The largest Christian Basilica in the world leaves everyone who visits it fascinated. At the end of the tour, thanks to the genius of Bernini, the colonnade of St. Peter's Square offers a magnificent glance: positioning, in fact, on the disks of porphyry in the square.
NOTE: On Wednesday morning, due to the Papal audience, the Basilica might be closed. In this case, the explanation of it will be done from outside.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from any central hotels/apartments/B&B in Rome. So don't worry if your accommodation is not mentioned. In this case, during the booking, please provide details regarding its location.If your accommodation has not been booked yet, you will modify the booking later by providing the data relating to it.
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Near public transportation
- Stroller accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- The client has to communicate if there are disabled people doing the tour.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.