from/per person Rs 10,570
  • Flexible
  • Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Description

Make your own way to the tour start point in the Vatican City and meet your expert guide. Then, walk into the Vatican Museums through a special, reserved access, breezing past any long queues and skipping even the priority lines through this official Vatican Museums tour partner entrance.

Follow your guide into the world-famous museums, the home of a vast collection of priceless art treasures amassed by popes since the 16th century, including classic statuary and Renaissance masterworks.

Experience the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps, and stroll down the exquisite Gallery of the Candelabra, a showcase of Roman statuary and candelabra, as your guide recounts their history.

Pose for photos at the magnificent sculpture in the Pinecone Courtyard, and then wander through the four Raphael Rooms to admire their vast frescoes, before entering the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel, the Vatican’s crowning glory.

Behold Michelangelo’s spectacular The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco, painted between 1508 and 1512, and soak up The Last Judgement behind the altar, another of his masterpieces.

Next, enter St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in all Christendom. Walk around inside and admire its majestic dome and two extraordinary art treasures — Michelangelo’s glorious La Pietà and Bernini’s stunning bronze altar canopy.

After free time for lunch (own expense) or a stroll, make your own way (own expense) to the start point of the next tour — your afternoon skip-the-line visit to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill.

Avoid the main entrance lines to the Roman amphitheatre and explore the first and second stories as you hear gruesome tales of the gladiatorial fights, mock sea battles and executions staged here to entertain emperors and up to 500,000 baying spectators.

Then, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the hub of Roman political and commercial life, and home to fascinating ruins. See sites including the Temple of Julius Caesar, and then walk up Palatine Hill to enjoy sweeping views of the ruins and Nero’s Circus Maximus chariot stadium.
Your tour then ends here, when you say goodbye to your guide.

Please note: During the low season the order of the sightseeing above will change, with the tour of the Colosseum and Forum taking place in the morning, followed by the tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica in the afternoon.


Inclusions

Professional guide, Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums through a reserved entranceway, Entrance ticket and reservation fee for Vatican Museums, Access to the Sistine Chapel, Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Entrance fee to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Audio headsets when required


Exclusions

Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Food and drinks, Transfers between the two tours


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Not wheelchair accessible, On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience, The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums, Only very small bags are allowed., Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venue, Near public transportation, No heart problems or other serious medical conditions, Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level, This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund, This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers


Others

Location : Rome, Italy
City : Rome
Country : Italy
Departure Time : High Season: 26/03/2017 – 28/10/2017
Morning Departure Time: Vatican Museum Tour:
9am (meet strictly at 8:45am)
Afternoon Departure Time: Colosseum Group:
3pm (meet strictly at 2:45pm)

Low Season: 29/10/2017 – 24/03/2018
Morning Departure Time: Colosseum Group Tour:
10am (meet strictly at 9:45am)
Afternoon Departure Time: Vatican Group Tour:
2:30pm (meet strictly at 2:15pm)
Departure Point : Central Rome
Return Details : Concludes at St Peter's Basilica or Palatine Hill
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : Flexible


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