Best of Vatican & Ancient Rome Tour with Sistine Chapel Colosseum & Forums

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With this fantastic 6-hour, skip-the-line tour you will see the very best of Rome in a day; the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Il Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona as well as visiting the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

In the company of your own private guide this tour is a must if you want to really appreciate the wonders of Rome.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Vatican Private Day Tour Guide, Via del Telegrafo 3, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Private Day Tour Guide, Via del Telegrafo 3, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.

The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.

Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  

A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.  Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.   After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Private Day Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Navona
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Entry/Admission - Trevi Fountain
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Professional art historian guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

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