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Discover the best of Rome with this exclusive 2 days guided tour! Go back in time and learn about one of the most significant civilizations ever with the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum guided tour.
Take a small break (about 1hr) and then come back to our office for an in-depth experience in one of the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. Descending into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in...
Discover the best of Rome with this exclusive 2 days guided tour! Go back in time and learn about one of the most significant civilizations ever with the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum guided tour.
Take a small break (about 1hr) and then come back to our office for an in-depth experience in one of the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. Descending into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, you'll marvel at ancient frescoes, crypts, mausoleums. You'll also find the burial of famous people like popes, martyrs and, according to legends, even some apostles. The catacombs that we'll visit (San Calisto, San Sebastiano, or Santa Domitilla) will change depending on the day.
Continue your experience on the very next day with the Vatican Museum Tour. Explore one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world; pause in the Sistine Chapel; admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, and from there visit at your own pace St. Peter's Basilica.
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Day 1: COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM, PALATINE HILL AND APPIAN WAY CATACOMBS

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy
Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy
You will then, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53...
Itinerary

Day 1: COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM, PALATINE HILL AND APPIAN WAY CATACOMBS

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy
Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy
You will then, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy
After you walk through Palatine Hill, explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC.

Admire the incredible frescoes in the House of Augustus and the Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control.

After the tour take 1-hour break and then come back to our office in via della Polveriera at 1:45 pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica, Piazza delle Finanze 1, 00185 Rome Italy
Starting, with a small group, from our travel agency, near the Colosseum, you will be comfortably transported on an air-conditioned vehicle, in one of the most interesting and visited places in Rome, the "catacombs" on the Via Appia Antica.
Walk along the majestic Aurelian Walls and come to the archaeological area of the Via Appia Antica, immersed in the green Roman countryside, you will descend into the ancient world of the Catacombs, a complex network of underground tunnels among the longest in the world, which occupies an area of about fifteen hectares, consisting of about 60 kilometers of tunnels on several levels. The catacombs that we will visit (San Calisto, San Sebastiano or Santa Domitilla), for your tour will change depending on the day, but from where we go, you will have the opportunity to see ancient frescoes, crypts rich in inscriptions carved in the walls, niches with still remains of skeletons, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs and small chapels that still today, after about 2000 years, are still used to celebrate religious rites.

Here you will find the burial of famous people like popes, martyrs and, according to legends, even some apostles.
After the tour, back in the sunlight, your driver will take you back to the original starting point in Via Della Polveriera.

Duration: 2 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: VATICAN MUSEUM

Stop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio
Introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican History while entering into the Museum.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio
Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a considerable number of masterpieces collected through time.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more

Towards the end of this tour, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
After the tour, enjoy privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica.

Note: WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Catacombs interior visit (about 40 min)
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica
  • Transfer from Via della Polveriera to the Catacombs (pick-up/drop off)
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets
  • 3h Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • 3h Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour
  • St. Peter's Basilica privileged access
  • Professional Guide service
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide service during the transfer to the Catacombs
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour inside St. Peter's Basilica
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
1: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Leone IV, Roma RM, Italy
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Children discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • To get inside the monuments it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • Please note that monuments' capacity regulation and the security checkppoint may delay the access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
  • Transportation to the Catacombs will be lead by a professional driver (not a guide)
  • The catacomb temperature is about 60°F and the moisture content is high; please dress appropriately
  • No one can visit the catacombs on their own, nor stray from their group along the route, nor cross the gates that delimit the paths open to the public
  • It is forbidden to touch the exhibits along the visit path
  • It is forbidden to remove any object and/or material
  • No photos allowed inside the Catacombs
  • Food and drink are not allowed
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Not accessible for walker users
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking impairments
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.