Skip The Line Best Of Rome Highlights: Vatican, St Peter And Colosseum Tour

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Description

Duration

Hours, around 8.

About

In the center of Rome lies a small but powerful town-state known as the Capital of the Catholic World. Embark on a journey to uncover the history, mystery, and masterpieces that lie within its borders. Behind the doors of Catholicism awaits a journey of mesmerizing history, mysticism, and breathtaking masterpieces. Our expert in art and religion will lead you on this immersive experience with the skip the line tickets at Vatican museums. The Vatican Museums let you discover the abundant and captivating history of the sovereign state through the eyes of prominent artists. Get ready to experience Stendhal syndrome when you first lay eyes upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and highly-regarded ceilings out there. Take in the incredible "last judgement" fresco, which features breathtaking depictions of Adam, God, and various saints that are so lifelike you'll almost forget they're paintings. And while you're at it, keep a lookout for Michelangelo's impressive self-portrait, which can be found on the torso of Saint Peter. In order to complete this adventure, it is imperative to first embark on a unique and final excursion. Venture inside the walls of St. Peter's basilica to admire the breathtaking mosaics, Michelangelo's Pietà, and Bernini's Baldachin in all their magnificence. As you stand in the heart of the most dominant religious force in history, take a moment to close your eyes and inhale deeply, surrounded by one masterpiece after another. Taking an essential, no-frills tour in the afternoon, visitors can discover the soul and origin of Rome by exploring the Colosseum and its Arena. The tour is led by an art history licensed guide, who provides expertise and insightful knowledge, and is designed for small groups to enjoy maximum comfort. Discover the legends of the Gladiators with our guide as you skip the lines to enter the most ancient, best preserved, and most photographed Arena in the world. Visit the tribunes to truly immerse yourself in this experience. As you take a leisurely stroll, immerse yourself in the daily life and customs of the mighty Roman emperor 2000 years ago. The Roman Forum showcases a plethora of evocative ruins, including highlights such as the arch of Titus, temple of Saturn, and remnants of Vespasian and Antoninus Pius. Explore the vast array of basilicas, temples, and lively public spaces that used to be the heart of the social, political, and commercial hub of the Roman empire. Discover the fascinating history of the fast rise and fall of this once powerful empire. Legend has it that Romulus chose to construct his Palace on the spot where we will conclude our tour: the Palatine hill, considered the birthplace of Rome and after which the word "Palace" derives. Bye to Rome and the forums! As you depart, take in the breathtaking view one last time. But your journey doesn't have to end there. Venture forth and explore the other intriguing sites atop this hill, including the Domus residences of Augustus and Nero. If you wish to visit, customized tickets are available upon request.

Remember it as a truly special experience; our tour to visit.

Inclusions

English speaking guide with valid license; Tickets that grant immediate entry to the Vatican Museums without waiting in line.
Basilica Peter's St ticket access; The Colosseum, Arena, and Roman Forum now have a convenient, fast-track entry;
By taking advantage of this, you'll spend less time waiting in line;
Make the most of your visit to these ancient sites! For the most perfect output, English is the only language.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you happen to make a booking after December 15th, 2023, kindly take note that this tour holds a cancellation policy that does not allow for refunds. Once you have made the booking, it is important to understand that the reservation becomes completely non-refundable.
  • Please cancellation. Bookings made before December 15th 2023: contact tours@townsofitaly.com in order to proceed with the

Meeting Point

Viale Vaticano 100, Vatican City (Italy)

First meeting point - Tour departure at 10:15 AM

**VATICAN MUSEUMS, Viale Vaticano 100, meet your guide on top of the stairs next to Caffè Vaticano, find us holding a white sign with the "Towns of Italy" logo"

Second meeting point - Tour departure at 3 PM

COLOSSEUM: "Arco di Costantino
Meet our tour leader in front of the "Arco di Costantino", looking at the Colosseum from the short side of the arch.

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you to the land of authentic products and unforgettable experiences.

Clients are kindly encouraged to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time. We kindly request that you factor this into your travel plans. Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any delays, no matter how brief, and we regret to inform you that failing to attend the experience will not qualify for a refund, including partial refunds.

IMPORTANT

Please note that the departure time of these two tours is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management. All the bookings made from 15th December 2023 until further notice are considered as not refundable!

Please note that this is a combo tour with two different meeting points and a break between the tours.

Children and teenagers under 18 years of age should always be accompanied by at least one adult. In the event that this requirement is not met, we retain the right to exclude the underage participant, and unfortunately, no refund will be provided.

Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.

Please note that the departure time of these two tours is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management. All the bookings made from 15th December 2023 until further notice are considered as not refundable!

The described itineraries may undergo slight modifications due to unforeseen operational requirements.

Entry to the Vatican Museums is based on strictly timed tickets. For this reason, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed access
All visitors must have a photo ID for the security check
The Vatican Museums imposes a mandatory dress code: knees and shoulders must be covered otherwise you will not be able to enter
Due to exceptional religious events, St. Peter's Basilica might be closed without any notice

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:

Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Shorts, big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.