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Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological Wonders of Rome

4.4 / 5 total 11 reviews
Duration: 2 days
Product code: 3472
Overview

Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour. We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view.

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano.

These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the renowned ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo.

Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

Also see St. Peter's Basilica - A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill

Walk in the footsteps of giants on this guided tour through the heart of the Roman Empire. Travel back in time, embraced by 360 degrees of jaw-dropping Roman architecture. Learn the history behind it all, from the minute to the magnificent.

Pause to contemplate the genius that took the Colosseum from concept to reality in 70-80AD, centuries before the advent of modern engineering. Once the most famous meeting place in the world, the Colosseum is estimated to have once held 50,000-80,000 spectators.

Your pass allows you to skip hours of long lines to enter the Colosseum directly. Once inside, breathe in the bloody past of the amphitheatre, brought to life by your passionate, expert guide. Standing for nearly two millennia, the structure has been a symbol of both glory and scorn, serving vastly different purposes over the course of history.

Just outside, you'll see the magnificent Arch of Constantine. Continuing our walking tour, discover the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum archaeological site, where many structures remain intact to this day. For a city founded in 753 BC, this is no small feat. Continue exploring the breathtaking Palatine Hill, ending your tour with a deeper connection to the history of Rome and a strong foundation of knowledge to continue exploring Rome.

Highlights
  • Have two comprehensive tours in two days, to discover Rome at a relaxed pace!
  • Privileged access to the Vatican Museums and its Walls (Vatican Tour)
  • See The Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino Museum (Vatican Tour)
  • Witness The Chandelier’s Gallery and The Tapestries Gallery (Vatican Tour)
  • Visit Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel (Vatican Tour)
  • Skip-the-line access to the archaeological wonders of Rome (Colosseum Tour)
  • Visit inside of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (Colosseum Tour)
  • Comprehensive tour by a professional guide (Colosseum Tour)
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 2 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour runs Fridays and Saturdays This tour runs Fridays and Saturdays
  • This tour does not operate on April 2nd, May 1st, June 2nd/29th and August 14th/15thThis tour does not operate on April 2nd, May 1st, June 2nd/29th and August 14th/15th
  • Children from 0-2 are free of chargeChildren from 0-2 are free of charge
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets with no line
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless Headset
Exclusions
  • Transport
  • Food or beverages
  • Tips
  • Optional gratuities
Meeting Point
For the Vatican tour: Tour starts at 8:30 a.m. Please make your way to the meeting point (Piazza del Risorgimento) 20 minutes prior to the tour start time. Just at the centre of the square, you will find our staff members at the “Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono”, 400 metres from the nearest metro stop “Ottaviano”. The tour ends in St. Peter's Square.

For the Colosseum tour: Tour starts at 9:30 a.m. Please make your way to the meeting point 20 minutes prior to tour start time: by the Arch of Constantine. The tour ends near the Colosseum.

Know Before You Go
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (8:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday.
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Reviewed by Paul US   January 02, 2019
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A fantastic guide with an incredible enthusiasm who succeeded in passing on that enthusiasm on us from the beginning till the end of the two days. We saw beautiful artworks, frescos and Mosaics in the Vatican. Felt like a gladiator at the Colosseum an we were blown away by the beauty of the monuments at the Forum Romanum. Spicy British lady who was able to express her passion for the history of Rome in a beautiful way. We were absolutely in love with our guide! Thank you for this beautiful experience!
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Reviewed by Ben US   December 17, 2018
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What a wonderful tour. We had a great time. We loved our guide. Definitely recommending booking this tour through privatetour.com!
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Reviewed by Anabel ES   December 16, 2018
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Impresionante pintura con tantas imágenes bíblicas recogidas en una habitación. Restaurada a finales de los años ochenta y aún llena de colores frescos. Por supuesto, el toque casi común entre el hombre y Dios es el punto culminante familiar, pero muchas otras partes de las pinturas valen más que el esfuerzo y dan una ilustración de las historias bíblicas.
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Reviewed by Yvonne FR   December 05, 2018
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La chapelle Sixtine était une belle partie du musée mais les autres parties étaient plus belles. En raison de l'énorme foule, il pourrait ne pas être rencontré aussi bien. Le musée valait bien l'effort. Dans l'ensemble, une tournée réussie. Guide très informatif. Fortement recommandé!
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Reviewed by Manu FR   December 04, 2018
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La chapelle Sixtine est géniale mais il est très regrettable que vous ne puissiez pas prendre de photos. Et il y avait toujours des policiers qui vérifiaient et renvoyaient silencieusement, très ennuyeux. Nous avons personnellement trouvé le Forum Romanum et le Colisée beaucoup plus agréables et impressionnants. Nous reviendrons certainement à Rome une fois de plus et n'excluons certainement pas une nouvelle visite.
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Reviewed by Inge W BE   November 05, 2018
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Heel interessante excursie. Jammer dat je in de Sixtijnse Kapel geen foto s mag maken maar van doordat het er altijd enorm druk is, kan je makkelijk ongemerkt een foto maken. Het Colosseum is zooo indrukwekkend. absoluut de moeite waard. Ook het Forum Romanum is prachtig. Voor iedereen die op city trip naar Rome gaat, een echte aanrader!
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Reviewed by Clara BE   October 12, 2018
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We hadden een geweldige gids. Heel aangenaam dat het over 2 dagen verspreid is zodat je niet te moe wordt
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Reviewed by Jean FR   October 04, 2018
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C'est merveilleux de voir l'histoire de la chapelle Sixtine. Super cool de voir où résident le pape et sa suite. A ne pas rater lorsque vous êtes en vacances à Rome.
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Reviewed by Maripaz CO   September 06, 2018
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Qué gran excursión. Te sientes tan pequeño cuando ves a los monumentos. Realmente fantastico. Y nuestro guía era muy bueno. Contó maravillosas historias. También puedes ir sin guía, pero luego no puedes ver todo. Definitivamente regresaremos
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Reviewed by Brooke Palmer AU   August 22, 2018
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Such a wonderful tour. We saw areas of the Colosseum that are not open to the general public; we feel like we know so much about the Forum and Palatine Hill. Our Guide Katy was pleasure her history of Rome was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Madeleine FR   January 03, 2018
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La chapelle Sixtine est l’un des monuments de Rome / Cité du Vatican que vous devez voir et expérimenter: regarder vous-même le plafond et vous interroger sur les peintures, les couleurs et la lumière. Cela en vaut vraiment la peine, malgré la foule, parce que les superviseurs vous disent de continuer. Sortez de la foule et prenez le temps de regarder.
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