Private Tour of Colosseum, Forum, Vatican & St. Peter’s With Transfers
After meeting your private tour guide and driver at your accommodation, you will be taken, with one of our luxury vehicles, to the world’s largest amphitheatre and with your “skip the line” ticket, you will proceed directly into the metal detector control. Once inside, the tour guide will bring the Colosseum back to life by explaining how the gladiators entertained the crowds with spectacular fights and show you the complex engineering applied by the Romans to build, what is still considered, as the most technologically advanced, entertainment complex of its time. The guide will then take you to the second level of the Colosseum, where you will enjoy the beautiful view of the arena and all of the seating areas. This includes the exact spot where the emperor enjoyed the shows with his family and the specially reserved marble seats for the Roman senators.
After the Colosseum, you will proceed into the archaeological site of the Roman Forum, which represented the commercial, legal and administrative center of Ancient Rome. You will literally feel as if you were brought back in time during the Imperial age of Rome. All of this, while walking by the ruins of ancient temples and Roman mausoleums, such as: the senate building and the original altar where Julius Caesar’s body was cremated.
From the Roman Forum, your driver will pick you up and take you way across town to explore the world renowned Vatican museums and two of the most important churches in the world, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You’re sure to be dazzled by the masterpieces of great artists like Michelangelo with his world-renowned ceiling, “Last Judgment” and Pieta, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini with his twirling bronze baldachin, tomb of Alexander VII, and the many other gorgeous embellishments with which he adorned the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. During the whole visit, your guide will fill you on the historic, religious and artistic significance of the works and accomplishments, as well as, the stories of the artists themselves. After the tour ends, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store and eventually show you the nearest taxi station to arrange transportation back.
Start time: 8:15 am
At check-out, before your purchase is confirmed, you will be kindly asked to leave the written address of your accommodation or potential meeting point. This implies the name of the hotel, bed & breakfast or residence in which you will be staying as long as it is situated within the city centre. Such requirements are necessary for pick-up and private services only.
- Skip the line entrance tickets
- Private licensed tour guide
- Private English speaking driver with luxury transportation at your disposal
- Hotel pick-up transfer to Colosseum
- Complimentary bottles of water
- Optional gratuities
- Audio headsets
- Transfer back to accommodation
- Lunch or snacks
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese
What You'll Do
- Enjoy a complimentary pick-up from your accommodation
- Skip the line for the Colosseum with your pre-booked tickets
- Learn about the different gladiator fights and deadly games
- Walk by the arch of Constantine and enter the archaeological site of the Roman Forum
- Explore the highlights of the world famous Vatican museums
- Learn how Michelangelo painted the gorgeous Sistine Chapel
- Visit the greatest and arguably holiest Catholic church in the world: St.Peter's Basilica
What To Remember
- The tour guide and driver will meet you at the start time and location you have indicated and will wait for a maximum of 30 minutes. Missed tours cannot be refunded.
- To avoid the long line for security check inside the Colosseum, it is important that you are on time for the pick-up.
- Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
- Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the Colosseum and there is no deposit room to store them.
- Please remember to inform us if a member of your party needs wheelchair access.
- Liquids of any kind are not permitted inside the Colosseum.
- The tour operator is not responsible for last minute, unpredictable closures, strikes or union meetings. Nevertheless, the tour operator will be happy to offer customers an extended tour for the remaining time.
- The tour is free of charge for children under the age of 6.
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.