Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour

Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour

Starts in: Rome Available: Every Monday, Friday and Saturday (varies seasonally)
Guided Tour
Entrance Fees Included
11 hour tour
From $145Per person
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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Highlights


Enjoy fast pass tickets for the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and more


Tour the best galleries and rooms of the Vatican Museums


Step back in time with your comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum


Marvel at the imposing columns and ruins of the Colosseum

Why we chose this tour

Our Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour is one of our flagship tours that takes you back into the past and through the sumptuous and priceless art displays in the Vatican Museums. With an expert guide to uncover Rome's complex and convoluted history, you'll get a fantastic introduction to the Roman Empire and unparalleled looks at its ruins. This tour is available every Monday, Friday, and Saturday and leaves with guaranteed departures.

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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Itinerary

9:00 - Pickup from Rome
  • Meet your guide at a centralized location in Rome, near the Vatican. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
Guided Tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican
  • Your day starts with a visit of the Vatican, using a fast pass to skip the lines and enter these magnificent halls.
  • Admire the works of masters like Perugino, Raphael, Giotto, and Michelangelo as your guide explains their history and the legends behind them.
  • End the tour with a visit to the Sistine Chapel to marvel at the intricate and vibrant details that cover every surface of this iconic chapel.
  • After the visit, you can spend more time in the Vatican Museum on your own, or exit the museum and visit the St. Peter Basilica.
  • After some free time for lunch, you will meet your guide again near the Colosseum, where you'll use exclusive access to skip the lines.
  • Meeting point will be the Largo Agnese at 14:45
  • Learn about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire before moving on to the imposing Colosseum
  • Enter through the Gladiator's Gate to step onto the sands of the arena floor to admire the panoramic views of an iconic Roman monument and imagine what it was like for the men that fought for their lives and glory.
  • Climb through all the levels to dive deeply into this place's history, admiring the views and artifacts
  • Step back in time one more time traveling when you walk through the ruins and remnants of the grand Roman Forum, once the seat of government in this region.
  • Here you will learn more about the legendary founding of Rome and story of Romulus & Remus and how these famous twins paved the way for the future of Rome
17:00- Drop off at Rome
  • The tour will end near the Colosseum
NB - all timings on Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Fully guided tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican - the tour is broken in 2 segments
Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Priority access to St. Peter’s Basilica (self guided)
Lunch & drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Essential Information
Taking a taxi from central Rome to the Vatican is  €8 to €10 and takes about 15 minutes
Some religious holidays at the Vatican mean area closures and not all stops will be possible. Refunds will not be given.
You must pass through security on your way inside the Vatican, and wait times can reach up to 30 minutes.
Please dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees; refunds will not be given is entry is refused to inappropriate dress. Weapons and sharp objects are not allowed.
The tour is 11h long including the break between the Vatican visit & the Coloseum
Cancellation Policy
You can cancel the tour prior to 72h before departure time with a 5% handling fee. Any cancelations made within or less than 72h before departure time will be fully charged
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