Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Highlights
1Enjoy fast pass tickets for the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and more
2Tour the best galleries and rooms of the Vatican Museums
3Step back in time with your comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum
4Marvel at the imposing columns and ruins of the Colosseum
Why we chose this tourOur 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and leaves with guaranteed departures.
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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Itinerary
10:45 - Pickup from Rome
- You will be picked up from a centralized location in Rome. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
Guided Tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican
- Step back in time once you've met your guide, traveling through the distant past when you walk through the ruins and remnants of the grand Roman Forum, once the seat of government in this region.
- Learn about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire before moving on to the imposing Colosseum, where you'll use exclusive access to skip the lines.
- 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, and then explore on your own until the site closes for the day.
- You'll then meet your guide again in the afternoon, at 14:45, near the Vatican Museums (Via Sebastiano Veniero 19), again 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.
17:00- Drop off at Rome
- You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour are approximate
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Availability and Pricing
Fully guided tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican
Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican Museums
Lunch & drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Sunglasses & sunscreen
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.