Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour

Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour

Starts in: Rome Available: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Friday and Saturday (varies seasonally)
Guided Tour
Entrance Fees Included
8 hour tour
From $229Per person
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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Highlights


Explore the finest galleries and chambers of the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide


Bypass the long lines to admire the grand columns and ancient remains at the Colosseum


Discover St. Peter’s Basilica, among the world's largest Basilicas, and learn about its significance as a piece of Renaissance architecture


Journey through the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and behold Michelangelo’s celebrated masterpieces

Why we chose this tour

Embark on a journey through Rome's rich history and artistic wonders with our Ancient Rome and Vatican Treasure Tour. Begin by meeting your local guide in the heart of Rome and enjoy skip-the-line access to delve into the captivating world of the Colosseum, where you'll uncover its remarkable architecture and the intriguing tales of ancient Romans, emperors, and gladiators. From there, seamlessly transition to the Vatican Museums, boasting 54 diverse galleries filled with masterpieces by renowned artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. The tour's pinnacle awaits at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes.

This Ancient Rome and Vatican Treasure Tour is designed for history enthusiasts, art aficionados, and curious travelers eager to explore Rome’s past and artistic treasures in-depth. With skip-the-line access and expert guidance, join us for a rewarding journey through time. Secure your spot now and immerse yourself in history!

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Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour Itinerary

8:30 - Pickup from Rome
  • Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Rome. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts
Guided Tour of Ancient Rome & the Vatican
  • Explore the Colosseum with skip-the-line access, delving into its rich history and archaeological wonders
  • Gain insights into the architecture and captivating past of this colossal amphitheater, which once hosted ancient Romans, emperors, senators, gladiators, and exotic animals
  • Next, enjoy a seamless transfer to the Vatican Museums, where you'll encounter a treasure trove of artistry. These museums comprise 54 diverse galleries, including the Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, and Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Here, you'll encounter masterpieces by renowned artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto
  • The Vatican Museums culminate in the illustrious Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes. Completed around 1483, this chapel is globally celebrated for its artistic heritage. Witness some of the world's most renowned frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and The Last Judgement
  • The Sistine Chapel, not only a repository of precious art, also serves religious purposes, notably hosting the Papal conclave for the selection of new Popes
  • Concluding your journey, visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, a colossal Renaissance masterpiece and one of the world's largest basilicas
16:30 - Drop off at Rome
  • The tour will end near the the Vatican
NB - all timings on Ancient Rome & Vatican Treasure Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Fully guided tour
Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum & Vatican
Lunch & drinks
Hotel pick up/drop off
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Essential Information
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
Security checks may cause delays. Skipping the ticket line does not mean skipping security checks
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