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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality

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    What to Expect
    Your Rome walking tour starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the main entrance line, and go inside for a tour of the amphitheater’s first and second levels. Listen to stories about the gladiator battles and animal fights that once took place here, and hear how the structure took nine years to build.

    Continue over to the Roman Forum, the former center of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial enterprises. Admire remnants of sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and stroll up Palatine Hill for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus. Then walk along the winding laneways of Rome’s historical center, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the 2nd-century Pantheon, before a chauffeur service to Vatican City.

    Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line admission. This complex of galleries houses one of the world’s biggest collections of art, most famously the Renaissance pieces by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, and then head to the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, to be awed by Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.

    Your tour ends at St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, known for its dome that dominates the Rome skyline. The church is also home to more artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s altar canopy. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to continue exploring on your own.

    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. The order of the itinerary described may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    00120, Vatican City
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide dedicated to a maximum of six people
    • 1.5 hour Chaffeur Service from Ancient Rome to the Vatican, going through the heart of central Rome
    • Virtual Reality Reconstructions
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza Venezia
    • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
    • Entry/Admission - Trevi Fountain
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
    • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will enjoy an extended itinerary in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list affected dates as they become available. When possible, your tour guide will notify you if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed at the start of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
    • Not wheelchair and stroller accessible
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We saw so much! We learned so much! Silvia and Massimo escorted us into each site, no lines, no hassle. They were knowledgeable but never dry. They kept our attention with humor and back stories. Really top notch guides. Bring walking shoes. It's a long day with lots of
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    Our group of 6 toured the collesium, the Vatican and Museum. We had two tour guides with different styles. Both tour guides were really good and very informational. Silvia shared a lot of educational facts on the collesium and was open to questions on anything related.
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    Santi was a gracious, informative and passionate guide who completely exceeded our expectations. He had a vast knowledge of the history, made sure to point things out along the way and was very intuitive to our needs throughout our tour. The private tour was well worth the
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    If you have a very limited amount of time in Rome this tour will definitely give you a full day of sightseeing to all the major attractions. Our tour guides, Louise and Max - were great! Both tour guides were very knowledgeable, fun, and engaging. Louise walked us through the
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    Started w Rafella and tour colesseum and Palatine hill/forum in am,she was fabulous.then had private car tour of city w stops at all the big places,pantheon,Spanish steps trevi fountain.this was a great break after strenuous morning.then afternoon with Mossimo and tour vatican
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