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Full Day Private Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican with Transfers

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    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    After your meet and greet with the private English-speaking driver, you will be taken, in 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.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    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.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

    Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    • Professional tour guide
    • Complimentary hotel pick-up
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private luxury vehicle
    • English-speaking driver
    • Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • 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
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Exploro Tours made it possible to experience the best of Italy. We were in Italy for two weeks and they made it possible to see the best of the country in timely manners. The tours booked for us in each city were fantastic! The company is professional and attentive at all times.
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    Response from expl0r0t, Direttore generale at Full Day Private Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican with Transfers
    Responded 16 Jun. 2019
    Thank you so much for your feedback Ms. Palmer!! We are all very happy you enjoyed our services. It has been a great pleasure to organize your tours and activities in Italy. We hope to see you back in Rome very soon! Arrivederci. Exploro Team.
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    Response from Exploro T, Direttore generale at Full Day Private Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican with Transfers
    Responded 27 Aug. 2018
    Thank you so much Mr. Pojasek! We are happy you enjoyed our services.
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    This tour was well worth the money. Prompt hotel pick up and no waiting in lines all day! Louisa and Paqualino our guides totally made the experience, their local knowledge and expertise were invaluable. Alessio manages the whole experience ensuring a custom private tour for
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    Response from Exploro T, General Manager at Full Day Private Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican with Transfers
    Responded 8 Sep. 2018
    Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed our services!
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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