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Skip the Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Virtual reality reconstructions included
  • Full-day tour for small groups (maxium six people) with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and the sights of Ancient Rome
  • Avoid long lines at the Colosseum and explore the first and second tiers of the ancient stadium
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Walking Tour
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Walking Tour
US$230.72
Overview
See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome in one history- and art-filled day during this small-group walking tour that includes priority entry to some of the city’s most visited sites. With skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, you’ll jump the queue at this ancient amphitheater, and then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and end your tour in Vatican City for skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums, home to the Sistine Chapel and other Renaissance masterpieces. Numbers are limited to just six people.
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 taking a taxi 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cruise Ship Excursion private tour with Giulia excellent for a family with teenagers!

When you are traveling on a cruise ship and only have one day in Rome it's overwhelming to determine if you should do a cruise excursion or a private tour. We read all the reviews online and decided on LivItaly due to their responsive service...More

Thank FarragherFive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour with Davide!

My husband and I went to Rome for our honeymoon and since our stay was very short, we decided to do a full day walking tour that hit all the main spots. Our guide, Davide was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgeable, professional, and...More

Thank Wynthony
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Outstanding tour with Davide of LivItaly tours!!!

We just spent an amazing day touring the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Santa Sabina church, the Forum archaeological park and the Colosseum with a fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable guide named Davide from LivItaly tours! We really felt that while we met as...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Excellent tour with Santi .

Small group of six and very knowledgeable and pleasant guide, Santi made our Colosseum tour a great experience. I would highly recommend it .

Thank mlong670
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Livitaly small group VIP tour was outstanding

Our family of 6 adults did the Early entry for the Vatican and VIP Colosseum tour in May 2018, with Sergio our guide. The opportunity to see the Sistine Chapel early in the day with limited crowds, and then have such an informative guide to...More

Thank Stacey K
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