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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
From US$228.81
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.
Reviews (25)
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile
Great Intimate option to explore Rome

In a sea of large groups the LivItaly small group tour option was a wonderful alternative. We spent all day first with Rachel and then Guilia exploring the Roman ruins of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum, then the Vatican. The all day walking...More

Thank K4835TTsues
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Livitaly and Luca combined to make an amazing unforgetable experience in Rome!

Livitaly's small group Rome in a day is the perfect way to experience all the highlights of Rome and learn your way around the city with limited time. The small group allows for a very personal experience and Luca our guide was simply amazing with...More

Thank adonald16
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Personal & Memorable Tour with Barbara!

Barbara provided an informative, interesting and personal tour for myself, my husband and 16 yr old twin girls. She picked out key artwork, especially in relation to the development of Michelangelo and Raphael. Without her, the sheer scale and grandeur would have been overwhelming! She...More

Thank whamgirl2016
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Davide è stato fantastico

What a tour! I did not know what to expect to but what an amazing experience to spend 24 hours in Rome. David was the absolute best taking my friend and I on a private tour of the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 July 2018
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

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