Rome Guided Tours

Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour

Skip the line with this monumental private tour through the ages of Rome.

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  • Duration

    5 hours

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Why Choose it?

  • Skip the lines to the ever-popular Vatican Museums and Colosseum.
  • Venture deep into the Eternal City's most enduring landmarks.
  • See the city as it was as our expert guide brings Rome to life.

Tour description

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but with our expert guide you sure can see it in one. Our Best of Rome tour  takes you on a cultural and artistic journey through the highlights of Rome. Discover the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums, skipping all lines as you do so, and enter into the pinnacle of High Renaissance art: the Sistine Chapel.

Your private expert guide will lead you to the immortal Colosseum. Glimpse through its concrete arches as you venture inside the apex of ancient Roman entertainment. Next, the peaceful Roman Forum awaits. Though it's the heart of ancient Roman life, its ruins and gardens, though vast and towering, bring a mindfulness to your tour. Decompress as our expert guide brings this once active center to life with myths, legends, and accounts about the rise and fall of Rome's mighty empire.

Wander through the Vatican Museums

For such a masterpiece of High Renaissance art, some anticipation is required. We start with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums where our expert guide leads you through the countless collection of warrior busts and god-like statues to the acclaimed Laocoon and His Sons and Belvedere’s lifelike sculptures of the ancient Roman gods. Yes, you can blink: these statues are real and are of the most impressive pieces in the Vatican Museums’ collection of ancient art.

Lose yourself in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

We won’t let your current feeling of awe dissipate as our guide walks you down the Hall of Tapestries lavishing on you the historic tales and explanations of the mythology portrayed. Continue on to the Gallery of Maps to see the changing world over the ages. Beyond the next doors lies the Vatican's pièce de résistance the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo’s masterpiece stretches out above you, portraying a story your expert guide will narrate. Trace the brush strokes of this genius of the Renaissance, interpret the parables, and bask in the gloriously lit masterpiece.

Discover Saint Peter's Basilica

To finalize your visit to the Vatican, a special entry led by your guide to Saint Peter’s Basilica is next. Uplifting you from the chapel, a connected passage exists in which your tour guide will lead you through to reach the grandiose basilica next door. Explore its intricate mosaics detailing the parables of the bible.

Gaze at Bernini’s bronze baldachin, lit by the aperture of the dome above- Michelangelo’s Pieta. An exit to Saint Peter’s Square where another of Bernini’s masterful works, the colonnade,  can be viewed is an ideal spot to decompress and contemplate the magnificence of what you’ve just seen.

Visit the mighty Colosseum

With skip-the-line entrance, your guide will lead you through the massive arches into the colossal structure built by the rulers of the Flavian Dynasty. Your Best of Rome tour takes you through the stadium and covered passages within the Colosseum, once known as the Flavian Amphitheater. With its monumental size, it’s nearly impossible to believe it was all made in one decade, millenia ago.

Walk through the ages as our personable guide tells the tales of the rise and fall of this majestic structure. Gladiators ruled the crowds with might and angst, battle reenactments saw the towering iron gates charged, experience the fear and excitement inflicted throughout the masses with lively tales and historic accounts.

Just steps away the Roman Forum stretches out

As the epicenter of ancient Roman life, explore the green gardens, vineyard, and impressive ruins as our guide repaints life from thousands of years ago. From the Arch of Titus to the Temple of Caesar, the Roman Forum is full of history ranging from the simplest farmer’s markets to theological temples. On your own, roam through the still-standing columns before the Temple of Vesta and explore the ruins of Basilica Julia.

The Roman Forum is the perfect place to contemplate your 5-hour journey through time, from ancient to Baroque, in this Best of Rome tour.

included:

Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum.
Licensed tour guide.

itinerary:

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Hotel or Museum Entrance

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

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