Best of Vatican & Ancient Rome Tour with Sistine Chapel Colosseum & Forums

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With this fantastic 6-hour, skip-the-line tour you will see the very best of Rome in a day; the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Il Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona as well as visiting the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

In the company of your own private guide this tour is a must if you want to really appreciate the wonders of Rome.

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Duration: 6 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips



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With this fantastic 6-hour, skip-the-line tour you will see the very best of Rome in a day; the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Il Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona as well as visiting the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

In the company of your own private guide this tour is a must if you want to really appreciate the wonders of Rome.

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

Your guide will be waiting at the Colosseum where, with privileged access, you go straight inside to begin your exploration of this magnificent Ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

Next you go outside the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and take a short walk to the Roman Forum.  The forum was the main square of Ancient Rome and the centre of political, religious and social life.   The wonderful buildings that surround the square are testament to its central role in the life of  Rome’s citizens.  You will see the 1st  century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus to name a few. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy

Then, a walk up the Sacred Way brings you to the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, one of Italy’s most famous monuments of more modern times.
The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita.  If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome Italy

At this point in the tour there is a lunch break (at your own expense).  There are numerous eateries in the vicinity should you wish to have pizza, a sandwich or a 3-course lunch.
Following lunch you proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.  Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.  
A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy

Another short walk past the Ancient Baths of Nero brings you to Piazza Navona with Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican.  Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

You’ll visit the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.  

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour



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