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Rome in 2 days: Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Best of Rome and Catacombs Tour

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US$ 231.39
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What to Expect

Day 1: Best Of Rome Walking tour and Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel small group tour

Stop At: Via Quattro Novembre, 147, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
You will meet your guide in our office and walk around the city. You will throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and visit the Pantheon, one of the most amazing buildings in the world, still today having the largest dome in the world, made of cement! We will guide you to admire the Baroque treasures of Piazza Navona as well as the most important city attractions.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
You will meet our staff at our Vatican's office.
The office is just a few minutes walking distances from Metro station Ottaviano.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
An expert English speaking guide will take you on a journey to The Vatican City home possibly the most famous tourist destination in the world. The Vatican museums attract with its ancient Roman and Greek statuary collections of the Renaissance popes, Muse's rooms, Circular room with Hercules, the Gallery of Maps and the rooms of Raphael, millions of fervent religious supporters and interested visitors each year. Join us to see the fantastic art, history and architecture housed within the walls of this beautiful city's 7 km of galleries, chapels and rooms, overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Start your adventure with the main part of the tour seeing all of the very best parts of the museums like explained in detail by your professional guide.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy
Then you will move on to the Sistine Chapel and see the breathtaking Last Judgement of Michelangelo, a project which changed the course of Western art and is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
After this you will be left in St. Peters Basilica the greatest piece of Renaissance architecture as well as being the largest church in the world, to explore at your own leisure.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Skip The Line Colosseum & Ancient Rome Small Group and Catacombs guided tours

Stop At: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
You will meet our staff at 9 Am at our Colosseum office. Our staff will provide you also with the tickets for the Catacombs and instruct you about it.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy
On your tour, you will beat the crowd skipping the long ticket lines to venture deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its many secrets and gory past. You will visit the ground floor and the second level giving you a great view inside of Colosseum. Join us and discover the secrets held within the walls of this incredible monument.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy
Being one of the most visited sites in the world, there is regularly long ticket line at the Roman Forum and Palatine. By joining our Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour, we will provide you with 'skip the line' entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in ticket lines.

Visiting the imperial palace or having the best view over the city, will represent just some of this tour's attractions. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy
The Roman Forum was the downtown of the ancient city, the political, economic and religious centre. You will learn about the roman life and you will find out what Romans enjoyed the most.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
You have to arrive at the meeting point at least at 1:45 pm for the transfer departure. Our driver will take you to the Appian Catacombs and bring you back at the same meeting point.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome Italy
You will explore the mysterious catacombs situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions.

After the tour, the same shuttle bus will bring you back to the departure point.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Via Quattro Novembre, 147, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
3: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
4: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
10:30 AM
2 days
Return Details
1: 00120, Vatican City
2: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Admission tickets
  • Professional art historian guides
  • Priority access to all the monuments and areas
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines to all monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions(Except Appian Catacombs)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Italy With Family
30 reviews
A+ Tour Option
This is a very professional group, I was traveling alone for a stay in Rome and this was a perfect tour, nice
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Amazing people very experienced and knowledgeable
This group saved our first day of our vacation! We booked with another company and they canceled and didn’t tell
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Bucharest, Romania
Vatican, Colosseum and Ancient Rome tours
We had a great time in Rome together with our little girl. Excellent tours with great guides. We highly
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Great Tour
This was an excellent tour! Guides were very knowlegeable and helpful. We have been to the Colosseum twice
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Miles City
Vatican Museum
Andy was wonderful! He really tailored the visit to our interests and had so much knowledge and trivia to share.
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Coloseum at night
It was really good both our guides were great. They only reason they get 4 star instead of 5 star is because we
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Fabtastic tour!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Santos (I hope I'm correct with his name, he was from El Salvador) was a fantastic
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Rome and the Vatican city
Me and my wife we had a great time . We took a private tour of the Vatican with our guide simona. What an amazing
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Asheville, NC
The Colosseum is a touristy place and a skip the line tour is a must. The meeting place for our tour was a bit
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Henderson, Nevada
Skip-the-line Small Group tour is the way to go!
We had a great experience with this tour and thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. Our guide was knowledgeable and
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Gwendalyn B
Balingup, Australia
VIP Colosseum
Such a lovely way to beat the crowds and get a rather exclusive tour of the colosseum. The very friendly staff
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Yvonne M
London, United Kingdom
Carlos was very helpful and so kind to us. He even made my son to go in the car with the Pope. It was wonderful to
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Alma C
Great experience, best tour
Excellent tour with our amazing guide, so knowledgeable with a love for history, managing the tour so well for us
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good tour
It’s better to go to these places with a tour guide, otherwise all you gonna see is sculptures, poles and old
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Cape Coral, Florida
Informative, but too long when combined with Forum tour
I know my view is tainted by the fact that I got heat exhaustion during these combined tours, but the combined
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