Ancient Rome and Vatican shore excursion skip the line


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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

The best of Rome shore excursion

The driver will pick you up at the port and drive you to Rome where i'll meet you in ancient Rome area. We'll start the tour from the colosseum, the most famous anfitheatre in the world where i'll explain you how the games with gladiators and animals worked and how was the entartainment 2000 years ago. After that we'll visit the area of the forum, the real centre of ancient roman life where everything happened:market, senat house, temples, basilicas. After a break for lunch we'll move to the vatican, a country within a country, the smallest country in the world and we'll visit the vatican museums basically the apartments where the popes used to live from the late 1400 to the late 1700 and then the fantastic sistine chapel, the private chapel of the Popes, the chapel of the conclave with its worldwide famous fresco paintings made by Michelangelo, then we'll visit st. Peter's basilicaand st. Peter's square, the centre of Christianity since 2000 years. After the tour the driver will drive you back to the port.



***Unfortunately this tour cannot happen on Sundays because the Vatican does not open that day***

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the port

End location: at the port

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.


Private minivan with driver

What’s Included

Private minivan with driver and my service as your private local guide plus entrance tickets with reservation at the vatican,colosseum and forum.
This tour doesn't ride on sunday because Vatican is closed on sunday.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - This is approximately the cost for meals

What’s Extra

meals,headsets if more than 5 persons

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour by Ennio was 100% EXCELLENT!! Had just a day stop on a cruise ship. Driver picked us up just steps from the ship in a clean new Mercedes Van. Met Ennio and immediately knew he was a great guide!!! He had so much knowledge of ancient artifacts and history. Allowed us to customize our tour, while offering suggestions on how to optimize time. He had all of our tickets pre-purchased and ready, so we skipped the long lines!! Had authentic lunch in a local spot. I would highly recommend this tour!
Thomas Vutech

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