Ancient Rome + Vatican City (intense tour)
This tour is suggested if you have just one day in the Rome and a good stamina (the schedule is quite intense!).
In the morning we'll visit the smallest and richest State in the world, the Vatican City, with its jewels: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
After a lunch in a local restaurant or a quick snack, we'll discover the Ancient Rome, walking around the Forum (the plaza of the Ancient Romans).
We'll finish the day in the Colosseum, admiring the amphitheater in the afternoon, when is less crowded.
--> IMPORTANT <---
the Basilica of St. Peter is a working church, so can close without notice for religious events or security reasons. I'm NOT responsible for this issue, but I'll do my best to provide the tour as described.
the itinerary can change depending from the meeting point and the Vatican City agenda.
St. Peter's Church (if not hosting a mass)
Colosseum (no underground chambers)
**IMPORTANT RULES ***
-COLOSSEUM. Please note that big backpacks ARE NOT ALLOWED.
we must pass a security checkpoint at the gate, and this may cause lines, even if we have tickets
***Please note that I do NOT provide private tours of the underground chambers.
The visit must be booked separately, it's a group tour and for its duration (1. 30 h) is not compatible with my tour. ***
RESPECT the dress code(kids, men and women)
--> Knees and shoulders must be covered
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Vatican Museums main entrance, 15 minutes walk distance from St.Peter's Square. The address is "Viale Vaticano" (see map #5)
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.
End location: At the exit of the Colosseum
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
-This tour is not available on Wednesdays and Sundays, and Catholic events.
In case of an unplanned closure of the Basilica of St.Peter we'll visit another section of the Museums.
-From April to October this tour is not suggested (very limited schedule of the Colosseum)
THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED.
If needed we can use the subway or taxis.
*** IMPORTANT ***
I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
- a full day walking tour with a qualified tourist guide of Rome and the Vatican City
- Full price skip the line tickets for the Colosseum
- Full price skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums with online reservation
-->Vatican tickets are only valid on the selected date/time
no change or refund is possible (even in case of a tour cancellation).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EURO - taxi to/from the Vatican, lunch
- Transportation from/to your hotel
- Transportation to/from the Vatican
Please write me to have a custom tour if you're more than 6 guests. There are extra costs and a different timing due to the compulsory rent of an headset system. (MAX 10 pax)
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Marisa was outstanding and made our tour day in Rome FANTASTIC! We would recommend her to everyone, a real delight to spend a day with in the Eternal City. A 10 on a 10 point scale.