Shore Excursion - Colosseum & Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica
This excursion will take you to the heart of the Roman Catholic Religion - The Vatican City: to explore St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel. You'll visit the world famous Vatican Museum, where an exceptional collection of artwork from every era is on display. Over one thousand rooms and galleries contain thousands of amazing treasures collected by the Popes throughout the centuries.
You will have time to only see a portion of the many beautiful pieces of work. Then, you'll visit the Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo's masterpieces, the impressive frescoes, including the "Last Judgment. " Finally, you'll visit St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world
Among the many fine pieces of art and mosaics on display are Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit. You will skip the lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You will have time for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, a drive through Rome to visit the historic Colosseum
I will meet you at the Meeting Point of your choice (Hotel, Cruise Port or a Monument in Rome). Our day will begin with a VIP Entrance, No waiting in line to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chaple and St. Peter's Bascilica. Afterwards we will break for lunch at a local place where many of the local's eat in Rome by the Vatican walls. Our final hours will be spent visiting areas on and around the Tiber River and over to see Ancient Rome and the Colosseum before taking you back to your pickup location.
Please note that this tour is a private tour. When entering the Vatican you will be with a Certified Vatican guide, not with me. While I will be with you inside the Colosseum.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: HOTEL/CRUISE PORT OF CVT/MONUMENT IN ROME
End location: HOTEL/CRUISE PORT OF CVT/MONUMENT IN ROME
Duration: 8 hours
2016 Fiat Ducati 9 passenger Van or 2017 Ford Transit 9 Passenger Van.
If you have a larger group then 8 passengers, please contact me for a customized link and quote, as I can accommodate groups of all sizes.
Cold Water Bottles in the vehicle for your consumption.
Wifi in the Van
VIP no waiting in line tickets for the Vatican Museums.
VIP no waiting in line tickets for the Colosseum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euros - For a lunch break stop after the Vatican Museums tour. Shopping money
Shopping, Lunch, Drinks other than water and outside the SUV.
I can accommodate extra requests for the Underground Colosseum Tour during your day. The Underground Tour inside the Colosseum is run by a certified Colosseum Guide and not run by me. There will be a group of up to 25 people that you would go into and the additional charge for this ticket is 16 Euros.
As well, I can arrange your entrance to te Vatican at 8am for the early morning VIP Tour - with breakfast in the gardens it's an extra 35 Euros, without breakfast the entrance at 8:00am is 25 Euros each. That way you are allowed into the Sistine Chapel before the massive crowds.
I'm not a Vatican certified guide.
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You must book your tour with Caron M. VIP treatment throughout the day. She got us from the ship to Rome in plenty of time for gelato before we saw the Vatican. We had lunch across the street from the Colosseum -WOW is all I can say. We were able to see both the Vatican and the Colosseum in one day because of Caron. Everything was beyond our expectations - she took the time to get to know us and by the time she dropped us off at the port, we felt as if we were saying good bye to a family friend.