Best Of Rome
The tour begins in the at the Colosseum, skipping the lines to enter without delay. We will then take you through the Roman Forum, following the route of the "Sacred Way" - along which marched Rome' successful generals and Emperors, while your guide explains the history and importance of your surroundings.
From here you will continue your journey with visits to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Don't forget to throw a coin in the fountain, to guarantee you will one day return to Rome!
The tour finishes at the Spanish Steps, where there is a taxi rank as well as a metro station, to take you on to our office to check-in for the afternoon tour of the Vatican. There is a break of one hour and 15 minutes, between the end of the morning tour and the check-in time for the afternoon tour, during which time you can choose where to take your lunch. Your guide will be happy to make recomnendations.
Lunch is not included in the package.
Best of the Vatican
At the Vatican, you will enjoy priority entrance at the Vatican museums, skipping the long lines. Once inside, your art-history expert local guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and the sculptures of ancient Rome, before taking you to the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.
In the Sistine Chapel, you will receive valuable expert insight into the paintings of Michelangelo, on the walls and ceiling. Your guide will explain the history of the period, with the difficulties encountered by the patron, Pope Julius II and by the artist, Michelangelo.
Leaving the Sistine Chapel, you will enter St. Peters Basilica* (if open - see Note below), once again without waiting in line! Standing beneath Michelangelo's great dome, you cannot help but feel somewhat humbled by the expansive surroundings.
The Basilica features several chapels, and contain numerous statues and mosaic works. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pieta, one of Michelangelo's most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit.
Bring comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and a thirst for knowledge, and let us do the rest!