Head to the Vatican Museums to meet your guide, and then step straight inside the complex with your skip-the-line ticket. During a 3-hour tour, you’ll discover a wealth of Renaissance artwork that was amassed by the popes.
Follow your guide around the corridors of the museum to learn all about the Vatican and its treasures. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, and then head inside the Sistine Chapel to gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam — the famous ceiling fresco that frames the main room.
Walk through a reserved passageway from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica, and take a look inside. Highlights include Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s baldachin.
After a break for lunch at your own expense, make your own way to the Colosseum for a tour of the symbol of Ancient Rome. Head straight past the Colosseum crowds with your fast-access ticket. You will step inside the monument directly onto the Arena, one of the restricted areas of the Colosseum, to see the ancient amphitheater where gladiators once fought to death.
If you would like to learn more about Ancient Rome, choose the option with extension of the Forum and Palatine Hill.
When you leave the Colosseum, bid your guide goodbye.