Discover the Best of Rome in a Single Day with Tours of the Vatican and Colosseum
“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.”
– Anatole Broyard
Availability: Every day, except Sundays
Duration: 8 hours
Departure from: Civitavecchia
Type: Private, luxury
Prices: $577 per person (for groups of two/three) or $448 per person (for groups of four)
Best for: Discovering Rome’s iconic attractions in a single day
Step inside the glory of Rome and visit Vatican City and its museums, with their rare art and priceless artefacts, before finding yourself silent and breathless at the undeniable magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Next, step back in time as you wander through history within the ancient Colosseum and gaze at magnificent columns in the Roman Forum.
The magnificent city of Rome is rich in so much history and cultural sights that it is almost impossible to see all the treasures it holds, even in an entire lifetime! However, this full day private tour gives you the opportunity to discover two unmissable icons of the city: the epic Colosseum and the magnificence of Vatican City.
This private day tour starts with a VIP visit to the Vatican Museums, which takes you on a cultural journey of art as you discover the rare treasures that Popes have gathered and protected for generations, including ancient sculptures and priceless Egyptian pieces. After discovering the delights of the Museums you will be taken to the stunning Sistine Chapel, the breath-taking beauty of which will be sure to stun you in to silence as you admire its intricate paintings and simply glorious decorative details. As a finale to your morning of discovery, your private guide will take you to St Peter’s Basilica – a place where you can’t help but feel a deep connection to your spirituality.
After a decadent lunch at a traditional Roman restaurant, this private tour experience takes you on a captivating journey back in time, as you learn the secrets of the Colosseum and its gladiators from your expert guide, who will tell you all about its fascinating construction and on-going preservation, as well as the violent battles that once took place in this iconic arena. This tour also includes a visit to the Roman Forum, which was once the center of Roman public life and hosted everything from public speeches to gladiator matches. With the help of our expert guide, this exclusive and in-depth tour is the best way to understand the history of ancient Rome and witness the iconic sights that you will remember forever.
Included in this tour:
- All transportation during the day tour (pick up is from the port and you will be returned to the port after the day tour)
- Private tour guide
- Lunch at a traditional restaurant
- VIP (“skip the line”) entry to the Vatican Museums, with private tour
- Visit to the Sistine Chapel
- Visit to St Peter’s Basilica
- Stops at Piazza Venezia and Capital Hill, Fori Imperial and Augustus Domus
- Visit inside the Colosseum (entry fee included), with 2 hour private guided tour
- Visit inside the Roman Forum (entry fee included)
Please note that the order of the itinerary may be changed to allow you to make the most of your time in Rome.
How to book
You can book and pay for this tour safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Alternatively, to find out more about this Rome tour, please contact a member of our dedicated team on 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.