1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. St. Peter's Basilica

Two Days in Rome: Vatican & Heart of Rome

Product ID: 200197
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Enjoy a catch-all 2-day tour package with a professional guide in Rome. See all of the most important landmarks and still have both afternoons free to explore, eat, drink, and people watch on your own. Visit the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and more.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll through Piazza Navona and see the famous fountains
  • Toss your coins into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish
  • Tour the Colosseum with cutting edge 3D technology
  • Enjoy a tour of the Vatican with priority access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the line to enter the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
On the first day, begin at Piazza Navona, the most picturesque square of Baroque Rome. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets while taking in the glorious Fountain of Four Rivers. Toss your coins in the Trevi Fountain and then feast your eyes on the Pantheon, a meticulously preserved temple dedicated to the Pagan Gods. With the Roman Forum behind you, your guide will distribute individual Virtual Reality headsets and guide you through a 3D experience of Ancient Rome. Toggling back and forth between past and present, compare the ruins you see today with the majestic reality of 2,000 years ago.

After a terrific 3D VR experience, see the hugely impressive Gladiator Gate, an alternative entrance reserved for select tour operators. Make your way inside the Colosseum while walking in the footsteps of Gladiators and beasts. Once the tour has concluded, you are free to remain inside the monument as long as you like.

The following day, meet your guide at the Vatican office. Head inside the Vatican Museum and see the highlights of more than 1,200 galleries, including the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel and the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. Learn about the background of the Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches. Access St. Peter's Basilica, built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Included are Michelangelo's Pieta and dome as well as works by Bernini and Raphael. Your guide will also lead you through the underground level referred to as the Vatacombs, a rarely seen area of the Vatican where tombs of the former popes are located, where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Faster than fast-track Colosseum Gladiator Gate entrance
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Colosseum Arena Floor Walk
  • Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon
  • Cutting-edge 3D Virtual Reality experience
  • Expert skip-the-lines guided tour of the Vatican
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Visit to the Vatacombs
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to and from meeting points
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

DAY 1: Piazza Navona 25, 00186 Rome RM, Italy DAY 2: When In Rome Tours Office - Via Sebastiano Veniero 21, Rome RM, Italy

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Know before you go
• Virtual reality visors not recommended for children under 12 years of age, children under 12 may follow the tour normally