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

Rome: Full-Day Guided Private St Peter's & Colosseum

Product ID: 75399
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Enjoy a full-day in Rome following an expert guide through the most important and famous parts of the Eternal City. From the magical area of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, to the fascinating Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Ancient Rome and its most famous emperors through a visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Walk up Palatine Hill and stand at the magic site where Rome was born
  • Admire the temple remains of the Roman Forum, which was for centuries the center of Roman public life
  • Listen to the fascinating history of Castel Sant'Angelo and its adjoining bridge
  • Wander the fortresslike corridors to discover the ancient and papal art
  • Enjoy an audio guide tour of the stunning St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And during this full-day tour, you'll understand why. In the morning, your expert guide will take you inside the majestic Colosseum, explaining to you its history and what usually happened there in Ancient Rome. Despite damage by fires, earthquakes, and looting, this huge construction has survived the centuries and is still the most impressive monument of the Roman period.

After your visit to the Colosseum, you'll see the famous Roman Forum, which had been for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials and gladiatorial matches and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Then walk up the Palatine hill, that stands 40 meters above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon Circus Maximus on the other. This hill is the centermost of the famous Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. After lunch (on your own), you'll meet your guide again and start your way towards the Sant'Angelo Bridge and the famous castle. A fascinating fact you might not know is that the castle hosts a fortified corridor called the “Passetto di Borgo” that Pope Nicholas III built to connect the castle to St. Peter's Basilica. Most famously, Pope Clemente VI holed up there during the 1527 sack of Rome.

Your tour also includes a site that the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described as "an ornament of the Earth... the sublime of the beautiful." He was of course talking about St. Peter's Basilica, Italy’s largest, richest and most spectacular basilica. Built atop an earlier 4th century church, it was completed in 1626 after 120 years construction. Its lavish interior contains many spectacular works of art, including three of Italy's most celebrated masterpieces: Michelangelo’s Pietà, his soaring dome and Bernini’s 29 meter high baldachin over the papal altar. Inside the basilica, you'll follow your guide with an audio guide, which will help you to enjoy your visit in a more quiet and deep way. A truly enriching and unmissable experience.
Includes
  • Expert guide throughout the whole tour
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line to Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Audio guide tool for St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admission fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks

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Meeting point

Near the Colosseum, at the foot of Arch of Constantine.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill is valid for 48-hours
• Please keep in mind that, when visiting the basilica, you need to wear appropriate clothes. This simply means that you should have your shoulders and knees covered, and wear shoes
• The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
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Faberest

Product ID: 75399