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Vatican City: Museum, Colosseum, & St. Peter's Tour w/ Lunch

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Activity provider: RGV Incoming Srl

Vatican City: Museum, Colosseum, & St. Peter's Tour w/ Lunch

Activity provider: RGV Incoming Srl

From US$ 1,011.14 per group up to 1

Book a private tour package to discover the highlights of Vatican City with lunch included. Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally located accommodation in Rome. If you do not receive any further communication pick up at 9:30 AM is confirmed. Should you have a special request regarding pickup time, please contact the activity provider.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See the magnificient St. Peter's Basilica
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and its many treasures
  • Admire the imposing Arch of Constantine
  • Walk through Palatine Hill, with its fantastic views of the area
  • Enjoy a typical Italian lunch
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to the Vatican, where you will meet your guide and start the tour with the embrace of Bernini’s curved, immense colonnades of St. Peter’s Square and the view of the Pope’s Balcony.

Enter St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Church, to admire Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and other highlights.

The car will wait outside to bring you to the Vatican Museums overflowing with masterpieces by many of Italy’s most famous Italian artists. Renaissance and Baroque masters sit alongside important works from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Walk through favorite galleries such as the tapestries and maps ones.

Discover the secrets of The Sistine Chapel, with its enormous Michelangelo frescoes. Here you will have time to observe the details of his sublime “Last Judgment.” Continue by car to the preserved Arch of Constantine, next to the famous Colosseum. Then, walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors through the Roman Forum. Thanks to your guide’s explanations, you will be able to imagine their triumphal processions and public speeches.

Stop at The Arch of Titus on Palatine Hill. Wander through the site and get a sense of its former glory and importance to the Roman Empire. Now it is time to rest in a selected restaurant where you will enjoy a typical meal of an Italian starter and pasta. After lunch, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel or wherever in the city center. On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican is closed. An alternative tour runs on those days. Explore St. Peter's Square, the Castel Sant' Angelo area, and other marvelous sites like Capitoline Hill with your guide and driver. From the top, enjoy spectacular views over the Forum. This experience starts with the Vatican visit or the Colosseum visit depending on the ticket's availability or other variants.

  • Centrally located Hotel/B&B/Apartment pick up
  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
  • Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Certified Guide
  • Transfer between the colosseum and the Vatican
  • Lunch in a selected restaurant
  • Extras at the restaurant
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes pick up from all central hotels/apartment/B&B. Centrally locations are within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon
  • Note that visitors with limited mobility can rent a wheelchair at the Vatican Museums for free. Please note that the pathway from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica has 50 steps downwards, and is not wheelchair accessible. The tour will continue to the Basilica if all members of your private group can walk down the stairs
  • On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican is closed. An alternative tour plan is offered on these days
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Very good service with Marco, we really liked the explanation, the food menu was also very good. good activity

July 12, 2022

Great guide Patricia!!! The visit goes too fast to see everything, it would take at least 1 hour more in the Vatican and 1 hour more on the side of the Colosseum to see everything

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 354071