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Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

2. Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

Experience both the Gardens of Vatican City and the Vatican Museums on this combo trip with included entry tickets. Learn about the gardens on a minibus tour with an audio guide in all languages, then visit the museums to explore on your own. Start your day with a tour of the Vatican Gardens aboard a minibus. Plug in your audio guide to learn more about the area while you sit back and enjoy the amazing views. Drive through the Italian-, English-, and French-style gardens to admire each of their distinctive features. Marvel at the Italian-style garden's formal, geometric, and Renaissance features. As you move on to the French garden, see its great expression of classical Baroque art, enriched by statues and water features. Continue to the English garden with more memorable geometric features as well as natural and artificial elements such as caves, streams, trees, shrubs, pagodas, pergolas, temples, and ruins. After the visit to the gardens, you'll get access to the Vatican Museums. End your day by exploring one of the most visited museums in the world.

Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

3. Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

Your trip begins with collection from the cruise terminal in the morning, to arrive at the Colosseum by 11:00 AM, where you will be whisked to the front of the queue. Immediately begin exploring this majestic ruin, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, designed to entertain the masses with brutal, violent spectacles. Its capacity is estimated to have been 70,000 people, who were all admitted free of charge to watch vicious gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving exotic animals. Included in your skip-the-line tickets is the entrance to the Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums. Explore both above ground and below, marveling at the unbelievable engineering techniques of the Romans and the intricate theatrical system of hoists, ramps, and trapdoors that made the arena function (included in the underground option). For an extra fee you can purchase a guided tour option, an audio or video tour, or complete underground tour. All are available in many different languages. After about three hours, head over to St. Peter’s Square, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, take in the ornate Basilica, and gasp at the massive outdoor plaza. The tour has 18 other possible stops, according to your preference, to be explored at your own pace. Wherever you decide to roam in Rome, the minivan will pick you up at 16:00, and you can take a nap while being safely returned to your ship.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

4. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket for the official hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Have fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums which means more time exploring the world’s most extensive collection of art, and less time waiting in the famously long lines. Once inside, wander the galleries at your own pace, and see masterpieces of art by celebrated artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and see ancient cartography in the Hall of Maps. Go to the Pinecone Courtyard and the Gallery of Candelabras. From the open-top bus, you will enjoy privileged views of the Eternal City’s main sights, including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, and Imperial Forum. Why not throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or sip an authentic Italian coffee in Piazza Navona – the choice is yours. Hop on or off at any of the stops listed below: • Via Marsala • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseo • Circo Massimo • Piazza Venezia • Vaticano • Fontana di Trevi • Piazza Barberini

Rome: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Guided Vatican Museums Tour

5. Rome: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Guided Vatican Museums Tour

Visit the Eternal City by riding the open Hop on Hop off Gray Line bus and admire Rome from its exclusive top deck! Combine your ride with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! The Gray Line I Love Rome bus city tour will give you an overview of the most important monuments in Rome. Relax on board with audio commentary available in 13 languages. This pass includes a One Run ticket (i.e. a single ride), so you can ride the bus for all its 8 stops, getting on wherever you want and getting off at the end of your tour. Your ride will last about 1.5 hours so, find your spot, get comfortable and admire the best attractions in the city: Piazza delle Repubblica, Terme di Diocleziano, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, Altare della Patria, Teatro Marcello, Castel Sant'Angelo and much more… This combo pass also includes a guided tour of one of the most iconic attractions in Rome: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel! About 20,000 works of art await you within the walls of the Vatican Museums! No worries though, because every little detail has been planned meticulously to let you discover the museum’s most beautiful sections in total relaxation. Your expert guide will be welcoming you at the meeting point to start the visit with the group and enjoy this must-do tour of Rome thanks to the exclusive preferred entrance. The visit will include the Gallery of Tapestries, the superb Gallery of Maps, the Borgia Apartments to the wonderful Raphael’s Rooms. Finally, step into the Sistine Chapel to worship Michelangelo’s masterpiece and one of the museum's most famous cultural and artistic treasures. Come on, time to look up and lose yourself in the magic of the chapel. You just have to pack your bags and visit us! All current health regulations are applied and enforced by our staff and guide personnel so that you are always guaranteed the best standards.

Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel

6. Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Climb aboard a panoramic bus with a hop-on-hop-off ticket which lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Stop at 10 locations all around the city center and listen to a digitally recorded commentary onboard in 9 different languages. Explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history. Once you have chosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near the Vatican Museums. Start the tour with the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. Enter into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo. Enjoy views over the Vatican Gardens, be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church, and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Stroll through the Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry gallery, Maps Gallery, and Apartment of San Pio V. Towards the end of the tour, visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. 

Rome: Highlights and Vatican Golf Cart Private Tour

7. Rome: Highlights and Vatican Golf Cart Private Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel in Rome, you will travel through the city center streets in a golf cart. See the most breathtaking parts of the city with the help of your expert guide. You will stop by historical residences, characteristic town squares, romantic fountains, and 6th century courtyards. During the tour, you will admire the Pantheon, Navona Square, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Antique Opera House, Piazza Venezia, and the spectacular Colosseum. The last stop will be at the Vatican Museums where you will meet your guide for an informative walking tour and where you can skip the line with fact track access. From here, the tour ends and you will be free to return to your hotel by your own means or continue exploring the city.

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

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

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.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

The hop-on hop-off bus is a brilliant way to get around Rome when you are not familiar with the city and it also shows you far more than just the landmarks, it's a lovely route through 'normal' streets too! But there are no signs telling you where the bus stops are, we wasted a lot of time just trying to locate the first stop to get on the bus in the first place! And locals are willing to help but their directions are not always 100% accurate :-) We ended up using Google maps to locate street names and then walking up and down until we saw the bus!

It was great we enjoyed it as a family! Only downside, for the online purchase we did not have a route plan.

In a small group, quickly to important sights. short information clear nice

your travel excurions were great we had a good time at everyone of them

The tour is interesting, the duration is one and a half hours