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Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

1. Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

This private tour of Rome is the perfect entry point to providing you with a better understanding of the "Eternal City". Your tour will begin as you explore Circus Maximus, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, the Pantheon, Aventine Hill, the Key Hole, Appian Way, and the Catacombs. From there you will move on to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Next on your experience you will explore People Square, Navona Square, Janiculum, Piazza Venezia and more. This tour will allow you to travel all around Rome, discovering the most beautiful attractions located in this incredible city. Consisting of a well-paced program over the course of 2 days, you will be free to travel without any stress or queues and with a professional tour guide who will accompany you to all the attractions.

Omnia Vatican&Rome Card 24H

2. Omnia Vatican&Rome Card 24H

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with a 24-hour OMNIA Vatican Card. Get free entry to Vatican attractions, such as the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Visit the Saint John in Lateran Basilica, which holds the unique title of "archbasilica" and is among the oldest in the world. The card allows entry to all the top sights in the Vatican City, plus a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Rome and a Catacomb of Rome at your choice. Receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary, and enjoy dedicated itineraries to explore the city at your own pace. In addition, discover the majesty and culture of Rome, its fashionable shopping streets and its quirky, hidden gems with a state-of-the-art, self-guided sightseeing app that combines transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text, and offline navigable mapping. Thanks to local storytellers, enjoy over 100 points of interest in the city, plus seek out the best photo spots and free wi-fi areas. Whether you follow suggested itineraries or simply explore at will, uncover Rome’s glories in your own way and at your own pace, by day or night. Navigate to personal drop-pins and travel across the city with auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes by bus, tram, foot, or bicycle. Roma Cristiana Open Bus Stops(buses run every 45 minutes): 1. Vaticano - Castel Sant'Angelo 2. San Giovanni dei Fiorentini 3. Santa Agnese in Agone - Piazza Navona 4. Torre Argentina 5. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli (direction Termini Station) 6. Santi Apostoli 7. Santa Maria degli Angeli 8. Termini Station 9. Santa Maria Maggiore 10. San Giovanni in Laterano 11. Colosseo - San Gregorio al Celio 12. Circo Massimo - Santa Sabina all'Aventino 13. Teatro Marcello - Santa Maria in Campitelli 14. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli (direction San Pietro) 15. Largo Argentina - Santa Maria ad Martyres 16. Vaticano - Castel Sant'Angelo

Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

3. Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

See the magnificent highlights of the Vatican City with skip-the-line entrance and official professional guides. At the Vatican Museums, explore one of the world's most most-visited museums and discover the most extraordinary collection of art in existence. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato, and Angelico.  Later, marvel at Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, before exploring St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace with skip-the-line access. After your Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel guided tour, return to the local partner's office and drive to one of the most exciting places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. Descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also see the burial locations of popes, martyrs, and even some apostles.

Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

4. Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

In this special two-day private sightseeing and historical tour, you get to discover the best of the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome, though the exact departure time may vary—the final program will be sent to you via email a few days before the tour. Your private driver will bring you away from the usual tourist itineraries to capture the unforgettable sensual atmospheres of charming squares like Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. You will then appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the silent flow of the Tiber River, and the beautiful Pantheon. Your promenade will continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo. After a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) you will have a skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries, the Gallery of Maps with views of the Vatican Gardens, the Tapestry Gallery, and eventually, the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo. On the second day, you will embark on a 45-minute tour of the mysterious catacombs, situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions. After the tour, you will have a small panoramic tour to reach Colosseum. After a 1-hour and a half break for lunch (not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour in the symbol of the Ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Discover the construction techniques invented by the Romans, and hear about the skills of the gladiators and the violent exotic animal fights. Afterward, explore the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors, and the Roman Forum, the center of political, religious, and commercial life at that time. You will see the old Senate House, Temple of Vesta, Triumphal Arches of Constantine, Titus, and Septimius Severus.

Rome in 1 Day:Vatican Museums & Secret Underground Catacombs

5. Rome in 1 Day:Vatican Museums & Secret Underground Catacombs

Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour! The Vatican Museums No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that will surely inspire the art lover in anyone. The Sistine Chapel The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artworks located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the "Conclave": the election of a new Pope. St. Peter's Basilica The most important pilgrimage site for Catholics, St. Peter's is also the biggest Basilica in the world. A unique example of eclectic architecture, reaching the peak of its beauty in the Baroque era, in the 1600's. Complete the tour with a journey through the major Christian Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets of Rome. See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St.John in Lateran - the Cathedral of Rome - and St. Mary Major; then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

Rome: 3-Day Private Tour, Transports & Skip the line Tickets

6. Rome: 3-Day Private Tour, Transports & Skip the line Tickets

Join on this three-day private sightseeing and historical tour to discover the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome and your driver will bring you away from the usual tourist itineraries to capture the unforgettable sensual atmospheres of charming squares like Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. You will then appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the silent flow of the Tiber River, and the beautiful Pantheon. Your promenade will continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo. After a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) you will have a skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries, the Gallery of Maps with views of the Vatican Gardens, the Tapestry Gallery, and eventually, the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo. On the second day, you will embark on a 45-minute tour of the mysterious catacombs, situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions. After the tour, you will have a small panoramic tour to reach Colosseum. After a 1-hour and a half break for lunch (not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour in the symbol of the Ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Discover the construction techniques invented by the Romans, and hear about the skills of the gladiators and the violent exotic animal fights. Afterward, explore the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors, and the Roman Forum, the center of political, religious, and commercial life at that time. You will see the old Senate House, Temple of Vesta, Triumphal Arches of Constantine, Titus, and Septimius Severus. On the third day, continue the journey in to the Castel St Angelo on a 2hr private tour to admire the impressive architecture of the castle and see the incredible masterpieces hosted inside. discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, with your private guide you will enter the Castel Sant'Angelo without queuing and admire the historical development of this important place which has been first a Roman tomb, then a papal residence, fortress, prison, execution ground and currently a museum offering one of the most amazing views over the city.You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Rome and a great place for selfies. After 1-hour and half lunch break you driver will take you to the Baths of caracalla the second largest public baths of Ancient Rome. meet your tour guide and embark on a 2 hour private guide tour to admire the best-preserved baths in Rome and a masterpiece of Roman architecture. See parts of the heating system and fragments of mosaic floors and discover imposing vaulted rooms and porticoes.

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour, Trevi Fountain & Wine Tasting

7. Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour, Trevi Fountain & Wine Tasting

Experience the best of Rome with your own private driver and see the iconic sites. Start your visit to the most important spots of the Eternal City Colosseum, Palatine Hill Take an exclusive tour of Rome with a private driver. Enjoy personalized attention and the chance to customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Marvel at monuments, and make time for pictures or some ice cream! Guided Tour in the Colosseum... Winetasting in the afternoon. Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Rome and these services for your special day on this exclusive tour of the "Eternal City." See the main sights of the 2,500-year-old city and delve deep beneath its layers to reveal a fascinating story. Wander along the rustic Appian Way and under the arches of the aqueducts of antiquity, still preserved from Ancient Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards near Rome. 17th-century architecture and 3rd-century caverns. Winetasting with local snacks. Have a great day in Rome that you won't forget.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

It was perfect! Everything as we planned! It's really worth it!

You should always book before you reach there because it is just impossible to get in the attractions! Everywhere it is just fully packed!!! Never lasting queues!! So, you definitely skip the line and achieve your goal by means of their reps!

Good service, as advertised.

Good service which saved us time. Even if the visit to the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel is done in hellish conditions given the number of people present at the same time.

Excellent card. Unlimited rides of Hop on Hop off bus. Entry included to Vatican and Basilica. Must book reservation for Vatican in advance.

Nice to skip the line. Hot and tiring with kids.

Glad we could skipped the lines. It was still a long, hot tiring journey with 2 kids.

Good views and lots to see from the bus

Good views and lots to see from the bus, good intro to Rome