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Vatican Museums + Colosseum Private Tour

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Vatican Museums and Colosseum Private Tour - This Private full day tour of the Vatican Museums and Colosseum starts from the Colosseum where you will met by our tour guide. You will then skip the line's at the entrance with our pre-reserved tickets so you will not have to wait around in the long lines. The Colosseum is considered one of the most important attractions of world tourism, on July 7 2007 in Lisbon it was proclaimed a "New Wonder" of the world. The Colosseum, named by the Romans as "Anphitheatrum Flavium", was built by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD.

Next to the Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine, which was built on the ancient Via Triumphalis, a road used by the triumphant marches direct to the Capitol to celebrate the battle at the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD, when Emperor Constantine defeated his rival Maxentius, We can then continue our tour through the streets and trails of the Roman Forum located between the seven hills of Rome, over the centuries there were built monuments, buildings for political activities, religious and commercial activities.


From Roman Forum on this Vatican Museums and Colosseum Private Tour we will continue and conclude our tour at the great Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill (Capitolium), since ancient times this has been the focal point of political and religious activities in Rome. The most famous episode which covers the Capitol is linked to the invasion of 18 July 390 BC when the Gauls reached and sacked Rome, with the exception of the Capitol, legend has it that the night attack of the Gauls was foiled thanks to the squawking of the Capitoline geese kept in the sacred precincts of the temple of Juno.

After lunch we will restart the private tour of the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum at 13:30 from the Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica where you will visit the most wonderful collection of art in the Vatican Museums that house one of the most extensive collections in the world.


The Vatican Museums part of this private tour will begin using our fast track - skip the line vatican tickets so our guests will not have to wait in the 2 hour long lines before to enter the museums. Our guides are selected with the highest knowledge and criteria as to offer you a precise service and always an answer to your questions. Once inside the Vatican walls on this full day rome private tour we will cross the Pigna Courtyard which takes its name from the gigantic bronze pinecone placed in the middle, a work found at the Roman Baths of Agrippa. Then to the Gallery of Maps one of the most eye catching and attractive of the Vatican Museums on this Vatican Museums and Colosseum Private Tour.

The Gallery of Tapestries and onto Museo Pio-Clementino which houses some of the most important collections of sculptures of the greek-Roman world. The Sistine Chapel is a cultural and artistic treasure of the Vatican City, its known throughout the world for the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope's messages. The entire Sistine Chapel is a message of universal faith, the frescoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the "Last Judgement" is a unique work in the world where the artistic genius of Michelangelo expresses itself in all its majesty with a vision of the end of the world and the dramatic scene of man's destiny.

In St. Peter's Basilica we will see the dome of Michelangelo, Bernini's canopy, the bronze statue of St. Peter by Arnolfo di Cambio, the tomb of Blessed John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyla) placed under the altar of the chapel of St. Sebastian, the Pietà by Michelangelo another stunning masterpiece showing a  perfection of anatomical detail.The Vatican Museums and Colosseum Private Tour will end in the fabulous Saint Peter's Square with its majestic colonnade designed by Bernini, a masterpiece of art and technique, proof of technical perfection lies in the two stone discs placed in the pavement of the square with the words "the centre of the colonnade" placing your feet on one of them, right or left depending on the case, one has the impression that the semicircle composed of four columns, is composed of a single row of columns.

For a superior VIP service visiting Rome's most important attractions with a private guide in one day look no further than this best Vatican Museums and Colosseum Private Tour.

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Tour Includes

- Entrance ticket - Headsets
- Private Guide- Skip the line

What You Will See

- Caesar's Forum- Capitol
- Colosseum- Gallery of the maps
- Michelangelo Buonarroti- Michelangelo Last Judgement
- Museum Pio Clementino - Palatine
- Pinecone courtyard- Raphael's Rooms
- Roman Forum- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peters Basilica- Vatican

Important Information

Vatican strict dress-code: shoulders and knee must be covered. Visitors are required to check-in bags, tripods, backpacks or bulky luggage. We strongly suggest you leave large items in our lugagge storage because checking in these items at the museum will result in delays . Also be advised that there is a security point before museum with a metal detector and X-ray machine for your personal items so kindly leave sharp items behind.

Children 0-5 years old: Free

Please note that on Wednesday morning  St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience. If you wish to visit the Basilica please choose the 10.30 or the 1.30pm tour on Wednesday.

The Basilica is subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

All Reviews


We had a fantastic Private Colosseum Tour with Dina. She was so knowledgable and enjoyable to be with. We learned a great deal about the culture and the history of Rome which put everything we were seeing in greater perspective. Dina answered all our questions very thoughtfully. We had great rapport and great fun. She also went out of her way to give us extra information for our stay in Rome. Our time together was a highlight of ourrnour visit.rnrnWe took a wonderful Private Tour of the Vatican with Sabrina. She had so much valuable information and went out of her way to adapt the tourrnto my special needs. She gave us a true sense of the history of the Vatican and the Church, as well as information about the art in its collection.rnHer warmth and sense of humor added to an enriching and exciting experience.
Robin on Tue 24 Mar 2015

Our guide, Dina, was wonderful. We enjoyed the tour very much. She let us go at our own pace, was very friendly, and very knowledgeable. Dina made the experience relaxing and enjoyable. Skipping the long lines was also a bonus. Thanks for a very nice experience.
Dana Barreca on Mon 29 Dec 2014

Our tour guide was Ennio and he was wonderful. he was so knowledgeable and spoke English very well. he gave us so much interesting information about Rome that it was hard to take it all in. I would highly recommend this tour
Michael on Sat 27 Apr 2013

This was an awesome tour and our guides were all excellent. I am so glad I chose this tour!
Kevin on Sun 03 Mar 2013

Our tour was great. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Rome. I would recommend this tour for anyone with a very short stay in and wants to see the best of this city
Lara H on Fri 15 Feb 2013

The All day package was excellent. In the morning we toured the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel In the afternoon we went to visit the Colosseum… What a WONDERFUL DAY! We got to skip the lines and considering we didn’ t have much time in Rome this was absolutely the best choice
Kathy N on Sat 02 Feb 2013

Vatican Museums + Colosseum Private Tour


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We had a fantastic Private Colosseum Tour with Dina. She was so knowledgable and enjoyable to be with. We learned a great deal about the culture and the history of Rome which put everything we were seeing in greater perspective. Dina answered all our questions very thoughtfully. We had great rapport and great fun. She also went out of her way to give us extra information for our stay in Rome. Our time together was a highlight of ourrnour visit.rnrnWe took a wonderful Private Tour of the Vatican with Sabrina. She had so much valuable information and went out of her way to adapt the tourrnto my special needs. She gave us a true sense of the history of the Vatican and the Church, as well as information about the art in its collection.rnHer warmth and sense of humor added to an enriching and exciting experience.

Robin on Tue 24 Mar 2015

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