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Vatican Museums + Colosseum Tour

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Tour Duration

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2H + 2H

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Rome Centre

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Adults

on email confirmation X 96,00 

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Children

X 85,00 


Total Price: 96,00

Description

Vatican Museums + Colosseum Tour - Starting from the Colosseum with skip the line entrance so you will not have to wait around in the long lines the Vatican museums and Colosseum tour is the perfect full day option to see Rome in a day. 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 Colloseum 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.

The Colosseum Tour will end at approx 11:00.

After lunch we will restart with the Vatican Museums Tour at 14:15 from a meeting point nearby the Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica you will visit the most wonderful collection of art in the Vatican Museums that house the most extensive collection in the world.

The Vatican Museums 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 vatican museums.

Once inside the Vatican Museums 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 on of the most eye catching and attractive of the Vatican Museums Tour. This gallery is a 120 metre long tunnel and includes a set of all the maps that represent and anticipate the unification of Italy, both geographic and spiritual.

In the Gallery of Tapestries there is work exhibited from tapestry of the New School. These tapestries were woven in Brussels by the manufacture of Pieter van Aelst and represent the most significant religious events.

On this Vatican Museums tour we will also visit the Museo Pio-Clementino which houses some of the most important collections of sculptures of the greek-Roman world. The sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Barbaro, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoon Statue of Hermes, the statue of Venus Felix, the Perseus triumphant and Kreugas and Damoxenos.

Then moving on to the tour of the Sistine Chapel which is the cultural and artistic treasure of the Vatican Museums, 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 one of the unique works of art in the world which you will get to see on the best Vatican Museums Tour.

The tour will last in front of St Peter's Basilica.

The guide for this tour is available in the following languages: around rome tours languages

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What is included
- Entrance ticket - Full Day
- Headsets- Local Guide
- Skip the line- Student discount
- Walking Tour

What You Will See
- Arch of Constantine- Caesar's Forum
- Colosseum- Gallery of the maps
- Michelangelo Last Judgement- Museum Pio Clementino
- Piazza Venezia- Pinecone courtyard
- Roman Forum- Sistine Chapel
- St Peter's Square- St. Peters Basilica
- Tapestries Gallery- Vatican
Important Information

Bookings online can be made upto 48 hours before the tour date. For booking requests of less than 48 hours and same day bookings please contact us by email: bookings@aroundrometours.com or by phone +39-06.99336233+39-06.99336233 to reserve your place.

Infants 0-4 years: FREE

Please note that a transfer from the Ancient City to the Vatican is not included in the price of your tour. We can arrange this for an extra fee of and you can request this by email info@aroundrometours.com or on the booking form.

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.

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.

 

Around Rome Tours is a tour operator licensed by the Province of Rome, with headquarters onVia Vicenza 40 - 00185 Rome, it is accredited by the Vatican Museums, and therefore benefits from priority VIP entrance tickets so guests of tours do not have to wait the long lines to enter the Museums. In addition, our staff and our guides and authorized specialists and will ensure your tours and your stay in Rome unforgettable and magical.

 

 



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