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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome in one history- and art-filled day during this small-group walking tour that includes priority entry to some of the city’s most visited sites. With skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, you’ll jump the queue at this ancient amphitheater, and then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and end your tour in Vatican City for skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums, home to the Sistine Chapel and other Renaissance masterpieces. Numbers are limited to just six people.
  • Full-day tour for small groups (maxium six people) with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and the sights of Ancient Rome
  • Avoid long lines at the Colosseum and explore the first and second tiers of the ancient stadium
  • Inspect the fascinating Roman Forum ruins and climb Palatine Hill
  • Skip the lines to see the art-stuffed Vatican Museums, including Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit beautiful St Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s La Pietà
  • See the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon and enjoy free time
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group atmosphere on a tour limited to six people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This child-friendly Rome tour brings ancient history to life with a virtual reality headset.
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Professional guide dedicated to a maximum of six people
1.5 hour Chaffeur Service from Ancient Rome to the Vatican, going through the heart of central Rome
Virtual Reality Reconstructions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

00120, Vatican City
Your Rome walking tour starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the main entrance line, and go inside for a tour of the amphitheater’s first and second levels. Listen to stories about the gladiator battles and animal fights that once took place here, and hear how the structure took nine years to build.

Continue over to the Roman Forum, the former center of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial enterprises. Admire remnants of sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and stroll up Palatine Hill for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus. Then walk along the winding laneways of Rome’s historical center, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the 2nd-century Pantheon, before a chauffeur service to Vatican City.

Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line admission. This complex of galleries houses one of the world’s biggest collections of art, most famously the Renaissance pieces by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, and then head to the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, to be awed by Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.

Your tour ends at St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, known for its dome that dominates the Rome skyline. The church is also home to more artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s altar canopy. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to continue exploring on your own.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. The order of the itinerary described may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colosseum
Begin your Rome Full Day with an extensive tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, inclusive of Virtual Reality reconstructions! Enjoy with skip-the-line access and a small group of ONLY 6 people max, guaranteed.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Begin your Rome Full Day with an extensive tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, inclusive of Virtual Reality reconstructions! Enjoy with skip-the-line access and a small group of ONLY 6 people max, guaranteed.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Begin your Rome Full Day with an extensive tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, inclusive of Virtual Reality reconstructions! Enjoy with skip-the-line access and a small group of ONLY 6 people max, guaranteed.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Circus Maximus
See beautiful views of the Circus Maximus from the Palatine Hill
Stop At:  
Piazza Venezia
In the comfort of your very own luxurious ride with a private chauffeur, zoom through Rome's city centre and see all its major highlights: Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pantheon
In the comfort of your very own luxurious ride with a private chauffeur, zoom through Rome's city centre and see all its major highlights: Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Trevi Fountain
In the comfort of your very own luxurious ride with a private chauffeur, zoom through Rome's city centre and see all its major highlights: Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Spanish Steps
Admission is free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Pieta
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
After lunch, continue your Rome adventure with a beautiful tour of the Vatican Museums, inclusive of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Saint Peter's Basilica! All of course with Skip-the-Line access and still with a small group of ONLY 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please be aware, due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will enjoy an extended itinerary in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list affected dates as they become available. When possible, your tour guide will notify you if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed at the start of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LivTours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality.

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This was the most expensive tour my...
rgartsky
, Aug 2017
This was the most expensive tour my partner and i did during our trip to Europe and it was worth every penny. You just show up at the meeting spot and the rest is organized for you! Francesca was wonderful and so knowledgeable! We had 4 people in our ancient room part of the day and then it was just us snd Francesca and our driver to see bits and pieces of Rome like the Pantheon and trevi fountain - which was great as it was 38. In our vatican group there was 5 of us and this past was equally as great. Also worth mentioning is the Virtual Reality app and goggles, having these was awesome!! Being able to see what the ruins were like was amazing! Would 100 recommend.
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This is a must for all visitors to...
Perry D
, May 2017
This is a must for all visitors to Rome, or any other major tourist sight. No, I don't work for Viator. All I can say is that if you are going to invest in a trip like this, why not spend a little more for an intimate small group tour. We had all of our questions answered and the attention to detail was superb. I am sure that we would not have received as much historical detail and information with a larger group. We will be back Viator!!!
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This was an amazing tour covering...
Patricia B
, Oct 2016
This was an amazing tour covering all the main areas that you would want to see when limited on time, achieving it all in one day. It is split in to two parts, so the morning was spent covering the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Forum, Trevi Fountain and lots in between. We were then taken by taxi to The Vatican where we did our own thing for lunch before meeting up with our second guide Rossella, she was very passionate about all she had to tell us and we did learn a lot that day. It was worth every penny and the time involved. We do recommend this tour, It is small and very personal. I felt it was paced just right with sufficient time to look and take pictures as we went.
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We only had a short time in Rome, so...
Jonathan B
, Oct 2016
We only had a short time in Rome, so we wanted to see as much as we could in one day - without being too crammed. This tour was perfect. We started at the Colosseum, then walked to Palatine Hill and the Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. Our guide was Thomas and he was brilliant. Very knowledgeable he actually subtly corrected another tour guide while we were at the Colosseum, very organised and friendly. There were only 7 of us for this part of the tour, which ensured a very personal experience for us all. The pace was good, the historical detail very informative and made fun along the way, perfect for our 12 year old daughter too. Thanks Thomas! We then travelled by taxi to the Vatican where we met our afternoon tour guide, with only 5 of us for this part of the day. Another wonderful experience. Highly recommend this tour
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We had an awesome day in Rome! Our...
Margaret S
, Sep 2015
We had an awesome day in Rome! Our guides were informative and enthusiastic. Both guides helped to engage our children throughout the day!
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The tour was excellent our Guide...
Alejandro P
, Sep 2015
The tour was excellent our Guide Giuliano was very professional and knowledgeable. He had a great attitude, which made the tour more enjoyable. Highly recommend his services. Thank you.
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Great tour and excellent guide. We...
mdl-mauric
, Aug 2015
Great tour and excellent guide. We chose the small group tour for a more personalised experience and that is what we got. The guide was very knowledgeable and as we were in a group of only six, he had more time to explain things and answer questions. Not only the tours of the Colosseum and Vatican City were amazing, but the walk through the Forum and the old City of Rome were thoroughly enjoyable and informative.
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Thomas, our tour guide in the...
Aine M
, Jul 2015
Thomas, our tour guide in the morning, was brilliant. However, the afternoon was laboured and monotonous.
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We had a great time, very...
Betty Ann G
, May 2015
We had a great time, very informative and interesting. Great pace to cover all that Romehas to offer. Our First half tour guide Rachel was so helpful and personable. After the tour was over she even sent us an email with several different restaurant suggestions/reviews for us to try out. Great Tour!

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