This tour option is designed for those with limited time, covering almost 3,000 years of history and two cities in one convenient package. As with all our tours, fast-track tickets to all the sites are included.
1st Part Meeting Point (10:30 am): Meet your guide at the local tour operator`s office at Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 14. The nearest metro stop is `Colosseo` (line B).
The first part of the tour focuses on Ancient Rome, The Colosseum, The Roman Forum & the Palatine Hill. Starting with the most recognizable monument in the city, the Colosseum, learn how this open-air arena was completed in 80 AD and took a mere 8 years to build. It is one of the largest amphitheaters ever built, with the capacity to seat over 50,000 spectators. Your guide will tell you about the different types of gladiatorial combat, naval battles and other forms of entertainment that took place within its impressive walls.
For the second part of the tour, the Vatican Museums tour, meet your guide at the local tour operator`s office at Via Germanico 16 (almost on the corner of Via Leone IV), 00192 Rome. Look for the street sign with the operator`s red circle logo. The closest metro stop is `Ottaviano` (line A).
Break: Once this segment of the tour is done, you will have time by yourselves to relax. Absorb what you have seen, take some photos, and maybe grab a bite to eat before making your way over to the Vatican.
2nd Part Meeting Point (15:30pm): Maya Tours Office, Via Germanico, 16
The second part of your tour incorporates the highlights of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with quick access to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Housing one of the largest and most impressive art collections in the world, the Museums are comprised of 1,200 rooms, 54 galleries and 7 km of art. You will be navigated through this vast network of courtyards, galleries & rooms, stopping off at some of the most important artworks along the way. The jewel of the Vatican is, of course, the Sistine Chapel. You will receive an in-depth explanation of this remarkable space. Hear about the techniques Michelangelo employed, as well as the struggles he had to overcome to create the most famous ceiling in the world. Once your excursion is over, you will be escorted through a priority passageway to the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where you will be free to explore on your own leisure
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
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
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument. It is mandatory to have a photo ID, you may be denied entry to the monument without one