Semi-Private Tour – Max 10 participants!
Fast track entry accompanied by a private guide!
- Vatican Museums
- St Peter’s Basilica
- Sistine Chapel
- Raphael’s Rooms
- Colosseum including arena floor
Vatican and Colosseum Tour Semi-Private
4.5 hrs. | Start: Morning | Participants: Max 10
Meeting Point :Our guide will be standing outside “Caffè Vaticano”, Viale Vaticano 100.
This is a tour which offers the best of both – The Vatican and the Colosseum. With fast track entry to the Vatican Museums, you will be visiting the most important of over 100 galleries, including Raphael’s Room. The visit then continues to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Your experienced guide will be with you for the entire tour and share some fascinating stories about the art and history of Rome. After a quick break, the tour continues to a 1.5 – hour tour of the Colosseum, including the arena floor. The Colosseum tour will have a maximum of 24 participants as other visitors will be joining the Colosseum Express tour.
With a fast track entry, you will be spending a brief time to queue up for security and then head straight in to start your tour. You will be drawn into the world of the Renaissance period as well as learn about the Emperors and Gladiators in the Colosseum. Do not miss this tour!
Because the group size is limited, you will have more personal interaction with your private guide, saving valuable time and be able to move faster between exhibits as well! You will be provided with headsets which will allow you to hear your guide as you pass through famous galleries such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms – where you will be fabulous paintings, and Borgia’s Apartment.
The Vatican and Colosseum tour then continues to the Sistine Chapel and be blown away by ‘The Creation of the World’ and ‘ Last Judgement’ by Michelangelo. Through a secret passage, you will now move on to St Peter’s Basilica. Here you will see the magnificent ‘Baldachino,’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’. Your guide will also explain to you what lies below the ‘Baldachino.’
The tour continues in the afternoon, when the group size may increase up to a maximum of 24 participants. You will be provided headsets so that you can listen to your knowledgeable guide and now shift gear and learn about the gladiators and slaves, animals, and Emperors. You will enter through a fast track entrance called the ‘Gate of Death.’ Your guide will reveal to you the blood-chilling reason why it has been named that. You will enter the arena floor.
In 1.5 hours, your private guide well deliver an engaging and interactive experience about Ancient Rome. History will be brought back to life and you might just be able to hear The roar of the spectators in the arena. At full capacity, it was believed that up to 80,000 spectators watched the drama unfold on the arena floors below where lives were at stake!
Rome’s Attractions Not To Be Missed!
Important Reminder – Vatican and Colosseum Tour Semi-Private
- This tour is not ideal for wheelchair-bound visitors as well as visitors with hearing disabilities. We are more than happy to organise private tours for wheelchair and hearing disabled visitors. Please contact us.
- There is a lot of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes as the ground can be rather uneven at the Colosseum.
- You will be asked to pass through airport-style security checks at the entrance of the Colosseum, so please only carry a light backpack as many items are restricted (pointed umbrellas, large suitcases and big backpacks, weapons, firearms, knives). You can only bring in an empty water bottle into the Colosseum. You will be able to fill your water bottle with the many fountains available inside.
- If the weather conditions deteriorate, the Colosseum officials may decide to close off the Dungeons and arena floor for visitor safety. In such an event, the group will enter via a different entrance and be taken to visit other areas of the Colosseum.
- There is a dress code to the Vatican which applies to children too. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
- If St Peter’s Basilica is closed for a religious function at short notice as it is a working church, you will be spending more time in the Vatican gallery’s with your private guide.
- The Vatican Museums get rather busy during summer and after a bank holiday.
- If a disabled visitor is able to produce a certificate showing that they are more than 74% disabled, entry to the Vatican museums is free of charge. This free entry is also extended to the to their companion. If you have a disability and are not sure if you’re eligible, please contact us at the time of booking so that we may assist you further.