Skip the Lines: Expert Tips for Planning Your Hassle-Free Tour of Rome’s Wonders


    Booking skip-the-lines tickets in Rome can save you valuable time and offers you a smoother experience in the most popular attractions. Here is where you can find the best tips to plan your tour of Rome:

    1) Do your research

    Everyone has their own specific interests and needs, during a trip. Luckily for you, Rome has a lot to offer, for everyone. It’s just a matter of planning the itinerary, that is right for you.

    If you are into art and culture or the religious sites, like churches or museums, you should look into the specific sites online. Even though most religious sites have free entrance, like Saint Peter’s Basilica, there are many places that are owned by the Church, that apply entrance fees. Like the Capuchin Crypt and Museum, or the Undergrounds of the Basilica of Saint Clemente and the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Or the Pantheon, even. Yes, the Pantheon is a church, a Basilica for that matter. So entrance should be free. However, due to the vast amount of visitors on a daily basis, the Church alongside the City, have decided to apply a ticket. Just to guarantee a level of décor and respect for the venue, burial place of many influential personalities from Raphael to Italy’s last King and members of the Royal family. So surely you can find many unexpected places, Churches, Undergrounds etc, require for you to purchase a small entrance fee. Available in advance online too!

    2) Choose a reliable booking platform

    The web is full of tickets’ resellers and you always want to make sure to book skip the line tickets properly. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, on the day of your visit, when it’s too late to take action. We can’t stress enough how important it is to buy your entrance fees with skip the lines amenities only through the venues’ official websites. To avoid possible scams or buying tickets that are 3 or 4 times their worth! Because other than the amount you pay for a ticket, you want to make sure that what you buy reflects the venue’s correct guidelines. Which can change from time to time.

    We can assist you with this. We can guide you in the right direction, to book your tickets the right way, through the proper channels, for the more appropriate time. Or, for the fair price, you can purchase your skip the lines tickets through us, so that we can take care of everything “logistic” that is related to your tour.

    3) Skip the lines and Booking in advance is key

    So booking in advance, especially in cities like Rome, is always recommended, when necessary. When you have a tight schedule, like when you’re arriving on a cruise and only have a day to visit the Eternal city, you want to book in advance. Tickets especially. Skip the line tickets can save you so much time, and lines are usually quite contained. Whereas there would be almost an hour wait in certain sites, if you don’t book ahead, like for the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums. And waiting in line, for an hour, in the sun, is never a nice experience, let alone if you are on a shore excursion. Risks related to time are always heightened for cruisers. So book your tickets in advance. Some sights require entrance to be bought directly the day of, but for the major sights, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Pompeii even, all better be booked in advance.

    One of our policies, as tour operator, is to make sure to book everything, tours, transfers, shore excursions and tickets, in advance, to guarantee the best price, availability and more importantly a smooth visit on the day of your tour.

    4) Check time and availability

    Most sights offer different accommodations depending on the time slots. You want to plan the itinerary for the day, also according to the amount of time you may end up spending in each site throughout the day. Depending on what you are in the mood for, most official websites would give you more information on what is included in their skip the line tickets. For example, entrance in the Colosseum, also includes access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. But they also sell tickets that include the Undergrounds of the Colosseum or the Arena, only during certain times. Same for the Vatican Museums: you can include an open bus tour of the Vatican gardens in your ticket to the Museums and Sistine Chapel. So the duration would depend on what you feel like doing in venues like these.

    Give yourself time, no matter what. There is no rush. You’ve probably waited for so long to visit the places you’ll see in Rome. Why would you want to rush it, while you’re finally there? Depending on opening hours or the amount of time you’d be spending in sites that require advanced booking, like Colosseum or Vatican, you want to opt for entrance in the morning or later in the afternoon during spring and summer. And perhaps mid-morning and early in the afternoon in autumn and winter. Undergrounds should always be visited during the warmer hours, for obvious reasons. The temperature in the Undergrounds, as the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, is famously cold, being so deep under the ground. Since you would feel the cool during a tour there, you might as well do it during hours that would allow you to warm up in the sun afterwards.

    5) Arrive Early

    Your ticket will give you all the instructions on how to maximize your visit:

    • What time your entrance is booked for
    • At what time you should arrive at the site
    • A map of the site
    • A meeting point, in case a guide is involved
    • What to wear

    Most religious sites require for visitors to wear modest outfits, so they may recommend it on their tickets.

    6) Finally, Enjoy your hassle-free visit

    After you’ve planned your itinerary, decided which sights you want to visit, booked all tickets in advance, you can finally relax. And look forward to enjoying your time in Rome.

    Or you can skip all the planning and book everything with us. Knowing that on the day of your visit, everything is taken care of, and planned according to your tastes and requests, will not only make a lot of difference in your travel planning but will actually lift a huge weight off your shoulders. A lot of stress, doubts and fears avoided. That’s what we’re here for: Let us take care of the Hassle, while you just focus on having the best time through the countless Roman Wonders.

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