Your English speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your preference at 8.30am (suggested time). During this full day tour in Rome and the Vatican City with your private luxury vehicle, you will have a chance to drive through ancient and Renaissance Rome. This will give you the opportunity to admire and visit some of the most important and famous sights in the city.
Your first stop will be Piazza Venezia, where you can take a look at the monument of Victor Emmanuel II and Mussolini’s Balcony, after climbimg over the Capitoline Hill, (one of Rome’s seven hills) with an amazing view over the Roman Forum. A visit the visit to the Colosseum will be next; of course, if you want you can stop and visit inside (your chauffeur/guide will help you purchase your entrance tickets without having to stand in line). Before you go back to your hotel, you’ll visit more places and monuments that you will not be able to forget; some of these include the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Piazza di Spagna or Spanish steps, Trevi’s fountain (remember to throw a coin inside!!!), the Pantheon, and many Others.
At lunch time, your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will be happy to suggest some typical local restaurants for a authentic roman meal.
In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to see and visit some of most important attractions in the world, the VATICAN MUSEUM, SISTINE CHAPEL, and ST. PETER’S BASILICA; their visit is necessary if you decide to visit Rome!
The visit at the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica will be conducted by an authorized, English-speaking guide from the Vatican City, who will show you the best parts on your way to the Sistine Chapel. For example, your private guided tour will include the Cortile Della Pigna, Belvedere, Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and Raphael’s Rooms.
Next, you will visit the Sistine Chapel, commissioned in 1475 by Pope Sixtus IV, from whom it derives its name. It was designed to be, and still is, the pope’s chapel and the site of papal elections. The Sistine Chapel was sanctified and dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin on August 15, 1483.
After, you will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, “the greatest of all churches of Christendom,” that has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. There you’ll have the chance to see the “Pietà” of Michelangelo and “Tomb of Saint Peter”, where, according to tradition, the remains of the apostle are kept, making it one of the most sacred places by Christians.
If you want, it will be possible to visit the dome itself to enjoy the magnificent view of Rome and of Saint Peter’s Square, in particular. After such an exciting and interesting day, you’ll enjoy a relaxing ride back to your hotel and enjoy your Roman evening.
This tour length is 8 hours and is conducted by an English-speaking driver/guide, and inside the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica by an official, authorized English-speaking guide from the Vatican City.
The tour program as listed above includes simply suggested itineraries and sights, and can easily be further customized in order to suit your schedule, all your specific interests and needs.
* NO LINE COLOSSEUM TICKETS:
Price of Colosseo standard admission tickets booked online is 14 Euros per person. Please purchase your tickets to the Coliseum in advance by clicking HERE.
Once completed select to print your vouchers at home and bring them with you in order to avoid
long ticket line as the vouchers are required to be converted into tickets:
* NO LINE VATICAN MUSEUM & SISTINE CHAPEL TICKETS:
Price of the Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel standard admission tickets booked online is 20 Euros per person. Please purchase your tickets to the Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel in advance by clicking HERE.
Reserve the entrance time for 1.30pm and once completed select to print your voucher at home and bring them with you in order to avoid long ticket line as the voucher is required to be converted into tickets:
Please note that the Vatican does not allow any pre -reserved entrance tickets on the last Sunday of every month as it is free to enter and therefore, you may have to wait in line.
• Luxury vehicles air-conditioned and fully equipped
• English-speaking chauffeur/guide
• Fuel, tolls, parking fees included
• Official English speaking guide for a private Vatican guided tour
• Personal and courteous service
• Fresh bottled water on board
• All vehicles are fully licesed and insured according to Italian law
• Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
• Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)