Your English speaking tour driver 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. During this tour your private tour driver will give you a fantastic introduction of Rome’s magnificence, letting you fully appreciate its beauty and interesting details. 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 climbing 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, you can absolutely book the tickets through us and your driver will have them for you, and help you access. Prior to your drop off and private tour of the Vatican you’ll visit more places and monuments for a memorable experience; 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.
After this morning tour, your private tour driver will be happy to suggest some local restaurants for a delicious meal, and drop you off directly at the Vatican Museums where you will be greeted by your guide.
You will enjoy a private 3 hour tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with your very own private guide for an exciting and personal experience. 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. The day tour will end with a visit at the dome itself to enjoy the magnificent view of Rome and of Saint Peter’s Square, in particular.
After such a fantastic experience your Vatican guide will be happy to provide any assistance and information you need on how to reach your hotel or any other place of your convenience. We always recommend to take a nice, romantic walk through some of the most beautiful streets in Rome to enjoy the rest of your evening, after the tour.
This tour length approximately 8 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking tour driver for 5 hours, that will guide you through Rome’s highlights and drop you off at Vatican City, and inside the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica by an official English-speaking guide (private guided tour).
*Your tour driver for ancient & renaissance Rome will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, as well as stopping at the places that require a visit and helping you access them.
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 tour driver for part of the tour
• 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)