Monolingual small groups – Skip the line entrance
Hotel pick-up included
Departures: 09:00 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
Language(s): English only
Group size: Monolingual small groups
Meeting Point: Big Bus Tours Kiosk – Piazza del Colosseo or pick-up service from centrally located hotels.
Tour ends: St. Peter’s Square (drop off at hotels is not included)
First stop to discover the church San Pietro in Vincoli, with the famous statue Mosé by Michelangelo.
The tour continues showing and explaining the Colosseum and its millennial history. Walking towards Piazza Venezia, you will pass through the real heart of ancient imperial life, crossing the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forum.
Going up the steps designed by Michelangelo on Campidoglio, one of Rome’s seven hills, today center of the government of Rome, with the statue of Emperor Marco Aurelio.
In the afternoon, after lunch, at 02:00 p.m., our guide will meet you at the restaurant and take you to start the tour of the Vatican Museums, one of the richest art collection in the world, to admire, among others, the world famous Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece. From there you will enter directly to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest and most important Catholic Church in the world, with its treasures like the Michelangelo’s sculpture La Pietà and the Altar Baldachin by Bernini. Should St. Peter’s Basilica be closed, the tour will instead include the visit of Raphael’s rooms.
Tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini’s double Colonnade.