COLOSSEUM & VATICAN
COLOSSEUM VISIT & VATICAN PRIVATE TOUR
Explore the 2 most important sites of rome. The Colosseum with our skip the line service, and the Vatican on this 9 hour long shore excursion. If time allows you will be able to include also other relevant sites, such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.
PICK UP TIME it is suggested at 7: 30 am to avoid big crowds that form in the first part of the morning (it may vary). Returning back to the port at 4:30 pm (with plenty of time not to miss the ship).
COLOSSEUM Start the day with the idea in mind that the tour will be dedicated almost entirely to the Colosseum and the Vatican. This means that we will start with one of the most ancient sites in ROME. Your driver will have your skip-the-line tickets in hand, and after a brief explanation, he will lead you over to the entrance, showing you how to get through the security checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The metal detector line is not skippable. There is no way to skip the line through the metal detector, and that is why we have to try to be at the Colosseum first thing in the morning as the tickets have an entrance time. After overcoming the metal detector you will have a 45 minutes tour on your own inside.
After that you might have time for sightseeing, depending on how long you spend in the Colosseum or for the entrance process. PLEASE NOTE: The Colosseum reserves the right to stop the entrance process if they reach 3000 people inside, it is very rare however that would be what would prevent ANYONE from entering. In this case, tickets are not refundable.
You can decide to opt for a 2 hours private guided tour of the Colosseum and its surrounding archeological area. Of course, there would be an extra cost for this guided tour.
TIME FOR SIGHT-SEEING this will depend on how long you spend at the Colosseum. How long the line for the metal detector will be and if you opt for the 2 hours guided tour service. If you do not choose to do the guided tour, rest assured that your driver will do his best to maximize your time at the Colosseum, leaving some more time, to cover other relevant sites in the city such as the Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and more! If there are no time restrictions.
TIME FOR A BREAK You’ll decide what to eat and which kind of lunch to go for. We will give you several options (something quick to go, something more intermediate like a pizza or salad, or something authentic off-the-beaten-path where only locals eat).
2,5 HOUR VATICAN VISIT After your little break, your driver will escort you all the way in front of the Vatican Museum. Here you’ll start the brief yet intense visit of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and – if open – Saint Peter’s Basilica. You have the ability to pre-purchase your entrance tickets through us so that you will be able to walk right through. We highly suggest that you hire one of our walking guides for a 2,5 hours private guided tour in the Vatican if this interests you, please let us know so that we can arrange it for you at an extra cost.
Ride back to the port, aiming at arriving by 04:30 pm