Maximize time spent in Rome with this small-group combination tour. In the morning, explore highlights of the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with a guide. After dark, enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum for a moonlit tour of the arena including the floor where gladiators once fought. Evening snacks and an aperitif are included.
Exclusive access to the Colosseum after hours
Combine two popular landmarks in one tour
Learn about the history and art of the Sistine Chapel
Includes snacks and an evening aperitif
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
1: Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy 2: Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. The galleries are connecting the north section of the Vatican Palace with the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter’s. The rooms preserved many roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms.
Raphael Rooms are part of the apartment of Pope Julius II, while the young Raphael was painting the Room of the “Signatura” Michelangelo was painting the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel . The two artists were rivalry but Raphael will recognize the talent of Michelangelo in the “School of Athens”, you will see also the Parnassus and the Dispute over the Sacrament
Borgia Rooms, the apartment was painted by Pinturicchio and his school and it was commissioned by the spanish Pope Alexander VI Borgia. They are inside the oldest section of the Apostolic Palace. You will see the main rooms of it that preserves also part of the art works from modern and contemporary art.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noah’s life. The Renaissance “Genius” when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar.
The Basilica was built from the 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under the Emperor Constantine. The Basilica was built in 120 years by many architects including Raphael and Michelangelo. The inside decoration of the Basilica is very Baroque thanks to the “Genius of the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini who projected the “Altar of the Chair of St. Peter” and the Baldachin. Inside the Basilica there is a beautiful chapel where is preserved the Michelangelo’s Pieta. The artists represent this painful moment with the body of Jesus laying on the laps of his mother after the deposition from the Cross.
Before the tour you will enjoy some snacks and wine and start your night tour along the Imperial and Roman Forum with an amazing view at night o the forum from outdoor.The Roman and Imperial forum were in the Roman times the Political, religion and economical center.
The Imperial Forum are the Trajan and the Augustos' forum and you will admire the incredible ruins where ancient roman architecture merge into the the medieval architecture. All the monuments are spectacular and illuminated at night
Colosseum under the moon, with access to the Arena and to the Undergrounds where the lift and animal cages were kept.Visit of the first floor of the colosseum. You will stay at the colosseum without the daily crowd.
On your walking tour you will walk by Venice square also known as the "Wedding Cake" and proceed to one of the seven hills of Rome, the Capital Hill from where you will admire a beautiful view of the Roman forum and the Marcus Aurelio Bronze statue.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Kindly bring with you a copy of an ID or passport for both adults and children.
The tour of the Colosseum at Night starts 15 minutes after the meeting time.
St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
Near public transportation
Please note that due regulations, this tour is not available for kids under the age of 6.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST MEETING POINT IS VIALE VATICANO 100 TO JOIN THE VATICAN TOUR IN THE MORNING AND VIALE FRANGIPANE 30 IS THE COLOSSEUM MEETING POINT
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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