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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

1. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

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Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

2. Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Explore Rome following the trail of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, Angels and Demons. The 3.5-hour tour begins at Pantheon, where Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, arrives having misunderstood a clue. His intended destination was the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and that is the tour's second stop. The church is noted for the Chigi Chapel, where Langdon found the first dead cardinal, branded with the word earth on his chest. Your next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica, the center of Christianity. In the middle of St. Peter’s Square you’ll find an obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose. On the west ponente oval tile the protagonist found another dead cardinal, branded with the word air. After this, Langdon enters the Vatican’s secret archives to look for information about the Illuminati. From the Vatican you’ll head to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, where you’ll see Bernini's sculpture, Estasi di Santa Teresa. It was here that Langdon found the third dead cardinal, who was branded with the word fire. Your guide will take you through the most important places in the ancient city center, including Repubblica Square, and Navona Square, where you’ll see Bernini's stunning Fountain of the 4 Rivers and the obelisk. According to the book, Langdon finds the last dead cardinal here, branded with the word water. From Navona Square you’ll head to the last stop, Castel Sant’Angelo, a gathering place of the Illuminati, and hear about the passetto, a hidden passage that leads to Vatican City. This shortcut was used by past popes as a way to escape, and in the book it is used as a hideout for the assassin.

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Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

3. Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

The best way to see Rome is on this 3.5 hour guide walking tour with a small group. Discover the most famous sights and skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Hear stories of gladiator fights as you explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum and marvel at the ancient temples, columns and sculptures. Stop at the Capitoline Hill to admire the great view over the Forum area. Walk down to Piazza Venezia to admire the monument of Vittorio Emanuele and the square. See the sacred area of Largo di Torre Argentina where Julio Caesar was assassinated. Enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions like the Pantheon and famous Piazza Navona. This tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history. It is perfect for first-time visitors to the ancient city, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about Rome's great history. Choose either early morning or later afternoon departure. Don't waste time waiting in long lines; enjoy skip-the-line access and spend your day admiring Rome's stunning monuments accompanied by a professional and entertaining guide.

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Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

4. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 35 activities including the Colosseum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and more. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, join a mouth-watering tasting tour, enjoy an evening at the Opera, go bike riding among ancient Roman ruins, or eat like a local with an authentic Italian set menu lunch ─ the choice is yours. Save up to 35% off compared to buying individual tickets and enjoy a complimentary digital audio guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Enjoy the ease of a fully digital pass with maximum flexibility. You have 2 years from your purchase date to use your pass and then 60 days after you redeem your first attraction or tour. Choose activities as you go: there’s no need to pre-select attractions (some of the most popular activities may require reservations). To redeem, simply display your pass on your mobile device or print it at home. 

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Rome: Private City Highlights Golf Cart Tour with Transfer

5. Rome: Private City Highlights Golf Cart Tour with Transfer

Explore the most important sites in Rome on a guided golf cart tour. Ride to all the main historical monuments, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. Drive also to lesser-known gems, such as Celio Hill, site of the beautiful villa and gardens of Villa Celimontana and the ancient basilicas of Santo Stefano Rotondo and Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Stop for a cup of coffee or cappuccino at one of the oldest cafés in Rome. Make your holiday in the Eternal City a memorable one with this unique tour in the comfort of a golf cart.

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Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

6. Premium Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums

See the world’s biggest art collection on a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. An amazing example of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, St. Peter’s Basilica soars to heights of 420 feet (140 meters), and goes deep down into the earth to the tomb of St. Peter. As you stroll, among the many highlights you will see are Bernini's Colonnade, the Altar of Glory, the oldest bronze statue of St. Peter, and the Canopy that Bernini made out of bronze from the Pantheon. Go to the Papal Palaces to admire paintings by Giotto, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Greek and Roman art and artifacts that include the “Apollo del Belvedere.” Admire maps drawn up by cartographers of the 16th century. The journey ends at the Sistine Chapel, covered with frescoes painted by the greatest artists of the 15th century, and completed by Michelangelo, the greatest of them all. Your guide will relate the story of how the small tomb of a poor fisherman became the center of Christianity, and for a long period, the center of the world, and the popes, kings, saints and miracles that followed.

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Rome: Colosseum, Ancient Rome, and Vatican Combo Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Ancient Rome, and Vatican Combo Tour

Embark on a full-day combination tour of the most famous sights in Rome. Discover the Vatican, along with the Colosseum and the ruins of Ancient Rome. Experience the history of the Eternal City with a guide. Meet your guide near the Colosseum and dive right into Roman history with skip-the-line tickets. Visit the ruins of the Forum, Capitoline Hill, and the Pantheon. Stroll through bustling Piazza Venezia, see the Largo di Torre Argentina, and the picturesque Piazza Navona, featuring Bernini's famous Fountain of Four Rivers. Your trip though ancient Rome comes to a close here. Pick up your tour at the Vatican Museums and stroll through Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the beautiful Pine Courtyard, see Pio Clementine Museum and admire the stunning Raphael Rooms. Step inside the world-famous Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos. Visit St. Peter's Basilica with the well-known "La Pietà."

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Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

8. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world. Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican. Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

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Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

9. Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the pretty squares and fountains of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour and learn about the ancient city and its main highlights. Follow the crowd and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, admire the marble column of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on Piazza Colonna, and see the historic Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Montecitorio. Walk towards the ancient Pantheon and pass the remains of the Temple of Hadrian and the Church of St. Ignatius on your way. Then, enter the best-preserved temple of Ancient Rome on arrival to see the tombs of Raphael, Queen Margherita and King Victor Emmanuel II. Visit Rome's first university and the Senate House on the way to Piazza Navona, built by the emperor Domitian and adorned with beautiful fountains by Bernini. Discover the city's best gelaterias, cafés, restaurants and shops along the way.

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Rome: Vatican & Colosseum Combination Walking Tour

10. Rome: Vatican & Colosseum Combination Walking Tour

Skip the long ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museum and visit with your expert guide. See the famous Raphael’s Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, and the Pio Clementine Museum. Discover the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam.” Then visit St Peter’s Basilica and admire the famous “La Pietà” by Michelangelo, the “Baldachino” by Bernini, and much more. At the end of your first tour, you'll have some time to find lunch before you head to meet your second guide at the Colosseum. Your professional guide will take you directly inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum bypassing the long lines at the entrances. Hear stories of gladiator fights while exploring the Colosseum's first and second tiers, learn about monuments like the Curia inside the Roman Forum, admire the Capitoline Hill and it's amazing view over the Roman Forum, and enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions such as Piazza Venezia and Largo di Torre Argentina. Finally, visit the Pantheon to admire the beautiful ceiling and end your day at the Four Rivers Bernini Fountain in Piazza Navona.

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What people are saying about Pantheon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Anestis was an excellent guide through the streets and landmarks of Rome and the Vatican. Like all great tour guides, his attention to detail and intricate knowledge of the city's history, lore and legends was evident throughout. Whether you've read Angels and Demons or not, this is worthy every dollar you spend. Also good to know - this is a long walking tour, so get your walking shoes on and carry water/refreshments with you.

Federica was a Knowledgeable guide who brought the art to life with interesting stories. This is a highlights tour, and you are inundated with beautiful works for 2-2 1/2 hours. Could spend a lot more time, perhaps allow yourself time after the tour to go back and see any special interests on your own. Good value for understanding the most significant works from an art historian.

Anestis is an absolutely AMAZING man. I’m not just “saying it” HE IS. So informative and fun. Walked a lot and saw so many places he talks about the book and the movie. He is an absolute pleasure to be with. I even felt sad to leave him. % recommend.

Our guide was great! She was very knowledgeable about Rome’s history and answered all of the questions we had along the way. Would recommend to others!

We had a terrific tour. Agnesthes (I hope this is spelled correctly) was phenomenal !! Always my pleasure!!!