**All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.**
LivTours’ Essential Rome Combo Semi-Private Tour starts at the iconic Colosseum where you will meet your expert LivTours guide and the other travelers in your maximum six-person group. With LivTours’ privileged access to the Colosseum, you will skip the long entrance lines maximizing your time with your professional guide. Once inside, you will learn about the construction and the uses of the imposing ancient building, and hear stories about gladiators, theater shows, and wild animal fights that used to take place here. After some bloody gladiator stories and opportunities to take memorable pictures, your guide will take you to the nearby Roman Forum.
On your essential Rome Combo tour, your guide will share with you the amazing stories about Romulus and the Kings, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Hadrian, and many more while you stroll through ruins, walking on original paving stones. You will learn how the city of Rome first started and how it grew to become the largest political and military power of the ancient world.
Between tours, you will have time for a lunch break (not included in the price). Then, with more energy, your action-packed day continues, with your guide by your side, in the Vatican Museums. Skipping the long lines, you will enjoy LivTours’ priority access, so get ready to see the highlights of the vast art collection housed here. Your guide will make sure you see the lavishly decorated halls and visit the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, the Raphael Rooms, and of course, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
Admire the masterpieces as your guide entertains you with the fascinating history of the Popes and the artists that worked for them. Your tour’s last stop is St Peter’s Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world, where you will admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Bernini Baldacchino, and Michelangelo’s dome.
After your complete tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica you will be ready to call it a day. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the evening knowing that you have seen the best of the Eternal City!