Combo Moonlight Colosseum and Vatican tour

What you See in this tour:

Tour Description:

Colosseum under the moonlight with the dungeons access combined with morning tour of the  Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in a day is the best way to see Rome and Vatican without getting tired and enjoying every single moment of the day.

The best of Rome in a 2 in 1 package with Colosseum with off limit dungeons and Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to enjoy the real must-sees in a very special way! In the night tour included are some local Italian appetizers and drink.
With this incredible tour you will visit the ancient Amphitheatrum Flavium, also known as Colosseum, under the moonlight stars. In the same day, in the morning you will have the wonderful opportunity of being guided by an expert in the Vatican Museums, where you will appreciate one of the greatest collections of historical paintings and sculptures in the world. In addition, the tour will cover the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

The morning tour is at the Vatican museums, where you will meet our friendly guide and access to the museums with skip the line tickets. In our guided tour with our storytelling guide you will discover admire the beautiful art collection and discover histories and anecdotes hidden behind. The guided tour includes the upper galleries such as the  Gallery of Geographical Maps that was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII in the sixteenth century, the Raphael Rooms with the paintings of the “School of Athens” by Raphael and the Parnassus, then you will step inside the apartment Borgia and the modern art collection galleries before entering the Sistine Chapel. As soon as you enter the sistine Chapel you will stop in the center to admire first the incredible ceiling looking up with all your effort to find out the Creation of Adam or the beautiful swirling God creating the Moon and the Sun; then slowly slowly your attention will be captured by the Last judgement where Michelangelo represented the good and the sinners in a vortex all participating to the moment of the Judge. But Michelangelo in his characters represented also many real persons and it will be a challenge to find out where and who they are. Do not worry our guide will give you a wonderful explanation of the sistine Chapel but not inside since inside it is forbidden to talk or to take picture. Fast entrance from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica of St. Peters where you will feast your eyes in front of Michelangelo “Pieta”  and Bernini’s talent.

After the Vatican Tour you will have a free time to spend your day in rome as you wish and we will wait for you again at our office for a welcome drink accompanied by local pizza and italian appetizer  before you start your evening adventure inside the Colosseum under the stars and the moonlight. The first part of the tour starts with a walking tour and an introduction where with our friendly guide in a small group tour you will stroll along the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, Capital Hill and Venice square. So, while walking along Fori Imperiali, you will be literally surrounded by monuments illuminated in the night. The moonlight Colosseum tour and Dungeons is an incredible chance to explore the Colosseum when its doors are closed to the public and you will see  it under a new light and away from the daily crowds and heat of the day. You will have a peaceful time walking inside the Arena, standing under the moon and the stars facing the huge structure where over 40.000 people were accommodated in the ancient times while watching the Gladiators combats. Your storytelling guide will tell you historical facts but also legends and anecdotes. The most important visit are the tunnels of the Colosseum, known as the Dungeons, here the Romans kept the animals and the equipment necessary for the Gladiators’ show. You will see also a reconstructed lift and a roman cage. We can guarantee, that it is really a wonderful experience to see  the off limits dungeons at night without the crowd but only with the participants of your group and your guide. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

Enjoy the privilege of our skip-the-line tickets, but please note that during some peak times after Easter or bank holiday or in special days in summer time, due to the increased security measures at the Vatican Museums there might be some lines at the skip the line access for security check. Night Tour of the Colosseum have a fast track entrance due to the very limited amount of visitors accepted in these special times.

The Vatican Museums tour have an average number of participants of 18 to 20 people while the Colosseum up to 25 participants.

Suitable For:
Adults Solo travelers Couples Friends Families

Difficulty:
Medium

Duration:
6 Hours

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Tour Info:

Price Include

Entrance fees (for Colosseum and Vatican Museums)
Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Snacks (Only for the Colosseum Moonlight tour)
Beverages (Only for the Colosseum Moonlight tour)

Not Included:

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Dress Code:

Comfortable clothes and shoes For Vatican: 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

Notes:

A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for the entrance at the Colosseum

Meeting Point:

At our office at Via Frangipane n.30 for Colosseum stop. At Viale Vaticano 100, outside Cafè Vaticano for Vatican Tour

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