Get a guaranteed admission at the Papal Audience in either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall. Listen to Pope Francis welcome pilgrims, impart his blessing and lead the prayers. Feel free to pray or simply observe one of the most incredible, long-standing traditions in the Catholic world. During you walk to the Vatican your guide will tell you its story secrets, suggest where to sit and make sure your arrival runs smoothly despite the crowds.
After the Audience, you'll be accompanied to a Roman restaurant nearby to enjoy a typical Italian meal before heading to the Colosseum Area for your afternoon tour, thanks to which you'll access the Colosseum with a priority skip-the-line ticket. Learn the history behind the jaw-dropping Roman architecture that surrounds the Colosseum, from the minute to the magnificent. Once the most famous meeting place in the world, the Colosseum once held 50,000-80,000 spectators. Once inside, breath in the bloody past of the amphitheater, brought to life by your passionate, expert guide. Standing for nearly two millennia, the structure has been a symbol of glory and scorn, serving vastly different purposes over the course of history.
Just outside, you'll see the magnificent Arch of Constantine and the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum Archaeological Site, where many structures remain intact. Continue exploring the famous Palatine Hill, ending your tour with a deeper understanding of the history of Rome and a strong foundation of knowledge to continue exploring the city on your own.