Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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Take a small group walking tour (maximum 25 people) of Ancient Rome’s major sights and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided morning tour is the ideal introduction to Ancient Rome, leaving you with the afternoon free to explore Rome at your leisure. Several major sites are covered in just three hours, and you’ll receive enlightening insights into Rome’s millennia of history as you stroll, without wasting time waiting in line.

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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Venice boat and walking tour

Tour Venice on foot and by boatFirst time in Venice?

Tour Venice by boat, then take a walking tour with time in between.

The two-hour guided walking tour starts at San Marco Square and ends at the Rialto Bridge. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Venice. They can even point our some good shops and restaurants along the way.

After the walking tour, ending about one o’clock, you will have time eat and explore the neighborhood on your own, or with some of your new friends from the tour. As part of the tour, you get to skip the long lines at St. Marks Basilica

The one-hour Venice Grand Canal boat tours start sometime after four o’clock depending on the day and season.

After these two tours in one, you will be well equipped to go back and spend more time at the place that were most interesting to you.

Book online for discount tickets. Reserve early, as these tours sell out weeks ahead of time.
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One of the most convenient hotels close to Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Basilica, and Squero di San Trovaso is the Hotel Locanda Ovidius.

View a map to the Hotel Locanda Ovidius and to see how close you will be to everything.

There is much to see and do in Venice. Day-trips from Venice take you out to the surrounding countryside. Plan your tours early and reserve online.

Angels and Demons morning tour of Rome

Unravel Rome’s secrets on the ‘Angels and Demons’ morning tour, inspired by the novel by Dan Brown.

Take an incredible journey into the heart of the Eternal City to decode the secret messages of the Illuminati, one of the most influential secret societies in history.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Book early online before you go there.

Highlights on the morning tour include:

  • St Maria del Popolo Church
  • St Peter’s Square
  • St Maria della Vittoria Church
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Church of Illumination to glimpse the secret passage connecting the Vatican to notorious Castel Sant’ Angelo

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Walking tour of the Vatican Museums

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter'sSkip the Line: Highlights of the museums are Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter’s Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your small group guided walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter’s Square, as your guide points out Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion.

Property Grounds Dei Consoli Hotel

Dei Consoli Hotel

This Boutique Property Has A Bar/Lounge. Guests Are Served A Complimentary Breakfast Each Morning. For A Surcharge, Guests Have Access To An Airport Shuttle. The Staff Can Arrange Concierge Services, Wedding Services, And Currency Exchange. Additional Amenities Include Valet Parking, Laundry Facilities, And Complimentary Newspapers In The Lobby.

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Nearby Attractions:
Apostolic Palace – 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza San Pietro – 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Peter’s Basilica – 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Vatican Museums – 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sistine Chapel – 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Vatican Library – 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Casina Pio IV – 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Castel Sant’Angelo – 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall – 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Navona – 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Pantheon – 1.7 km / 1 mi
Villa Borghese – 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Roman Forum – 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Stadio Olimpico – 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Colosseum – 3.1 km / 1.9 mi

Rome crypts and catacombs

Capuchin Bone Chapel

Capuchin Bone Chapel

When in Rome, do as the Romans? Touring the city’s subterranean burial chambers is something often done by locals, but is almost unheard of with tourists.  So be the first one on your block to have gone “catacombing”.

The Capuchin Crypt chapel walls are completely covered on the inside with human bones. It is only creepy if you stop to think what you are seeing – and standing next to!

Some of the catacombs like the Domitilla Catacombs no longer have bodies on display to the public, but you can sure get the feeling what it must have been like. Bodies were not so much buried here as they were set into shallow holes in the walls, far underground, in the dark. Thank goodness for electric lights. (no cameras though, in any of these places.)

There is a 3-hour tour that starts daily around 2:30 from the Piazza Barberini. – Map – This one is close to a metro stop.
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Get more information and reserve tickets before you go. These tours sell out early.

Here is are some pretty good,  reasonably priced, nearby hotels.