Rome, the Eternal City, has been at the epicenter of western civilization for large parts of its 3,000 year history and is one of the foremost destinations to see the very best of western art and culture. The city is brimming with sights and many areas are considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the best highlights of Rome on this all day guided tour of the Vatican area and the monuments of ancient Rome and avoid the crowds at all the sites with “skip the line” tickets. Start your day at the Vatican Museums, home to a treasure trove of western art and some of the finest masterpieces from the Renaissance era. Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and visit the holy shrine of St. Peter’s Basilica. Stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant and recharge with a hearty Italian meal. After lunch, head for the monuments of ancient Rome, starting with one of the most iconic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Explore the largest amphitheater in history and imagine the tens of thousands of spectators that once cheered on bloody gladiator battles below. Stroll along the ruins of the Roman Forum, once the center of civic life in the days of the Republic and Empire. Climb up Palatine Hill to explore the mythical birthplace of Rome. Learn more about all the sights from a professional multi-lingual tour guide and experience all the history that only Rome can offer.