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Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

1. Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout. Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

2. Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

Experience the most authentic way to enjoy pizza. Make it yourself from beginning to end in Rome. Your guide/ chef will take you through all the steps, from preparing the dough to cooking your pizza in a wood fired oven and learn to more than 10 different pasta shapes. After meeting at a central location, your group of no more than 10 participants will be transferred to the kitchen where you will learn the art of Neapolitan style pizza making. You will also have unlimited red wine. For dessert, you will enjoy the Italian original tiramisu. You will be making Pizza Margherita or Capricciosa and Pasta alla Carbonara or Amatriciana and more. Make sure to come hungry because the pizza and pasta is all-you-can-eat. At the end of your experience, you will be brought back to the original meeting point.

Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Entry Ticket

3. Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Entry Ticket

Did you know that over 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci designed flying machines, robots, submarines, underwater breathing equipment, the unsupported suspension bridge and machines that work on solar energy? Learn about all of this and more with your ticket to the Leonardo da Vinci Experience. See 50 of his inventions that were built in line with his designs. Try out Da Vinci's machines and understand how his ideas are still utilized today, with digging and lifting equipment, the sewing machine, the bicycle, water skis, the machine gun and many others. Walk into Leonardo's Room of Mirrors and learn how his study of light inspired the invention of photography and projection. Take a photo beside his helicopter or armored tank. Leonardo da Vinci was of course one of the greatest artists ever and he produced numerous masterpieces that are on display in museums all over the world. The Exhibition Gallery gives visitors an opportunity to admire 20 certified reproductions painted by prominent Vatican Museum restoration artists. Admire the 2 versions of the Virgin of the Rocks, the originals of which are located at the Louvre and London’s National Gallery. See the Lady with an Ermine, the painting with which Leonardo revolutionized classical portraiture.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

4. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

As part of a small group led by a professional local guide, skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a 2-hour tour. Start the adventure of the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. The building has also been used by popes as their private residence, the state treasury, a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. In just 2 hours you’ll have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. You’ll be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.

Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Entrance Ticket

5. Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Entrance Ticket

Explore the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with an entrance ticket to a special exhibition dedicated to his studies in the field of engineering at the Palazzo della Cancelleria. Travel through 4 sections to see full-scale reproductions and the only holograms in the world of the artist, inventor and Renaissance man. Get the chance to touch and play with almost all the machines on display, or build your own version of a bridge that Da Vinci invented. Examine his studies about "Water," "Air," "Fire" and "Earth" to build a better picture of his intellect and get up close to his inventions in the fields of science, aviation and the military.

Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

6. Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Experience an incredible journey through Rome, at the end of which you will discover the secrets of the Illuminati! Join the Angels and Demons walking tour, following the path of illumination, and learn how to solve the many puzzles and enigmas that feature in Dan Brown's bestselling novel and movie. But this tour is not just for fans of Dan Brown; it also takes you to some of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, as well as lesser-known sites away from the tourist trail, where pagan symbolism and Christianity collide. Discover the Altars of Science, and decode the secret messages hidden in Bernini sculptures and Galileo texts. Enter the Church of Illumination for a glimpse of "Il Passetto,” the secret passage connecting the Vatican to the notorious Castel Sant’Angelo. Whether you have read the book or not, the tour provides a unique experience that will let you visit the most beautiful locations in Rome as you soak up all of the mystery and intrigue.

Rome: Pizza Making Class

7. Rome: Pizza Making Class

This pizza class is a fun and easy experience that summarizes the entire tradition of Italian pizza masters in one lesson. Make and eat authentic Italian pizza from scratch, while drinking Roman wine. Each participant will have their own work station and can join no matter their skill level. Together with the chef, you will prepare Neapolitan pizza, named as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Also prepare some of the great Italian pizza classics from the Margherita to focaccia. Tomato bruschetta cooked in a wood oven and wine are also included in the menu and the bartender will greet you with a bubbly Italian welcome drink and snacks. Once your hands-on experience is finished, sit down in the cozy restaurant or the outdoor terrace to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Sit at a communal table, sip wine with your new friends, and take the opportunity to ask the chef all the tips and tricks about Italian food and the best spots in Rome.

Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

8. Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum with an English-speaking guide. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds! Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue to Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena, and much more!

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

9. Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

Trastevere: Segway Tour

10. Trastevere: Segway Tour

There’s a lot to see in Trastevere and there are several different Segway Express tours for you to choose from. These 2-hour guided rides are operated daily and led by a multi-lingual tour leader who’ll show you around. This popular Roman neighborhood is located on the Tiber’s west bank, south of the Vatican. The area’s cobbled streets, medieval houses, and unique character continue to draw artists, celebrities, and expatriates to live and play here. After a short but intense training session with an authorized instructor, you’ll be taken along Trastevere’s narrow streets to see the main attractions, including some of the most beautiful squares and fountains in Rome. The tour is short, fun, and designed to leave you with pleasant memories of your time in Rome. You can choose from the following itineraries for your Trastevere Express tour: • From Santa Maria in Trastevere to Santa Cecilia and return • Up Gianicolo Hill to the Bramante masterpiece and a panoramic view of Rome • Piazza Trilussa, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona and return • The Jewish Ghetto and Teatro Marcello

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,125 reviews

Amazing! Very well organised, we were there at 8 am which I would recommend. Just the right amount of information, and looking at the highlights, which we would never have found on our own. Very informative and no problem keeping up with the guide. The visual presentation at the start where she gave us all the information about the Sistine Chapel was very good, as the guide cannot actually go in there with us. To be able to go back on your own to see more afterwards is also useful

It was a great experience. We were a small group and the chef was very professional, entertaining and knowledgeable. We learned to make pasta, tiramisu and ravioli and they were cooked expertly with various sauces. It was a great few hours, and we even stayed longer chatting with the other couple.

Our guide was excellent. Very informative with good stories about the place. We learned a lot about Castle St Angelo which made visit very worthwhile.

Really amazing tour, we didn't queue at all to get in and the guide was really interesting and passionate

Your tour guide was super knowledgeable. I learned a lot more than expected.