Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Lazio
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  • 7 hours
  • Lazio
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy skip-the-line access and uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica on this 7-hour guided tour. Enjoy a walking tour of the most famous art collection in the world at the Vatican Museums. Have a relaxed lunch in Rome's city center then visit the Colosseum and ancient Rome.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, just to name a few. Rendezvous with your guide at the meeting point at 8:30am and head out on an experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.
Head to the 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums, the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, The Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave, the process through which a new Pope is chosen.
Visit the popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.
After visiting the Vatican Museums, take a tasty stop in a typical restaurant for a 3-course meal before your visit to the Colosseum area.
After lunch, it's off to the Colosseum, one of the most popular and amazing structures in the entire world. Access the Colosseum with no line and be ready to enter into the legend. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater which hosted ancient Romans, Senators, Emperors and Gladiators as well as animals from all over the world.
In April thru October you'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, the place of foundation of Rome and the Roman Forum from the inside. November thru March you'll discover the Capitol Hill, actual site of the Mayor of Rome, and offering the most beautiful view on the Roman Forum.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headset to assist with hearing guide
  • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (3 courses) only for the pickup option
  • Hotel pickup (only for centrally located hotels in Rome) exclusively for the lunch option
  • Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • If you choose the meeting point option, there is not transportation from the Vatican to the Colosseum, you should reach the Colosseum on your own
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • On Wednesday morning tours: the visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays at security checks when entering the Colosseum
  • This tour visits religious sites, and a dress code will be enforced. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats allowed
  • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
  • due to shorter daylight, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel in Rome.


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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HARRISON W

The only way to tour the Vatican!

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Tara Neale

Fantastic tour, tiring but so worth it

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Lexie H

Skip the Line for Vatican and Colosseum are a must! When we arrived at St. Peter's Basilica, the wait to get in was over three hours, and we were able to walk right in! The same can be said for the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum. With the headsets, we were able to enjoy the sites while learning about the history of each area which only enhanced the experience. Our tour guide was able to prepare us for the Sistine Chapel with history and some interesting little facts that made this experience all the more enjoyable as well. I highly recommend lunch, because you are able to stay with your tour group and makes the chances of missing the bus to the second half of the tour less likely. Plus, it was delicious! The tour companies know all the best places!

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realtor4life

Great experience!! Would definitely recommend especially seeing we were able to skip the lines. The lines were so long so this saved so much time.. especially seeing it was raining.

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Tushar S

Our tour guide for Colosseum and imperial Rome was Agles and she was fantastic. Fantastic sense of humor and she made it very interesting.

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