Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Duration: 1 day
Destination: Vatican City, Vatican City, Rome
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  • 1 day
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience Rome’s headline acts, the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this full-day combo, made even better by fast-track, skip-the-line access to both attractions. With an expert guide, head inside the hallowed Vatican Museums through an exclusive, reserved entrance, beating even the Standard skip-the-line priority lines. Witness its glorious artistic treasures, including Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescos in the Sistine Chapel, and then visit magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. After free time for lunch (own expense), skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with a guided tour of the stunning amphitheatre and the Forum’s evocative ruins.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Start the day with a border crossing into Vatican City, where you’ll breeze past the long lines and through an exclusive partner entrance into the ornate Vatican Museums. More than 200 tour operators have “Skip the Line” entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access through the Private Partner Entrance, which allows you to enter immediately, saving up to four hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Once inside, you and your small group will enjoy all the highlights of the Vatican with an expert guide by your side. The tour takes in a treasure trove of artistic wonders, from masterworks such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos and La Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica to the precious relics, paintings, and tapestries adorning the museums’ gilded galleries. Throughout the tour, your expert, English-speaking guide will share fascinating insights only a local could know.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Guided visit

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine (own expense) before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of Ancient Rome. You’ll begin by skipping yet another line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

Then your tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where Rome originated in a battle between two brothers. You’ll then be taken from the origin of ancient Rome to its hub: The Forum, that bustling marketplace where business, politics, and religion mixed. No other tour takes you so close to so much of the history, significance, and fabulous riches of Rome.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

Guided visit

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Audio headsets when required
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers between the two tours
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience
  • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Only very small bags are allowed.
  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venue
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

1: 00120 Vatican City
2: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

1 day

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Dawn B

05 Feb, 2020

Fabio was amazing! 3 hour tour of the Vatican. Funny and a plethora of information! We loved the tour and our guide.

27 Jan, 2020

This was an amazing tour. Eddy and Giuseppe were excellent guides. We learned so much from each of them.

Layla M

21 Jan, 2020

Alessandro was an amazing tour guide both in knowledge and professionalism he is really exceptional! :)

Carlos R

06 Jan, 2020

Great tour guides that where very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly recommended. We did both in one day to to lack of time would recommend to do them separately as a lot of information and walking for one day.

Marinka W

20 Dec, 2019

Both tours were amazing. Guides on both were very knowledgable. However we would have appreciated more time to stop and study some of the amazing art work in the Museum! Almost lost the guide as we could hear her through our Ear pieces, not realising she had moved on!!!
Very lucky with the weather for December! So many people everywhere that we were glad we didn't do the trip in the summer!! Would like to go back and visit the places we missed!

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