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

Duration: 1 day
Destination: Italy, Lazio, 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.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Lazio

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, Vatican City, Lazio

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, Vatican City, Lazio

Guided visit

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio

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, Rome, Lazio

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, Rome, Lazio

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
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the weekly 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 in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, during low season only, the break between the two tours will be approximately 75 minutes, therefore we recommend to our clients to have a quick lunch in order to arrive on time for the tour scheduled in the afternoon
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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

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

User's Reviews

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C J K

This was an excellent tour. The tour guide showed us everything that has to be seen around the place and she was extremely professional

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PERIKLIS V

We had short time in Rome so was the perfect choice for visiting the two most crowded attraction. Oscard was great to explain us everything about Vatican . Of course we got little bit tired for the afternoon journey but at least we have visited also colosseum .

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Karen B

Other than it being very crowded it was a good experience. Our guide was informative and made adjustments when needed. My one criticism of the Coliseum was after 5+ hours of walking tours he should have given us a place to sit down while he spoke at any length. There were several couples that dropped out early due to fatigue

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Phoebe N

We (group of three) took a chance on city wonders (2/4/19) because it looked like the best option. The two tour guides we had were Edoardo (Mark) and Gio. The first part, Vatican City tour with Edourdo was the best tour we had among all our other tours in Italy. He made us feel safe in the large crowd, always counting us and making sure we knew what was next. He made touring the vatican fun and amazing with his humour and little facts that enriched our experience and understanding. His passion shone through, and we thought that he was the perfect tour guide one could ask for. Next, we had Gio for the Colosseum. She was knowledgeable and looked out for us (especially with the large number of schoolchildren) touring the colosseum. She made sure everything was fast and efficient, and as with eduoardo, taught us a lot about the Roman forum etc. This is our second tour with City Wonders (first being the Pompeii trip) being our first time in Italy, and we can definitely see that City Wonders pick their tour guides with care. Tour on point, and good job!

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Michalea M

Both guides were extremelly knowledgable. The tour of Vatican tour was very thorough, and the guide went out of her way to answer a question I had about one of the many museums.

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