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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

  • Ideal for travelers short on time who want to see a lot of Rome in a day
  • Save time spent waiting in line with skip-the-line access to most attractions
  • Learn about the history of each sight along the way from your guide
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Ideal for travelers who are short on time but want to see much of Rome as possible, this tour takes you to many of Rome’s most popular sites in just one day. You’ll visit the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, and the Vatican, hearing commentary along the way. Plus, you’ll get skip-the-line access at the Vatican and Colosseum, saving as much as an hour waiting in line at St. Peter’s Basilica alone.
What to Expect
Your morning begins at a cafe near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Skip the notorious lines to the ancient arena, where you’ll spend some time learning its history. Then make your way to the Roman Forum to get a peek at the Temple of the Vestal Virgins and the Senate House.

The next stop is the Pantheon, where your guide tells you about how one of the world’s largest unreinforced concrete domes was built. At Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, stop for a gelato break, then take a lunch break on your own.

Rejoin your guide at Piazza del Risorgimento, and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll get a curated tour of highlights, including the Laocoön Group, Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Choose to stay in the Vatican, or skip the lines and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the chapel.
Reviews (104)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The tour was marvelous!!! I especially enjoyed the tour guide. Her name was Flavia and she was absolutely fantastic. She was funny, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and added a personal touch by talking of her own connection with Rome. She was a big reason why I...More

Thank playgroundswing
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Skip the line? Still waited

The morning portion was great, Dario our guide was informative and kept us entertained with how he presented the tour. The afternoon was annoying, you don’t actually skip the line to get into the Vatican, you just wait in a different line than those not...More

Thank gvogle
Reviewed 5 days ago
Only way to see Rome highlights!!

My husband and I took this tour last week with our guide, Claudia. She was PHENOMENAL!! First off, the lines were ridiculous to get into the Vatican so you must take a skip the line tour. The Walk of Italy small group tour of the...More

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
OMGigi what a guide!!

Gigi our guide for the day was exceptional, very knowledgable, passionate, funny and entertaining and very informative, we could not wish for a better tour guide, The group was small only 12 of us and Gigi made it feel like he was only talking to...More

Thank Leza A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent time

With our guided tour by Flavia my wife and I had a great time from the Colosseum to Trevi fountain and all the way down to the Sistine chapel. The guide was informative and having the skip the line at the Vatican is the only...More

1  Thank PhilipWei
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Marissa T
28 August 2018|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marissa I’m not sure as the day we did the tour it was hot and sunny. These guys are really helpful, so drop them a note and I’m sure they’ll get back to you. Cheers
26 August 2018|
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Response from jaam1129 | Reviewed this property |
As the other reviews have commented, it does not go underground but the panoramic views are breathtaking!
Lavanya S
26 July 2018|
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Response from Juliana45146 | Reviewed this property |
We took the half day tour which ended at midday. You could always break off early if you were over running. The tour is well worth taking so try not to miss it.