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

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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.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
  • 4
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
You'll return to the starting point
  • Combine Rome’s two most visited attractions in one tour: the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Special entry to Vatican Museums: Skip the long entrance lines, even the priority ones
  • Guided tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, and Colosseum
  • Free time for lunch in-between the morning and afternoon tours
What to Expect
Make your own way to Vatican City in central Rome to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group. Using your prepaid skip-the-line tickets, head straight inside through a special entrance and skip the long lines, even the priority ones. With your guide on hand to point out all the highlights, set out on a tour of the vast Vatican Museums. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the Pinecone Courtyard and the renowned Raphael’s Rooms, and marvel at works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and da Vinci. You also get a chance to admire Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world’s most famous churches. After the Vatican tour, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide for the second part of your tour. In the afternoon, make your way to the Colosseum, where you can use your skip-the-line tickets to avoid the queues, and then enjoy a guided walking tour of the mighty amphitheater. Hear tales of Roman emperors, fearless gladiators, and ferocious beasts as you gaze out over the arena floor and take plenty of photos of the world’s largest ancient amphitheater. Continue your walk through ancient Rome at the nearby Roman Forum and explore the ruins of ancient temples, churches, public squares, and tombs. Finally, climb to the top of Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Your tour ends at Palatine Hill. Note: In low season, attractions may be visited in a different order.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 00120 Vatican City
2: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers between the two tours
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We started at the Colosseum. Our guide met us on time and supplied us with radios, checking we were OK with them. She was really knowledgable about the Colosseum and described at lot all the time we were moving and gave us opportunities for photos with good view of Palestine
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We had Alessandro and GG to guide us through the day! Started off with Alessandro at the coliseum and it was excellent, very informative! GG guided us at the Vatican and he was absolutely brilliant, so funny and extremely informative! Their knowledge was fascinating and they
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Very good organised. Guides was very good and informative. In one day you can see and learn and enjoy two most imortant attractions in Rome.
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Awesome day full of history and amazement! Loved both tours-full of information.Lots of walking-wear flat shoes
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Paula was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. It was a wonderful experience.
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