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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

From US$ 90.75 per person

Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Skip the ticket lines at both locations.

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Duration options: 4 - 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
English, French
Private or small groups available
Important information

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary.
Highlights
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • See Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Learn about the history of Ancient Rome from your local guide
Full description

Explore Rome's iconic landmarks in one day on a tour of the Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Benefit from skip the line tickets at both locations.

Visit the Colosseum and skip the ticket line for easy and quick access. Learn about the architecture and history of the amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, gladiators, and animals from all over the world. Have the chance to visit Palatine Hill, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano.

See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo.

The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

Includes
  • Colosseum visit
  • Roman Forum visit
  • St. Peter's Basilica visit
  • Vatican Museums visit
  • Cortile del Belvedere visit
  • Sistine Chapel visit
  • Gallery of Maps, Vatican Museums visit
  • Capitoline Hill visit
  • Pantheon, Rome visit
  • Saint Peter's Square visit
  • Palatine Hill visit
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to St Peter's Basilica Dome
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks

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Meeting point

• For the Vatican portion in the morning, meet your guide at Viale Giulio Cesare 229 (between pharmacy and cinema ‘Giulio Cesare’). • For the Colosseum tour in the afternoon, meet your guide at the entrance of the Colosseo metro station (Line B), opposite Colosseum Square. You will find your guide between a green kiosk and the fountain. • At both meeting points look for the guide holding a sign that says Tourismotion. Remember to arrive at the meeting point on time as the group will not wait. • Starting time of the Colosseum tour in the afternoon depends on the schedules of the year: • March 21, 2022-May 29, 2022: Spanish tour at 2:30 PM English tour at 2:00 PM • May 30, 2022 - September 11, 2022: Spanish tour at 3:30 PM English tour at 3:00 PM • September 12, 2022-October 30, 2022: Spanish tour at 2:30 PM English tour at 2:00 PM • October 31, 2022-March 19, 2023: Both Spanish and English tour at 1:30 PM

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based on 1196 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
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This was a good plan but the amount of walking to do both Vatican and colloseum was a lot in one day. Very hot. No where to get water. Also the guides for both took way too much time standing at a spot and talking.

September 7, 2022

August 27, 2022

Davide was outstanding!

July 12, 2022

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