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2 in 1 Entire Colosseum Tour & Fast Track Vatican Ticket

Product ID: 172200
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A morning tour with an expert guide at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Later, enjoy a DIY tour of the magnificent Vatican Museums. This combo tour & skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket delivers it all.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
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  • Experience a fully guided tour of the ancient Roman Forum
  • Enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator's Gate to the legendary arena floor
  • Enjoy fast track entry at the Vatican on a self-guided tour, going at your own pace
Full description
Meet your guide at Trajan's Column — a massive monument to Emperor Hadrian's victory in Dacia which boasts a myriad of tales in it's serpentine bas-relief. After resting here for a short while, you will continue with a visit to the Roman Forum archaeological area. Make no mistake, this is where you will learn the A-to-Z about the origins, rise to power and inevitable decline of the Caput Mundi, the great ancient city of Rome.

A short walk away lies the Icon of Rome. At the Colosseum, tour groups are hard to avoid at any time of day. However, your experienced guide will steer you away from the crowds and walk you around the circumference of the Colosseum, pointing out all the highlights and curiosities of the massive amphitheater, before leading you into the arena through Gladiator Gate (the much less populated entrance), with no waiting time or stress.

On the other side of Gladiator Gate you will find yourself standing on the original Colosseum arena floor. From here, you will have a bird's-eye view of the entire structure all around, including the underground chambers which are better seen from above.

Tickets and entrance slots to the Vatican Museums will be provided by the local partner at 2:45 PM at the Vatican Museums meeting point, for a 3:00 PM departure. You will be able to spend about 3 hours inside the museums, which is enough time to catch all the major works of art and see all the most important rooms that make the Vatican such a very special place.
  • Priority skip-the-line-Colosseum tickets
  • Expert guide specializing in ancient Roman history
  • The Gladiator's Gate
  • Comprehensive tour of the Colosseum
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum archaeological area
  • Overview of ancient Rome
  • Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
  • Vatican Museums (self-guided)
  • Sistine Chapel (self-guided)
  • Vatican Halls, Galleries, Art & Sculptures (self-guided)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities, optional
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at 10:30 AM for a 10:45 AM departure from Trajan's Column, 50 meters from Piazza Venezia, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187. Meet at 2:30 PM for a 3:00 PM departure from the local partner's office at Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• There is some waiting at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums for bag security checks but you will not wait in the big public line at any time.
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Product ID: 172200