Rome in One Day: Low Cost Vatican & Colosseum Tours

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

Rome in One Day: Low Cost Vatican & Colosseum Tours

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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From US$ 106.43 per person

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Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill on a full day among Rome's masterpieces with skip the line access.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German


  • Enjoy an insightful guided tour of the Vatican sites
  • Skip the ticket lines at all monuments with a reserved entrance
  • Admire Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes
  • Check out the Colosseum and surrounding archaeological sites
Full description
Skip the ticket lines to enjoy the highlights of Rome and the Vatican with a day of tours led by friendly, expert guides. The tour begins in the morning at the Vatican, where your guide will lead you on an insightful journey through its iconic sights and artworks. Visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Leaving Vatican City, head for the Colosseum in the afternoon to tour the Roman Empire's largest amphitheater. Then visit the archaeological sites surrounding it, including the Palatine Hill and the Roman Fora, where the ruins of some of the City's ancient government buildings can still be seen. After taking this tour, you will boast a comprehensive knowledge of Rome's history and culture. Do not miss out on this great opportunity. Please note that due to shorter daylight hours, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill.
  • Tour headsets to better hear the guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Expert local guide
  • Exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access as per official Vatican partner
  • Transport
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Vatican tour: Piazza del Risorgimento, in the middle of the square in front of the Bar L’Ottagono, 400 meters from the metro stop Ottaviano. This tour starts at 8:30 AM. Colosseum tour: the Arch of Constantine, near the Colosseum. Look for our staff with pink "I love Rome" logos. The Colosseum tour start time varies, depending on the time of year: • until October 30, 2021 - 2:30 PM • October 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022 - 1:30 PM • April 1, 2022 to October 22, 2022 - 2:30 PM • October 23, 2022 to March 31, 2023 - 1:30 PM In case of emergency please contact Gray Line - I Love Rome office: via Leone IV, 33 rome@grayline.com +39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days) +39 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Professional cameras
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • No umbrellas, trolleys, large bags, or tripods are allowed into the museums
  • Depending on the size of the group, the tour may run in 1 language or 2/3 languages. In bilingual/multilingual tours, you will hear your language through a headset, and it will go automatically mute while other languages are spoken
  • The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (08:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience
  • Those with a pacemaker will need to show a certificate, otherwise, you may not be admitted without screening.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice. In this case, the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1025 reviews

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The day is divided into two halves, the break can be designed freely. Both parts were very informative and totally entertaining. There were great facts that were told in a relaxed and humorous way and were very easy to understand via the audio guides. The meeting points were easy to find and the guides instantly recognizable. It was also excellent that the day before current information was sent via WhatsApp. There was also the opportunity to get answers to any questions that might have arisen at short notice.

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April 20, 2022

It is a pity that we are not properly informed what an additional ticket is required for. And that's quite a lot... For that much money I would have expected more areas. Next time I'll think it through carefully. There was a place in the Vatican Museum that I would have loved to see, but despite the small group, these additional 5-7 minutes could not be included in the plan. That's very sad. Especially under these conditions.

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July 20, 2021

I think that everything went very well and was very well organized. The tours were informative and the two guides were well prepared. I really liked it. Only I think that the tours are quite long, especially for older people (my mother is 72 years old - she is very fit for her age) and for children. You might lose patience with so many tourists, namely crowds of tourists.

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November 15, 2019

Product ID: 33587