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Rome: Vatican Museums and Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

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8 reviews

Activity provider: Tourismotion

Rome: Vatican Museums and Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Tourismotion

From US$ 129.50 per person

Save time and money by visiting the Vatican Museums and Colosseum — two of Rome's top attractions — in one day. Enjoy an authentic tour, travel back to the days of the Roman Republic, and discover artistic masterpieces from the papal collections.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire
  • Discover the papal collections of the Vatican Museums
  • See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo and others
  • Go inside the miraculous Sistine Chapel
  • Climb up Palatine Hill for panoramic views of Rome
Full description
Save time and money with a combined skip-the-ticket-line tour of the Vatican museums and the main monuments of ancient Rome. Meet your guide for a morning tour of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel. Wander the vast corridors and galleries of one of the most important museums in the world, touring in a group of no more than 20 people. Go to the spectacular Cortile del Belvedere and see the historic maps of ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. See beautiful tapestries by Raphael’s students in the Gallery of Tapestries. Then, gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes in the Sistine chapel. In the afternoon, transfer to the Flavian amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, and explore the largest amphitheater ever built. Learn more about the Roman emperors and gladiators and the bloodthirsty battles put on for the Roman citizens. Next, go to the heart of ancient Rome and see the ruins of temples in the Roman Forum. Climb Palatine Hill for panoramic views of where the ancient Romans met to trade, worship, and conduct their political affairs.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Expert tour guide speaking only the selected language
  • Headphones
  • Tips
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • You are required to keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times; please wear long-sleeved shirts and pants or a skirt that covers your knees, or you will be refused entry
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security; during high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes; please do not bring sharp or dangerous objects
  • Access to the monuments on this tour is not possible with large backpacks; please bring a small backpack or bag
  • This tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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We already had experience with you in Spain, you are a guarantee, in the misfortune of the pandemic we took the opportunity to visit the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and Colosseum, always super crowded we really enjoyed the moment of calm to fully admire these unique sites in the world. Thank you

June 4, 2021

Bern a girl who left no gaps in our visit to the Vatican museums, an excellent experience for those like us who were interested in filling our cultural background on Rome.

July 25, 2021

my tour guide was quite literally the best. she knew everything about everything. i had already seen everything on this tour before but she explained everything so well that i didn’t realize how much i didn’t know. she answered all our questions. best tour i’ve ever had

June 19, 2021

Product ID: 65108