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Rome: 5.5-Hour Small Group Vatican & the Colosseum Tour

Product ID: 74823
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Visit Rome's two most famous sites, the Vatican and Colosseum (with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill) on the same day. Have a licensed guide with on this small group tour and exclusive early entrance to the Vatican.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 5.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

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  • Have an early entrance to the Vatican Museums an hour before the crowds
  • See the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and learn about Ancient Rome
Full description
Meet your guide and the rest of the group outside the Vatican Museums at 8:30 AM ready to start your 3-hour exploration of the Vatican state. With special early entrance tickets, you will enter the Vatican Museums and visit the highlights of the galleries an hour before the doors are opened to the general public.

You will benefit from your guide's expert knowledge of the famous works of art housed inside, including the spectacular Raphael Rooms. From here, you will enter the world-renowned Sistine Chapel. Finally, your guide and group will pass through a reserved skip-the-line passageway from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica, where you will learn all about the world's most famous Cathedral.

In the afternoon you will visit the Colosseum, at 1:00 PM (winter period) or 3:15 PM (summer period) - if you choose to join a 2.5 to 3-hour small group tour of Ancient Rome. Armed with skip-the-line tickets, your guide will accompany you to the awe-inspiring Colosseum. Here, you will learn all about its gruesome and grizzly past, including the bloody gladiatorial combats that took place inside. You will then continue to learn about Ancient Rome, as your guide brings back to life the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Entrance fees (Colosseum and the Vatican)
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/ from the attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Vatican Tour: In front of Caffe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums. // Colosseum Tour: Local tour operator office, located on Via Frangipane 30.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Drones
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
• St. Peter's Basilica is a church and as such, the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. No responsibility will be taken for unexpected closures of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend more time in the Vatican galleries
• In case of potential checks at the entrance of the Colosseum, please bring your ID or drivers license
• Not wheelchair accessible

From US$ 135.76 per person

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Product ID: 74823