Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

From £76.18 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 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
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Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, 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.
  • Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Pantheon, Rome guided tour
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to Circus Maximus
  • Access to Vatican Museums
  • Access to Sistine Chapel
  • Access to Pantheon, Rome
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Gardens of Vatican City
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level

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Meeting point

You have 2 different meeting points for this activity. Your guide will be wearing a blue polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition. For the Colosseum, meet at 9:45 AM at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". For the Vatican, meet at 2:15 PM at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

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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.
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The tour was good and the guides were well prepared. We especially like the colosseum tour because of our guide who is also an archeologist. His detailed explanation gives good understanding about the history behind it. All in all, very satisfactory tour from begining till end.

September 27, 2019

Excellent tours, really informative and gave the context/explained the history to lesser known monuments. Cannot express just how enjoyable this was! Expect to do 20,000 steps. Also very rushed between tours. If we didn't have the bus tickets we would've missed it!

February 6, 2019

Overall great experience, would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to do both tours in a day! We had two separate guides for the Vatican and Colosseum/Roman Forum but nothing Davide and Julio were amazing and very knowledgeable

February 18, 2020

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