Private tour

Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museum Private Sightseeing Upgrade

Private tour

Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museum Private Sightseeing Upgrade

From US$ 285.15 per person

This full-day tour will start with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Then, enjoy a Vatican Museum guided tour ending with the Eternal City.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Private group


  • Skip the line entrance to admire the Colosseum
  • Discover the Eternal City on a private sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy the masterpieces of the Vatican Museum
Full description
Join this full-day tour including the highlights of Rome. If you only have a short time to spend in Rome, this itinerary will be perfect for you. Your day will start with the Vatican museums, you will meet your guide again directly in the Vatican City, where you will be guided through the intriguing history of the Vatican Museum and the lives of the popes.

See the unique art exhibition of the Vatican Museum collected or commissioned by the popes through the centuries. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Raffaello and other world-famous artist of the Italian High Renaissance. After the Vatican museum tour, have a short break for lunch (not included) and meet your second tour guide at the Colosseum, the monumental symbol of ancient Rome. Hear about the gladiatorial battles, the mad emperors and the everyday life of Romans. Continue on to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, which used to be the center of the Roman social life. Once finished with your tour of the Colosseum, you will meet your driver who will escort you around the main beauties of Rome. Enjoy a 2-hour panoramic private sightseeing tour as well as the best panoramic overview of the Eternal City such as the one from the Janiculum terrace. 

  • Entrance fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private driver (Just for a 2-hour sightseeing tour)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/ from attractions
  • Saint Peter Basilica Tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Colosseum tour: Meet in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it waiting next to the park. Arrive 20 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Vatican tour: Meet at Via dei Gracchi, 17 inside the agency “Discovery live tours”. Sightseeing tour: Meet at Viale Vaticano, 99. Your driver will wait for you in front of the Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Walking frames
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museum. 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 minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child discount will be applied only with a valid ID card
  • Important: please note that you will not be able to enter the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside the Colosseum to accommodate large items
  • A maximum of 7 persons per booking
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20 to 30 minutes to clear security
  • Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons

Product ID: 127181