Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

From US$ 92.49 per person

See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome on this 6.5-hour guided walking tour. This combination of 2 popular offerings takes you on a morning tour of Rome’s architectural gems followed by an afternoon visit to the Vatican.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian


  • Enjoy priority admission to the top sites in Rome and the Vatican
  • Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman forum, and Palatine Hill
Full description

See the important sites of Ancient Rome on this combination of 2 walking tours. Discover 2,000 years of Rome’s art and architecture in the morning. Then in the afternoon, see the highlights of the Vatican. In the morning, meet your guide and see monuments dating as far back as the Roman era. Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine hill, which are some of the most important sites of Ancient Rome. In the afternoon, make your way to the Vatican where you’ll enjoy priority admission on your visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.

  • Approximately 6.5-hour combination walking tour
  • Vatican Museum entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance to the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Live guide and personal headset
  • Free wi-fi, recharging stations and bathroom access
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Guided visit to Saint Peter's Dome
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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 who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

There are two different meeting points for this combination tour: • The meeting point for the first part of the tour is at Piazza del Arco di Costantino. Leaving the metro station Colosseo on the ground floor, cross the road to the Colosseum. Walk around the right side of the monument until you get to the Arch of Constantine. A representative will be waiting right under the arch on the other side. • For the second part of the tour, meet at the activity provider's office on Via Germanico 8. The nearest metro station is Ottaviano (line A).

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Important information

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • The tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's during the following times, as it will be closed: 24 and 31 December and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica can close without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3-hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Any affected dates will be listed as they become available. The tour guide will aim to notify guests if St. Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond the tour operator's control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • Dress code at the Vatican requires your shoulders and knees to be covered. This is strictly enforced and if you are not dressed accordingly, you may be refused entry
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The Vatican tour and the ancient Rome tour are both 3-hours long
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 261 reviews

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It is a long day and if you are in Rome for more than a couple of days might be worth splitting into 2 days. 6 hour in total with lunch in the middle. We met at 8am and finished at 5.30 did a total of 19k steps! Both tour guides were very good and engaging. I would definately book tours as queues in peak season are very long.

September 17, 2022

Busy day but it was worth it! We were contacted the day before for meeting points and tour times and found it very useful. 2 different guides, in the afternoon we met Rosalia very prepared, kind and helpful as well as the morning guide whose name unfortunately I do not remember. Very intense as visits on the same day, but it was worth it, there is so much to visit in Rome that you take it into account

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October 26, 2021

This type of tour is excellent for those who stay a few days in Rome but do not want to give up seeing and getting to know the main places of the city. The guides, despite the predetermined time, were able to explain to us in a synthetic way, but as completely as possible, all the places visited, as well as the monuments and works of art. The tour is split between morning and evening on the same day and we had a guide for the morning and a different guide for the evening. The latter were very punctual, but the organization was not so precise. In fact, in the email that was sent to us to inform us about what the meeting point would be, the morning and evening ones were reversed and so we risked losing the morning tour by going to the wrong place. Fortunately we were well in advance, but no one proposed to compensate us in any way, not even for the trip. If it weren't for this inconvenience, everything would have been perfect!

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August 10, 2021

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