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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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  • Combine Rome’s two most visited attractions in one tour: the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Special entry to Vatican Museums: Skip the long entrance lines, even the priority ones
  • Guided tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, and Colosseum
Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome
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Visit several of Rome’s must-see attractions in one day and save up to six hours of waiting in line during high season with priority entrance tickets. Spend the morning exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, and then take a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Vatican City in central Rome to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group. Using your prepaid skip-the-line tickets, head straight inside through a special entrance and skip the long lines, even the priority ones.

With your guide on hand to point out all the highlights, set out on a tour of the vast Vatican Museums. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the Pinecone Courtyard and the renowned Raphael’s Rooms, and marvel at works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and da Vinci. You will also get a chance to admire Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world’s most famous churches.

After the Vatican tour, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide for the second part of your tour.

In the afternoon, make your way to the Colosseum, where you can use your skip-the-line tickets to avoid the queues, and then enjoy a guided walking tour of the mighty amphitheater. Hear tales of Roman emperors, fearless gladiators, and ferocious beasts as you gaze out over the arena floor and take plenty of photos of the world’s largest ancient amphitheater.

Continue your walk through ancient Rome at the nearby Roman Forum and explore the ruins of ancient temples, churches, public squares, and tombs. Finally, climb to the top of Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Your tour ends at Palatine Hill.

Note: In low season, attractions may be visited in a different order.
Reviews (517)
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Our visit to Saint Peter's was akin to trying to enter a football station.

Our visit was abysmally uncomfortable. Barriers and unhelpful guards. Enormous crowds. I attribute those to favorable reviews on this site. Therefore I shall not post favorable reviews. Everywhere we went in Rome was jammed with people probably ticking off some bucket lists.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Therese R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour - read the fine print on the ticket

The tour of the Vatican was amazing. Similar to another person, the fine print was confusing as to where to meet. If you are going to have seasonal meeting points...send out the correct information and only the correct information. If you book the tour for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 47sethw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
No better way to see Rome! Amazing!!

We had Eduardo for our morning tour of the Roman Forum, Paletine Hill and Colosseum - he was sensational. His knowledge of these places was beyond amazing and my husband who isn't normally very touristy absolutely loved it. Cannot fault him one bit - such...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AshSmith63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bad info from Viator tours who book tours for Tripadvisor

I had the combo tour on Dec 20. Unable to find my voucher, I called Viator in England as that was the number given to me in Italy for info. They were able to find my booking number and sent me the voucher. Feeling stressed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TeamVA
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TeamVA, Thank you for posting your review about City Wonders. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Vatican tour. On the other hand, we are sorry to learn about your negative experience concerning the start times of the Full Day Vatican and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour guides!!

My husband and I were fortunate to be part of Serafina’s Coliseum tour and Silvia’s Vatican tour. Both were extremely knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. In addition, they made the tour engaging and fun! We are extremely happy we book tours with city...More

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January 5, 2019|
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Response from 671kristyn | Reviewed this property |
Each tour was 3 -3 1:2 hours with 75 minutes between tours. We hopped the subway to get there.
December 5, 2018|
Response from MaxiDave | Reviewed this property |
Hello TBW10817 I am not the representative I was a tourist. I would suggest contacting citywonders direct. Enjoy the trip
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