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

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Experience Rome’s headline acts, the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this full-day combo, made even better by fast-track, skip-the-line access to both attractions. With an expert guide, head inside the hallowed Vatican Museums through an exclusive, reserved entrance, beating even the Standard skip-the-line priority lines. Witness its glorious artistic treasures, including Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescos in the Sistine Chapel, and then visit magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. After free time for lunch (own expense), skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with a guided tour of the stunning amphitheatre and the Forum’s evocative ruins.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Free time for lunch in-between the morning and afternoon tours
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 00120 Vatican City
2: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Duration
24h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Audio headsets when required
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers between the two tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience
  • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Only very small bags are allowed.
  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venue
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I’m guessing there isn’t no off season here even in early October. A lot of people. A lot!!!! Many different tour guides too that made the frequencies in the audio headsets get very staticky. Hurtful to ears. Regardless all of the painting and rooms are beautiful
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This was a great way to see the main parts of Rome. Beware, it was a long day on your feet. However, my friend and I had so much fun. The tour guides were great, well knowledgeable and excited about what they were teaching. There was plenty of time (2 hours) in between tours to
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Brilliant tour guides for both. Vatican and Basilica tour guide was not only hilarious but extremely knowledgeable. Colosseum guide clearly knew his stuff and had a real passion for the colosseum and surrounding ruins. NOTE: read the trip advisors information IN FULL before
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Toured with AHMED and Diego it was a very good day, they were very nice and knowledgeable, really had great time
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I have a really good experience in Rome. There is a lot more to see and visit but Colloseum and Vatican Museum are in my top 5. 😊 You can learn a lot and discover many interesting facts of our history. Worth it.
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