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Rome: Vatican, Colosseum and Catacombs Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 41897
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Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and Vatican on a 6-hour tour of Rome, with lunch. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, gladiators, and popes on a combined tour of some of the city’s most fabled sites, and admire magnificent works of art.
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Duration: 8 hours
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  • Skip the line to the Colosseum and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam ceiling fresco
  • Enjoy lunch in a central restaurant
  • Learn about the gladiators and emperors who decided their fates
  • Wander the galleries of the Vatican Museums
  • Get a free ticket to the Catacombs of San Callisto
  • Explore the Roman Forum
  • Save time and money with an exclusive combo tour
Full description
Avoid the crowds and head straight inside the Colosseum with a skip-the-line entrance ticket for the start of this full-day tour of Rome, with an inclusive lunch in a city center restaurant.

Meet your guide at the Colosseum for a comprehensive tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights. With your fast track access to the Colosseum, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, admire the Arch of Constantine, and stomp the legendary Via Sacra.

After an inclusive lunch, take off for an afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. For convenience, transfers from the Colosseum to the restaurant, and on to the Vatican are included, as is skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums.

Upon arrival, your guide will lead you through the galleries of the most important art collection in the world. Gaze at Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” ceiling fresco, see “The Last Judgement” on the chapel’s back wall, and absorb the sacred ambiance of the pope’s private chapel. Learn about the other Sistine Chapel painters, including Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.

You will also get a free entrance ticket to the Catacombs of San Callisto, discovered by the Italian archeologist Giovanni Battista in 1854. He called them “The Little Vatican - The Central Monument of all Christian Cemeteries,” and with your complimentary entrance ticket, you will soon see why!
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entrance fees to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • Headsets
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel
  • Lunch
  • Transfers from the Colosseum to the restaurant and the to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance ticket to the Catacombs
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Tours run every day except Sundays and religious holidays.
• Tour ends close to St. Peter's Square
• The tour goes on rain or shine
• A total refund will be given for cancelations made within 48 hours of tour departure
• Strict dress code: no skirts above the knee, no shorts, no bare shoulders (tank tops or sleeveless blouses), and you must wear shoes. You will not be permitted inside the basilica unless you are dressed appropriately. Since this tour goes into the Basilica through the Sistine Chapel, it is important that you respect the dress code

From £231.86 per person

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