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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Colosseum

Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museum Private Sightseeing Upgrade

Product ID: 127181
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This full-day tour will start with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Then, enjoy a Vatican Museum guided tour ending with a private sightseeing tour around the main sights of the Eternal City.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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 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.

After the ancient Rome tour, have a short break for lunch (not included) and 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.

At the end of the tour, your guide will lead you to the absolute highlight of the Vatican Museum - the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. Afterwards, your guide will let you have direct access to St Peter’s Basilica where you will be able to stay inside as long as you wish without the guide. Once finished with your tour of the Vatican, 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-hout sightseeing tour)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/ from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Colosseum tour: meeting point is at Via della Polveriera, 11. The agency is located on top of the Colosseum metro station. You have to cross the little pedestrian bridge facing the Colosseum. This office is nearly 100 meters (about 300 feet) after, straight ahead from there. Be at meeting point at least 45 minutes prior tour departure. Vatican tour: meeting point at Via Leone IV, 6. Be there 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Sightseeing tour: meeting point will be at Via Paolo VI, near the colonnade in front of Savelli shop.

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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
  • Walking frames
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
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