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Skip-the-Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Immerse yourself in the Vatican's awe-inspiring art with no-wait access to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.

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Top Five Things To Do On A Rome Walking Tour

You can't turn a corner in Rome - the Eternal City - without coming face-to-face with its extraordinary history. Why not make the most of it with an expert leading the way on a walking tour? Here's just a taster of the options.

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

Book a tour of the Vatican Museums for deeper insights into Michelangelo's famous ceiling, as well as stunning frescoes by the likes of Botticelli and Perugino, Raphael's teacher.

Eat well

Eat well

Avoid the sub-par tourist traps on a foodie tour with a city native. Seek out the best restaurants and market stalls between sampling local faves from gelato to succulent supplì.

Jewish Ghetto

Jewish Ghetto

Once the worst corner of the city, today Rome's Jewish Ghetto boasts superb restaurants and gorgeous landmarks, including two grand synagogues, the Jewish Museum, and the ancient Teatro Marcello.

Piazza to piazza

Piazza to piazza

Rome's piazzas are where the local culture blossoms into life, and they play host to many of the city's most iconic landmarks. Don't miss the Piazza della Rotonda, Piazza Navona, and Campo de' Fiori.

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Don't leave without visiting Rome's most revered archaeological site for an unparalleled glimpse into ancient life! It's just a short stroll to the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, too.

Planning Your Visit

How do the free tours work?

Free walking tours are perfect for those visiting on shoestring budgets or simply unsure how much to pay in advance. You might not be surprised to hear that they're not strictly free, however. Remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash in order to tip them what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise skulk away guiltily!

Can you do it yourself?

Rome's city center is almost wall-to-wall with significant landmarks. There are few cities so easy to tour with just a map and there are even apps available for further guidance. For a truly enlightening experience, however, you can't beat a good guide! And with so many distractions along the bounty of sights, you'll probably find sticking to an expert itinerary to be your best bet.

What people are saying about Rome

Great experience (recommend the one hour tour)

Our guide was an archeologist student. Very informative and entertaining. We did the one hour tour (which actually was two hours once you added time to meet and the walking to Colosseum and getting through security etc). The one hour tour was plenty of time for us. The July weather was 105 degrees fahrenheit, so she worked hard at keeping things moving and finding shade. Our guided tour group had 12 people so this allowed for a personal tour. I felt sorry for some of the other tour groups through other companies that had way too many people. If you're doing this tour, it's definitely worth a small group. Upon arriving at the meeting site office, we were greeted with water bottles and a nice clean air conditioned facility with clean restrooms. Very happy with the experience.

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Holly, 07/13/2019

Very good tour. Guide was very knowledgable.

Terrific tour. I had been to the colosseum before but not to the underground areas, which are a must-see. My one suggestion -- for the authorities at the Colosseum, not for the tour guides -- would be to restore a ramp so that one could enter the arena floor from the underground. Or put one of the elevators into working condition. In a perfect world, you'd have these hand operated just like the originals. Each tour group could lift the group ahead of it to the arena floor. That would be seriously cool. I know, I know … we don't live in a perfect world.

Wonderful guide, Christina! Perfect tour

This tour was perfect for our travel plans and more than we bargained for with our guide, Miss Christina, who had many years of archeology experience and told fascinating details of the Colosseum with the right blend of history and intrigue. We experienced exactly what we wanted to in the stadium/arena and underground. Thank you for a great day!

Great tour but terrible information about meeting the guide

We were not told that the guide would have a different company board. It took a long time and a lot of stress before we met her Once the tour started our guide was fantastic and it was an excellent tour Such a shame when a simple text or email could have given us the company name we needed to look for

Skip The Line: Vatican Wonders 3-Hour Tour Reviewed by Fiona, 07/11/2019

Informative and worth the tour to access areas not open to the public.

The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. We had 2 guides - one for the colosseum and one for the forum and palantine hill. There was a break of about 1 hour in between where we're on our own to explore the public area of the colosseum.