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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

From $101.68 per person

Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Skip the ticket lines at both locations.

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Duration options: 2 - 9 hours
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Private or small groups available
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • See Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Learn about the history of Ancient Rome from your local guide
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Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.
  • Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Rome, La Pieta guided tour
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Tabularium
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Access to La Pieta
  • Access to Pantheon, Rome
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level

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    Meeting point

    There are two different meeting points for this combination tour: 1) 25 minutes before the tour departure time (as listed on your booking) you have to be at the local partner's office on Via Germanico 8. The nearest metro station is Ottaviano (line A). Please note that you will be not able to join the group if you do not arrive at the office. 2) The meeting point for the second part of the tour is at Piazza del Arco di Costantino. Leaving the metro station Colosseo on the ground floor, cross the road to the Colosseum. Walk around the right side of the monument until you get to the Arch of Constantine. A representative will be waiting right under the arch on the other side.

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    •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
    • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary.
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    based on 1287 reviews

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    The tours themselves were great! The company hosting the tours was...less great. We made sure to get there the 25 minutes early and thank god we did. They did not have our tour purchase on any list so they ended up upgrading us to a semi-private group for the Vatican (which was awesome!). Our guide was excellent but she didn't explain anything until we were already through security at the Vatican. Then, in the afternoon. we went to the Colosseum to meet at 1pm and no one was there. The summer hours state 1pm and winter hours 3pm. Well, we called and they said the tour started at 2pm. Very confusing. But our guide, once again, was fantastic and the Roman Forum portion was really fascinating. Recommend the tour but the company could do with some organization improvements!

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    October 28, 2019

    Linda in Vatican & Massimo in Colosseum & city tour were brilliant!

    Had a combined same day tour : with a beautiful, witty & fun Sicilian tour guide lady Linda (Cristina) at 8.30am in Vatican - the only one to visit Rafael Rooms as well & not crowded as usual; and with Massimo of Coliseum, Rome Forum, Paladine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona - both excellent , informative but also easy tours & guides! Highly recommended & cheaper & any other option. Quite intense to fit in one day but very doable, enough time in between for a lunch & getting to the other meeting point. Kids 8y.o. & 12y.o. survived & enjoyed!

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    October 27, 2018

    Ancient Rome tour in the afternoon was excellent. Monica was very nice and managed to get to most places despite pouring rain!! Morning tour to Vatican was terrible. Meeting point not well explained and is in Via Germanico 8 for English guide. Long queue despite being fast track entry and it took 1.5 hours. Due to long wait outside other people pressured tour guide to keep going- but had to take (8 and 10 yrs kids) for a toilet break (2mins). Told us to meet upstairs and would not wait. Very busy and too crowded and impossible to find her once upstairs. Had to get an audio tour as was not able to find the guide. Bad experience!!!

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    October 8, 2018

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