Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

Activity provider: ItaliaTours

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

Activity provider: ItaliaTours

From US$ 108 per person

Set off on a skip-the-line guided combo tour of Rome. Enjoy a morning visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, time for lunch, and an afternoon tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and art of the Eternal City
  • Learn the meaning of Caput Mundi and much more from your informative guide
  • Take plenty of time for a leisurely Roman lunch in between the tour's 2 segments
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access at three venues throughout this sight-filled tour
  • Hear about how much work went into painting the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Meet your guide just steps from the Vatican and enjoy priority entrance, heading straight past the lines and inside the Vatican Museums. See the major works of art ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces, and learn how these different eras are closely intertwined.

Much of this portion of the tour will be dedicated to the rooms of Raphael and the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Gaze up at the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of Michaelangelo's most famous piece. Opt to stay inside the Vatican Museums as long as you like or go check out the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

Break for lunch and then regroup at the Colosseum to enjoy fast-track entry to the vast arena. Hear about the gladiator games that took place in the Roman Empire’s most impressive arena. Travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum. Learn about the legendary founding of Rome on Palatine Hill.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Fully guided tour, broken into two segments
  • Priority access to St. Peter’s Basilica (self-guided)
  • Small groups of max 20 participants
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This is a 2-part tour. Please meet your guide at Via Sebastiano Veniero 19 in the morning. Tour departs promptly. Across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance, you will see a broad staircase leading down. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right. A tour representative will be waiting for you a few steps ahead at number 19. At 2:45 PM, meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the Colosseo Metro Station line B. Tour departs promptly at 3:00 PM. Once inside the Colosseo Metro Station main level, take the escalator or walk up the steps to the upper level, exit the station onto Largo Gaetano Agnesi and look for a representative holding an ItaliaTours sign. • Access to St. Peter's Basilica is not possible on Wednesdays during the weekly Papal Audience

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • In the summer, be sure to carry water and wear comfortable shoes or sandals
  • There is a dress code inside the Sistine Chapel (Vatican Museums) as follows: Inside Vatican City men and women must have their knees and shoulders covered
  • Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica is not possible on Wednesdays during the weekly Papal Audience
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Kolosseum und Forum Romanum top - Vatikan flop

Sehr gut organisierte Führung von Vincenzo . Pünktlich am Treffpunkt, kurze, verständliche Erklärung zum Ablauf, da Kolosseum und Forum Romanum auf der Agenda standen. Vincenzo hat im Vorfeld die Eintrittskarten organisiert, sodass unsere Gruppe (ca. 10 Personen) tatsächlich nicht in der Schlange anstehen mussten. Er hat die Führung durch das Kolosseum mit Fachwissen, Charme und Witz gestaltet. Er hat uns förmlich in die Zeit der Gladiatorenkämpfe zurückkatapultiert. Das Forum Romanum hat Vincenzo in der gleichen Qualität, kurzweilig und gut verständlich rübergebracht. Für mich bekommt er die höchste Punktzahl.

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January 1, 2018


Product ID: 56470