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Rome: Full-Day Colosseum & Vatican with Skip-the-Ticket-Line

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Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
Day trip

Rome: Full-Day Colosseum & Vatican with Skip-the-Ticket-Line

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

From US$ 108.77 per person

Uncover the archaeological wonders of Rome with skip-the-ticket-line access to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the museums and see Palatine Hill or Capitol Hill.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • See Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s "Last Judgment" and "Creation of Adam" fresco
  • Enjoy a typical Roman pizza for lunch
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Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Colosseum area, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. Skip the ticket lines and your guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view.

Access the Colosseum and get ready to enter into the legend. Learn about the architecture and history of this amphitheater, which hosted ancient Romans, senators, emperors, gladiators, and animals from around the world.

In summer (April-October), you'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, the foundation of Rome, and the Roman Forum from the inside. In the winter (November-March), discover Capitol Hill, the site of the Mayor of Rome, offering views of the Roman Forum. Make a tasty stop in a Roman bistro with limited seats, then be ready to visit the Vatican Museums. No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums.

The Vatican Museums are home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano.

Perfect to inspire the art lover in anyone, these museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with 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, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within.

View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo.

Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Typical Roman pizza for lunch (if option selected)
  • Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino
  • Chandelier’s and Tapestries Gallery
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation between the Colosseum and Forum area and the Vatican Museums
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Colosseum Tour Meeting point: Arch of Constantine Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. The staff will be waiting for you by the Arch of Constantine. Tour ends near the archaeological area of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Vatican Tour Meeting point: Piazza Risorgimento 15 minutes prior to departure time (at 2:00 PM). At the center of the square, the staff members will be greeting you at “Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono”, 400 meters from the nearest metro stop “Ottaviano”. The tour ends in the Vatican area.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
  • The archaeological area involves walking on medium-hard floors, please wear comfortable shoes and be ready for rain or sunshine
  • The areas are not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for individuals who have difficulty walking
  • Please note for lunch in the restaurant, limited seats are available
  • For the Vatican visit, a specific dress code is required
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed
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Booked another tour for today we were not picked up at our hotel and tour was missed. Green line would not switch to another or refund tour even though they didn't show at out hotel for pick up. Very disappointed we were looking forward to our Naples Pompeii tour!!! another tour for today we were not picked up at our hotel and tour was missed. Green line would not switch to another or refund tour even though they didn't show at out hotel for pick up. Very disappointed we were looking forward to our Naples Pompeii tour!!!

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March 22, 2023

Estuvimos en la excursión del coliseo por la mañana y nuestro guía fue Marco... Muy bien explicado todo... Amable y atento. Por la tarde, Carolina estuvo con nosotros y la verdad es que es encantadora, atenta, paciente y nos explicó todo muy bien. Sin duda, volvería a escoger esta excursión... Sin colas y crecimos culturalmente, gracias a ellos dos.

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March 22, 2023

Nous avons eu une journée bien remplie, le matin on a commencé par la visite à 8h30 du Vatican, une visite qui a duré plus de 3h30 où nous avons eu la possibilité de visiter la chapelle sixtine et la cathédrale Saint Pierre, et grâce à Mimma notre excellent guide francophone nous avons eu un maximum d'informations pertinentes sans redondance. L'après-midi nous avons pu rejoindre le colisée en métro. On a démarré la visite du colisée vers 13h15 avec un guide également très compétent et très instruit, qui nous a renseigné sur l'histoire du colisée, le Mont palatin et le forum. Une journée très instructive à recommander.

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March 22, 2023

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