Day trip

Rome: Guided Colosseum and Vatican Combo Tour

4.3 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
Day trip

Rome: Guided Colosseum and Vatican Combo Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 130.14 per person

Join this combined tour of two of Rome's most famous sites. Explore the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and discover Vatican City with an expert guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, French, Italian, English
Optional audio guide


  • Learn about ancient Rome from a multimedia video to get you started
  • Visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with a professional guide
  • See the breathtaking halls of the Vatican Museums with masterpieces by artists like Raffael and Giotto
  • Experience standing in the Sistine Chapel under Michelangelo's incredible Judgement Day
Full description

Take in the key religious and historic sights of Rome, including both the Colosseum and Vatican City. Don’t miss out on the most famous parts of the city and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens.  Start your experience at the local partner's office, where you'll pick up your tickets and enjoy a 25-minute multimedia video about ancient Rome.

Then, visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and learn all about its history from your professional guide. Immerse yourself in Roman history. Either on the same day or the next, take a journey through Vatican City’s highlights on this 3-hour guided tour. Explore the Vatican museums and see the spectacular Sistine Chapel.

  • 25-minute Ancient Rome Multimedia Video
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum Reserved Entrance Ticket
  • Professional guide for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance Ticket
  • Professional Guide for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer between attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

When facing the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, the office is on the right-hand side and there is a small fountain just in front. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  •  It is recommended to visit the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Colosseum on one day and the Vatican area on another
  • The provided meeting time refers to the meeting time in the archaeological area for your guided tour
  • You will be able to reserve the Vatican and Sistine Chapel guided tour at the Tourist Office
  • The child discount (6-17 years-old) is applied only with a a valid ID card
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Our guided Colosseum and Vatican tour was a full day activity and it certainly was that. As time was limited we tried to do as much as possible. The Colosseum guide was very knowledgeable and knew the best places for photo opportunities and trying to avoid the crowds. We spent a while at the colosseum and didn’t have as much time to explore the Roman Forum or Palatine Hill. We had a rush to get a taxi and make it to the Vatican in time for the tour. The staff were lovely and gave us good instructions before being handed over to the Vatican guide. The Vatican museums were too busy and it was a bit chaotic trying to avoid other tour groups, take photos and keep up with our guide. We would have benefitted from a slower pace to be able to focus on a few of the artworks and tapestries rather than the rushing through the various galleries. The microphone didn’t work for the first couple of galleries so once we swapped it for a working one it made following along a bit easier.

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March 29, 2023

It was a long day but we went on a weekend when we had to do it all in a day. my advice is wear trainers not thin unsupported shoes. The guides were very informative and pitched it at the right level. There was enough time between the two tours to have a sit down lunch in the cool. recommend.

March 29, 2023

Ho visitato con una guida sia il Colosseo che i Musei Vaticani nella stessa giornata. Organizzazione davvero al top da aperte dell'agenzia, consiglio vivamente di affidarsi a questo pacchetto. Consiglio solo di leggere bene il voucher prima della visita e controllare bene i punti d'incontro sia per l'ufficio vicino al Colosseo che per quello vicino ai Musei

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 382716