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Rome: Vatican & Colosseum Moonlight Small Group Tour

Rome: Vatican & Colosseum Moonlight Small Group Tour

From US$ 130.57 per person

Enjoy this combo small group to cover two of Rome's best loved sites, the Vatican and the Colosseum. You will enjoy a 3-hour small group tour of the Vatican in the morning. In the evening, visit the Colosseum after closure to the public.

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Visit the Vatican early before the main crowds and the Colosseum after closure to the public
  • Tour in a small friendly group with expert licensed guides
  • Enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif
Full description
Visit two of Rome's must-see sites in true style with this combined small group tour. Meet your group and guide at the Vatican. Choose from either a 07:30 start, entering the museums at 08:00, 1-hour before the opening to the general public, or at 08:30. Either way, you will enter the Vatican bright and early and tour in a small group maximum of 22 persons. With your expert guide, cover the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The tour will last approximately 3-hours. Have the day free to explore before reconvening at the local tour operator office at 19:00. Here, you will be greeted with a traditional Italian aperitif of prosecco and local snacks. Get to know your small group (maximum 25 persons) and friendly guide before being administered with headsets and heading off to explore ancient Rome. Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient Roman ruins lining Via Fori Imperiali on both sides, as you walk up to the Colosseum. At the Colosseum, the guide will hand you over to a guide of the Colosseum and you will enter the Colosseum after it has closed to the general public. The atmosphere will be magical as the guide takes you to also see the restricted areas of the arena and the dungeons.
  • Skip-the-line tickets Colosseum and Vatican
  • Licensed guides
  • Welcome aperitif (evening)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Vatican: in front of Cafe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100. Colosseum: at the local tour operator office on Via Frangipane 30. To get to the Vatican Museums, take the Red Line Metro and get off at Ottaviano. From Via Ottaviano Metro Stop, walk 10 minutes in the direction of the Vatican Museums entrance. Please note that the Vatican Museums entrance is not in St. Peter's square.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • To enter the Vatican, shoulders and knees must be covered; no sleeveless shirts are allowed
  • The Vatican can decide to close St. Peter's Basilica for religious functions without notice. In this case, you will visit another area of the Vatican with your guide
  •  Children under 7 are not allowed on the Moonlight Tour
  • Please note, a moderate amount of walking is involved on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Product ID: 127043