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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Rome: Full-Day Colosseum & Vatican w/ Skip-the-Line

Product ID: 78469
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Enjoy skip-the-line access as you uncover the Colosseum and the archaeological wonders of Rome. After this intensive tour, you will be transfer to the Vatican area, have a walking tour of the most famous art collection of the Vatican Museums and basilica.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French

Pickup included

Pick-up from centrally-located hotels only. Please note, pick-up is not available from B&Bs, guesthouses or apartments.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Save time with skip-the-line entrance 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
Full description
Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Colosseum area and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour. Skip the lines and your expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view. Visit the Colosseum, one of the most popular and amazing buildings in the entire world. Access the Colosseum with no line and be ready to enter into the legend. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheatre, which hosted ancient Romans, senators, emperors and gladiators, as well as animals from all over 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 the Capitol Hill, actual site of the Mayor of Rome, offering the most beautiful view onto the Roman Forum.

Transport service is included from the archaeological area to the Vatican Museums. Make a tasty stop in a Roman bistrot with limited seats, then be ready to visit the Vatican Museums. No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. 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. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

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, it is still used for religious purposes such as the papal conclave - the process through which a new pope is chosen. A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Typical Roman pizza for lunch
  • Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino
  • Chandelier’s and Tapestries Gallery
  • Visit inside St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Transport between archaeological area and Vatican Museums
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drop-off at hotel
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue
• 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
• The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (08:30 AM and 11:00 AM tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
• 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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Product ID: 78469