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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Colosseum & Vatican Museums Guided Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 42479
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See the famous sites of the Vatican City and Imperial Rome on a full-day guided tour through the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Follow in the footseps of emperors and walk through the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk in the footsteps of popes and emperors on a full tour of Rome
  • Learn about the art of masters such as Michelangelo and Bernini
  • Stand where Roman citizens once watched gladiators in the Colosseum
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • Get panoramic views of Rome and the Roman Forum from Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a city restaurant
Full description
Learn about the art and architecture of Rome and the Vatican City on a full-day guided tour with lunch.

It all begins at the Arch of Constantine, one of the best preserved triumphal arches in the city. Next, go inside the Colosseum to see the vast arena where the gladiatorial spectacles took place.

Continue to Palatine Hill to see the site of the very foundation of Rome, where the most important houses of Roman emperors and kings were built. Located just feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome and offers beautiful views to end your tour.

After a break for lunch, explore the Vatican Museums, where your guide will lead you through some of the 2,000 rooms of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Listen as they explain the art history of the papal collection, including art by Raphael.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes. Then, take in the imposing beauty of St. Peter's Basilica, with its dome and floorplan also by Michelangelo. Head to the famous sculpture of Pietà, and admire the gold and bronze Altar Baldaquin by Bernini.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • Two guided tours
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Group transfer from the Colosseum to the Vatican
  • Light lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Parco del Colle Oppio

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• The following are forbidden at the Colosseum and museums: backpacks, metal objects, umbrellas, and animals
• Even though you have skip-the-line accesses, there might be short lines at the security check
• The tour and itinerary are subject to Colosseum entrance time availability
• This tour not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility
• Visitors wearing shorts or sleeveless tops will not be admitted into the Basilica
• Access to the Basilica may not be possible in the case of some religious events
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Destination Italia

Product ID: 42479