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

Rome: Full-Day Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Product ID: 210348
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Make the most of your short time in Rome, with skip-the-line access to both the Colosseum and the Vatican in one day. After a guided tour around the Colosseum in the morning, you will advance towards the Vatican for a 3-hour tour in the afternoon.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Please note that there are two meeting points for this tour. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before tour departure for both: • Via Capo d'Africa, 15A, 00184 Roma RM, Italy • Via Vespasiano, 41, 00192 Roma RM, Italy (afternoon meeting point - tour departs at 3:00 PM)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the most famous sights of Rome in just one day
  • Experience and see more in one day than others do in a week
  • Benefit from quick access to the sights
Full description
In just one day, you'll visit Rome's top two attractions: the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. On average in 2018, there were 21,000 people daily who visited the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums. This number of people usually leads to long queues at ticket kiosks, but with this tour you do not have to worry about that.
The Colosseum tour also includes a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine. It takes about 3 hours, and in this time you will learn more about the unique architecture and construction techniques of the Colosseum. The tour guides will tell you stories about gladiators and emperors that you will not find in classic travel guides. A visit to the Roman Forum is also definitely worthwhile, with the Center for Culture, Economics and Politics of Roman Antiquity still offering valuable treasures and sights today.

Afterwards, your 3-hour Vatican tour begins with skip-the-line entry at the Vatican Museum. You will see incredible works of art collected since 1503, as you learn more about works of art by artists such as Caravaggio, Giotto and Raphael. The famous Sistine Chapel is covered by Michelangelo's frescoes, and your tour guides will show you the best and most efficient way to tour this area. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, you will be guided to St. Peter's Basilica, which is considered the largest church in the world. Here you can see numerous art treasures, such as the breathtaking Pietà of Michelangelo.
  • Tickets and fees
  • Head sets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip-the-line access
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is not permitted to enter the Colosseum or the Vatican Museum with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, kick scooters, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please note that reduced tickets are allowed to purchase for citizens European Union aged between 18 and 25 years old
• Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and St Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed)
• Due to the big number of visitors, sometimes there will be a line for security checks
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Product ID: 210348