Rome in a Day: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum
- Benefit from fast-track access to skip the ticket lines to get inside the Colosseum and Vatican City
- Learn about the Roman Forum, the heart of the ancient city
- Admire the stunning Sistine Chapel
- Discover the Papal tombs inside St. Peter's Basilica
- Walk around the Rome historic center to discover the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and Navona Square
Following the Colosseum, take a short walk to the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the heart of the ancient city. Located around this ancient square are the ruins of the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Situated a little way along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) is the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, an impressive neoclassical masterpiece, named “the wedding cake” by the locals.
Continue onwards to the breathtaking Trevi Fountain where, according to legend, if you throw a coin into the fountain you will one day return to Rome. Take a break for lunch at your own expense. Your guide can offer suggestions if required, there is much to choose from!
After lunch you will tour the Government District. See the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Located nearby is the Temple of Hadrian built in honour of Emperor Hadrian by his successor, Emperor Antonius Pius. Follow your guide down a narrow alleyway to the piazza della Rotonda, home to the legendary Pantheon, the location of the tomb of the Renaissance genius, Raphael. Pass by the ancient Baths of Nero on your way to Piazza Navona where Bernini’s sensational ‘Fountain of the Four Rivers’ is situated.
The final stop on the tour is located just across the river Tiber - the Vatican City. Tour the Vatican Museums, home to some of the world’s most spectacular and famous artworks including frescoes by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s wonderful ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. You will also visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and finally into the renowned Saint Peter’s Square to finish your comprehensive tour of Rome.
- Local taxes
- Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
- Private tour
- Professional art historian guide
- Walking tour
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- People with mobility impairments
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
At the newsagent in front of the Colosseum Metro Station Exit - ground level (there is only one exit, just in front of the monument) street address is: Via dei Fori Imperiali in front of the Colosseum. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Passport or ID card for children
- Luggage or large bags
- Short skirts
- Sleeveless shirts