1. Italy
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  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour

Product ID: 18426
See the highlights of the Vatican and Ancient Rome on this 6.5-hour guided walking tour. This combination of 2 popular offerings takes you on a morning tour of Rome’s architectural gems followed by an afternoon visit to the Vatican.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority admission to the top sites in Rome and the Vatican
  • Experience the splendor of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman forum, and Palatine Hill
Full description
See the important sites of Ancient Rome on this combination of 2 walking tours. Discover 2,000 years of Rome’s art and architecture in the morning. Then in the afternoon, see the highlights of the Vatican.

In the morning, meet your guide and see monuments dating as far back as the Roman era. Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine hill, which are some of the most important sites of Ancient Rome.

In the afternoon, make your way to the Vatican where you’ll enjoy priority admission on your visits to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican museums.
Includes
  • Approximately 6.5-hour combination walking tour
  • Vatican Museum entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance to the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica (entry to St. Peter's Dome not included)
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Live guide and personal headset
  • Free wi-fi, recharging stations and bathroom access
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tickets to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Guided visit to Saint Peter's Dome

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• The tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's during the following times, as it will be closed: 24 and 31 December and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
• On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica can close without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3-hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Any affected dates will be listed as they become available. The tour guide will aim to notify guests if St. Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond the tour operator's control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
• Dress code at the Vatican requires your shoulders and knees to be covered. This is strictly enforced and if you are not dressed accordingly, you may be refused entry
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The Vatican tour and the ancient Rome tour are both 3-hours long
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 218 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The tours themselves were great! The company hosting the tours was...less great. We made sure to get there the 25 minutes early and thank god we did. They did not have our tour purchase on any list so they ended up upgrading us to a semi-private group for the Vatican (which was awesome!). Our guide was excellent but she didn't explain anything until we were already through security at the Vatican. Then, in the afternoon. we went to the Colosseum to meet at 1pm and no one was there. The summer hours state 1pm and winter hours 3pm. Well, we called and they said the tour started at 2pm. Very confusing. But our guide, once again, was fantastic and the Roman Forum portion was really fascinating. Recommend the tour but the company could do with some organization improvements!

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October 28, 2019

Linda in Vatican & Massimo in Colosseum & city tour were brilliant!

Had a combined same day tour : with a beautiful, witty & fun Sicilian tour guide lady Linda (Cristina) at 8.30am in Vatican - the only one to visit Rafael Rooms as well & not crowded as usual; and with Massimo of Coliseum, Rome Forum, Paladine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona - both excellent , informative but also easy tours & guides! Highly recommended & cheaper & any other option. Quite intense to fit in one day but very doable, enough time in between for a lunch & getting to the other meeting point. Kids 8y.o. & 12y.o. survived & enjoyed!

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October 27, 2018

Ancient Rome tour in the afternoon was excellent. Monica was very nice and managed to get to most places despite pouring rain!! Morning tour to Vatican was terrible. Meeting point not well explained and is in Via Germanico 8 for English guide. Long queue despite being fast track entry and it took 1.5 hours. Due to long wait outside other people pressured tour guide to keep going- but had to take (8 and 10 yrs kids) for a toilet break (2mins). Told us to meet upstairs and would not wait. Very busy and too crowded and impossible to find her once upstairs. Had to get an audio tour as was not able to find the guide. Bad experience!!!

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October 8, 2018

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Product ID: 18426