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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome
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Overview

Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
  • Full-day Rome combo with skip-the-line walking tours of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Colosseum
  • Combine two best-selling Rome tours in one memorable day, led by expert guides
  • Avoid the lines at the Colosseum and explore its first and second tiers
  • Enjoy free time between the Vatican and Colosseum visits

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip-the-line passes to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum mean you can save hours of waiting-in-line time during high season. Although not all areas require special clothing, be sure shoulders and knees are covered for when you explore holy sites.
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Professional English-speaking guide
Reserved Skip-the-Line Access and Admission to the Vatican Museums
Reserved Skip-the-Line Access and Admission to the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms
Reserved Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Audio headset so you can always hear your guide at the Colosseum
Small groups of 24 people or less
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Transfers between the two tours

Departure Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Vatican 9am: Meet at the bottom of the steps across the street from the Vatican Museums The steps are located next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Colosseum 3pm: Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseum".

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Colosseum 10am: Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseum". Vatican 2.30pm: Meet at the bottom of the steps across the street from the Vatican Museums The steps are located next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start the day with a border crossing into Vatican City, where you breeze past the long lines and through an exclusive partner entrance into the ornate Vatican Museums. More than 200 tour operators have “Skip the Line” entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access through the Private Partner Entrance, which allows you to enter immediately, saving up to four hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums.

Once inside, you and your small group enjoy all the highlights of the Vatican with an expert guide by your side. The tour takes in a treasure trove of artistic wonders, from masterworks such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes and 'La Pietà' in St. Peter’s Basilica to the precious relics, paintings, and tapestries adorning the museums’ gilded galleries. Throughout the tour, your expert, English-speaking guide shares fascinating insights only a local could know.

After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine (own expense) before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of ancient Rome. Begin by skipping yet another line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame.

Then your tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where Rome originated in a battle between two brothers. You are then taken from the origin of ancient Rome to its hub: The Forum, that bustling marketplace where business, politics, and religion mixed. No other tour takes you so close to so much of the history, significance, and fabulous riches of Rome.

Please note: During the low season, the itinerary described operates in reverse. Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum in the morning, followed by the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Start the day with a border crossing into Vatican City, where you’ll breeze past the long lines and through an exclusive partner entrance into the ornate Vatican Museums. More than 200 tour operators have “Skip the Line” entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access through the Private Partner Entrance, which allows you to enter immediately, saving up to four hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Once inside, you and your small group will enjoy all the highlights of the Vatican with an expert guide by your side. The tour takes in a treasure trove of artistic wonders, from masterworks such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos and La Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica to the precious relics, paintings, and tapestries adorning the museums’ gilded galleries. Throughout the tour, your expert, English-speaking guide will share fascinating insights only a local could know.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Guided visit (NOT included on the tour until end of October 2021)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Colosseum
After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine (own expense) before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of Ancient Rome. You’ll begin by skipping yet another line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Then your tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where Rome originated in a battle between two brothers. You’ll then be taken from the origin of ancient Rome to its hub: The Forum, that bustling marketplace where business, politics, and religion mixed. No other tour takes you so close to so much of the history, significance, and fabulous riches of Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Guided visit
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience
  • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Only very small bags are allowed.
  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venue
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Take pictures when possible, so you can look at details later." See review
  • "Travellers be aware though that the two tours involve a lot of walking, so pack your most comfortable shoes!" See review
  • "Bring sunscreen and a hat, and possibly a parasol, but mind your belongings." See review

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star-3
Don't book a combo tour
Karen_C
, Oct 2021
The Vatican tour started off excellent. We like the tour guide, she was knowledgeable and personable. When the tour ended before even seeing the Sistine chapel (which was part of the tour) she strongly recommended it missing the Sistine chapel or St Peters basilica ( which we thought was part of the tour). We went to the chapel and St Peter's basilica which then made us late for the Colosseum tour. We notified the local tour operator at 241 that we could not make it on time. The local tour operator would not let is reschedule. I think given it was suggested to not miss st Peters or Sistine that they should have allowed us to reschedule. I would not recommend anyone book the combo tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely amazing guide
Sterling_R
, Oct 2021
Vatican was great. Our guides were professional and knowledgeable and kind. Every accommodation was supplied.
star-5
Awesome tour !
Paul_G
, Oct 2021
Awesome tour and tour guide. The Vatican museum is a must see. Our tour guide, Christian, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and passionate. He kept our group engaged and kept us focused on all of the important attributes.
star-5
Informative and Fun
Lilit_S
, Oct 2021
Our tour guides Maria (Vatican) and Mickey (Colosseum) were amazing! They were both very knowledgeable and informative but also made the tours fun! We learned so much new information and would recommend this to anyone! Definitely wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking on uneven streets and steps.
star-5
Great experience
Leticia_G
, Oct 2021
Having an energetic tour guide and keeping us on schedule was great. The tour guide gave us valuable history and was passionate about her job.
star-5
The perfect and only way to see the Vatican and colacium
Tanya_R
, Oct 2021
Amazing guides they were fantastic!!! I am not an art person but they made everything so interesting
star-4
Great tours but very hard...
Sandra_S
, Oct 2021
Great tours but very hard to find the meeting point for the afternoon part ! We almost missed the tour departure.
star-1
Avoid this tour. Other companies do a better job
Kathleen_F
, Oct 2021
Abandoned before Sistine chapel. Had to figure out how to exit. No consideration for less able adults
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour guides
Maggie_C
, Sep 2021
Rating this a 5 but my personal experience was not a 5 star. Both of the tour guides were amazing and were full of information. If you love guided tours, this is for you. I realize I hate guided tours and so for me, it was a long, grueling, almost miserable day. If you want someone to explain everything to you along the way, this tour is for you!!!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience ❣️
Jacque_A
, Sep 2021
Our guide was lovely and answered questions and gave wonderful information! If we needed a moments rest, no problem!

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