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

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Highlights
  • Combine Rome’s two most visited attractions in one tour: the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Special entry to Vatican Museums: Skip the long entrance lines, even the priority ones
  • Guided tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, and Colosseum
  • Free time for lunch in-between the morning and afternoon tours
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Overview
Visit several of Rome’s must-see attractions in one day and save up to six hours of waiting in line during high season with priority entrance tickets. Spend the morning exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, and then take a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Vatican City in central Rome to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group. Using your prepaid skip-the-line tickets, head straight inside through a special entrance and skip the long lines, even the priority ones.
With your guide on hand to point out all the highlights, set out on a tour of the vast Vatican Museums. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the Pinecone Courtyard and the renowned Raphael’s Rooms, and marvel at works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and da Vinci. You will also get a chance to admire Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world’s most famous churches.
After the Vatican tour, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide for the second part of your tour.
In the afternoon, make your way to the Colosseum, where you can use your skip-the-line tickets to avoid the queues, and then enjoy a guided walking tour of the mighty amphitheater. Hear tales of Roman emperors, fearless gladiators, and ferocious beasts as you gaze out over the arena floor and take plenty of photos of the world’s largest ancient amphitheater.
Continue your walk through ancient Rome at the nearby Roman Forum and explore the ruins of ancient temples, churches, public squares, and tombs. Finally, climb to the top of Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Your tour ends at Palatine Hill.
Note: In low season, attractions may be visited in a different order.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the history lessons of the Vatican. We were a little rushed going through the museums because it was very crowded but tour guide did a great job.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are exhausted from walking all day. The Vatican museums and Sistine chapel and st Peter's basilica was enough for one day. Guide was terrific, Alexandra, but too much walking and stairs for a retired senior. The only negative was that we had to walk...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Part in the Peters Basilika. Vatican Museum Not that Bad. Second Part in the Colosseo was Not intresting at all. Guide Not good prepared and repeated allways some facts.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank wagtherob
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello wagtherob, Thank you very much for posting a review. We were delighted to hear that your Vatican tour went well in the morning. This has been shared with your tour guide who will be happy to hear such a positive comment. On the other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides for each tour were amazingly knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Rome. We had Julia for the Vatican and Kylie for the Colosseum. Doing the skip the line for the Vatican was really the only way to do it. I wish we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salvatore was my guide for the Vatican portion of the tour and he was extremely knowledgeable. It was a much better experience having him walk us through the location with stories and highlights. The skip the line was great as well, we were able to...More

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dicidi
12 July 2019|
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Response from Sanjeev T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour operator posts the meeting points in the description. For the Vatican tour our meeting point was a cafe about 50m from the entrance. For the Colosseum it varies from various entrances.
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Tour includes admission fees; tips for guide are at your discretion.
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17 June 2019|
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Both tours are about 3 and a half hours long!! You get a break in between we got a 2 hour break in between tours! Gives you time to get from the Vatican back to the colosseum and have something to eat!
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