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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

  • Ideal for travelers short on time who want to see a lot of Rome in a day
  • Save time spent waiting in line with skip-the-line access to most attractions
  • Learn about the history of each sight along the way from your guide
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
From US$149,13
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
From US$149,13
Ideal for travelers who are short on time but want to see much of Rome as possible, this tour takes you to many of Rome’s most popular sites in just one day. You’ll visit the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, and the Vatican, hearing commentary along the way. Plus, you’ll get skip-the-line access at the Vatican and Colosseum, saving as much as an hour waiting in line at St. Peter’s Basilica alone.
What to Expect
Your morning begins at a cafe near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Skip the notorious lines to the ancient arena, where you’ll spend some time learning its history. Then make your way to the Roman Forum to get a peek at the Temple of the Vestal Virgins and the Senate House.

The next stop is the Pantheon, where your guide tells you about how one of the world’s largest unreinforced concrete domes was built. At Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, stop for a gelato break, then take a lunch break on your own.

Rejoin your guide at Piazza del Risorgimento, and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll get a curated tour of highlights, including the Laocoön Group, Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Choose to stay in the Vatican, or skip the lines and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the chapel.
Reviews (118)
1 - 5 of 101 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow!!! Worth every penny

This was one of the best guided tours we took while spending 2 weeks in Italy. Tango our tour guide was an absolute star! He made learning about Rome so interesting and even recreated a Gladiator flight while we were visiting the Colosseum. We loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo_Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rome in a day tour

I’d give this a higher rating if I could. Worth. Every. Penny. This was my first visit to Rome and only had a day to spend there. I was concerned about not seeing many of the historical sites but this tour covered everything I wanted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ALiljeg
Reviewed 12 December 2018
So much history to see

We just love Rome and the people of Italy. You have to hunt to find a bad meal and we tried. When there be sure to take a bus tour to get the lay of the city. So much more to say but limited space.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 9 December 2018
Rome in a Day

Highly recommended tour if you only have a short time to experience the city of Rome! Our tour guide was Stefanie who was SO knowledgeable, easy to understand, and had a great sense of humor. The tour is timed very well where you feel like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corissa P
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile
Rome in a Day

This was my first ever trip to Rome, and that too, first ever solo. So I booked this guided trip (again, my first ever) with Walks of Italy after seeing the recommendations not only on TripAdvisor, but also on a couple of travel blogs. I'm...More

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12 November 2018|
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Response from missourihowell | Reviewed this property |
Yes. A short bus ride is included from just across the river to the Vatican.
28 August 2018|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marissa I’m not sure as the day we did the tour it was hot and sunny. These guys are really helpful, so drop them a note and I’m sure they’ll get back to you. Cheers
26 August 2018|
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Response from jaam1129 | Reviewed this property |
As the other reviews have commented, it does not go underground but the panoramic views are breathtaking!
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