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Rome: Vatican, St Peter's Basilica & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

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19 reviews

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Rome: Vatican, St Peter's Basilica & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 107.60 per person

Combine a trip to some of Rome’s greatest sites in 1 day and save! Visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman Forum all with an expert guide to help you skip the ticket lines at these popular attractions.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Get priority access to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum/Roman Forum (Palatine Hill)
  • Admire the works of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Learn more about all the sights with a local English-speaking guide
  • Benefit from included headsets so you can always hear your guide clearly
  • Enjoy small groups of no more than 24 people
Full description
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. Over 200 tour operators have skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access to the Private Partner Entrance, which allows us to enter immediately, saving 3 to 4 hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums. 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 like 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. After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of Ancient Rome. You’ll begin by skipping yet another ticket line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame. And that’s not all. The 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. At certain times during the year, this tour's itinerary is reversed and guests will visit the Colosseum first, followed by the Vatican Museums. Please check your tour voucher for exact itinerary and meeting points.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to St Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to the Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to Palatine Hill
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfers between the 2 parts of the tour
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • St. Peter’s Basilica will not be accessible until further notice due to current restrictions
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Some areas and venues may be subject to last-minute closures. In the event this occurs, you will be offered an extended tour, always keeping with the advertised total length
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for everyone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Both tour guides were excellent. The second tour ended close to closing time and left no time to really enjoy other parts of the Vatican. Starting a half hour earlier would improve the tour. It was very helpful to have the audio to easily hear the guide.

February 25, 2022

I asked for it in Spanish and they gave it to me in English, after the first one I called and they told me that there were no options to do it in Spanish, we don't speak English, we didn't learn anything and basically they annoyed our trip. Very bad

October 14, 2022

Our guide Amil (spanish lady) was clear, eloquent and had so much energy although half of the tour 'died' from walking ard for the past 2.5h. It was an educational tour.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 101291