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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Highlights Combo Tour

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

From US$ 108 per person

Set off on a skip-the-line guided combo tour of Rome. Enjoy a morning visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, time for lunch, and an afternoon tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and art of the Eternal City
  • Learn the meaning of Caput Mundi and much more from your informative guide
  • Take plenty of time for a leisurely Roman lunch in between the tour's 2 segments
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access at three venues throughout this sight-filled tour
  • Hear about how much work went into painting the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Meet your guide just steps from the Vatican and enjoy priority entrance, heading straight past the lines and inside the Vatican Museums. See the major works of art ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces, and learn how these different eras are closely intertwined.

Much of this portion of the tour will be dedicated to the rooms of Raphael and the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Gaze up at the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of Michaelangelo's most famous piece. Opt to stay inside the Vatican Museums as long as you like or go check out the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.

Break for lunch and then regroup at the Colosseum to enjoy fast-track entry to the vast arena. Hear about the gladiator games that took place in the Roman Empire’s most impressive arena. Travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum. Learn about the legendary founding of Rome on Palatine Hill.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Fully guided tour, broken into two segments
  • Priority access to St. Peter’s Basilica (self-guided)
  • Small groups of max 20 participants
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

This is a 2-part tour. Please meet your guide at Via Sebastiano Veniero 19 in the morning. Tour departs promptly. Across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance, you will see a broad staircase leading down. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right. A tour representative will be waiting for you a few steps ahead at number 19. At 2:45 PM, meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the Colosseo Metro Station line B. Tour departs promptly at 3:00 PM. Once inside the Colosseo Metro Station main level, take the escalator or walk up the steps to the upper level, exit the station onto Largo Gaetano Agnesi and look for a representative holding a WHEN IN ROME TOURS sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • In the summer, be sure to carry water and wear comfortable shoes or sandals
  • There is a dress code inside the Sistine Chapel (Vatican Museums) as follows: Inside Vatican City men and women must have their knees and shoulders covered
  •  The cost of a taxi to the Vatican meeting point from the city center is approximately €8 to €10 and the journey time is 15 minutes
  • Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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Colosseum and Roman Forum top - Vatican flop

Very well organized guided tour by Vincenzo. On time at the meeting point, short, understandable explanation of the process, as the Colosseum and Roman Forum were on the agenda. Vincenzo organized the tickets in advance so that our group (approx. 10 people) actually didn't have to stand in line. He designed the tour through the Colosseum with expertise, charm and wit. It literally catapulted us back to the time of gladiator fights. Vincenzo presented the Roman Forum in the same quality, entertaining and easy to understand. For me, he gets the highest number of points.

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January 1, 2018

Product ID: 56470