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Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena

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US$ 129.12
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Visit Rome's iconic Vatican and Colosseum in only a day and a half in a fun and hassle free way as part of small group! Book your preferred timeframe and Skip the line to enjoy a fascinating narration by an expert guide of both of these world-famous sites that attract millions each year!

Visit the Vatican Galleries to immerse yourself in a universe of art and mystery. The Sistine Chapel awaits you, walk its Holy Ground and admire Michelangelo's frescoes! Access St. Peter's Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Enter the Colosseum like a real Gladiator, through the Gladiator's Gate! This is the stage where all the entertaining fights happened! Your guide will share the rivalries, competitions as well as love affairs the Gladiators, celebrities of the time, used to live! Proceed to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to learn more about the Romans. Please note itinerary order may change according to ticket availability!
  • Skip the line access at the Colosseum
  • Maximize your time at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Wander through ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
What to Expect
Meet your guide and tour group bright and early for skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums. Your guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the large collection inside the Vatican galleries. The tour includes a stop in the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, the tour continues in Ancient Rome with skip-the-line access into the Colosseum. Step onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought and then learn more about this fascinating moment in history by exploring Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. Local operator is not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. If the Basilica closed for religious functions, you'll spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check. Visitors cannot avoid these checks. Even though skip the line tickets are purchased in advance, local operator is not responsible for time spent waiting to pass security checks
  • The tour consists of 2 different tours: a Vatican tour in the morning and a Colosseum / Ancient Rome tour
  • If you choose the option with Roman Forum and Palatine hill, the order of the visit of this tour can be: first Roman forum and Palatine hill and then Colosseum
  • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican or Colosseum
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

Well organized experienced guides made this well worth it. The combo package was an efficient way to see the best Rome has to offer, but it was aggressively hot in June and we struggled to get through the second half in the afternoon. At the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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734741, Owner at Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

Thank you for reviewing our Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena tour!

Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We did both the Vatican and Colosseum tour with Laura and Sylvia from Headout. They were both very entertaining and very knowledgeable on everything about the Vatican and Rome in general! Both very passionate in what they do as well as being two very good...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Mirko18794
734741, Owner at Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Glad you enjoyed your storytelling guides, thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed 31 May 2019

Davide was the guide, cool guy, patient and calm, and gave all the info needed. Considering that all the tourists want to take pics, he would give short breaks for photo time. Overall had good time.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Orxan J
734741, Owner at Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Thank you for appreciating your Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena as well as Davide, your enthusiastic tour guide!

Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Alessandro explained the contents of our tour and offered us a discount on the combo tour which saved us some money. He wanted us to tour with his favourite guide Diego. Diego was a super passionate tour guide who never struggled for information. We toured...More

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734741, Owner at Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Thank you, Jordan, for this very helpful, detailed review!

Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this trip when in Rome as the tour guides are very informative and allow time for you to explore each part of the landmarks. The only down fall was that we did both excursions on the same day on a hot day in...More

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Response from DebVanHoek | Reviewed this property |
Hi I did this tour by myself last month and it was a challenge to get from the Vatican to the Colosseum in time. We finished the Vatican tour at 11.45(St Paul very rushed) and had to be at the Colosseum by 1pm. A taxi is an... More
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