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Rome Combo: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Colosseum Walking Tour

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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
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Rome Combo: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Colosseum Walking Tour
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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.
Reviews (498)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Entertaining and informative

Be prepared to do a lot of walking!! We did 30,000 steps. That being said it was excellent, the morning guide “Amber” she said to call as it was easier, was great you could really feel the excitement from her. That was the Colosseum, Palpatine...More

Thank alexanderkM25OX
Reviewed 1 week ago
good but plan ahead

the museum is huge and you will not see everything before you are tired so prioritise from the leaflet . the sistine chapel is a must and included in the museum ticket ----17 euro .the basilica is free and separate---see other reviews .One must get...More

Thank gwen g
Reviewed 1 week ago
A 'must do'

Very worthwhile. Great learning experience. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel - spectacular. They were packed - not much you can do about that - you move as a herd. However, the best of all for us was St. Peter's Basilica (went late in the date...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed September 29, 2018
Long Day But Worth It

Be prepared as this tour is LONG and fast paced and in July, HOT. That being said, I am super impressed with the tour guides for both parts of tour! Our guide for the Vatican was Fabio and he was funny as well as informative....More

1  Thank Kat D
Reviewed September 26, 2018
Aussies touring Rome

Our guide for the Vatican Tour was excellent and friendly. She looked after her group well and did all she could to rectify a listening device problem our group had. This tour was awesome with so much history and beautiful art and it is definitely...More

1  Thank Heidi M
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911beckiet
November 5, 2018|
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Response from MelissaY833 | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to bring a backpack into the Vatican.
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from MelissaY833 | Reviewed this property |
Once you book your tour, you will get explicit instructions. The Vatican tour meets at the steps across from the entrance to the museum. Many tours meet there. The City Wonders guides have flags.
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TLK_1980
September 10, 2018|
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Response from robertnW1863ZL | Reviewed this property |
Both tours are 3hrs long, when you finish the Vatican tour just hoo on the Metro A to the Termini station and grab the Metro B to the Colloseum tour which starts at 3. The meeting points are well explained on the Page and... More
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