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Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour

  • 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
Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour
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Skip the line at two of Rome’s most popular attractions—the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum—with this tour. A guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, your tour continues in the core of Ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum (no waiting in line required). Stand on the arena floor that once hosted fighting gladiators and then explore the ruins of 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.

Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Full day Colosseum and Vatican tours - false advertising

Part of this tour was excellent, the second part was not. First of all, the full day tour is advertised as a 9 hour tour. It is not - it is two x 3 hour tours with a 75 min gap in the middle where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Moonshiner10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Vatican & Coliseum

We had a lot of fun in this tour. We were traveling with our son he is 24 and our daughter she is 2 years so there were challenges but the tour guides made it fun and easy going for the non so into art...More

Thank Gigi-Camilo
Reviewed September 26, 2018
Excellent Tour for two very large sites!!

This combo tour is a great option to see both historic sites. I see there is confusion on some inquiries on how the tour works. You meet at the locations for each and get there on your own. We did the morning Vatican, Sistine Chapel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Pathfinder594349
Reviewed May 22, 2018
Good Tour if you have a limited time.

The tour of the Vatican was good. Be aware that there is no hotel pickup and you need to be at the side of the Vatican quite early in the morning (3.5 km from Trevi Fountain).There is no photos in the Sistine Chapel. After going...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank DebVanHoek
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile
Too long and boring

We are not very much into history but we do appreciate a quick explanation of important parts of things. However, when you’re in Rome you walk a lot and these tours should be done much quicker in OUR opinion. The tour guides are very knowledgeable...More

2  Thank TravelingLamas91717
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Liliana G
May 22, 2018|
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Response from TravelingLamas91717 | Reviewed this property |
The Vatican tour ends around 11/11:30 and then your coliseum tour starts at 2, so yes plenty of time for lunch. You need to get to both spots on your own
April 8, 2018|
Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a set time for the Colosseum tour - it was 1pm for us. We left the Vatican at 12 after the tour & decided to walk it, getting a quick Panini on route. Just made it in time for 1pm. You could get a metro but its... More