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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

4.3 / 5

25 reviews

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

From US$ 402.73 per person

Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, see the remains of the temples of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican City on a full-day English-speaking tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.
Private group


  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • See masterpieces of art at the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the highlights of Rome, including the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
  • Get panoramic views from Capitoline Hill
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome in the morning, and then journey by minivan with an English-speaking driver/guide to the main monuments of the Eternal City. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and get more time to follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiators. Continue to the Roman Forum to explore the heart of public life in Ancient Rome. Get amazing views from Capitoline Hill and see Trajan's Column on Piazza Venezia. Discover the temple to all gods at the Pantheon, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and see the house where Keats lived at the Spanish Steps. Admire Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona before getting some time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museum and enter Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, where highlights of the cathedral include Bernini's beautiful baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the tombs of 91 popes.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi on board the car
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 25 reviews

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If you have a short time to see Rome, this is the tour for you! My guide was knowledgable and punctual, and I saw more of Rome than I thought possible in a single day - I also saw things I didn’t even know existed before the tour. Beware however, this AMAZING taste of Rome will only leave you wanting to come back for longer! Thank you Patrick!

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January 19, 2020

Super worth the money in my opinion! We got picked up right on time from our doorstep in a Mercedes and got brought around Rome with a personal guide who was very knowledgable about the various sights we went to see. There was a slight issue with the tickets for the Colosseum but it had more to do how unorganised the ticketing office at the Colosseum is. Patrick also checked up on us while we were in the Vatican City to make sure everything was okay. Overall a great experience and I strongly recommend :)

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April 12, 2019

Informative and convenient. Our guide MIkkol was wonderful.

We were very happy with our tours and our guide, especially since it was a very hot day. We would never have accomplished so much on our own. However the next day I bought a ticket for the Hop On-Hop Offbus and that was very good bang for your buck. So if you are looking to sight see on a budget this is a good option.

September 8, 2018

Product ID: 69712