Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

From US$ 78.60 per person

Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Skip the ticket lines at both locations.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French
Private or small groups available
Important information

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary.
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • See Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Learn about the history of Ancient Rome from your local guide
Full description
Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, Cortile del Belvedere, Capitoline Hill, Vatican City, Pantheon, Saint Peter's Square, La Pieta, Palatine Hill guided tour
  • Vatican Museums entry ticket
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Cortile del Belvedere
  • Access to Gallery of Maps, Italy
  • Access to Capitoline Hill
  • Access to Vatican City
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Access to La Pieta
  • Access to Saint Peter's Square
  • Access to Pantheon
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Gardens of Vatican City
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica Cupola
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
  • Access to Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks

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Meeting point

You have 2 different meeting points for this activity. Your guide will be wearing a blue polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition. For the Colosseum, meet at 9:45 AM at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". For the Vatican, meet at 2:15 PM at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.

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Elizabeth was very informative at the colosseum and surrounding areas, she gave us a lot of information at all stages of the tour and looked after the group well. Richardo was very enthusiastic about the Vatican and very knowledgeable, he knew a few secrets about the art that others may not notice, e.g the dog the mascot of the painters. Thoroughly enjoyed our tours. Thank you.

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October 9, 2019

November 2, 2021

Informative, Fun, Welcoming! Would certainly recommend to friends and family.

September 28, 2021

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