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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome provided by City Wonders

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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit several of Rome’s must-see attractions in one day and save 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 in the afternoon.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Colosseum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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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
  • Free time for lunch in-between the morning and afternoon tours
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 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
00120 Vatican City Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Small group of 10 people max until 24th October - From 25th October group size will be 24 people
  • Special access to the Gladiator’s Gate in the Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers between the two tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience
  • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Only very small bags are allowed.
  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter to the venue
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Damian wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Superb knowledge and insight from our guide at the Vatican, Oscar. learned so much i left with my head spinning. On the coliseum tour Massimo was equally knowledgeable and gave us some great insights into the history and use of the world landmark. All in all highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jade F wrote a review Sep. 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions
This was a fantastic trip to book .... Gia or Gigi ( I have a terrible memory ) did the first half of the tour and showed us around the main parts of the Vatican. Via was knowledgeable and gave us a well paced tour with plenty of time for photos and questions. The Vatican
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Keith Richards wrote a review Sep. 2020
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We had a great tour of the Vatican by Francesca who was highly knowledgeable, answered all questions, and very nice in general. After a quick lunch and seeing the St Peter Basilica, we met Alessandra at the Colosseum and she led us on our favorite tour during our time here. The
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jess A wrote a review Sep. 2020
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The first half of our tour (Vatican) was hosted by Michaela, lovely lady and did a great job of giving us lots of history and interesting background especially on the Sistine chapel! The second half of our tour was hosted by a lovely Canadian lady (sorry I'm rubbish with names).
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Neil_P wrote a review Jul. 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom53 contributions17 helpful votes
Took this in late July, visiting from the UK, and booked only a few days before travelling. Rome was quiet due to COVID, so we know our experience may be ‘calmer’ than a regular year. Seraphina was our morning Vatican guide, and was excellent all round, knowledgable, friendly
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Excellent guide!
Massimo is an excellent guide,very knowledgeable,with a great sense of humour. I would definitely recommend taking
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Robbery
The Italian government prohibits entry to non-EU citizens and our cruise was canceled. The last time our last cru
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Absolutely fabulous!
This was a wonderful tour! Our first adventure with "skip the line" was great so we took another. Having a guide th
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Great tour
My friend and I, we really enjoyed our tour there. It was pretty professional. It also was so interesting and organ
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Good day trips
The day trip was just fantastic! The tour is well organized. They picked us up very centrally and the bus was comfo
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Great Halloween Activity!
We organized a group from work, and everyone had a ton of fun! We included co-workers, family members and even litt
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Fantastic morning
Tiffany was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We had a fantastic time, she even managed to keep my 1
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Wonderful afternoon
Lots of really interesting information and Sarah was really friendly and welcoming. We practically had the Colosseu
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Evening ghost tour
The tour with Divan was excellent. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. My kids 10 and 12 thought it was brilli
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Vatican Tour
The tour was fantastic because our guide Francesca was simply outstanding. I have already given my comments regardi
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City Wonders Vatican Tour
Tiffany from City Wonders was AMAZING!!! She was very knowledgeable and shared so much history about the Vatican an
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Fantastic experience and definitely recommend to anyone.
Absolutely fantastic tour. Our City Wonders tour guide was amazing. Brilliant at pointing out all the hidden detail
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Excellent guide
Firstly, a couple of critical points but they don't detract from a 5-star rating. The meeting point was given as 'b
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Vatican Tour - Exceptional
The tour guide, Maddalena, was a font of knowledge about the art in the Vatican museums as well as the history of t
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Colosseum Tour done well
Excellent from start to finish. Clear meeting instructions, Sev was very knowledgeable about the Colosseum and answ
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