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Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

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USD 187.76
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    What to Expect
    Begin your full day of visiting Rome's highlights with a morning pick up from select hotels.

    Head for the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the long entry lines and the crowds to follow your tour guide directly inside. Explore the 54 galleries, including the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano, the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, the Museo Chiaramonti, and the Museo Pio-Clementino, among others. 

    Enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's famous ceiling fresco and learn about the events that still take place there, such as the Papal conclave. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica to take in the sheer size and the Renaissance architecture. 

    Stop to visit a local restaurant for lunch before continuing to the afternoon portion of your tour. 

    Again, skip the line for the Colosseum and explore the massive amphitheater with your guide, learning about its history as a source of entertainment for ancient Roman citizens. 

    Discover the Capitol Hill, the actual site of the Mayor of Rome, and offering the most beautiful view on the Roman Forum.

    Then, you'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, the place of foundation of Rome and the Roman Forum from the inside, where your tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from centrally located hotels in Rome
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    • Professional guide
    • Wireless audio headset to assist with hearing guide
    • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (3 courses) only for the pickup option
    • Hotel pickup (only for centrally located hotels in Rome) exclusively for the lunch option
    • Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • On Wednesday morning tours: the visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
    • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays at security checks when entering the Colosseum
    • This tour visits religious sites, and a dress code will be enforced. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats allowed
    • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
    • due to shorter daylight, from October 27 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please be advise that from the 27th of October 2019 the Colosseum tour starts at 02:00 pm
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This is a must do tour if you want to learn about The Vatican City & The Cololosseum! Both guides were so knowledgeable we learned so much from them!
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    We booked the tour to ensure we were able to see both in a reasonable time. First we we not told to meet in the "plaza" before heading to the Vatican. But once we found it we met with our group and Tour Guide Juliano. Although he was knowledgeable in the history of the paintings
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    Response from G L, Guest Relations Manager at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
    Responded 4 days ago
    Dear Guest, we appreciate your taking the time to leave a detailed review of your experience at the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum with us. We're very sorry the first part of your full day with us didn't meet your expectations, but we're happy you enjoyed Egle during the discovery of the wonderful Colosseum. We own up to this unfortunate incident and pledge to use your feedback to avoid similar inconveniences in the future with true commital intent. Meanwhile, please be so kind as to reach us privately to give us more detail about the trouble you encountered finding our meeting points; to this end, you can use the email address feedbackteam@graylinerome.it to write us an email and provide us your booking reference so we can assist you. Best regards, the Gray Line Rome Team
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    This was a fantastic tour! My husband and I only had two days in Rome and we are very happy that we chose Gray Line -I Love Rome for our Skip the Line Vatican & Colosseum Tour (skip the line is the way to go - we began with an 8am tour at the Vatican and the lines outside were
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    Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
    Responded 3 days ago
    Dear Guests, so glad Davide and Federico contributed to a wonderful day for you in Rome. Our guides are professionals and experts, and they are an added value indeed. There is no much to see in a relatively short time, so a guide really makes a difference in terms of selecting what's worth directing your attention to. A guided tour is definitely the way to go! We're happy you enjoyed your experience and hope you will come back soon. Best regards, the Gray Line Rome Team
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    Loved how the tour was handled. We were able to get pick up directly from the hotel. Our guide Dorota was funny and along the whole tour she was able to answer our questions.
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    Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Ale, thanks for your review, it's great to acknowledge your five-star rate! We see you had a reservation for our combo tour 'Vatican Museums & Colosseum' which is a full day of exciting visits to the most beautiful sights and museums in Rome, and a great choice for its value for money if you want to see a lot in just one day with the guidance of two of our professional local guides. We're very happy you enjoyed your experience! Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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    i was not sure of what to expect with this since it was my first with a tour guide. But i can honestly say it was well worth the cost and both guides (1 at Vatican & the other at Colosseum) really did an exceptional job. They shared a wealth of information about the sites.They
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    Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Guest, we're proud you managed to successfully visit the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum with our company and that you didn't regret doing so. We have to thank your tour guides as well, but we can humbly say that all our guides are the best professionals on the market and great to collaborate with. Should you recall the names of your leaders, please edit this post so we can praise them officially. Don't hesitate to take a look at our website for more activities and tours during your next Roman stay. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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