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Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line provided by Gray Line - I Love 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you’ve only got one day in Rome, it’s important to make the most of your time in the Eternal City by booking ahead. Ensure you tick off all of Rome’s top sights in just one day on a tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to both the Vatican and the Colosseum, which is guaranteed to save you hours of waiting in line.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • See the best of Rome in just one day on a sightseeing tour
  • A great introduction for time-pressed travelers
  • A guide provides the inside scoop on Rome's culture and history
  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line admission tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican
Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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peterbond952 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
It is not to believe how impressive was our visit to the San Peter church. It takes one day only to visit the Basilica . I suggest to read a book to understand how reach of history is this Catholic basilica .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Katrv5 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour is done in two parts one in the morning (Vatican) and one in the afternoon (Colosseum & Palatine hill) It was easy to connect with guides at both meeting locations as the employees wear pink vest. Lots of great information was given by both guides. Claudi our guide for
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tripbsas wrote a review Feb. 2020
Miami Beach, Florida259 contributions66 helpful votes
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This activity corresponds to 2 separate tours, one in the morning 8:30 am (visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Cathedral) and the other in the afternoon 2:00 pm (visiting the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum) . Our guides in Spanish were excellent.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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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 11 Feb. 2020
Dear Guest, thank you very much for this contribution - we're glad you enjoyed the experiences and took the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very useful and your suggestions will help potential customers as well as the community that follows us. We'll certainly work on making our communication more clear and efficient in terms of directions from the Vatican to the Colosseum; however, please be informed that we do operate a combined tour that includes lunch and transportation to the Colosseum by coach, as a way to cuddle our guests. With an intent to cut costs and make the tour more affordable, we then decided to curate a tour without lunch/transport and add it to our portfolio. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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sfoneill wrote a review Feb. 2020
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions10 helpful votes
Rome in one day is definitely not possible but it did get off to a great start with this tour which covered two of the must see sights of Rome. Starting with the Vatican and Sistine chapel. Tip... buy the skip the queue tickets otherwise you are wasting your time standing in a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Derk vW wrote a review Dec. 2019
Cannes, France29 contributions24 helpful votes
Great tours, very well informed, patient and enthusiastic guides. We did the colosseum and Palantine tour with Letitzia and loved it.
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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 22 Dec. 2019
Dear Guest, so glad you took advantage of our guided tour to the Colosseum and Ancient Rome is such an exciting way. Your post makes us proud of Letizia's excellent job and we thank you for leaving it as a great contribution to our community. Best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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massimocR295QR
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Best tour we have ever had!!!
Definitely the best tour I have ever experienced in my life! Davide is the best guide I have ever had. He gave us
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Yanran L
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Amazing Walking Virtual Tour - In Rome Local Time
I am writing this review on behalf of my 11 year old daughter, for whom I purchased this Virtual Tour. I came acros
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meganyfl
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Live Virtual Tour in Rome: St. Peter's Square & Basilica and Sant'Angelo Castle
This was such a fun and engaging tour. I could have listened to our tour guide Davide speak all day. He was extreme
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Karyn R
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Vatican Tour
No queues for us on this great tour round the Vatican and to St Peters. Danieli V took us with another couple on a
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cathyrP7681UD
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Admire able Peace of Art
I had a Tour person and she was very Loyal, knowledgeable well Introduced for the Museum of Rome. I Admired Rafael
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Sinnottss
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Roma - Hop on Hop off
I travel extensively and find the hop on hop off buses are a day one must for me in each new adventure. They give
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TCummuskey
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Elisa was fantastic!!
We had a walking tour for four of us with Elisa D. She was fantastic and made the tour extremely enjoyable. She too
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HELENA_pizzanudel5
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Great experience
We’ve had a really good and interesting tour through the colosseum, roman Forum and palatine hill. We really enjoye
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kix2mix2
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I would change the order of the tour, so people can spend more time in the vatican museums
It was a nice tour, the guide was really skilled & knowledgable. The issue was that there were some tourists joinin
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Julia S
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Excellent!
We had an excellent private tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Alessio,
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Trek555952
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Amazing
Fabulous tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica with Rita our wonderful tour guide. Th
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dervlac
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Very informative but a little long...
Travelled to Rome in September (post COVID) so we saw the eternal city without 100,000 tourists. Opted for this tou
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michaelmL4504EC
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Rome
It was good. We wish we could have heard our guide but she was very soft spoken. Good tour though.we did enjoy t
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Jamie A
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Pompeii and Napoli
Communication was amazing spoke with the company the day before and they arranged pick up from the hotel, once we m
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Puss100
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Fabulous
Our tour of this iconic place was fabulous, and Rita our guide made the experience even better. The history and art
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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