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Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena provided by Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Temperature checks for travelers at Colosseum and Vatican Museums entrance
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Skip the line at two of Rome’s most popular attractions—the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum—on this tour. A guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, your tour continues in the core of ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum (no waiting in line required). Stand on the arena floor that once hosted fighting gladiators and then explore the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Foro Romano
    Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Highlights
  • Skip the line access at the Colosseum
  • Maximize your time at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Wander through ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
What to Expect
Meet your guide and tour group bright and early for skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums. Your guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the large collection inside the Vatican galleries. The tour includes a stop in the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, the tour continues in ancient Rome with skip-the-line access into the Colosseum. Step onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought and then learn more about this fascinating moment in history by exploring Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
5–6 hours
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. Local operator is not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. If the Basilica closed for religious functions, you'll spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check. Visitors cannot avoid these checks. Even though skip the line tickets are purchased in advance, local operator is not responsible for time spent waiting to pass security checks
  • The tour consists of 2 different tours: a Vatican tour in the morning and a Colosseum / Ancient Rome tour
  • If you choose the option with Roman Forum and Palatine hill, the order of the visit of this tour can be: first Roman forum and Palatine hill and then Colosseum
  • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican or Colosseum
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • 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 20 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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Eduard Bröse wrote a review Feb. 2020
Berlin, Germany2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide on both parts of the tour was Davido, who gave us many details, interesting background and historical facts on everything we saw in the Vatican, Palatine Hill and in the Colosseum, a constant flow of information. He was also very helpful toward an elderly couple who
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from 734741, Public Relations Manager at Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena
Responded 28 Feb. 2020
First of all, we wanted to thank you for choosing us for your tour in Rome. We are also very happy to read that our guide David was at the level of what you expected. All our guides are licensed and professionals with lots of experience in the city. Please, come back again soon!
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Heather E wrote a review Feb. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant tour with diego. Very informative and entertaining. We did vatican tour in the morning and colosseum tour in the afternoon. A little rushed between the two and definitly do not take a rucksack if this can be avoided as you end up double tracking on yourself. Definitly
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from 734741, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena
Responded 21 Feb. 2020
Dear heathere98, What a great review! Customer satisfaction is one of our priorities and we're happy to read that we've hit the mark with you! We hope to see you soon again and wish you a wonderful stay in Rome.
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11sjw wrote a review Jan. 2020
Perth, Australia62 contributions27 helpful votes
We encountered two very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. This tour is a great for those on shorter stays in Rome. It still is a long day though so wear very good walking shoes.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from 734741, editor at Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena
Responded 6 Feb. 2020
Hey, thank you very much for your review and great tip there about the comfy shoes.
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Melanin wrote a review Dec. 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a great time at the Vatican City..but most fun at the Colosseum tour with Georgio..he was perfect 👌🏽
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Date of experience: December 2019
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TaylorRiker wrote a review Dec. 2019
Brownsville, TX4 contributions2 helpful votes
Both our tour guides were exemplary. Very informative and enthusiastic. More than what was expected. I highly recommend them both,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders
Liz_McCll
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Would highly recommend!
Azzurra was a fantastic tour guide, incredibly knowledgable and friendly. As a solo traveller, she made me feel ver
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Irene R
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Great experience
Guide was so passionate that it added to the whole experience. Worthwhile getting ticket with access to palantine
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HaydnD32
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5 Star
An amazing day and a great tour guide, very detailed, we learned some interesting facts, would recommend!
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Cripa74
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Feeling like in the Roman Empire time
Our tour guide Dennis was very good, clear and he was able to let us feel in the Roman Empire time. We enjoyed the
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Antiquehunter13
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Colosseum tour.
We needed headphones. Although only a small group of 7 it was very difficult to hear the guide against the traffic
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family492
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Information packed tour
We skipped the lines and got an information packed tour. The guide spoken English well and was attentive to our yo
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1990robbyk
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Very good tour
Very educational it was like having a history lesson. The views and ruins were amazing! 100% Definitely recommend t
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annahejlsberg
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Interesting and knowledgeable guide - a great tour!
David was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable and really interesting. Forum Romanum is always worth a visit, but becam
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paullk71
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Great Tour of the Vatican
Fantastic tour with our guide Marcius. who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject which made the
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josephiney565
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Amazing tour experience
Azzura as our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She was really knowledgeable and really passionate about the are
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ruthbF4099SQ
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Fantastic tour
This was a very well organised programme starting at the forum, up to Palatine and ending in the spectacular coloss
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susiej309
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Great tour with Matt
Our guide, Matt, was definitely the highlight of the tour! He was obviously passionate about the history of the Col
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S4509JZpaulk
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Great Tour
We had a fantastic time yesterday. Tour was well organised and felt safe and supported. Matt was very knowledgeabl
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rmcross12
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Best purchase of the trip!
This tour was so much fun. Our guide, Matt, was so funny and interesting. You could see his passion for the history
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GemBez777
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Exceptional tour with Dennis!
Our guide Dennis was outstanding and really made our tour exceptional and special. He was so knowledgeable and prov
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