Day trip

Rome: Vatican Museums and Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

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8 reviews

Activity provider: Tourismotion
Day trip

Rome: Vatican Museums and Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Tourismotion
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From US$ 118.21 US$ 94.57 per person

Save time and money by visiting the Vatican Museums and Colosseum — two of Rome's top attractions — in one day. Enjoy an authentic tour, travel back to the days of the Roman Republic, and discover artistic masterpieces from the papal collections.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire
  • Discover the papal collections of the Vatican Museums
  • See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo and others
  • Go inside the miraculous Sistine Chapel
  • Climb up Palatine Hill for panoramic views of Rome
Full description
Save time and money with a combined skip-the-ticket-line tour of the Vatican museums and the main monuments of ancient Rome. Meet your guide for a morning tour of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel. Wander the vast corridors and galleries of one of the most important museums in the world, touring in a group of no more than 20 people. Go to the spectacular Cortile del Belvedere and see the historic maps of ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. See beautiful tapestries by Raphael’s students in the Gallery of Tapestries. Then, gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes in the Sistine chapel. In the afternoon, transfer to the Flavian amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, and explore the largest amphitheater ever built. Learn more about the Roman emperors and gladiators and the bloodthirsty battles put on for the Roman citizens. Next, go to the heart of ancient Rome and see the ruins of temples in the Roman Forum. Climb Palatine Hill for panoramic views of where the ancient Romans met to trade, worship, and conduct their political affairs.
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Expert tour guide speaking only the selected language
  • Headphones
  • Tips
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• For the Vatican portion in the morning, meet your guide at Viale Giulio Cesare 229 (between pharmacy and cinema ‘Giulio Cesare’). • For the Colosseum tour in the afternoon, meet your guide at the entrance of the Colosseo metro station (Line B), opposite Colosseum Square. You will find your guide between a green kiosk and the fountain. • At both meeting points look for the guide holding a sign that says Tourismotion. Remember to arrive at the meeting point on time as the group will not wait. • Starting time of the Colosseum tour in the afternoon depends on the schedules of the year: • March 21, 2022-May 29, 2022: Spanish tour at 2:30 PM English tour at 2:00 PM • May 30, 2022 - September 11, 2022: Spanish tour at 3:30 PM English tour at 3:00 PM • September 12, 2022-October 30, 2022: Spanish tour at 2:30 PM English tour at 2:00 PM • October 31, 2022-March 19, 2023: Both Spanish and English tour at 1:30 PM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • You are required to keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times; please wear long-sleeved shirts and pants or a skirt that covers your knees, or you will be refused entry
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security; during high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes; please do not bring sharp or dangerous objects
  • Access to the monuments on this tour is not possible with large backpacks; please bring a small backpack or bag
  • This tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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October 5, 2022

First guide in the morning in Vatican was great. But the tour was a lot shorter and finished earlier. In the colosseum the guide was not as informative and the audio was very bad. Hard to understand the guide. It’s not a 9 hour tour! The tours were 3 hours + 2.5 hours.

June 8, 2022


November 11, 2021

Product ID: 65108