All Rome in One Day: Colosseum and Vatican with Hotel Pickup + Lunch

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Have limited time to see Rome’s sights? Discover the major highlights of the Eternal City all in one day on this small-group tour. Following morning pickup at your accommodation, travel via air-conditioned vehicle to the Colosseum, where skip-the-line access means you can bypass the crowds. Next, continue to the Roman Forum. Then, travel across town to the Vatican, where you have skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums and can admire the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour concludes with a traditional two-course lunch.
  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to see the sights
  • Save time with skip-the-line access at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums
  • Enjoy a traditional, two-course Italian lunch
  • Transit by air-conditioned vehicle (plus hotel pickup) is included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save time with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, plus a two-course Roman lunch and minivan transfers.

2 course lunch in traditional Roman restaurant
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional tour guide
Hotel pick-up
Small group tour (Max. 10 people)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
Food and drinks outside the fixed menu
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Via Tor de' Conti, 25, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Return Details

St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
After the complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, you will visit the world’s largest amphitheatre with your “skip the line” ticket, which will allow you to access directly the metal detector control. Once inside, the tour guide will bring the Colosseum back to life by explaining how the gladiators entertained the crowds with spectacular fights. You will learn the complex engineering applied by the Romans to build, what is still considered, as the most technologically advanced entertainment complex of its time. The guide will then take you to the second level of the Colosseum where you will enjoy the beautiful view of the arena and all of the seating areas. This includes the exact spot where the emperor sat with his family and the specially reserved marble seats of the Roman senators.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
After the Colosseum, you will proceed into the archaeological site of the Roman Forum which represented the commercial, legal and administrative center of Ancient Rome. You will literally feel as if you were brought back in time during the Imperial age of Rome. All of this, while strolling past ancient ruins of temples and Roman mausoleums such as the Roman senate and the altar where Julius Caesar's body was cremated.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
From the Forum, a driver with a modern air conditioned vehicle will pick you up and take you way across town to explore the world renowned Vatican museums and two of the most important churches in the world: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You’re sure to be dazzled by the masterpieces of great artists like Michelangelo with his world-renowned ceiling, “Last Judgment” and Pieta, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini with his twirling bronze baldachin, tomb of Alexander VII, and the many other gorgeous embellishments with which he adorned the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. During the whole visit, your guide will fill you in on the historic, religious and artistic significance of the works and structures, as well as, the stories of the artists themselves. After the Vatican tour, you will be taken to one of our favorite Roman restaurants to enjoy a delicious Roman lunch!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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