Exclusive Guided Tour: Vatican City with Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Combine tours of the Colosseum and the Vatican with this single package, both with skip-the-line access. You’ll save valuable vacation time when you bypass the often-long entry lines, proceeding directly inside to begin exploring. Enjoy a guided tour of each location with an art historian guide and the ability to spend as much time as you like inside the attractions.
  • Tick off two must-see Rome attractions in a single package
  • Make the most of your visits with guided tours full of in-depth commentary
  • Skip-the-line access saves valuable time
  • Use of headsets to ensure you hear the guide clearly

Skip the line access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Skip the line access to St Peter's Basilica
Skip the line access to Colosseum
Skip the line access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Expert English-speaking guide
Pick-up and drop-off
Transportation between the Vatican to Colosseum

Departure Point

1: Rome Tour Tickets, Via Sebastiano Veniero, 15, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via del Monte Oppio, 10, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

1: Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
2: Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Vatican Museums
"You will surely get charmed by the enchanting views inside Vatican Museums. These 7.5 kilometres long Museums are the largest collection of artworks in the world. Get fascinated by the masterpieces situated inside and wander around the panoramic galleries including the legendary ""Gallery of Maps"". See the suites devoted to one of the brilliant minds of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael. With his other masterpieces, see his most famous painting the ""School of Athens"". This painting will catch your attention long before you enter the Vatican. Because it is printed on the entry tickets of Vatican Museums. While seeing the Borgia Apartments, your guide will tell the technique artist Pinturicchio used that gave a three-dimensional effect on the walls. This first part of the tour will get you excited for the attractions to be covered onwards."
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Sistine Chapel
Stepping into the magnificent Sistine Chapel, you'll discover why Michelangelo is one of the most celebrated artists in the world. See his breathtaking frescoes illustrating some famous stories from the Gospel. His "Creation of Adam" and "The Last Judgement" are the most popular ones. It is forbidden to speak or take pictures inside the Chapel. So detailed narrations will be given before entering by the guide about how the tour will be operated. While inside take in the mastery of the greatest masterpieces painted on the ceiling and silently observe the gathering place of cardinals, where new Popes are selected.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Basilica
"Skip the line to enter the gigantic St Peter's Basilica with a size as large as two American football fields together. The monument is so extraordinary that it took almost 120 years to be fully constructed. Hear from your guide about the contributions of Renaissance architects Rossellino, Bernini and Bramante in designing this massive structure. See Michelangelo's famous Le Peita, a wonder in terms of both techniques and emotions. Lose yourself in the enormous interiors and historical masterpieces such as the Baldacchino. The first part of your tour ends with the guided expedition of one of the world's most popular and visited churches, St Peter's Basilica. N.B:The second part of the tour starts as soon as you meet your next guide at the meeting point given for the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Break : Vatican to Colosseum Office : With Metro or Taxi . Duration: 30 Minutes. Admission not included
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Start exploring Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the city's most iconic monument, the Colosseum. Enter the largest amphitheatre ever built while skipping long entry lines and saving hours of waiting time. You will be amazed by the designing techniques used by Romans around 2000 years ago. Hear the stories about terrible and aggressive fights that took place inside. Narrations about how around 50000 people gathered inside to cheer for their favorite gladiators will surely get you amazed.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
You will be then headed towards the area that was once the political, cultural and religious hub of the great Roman empire. See the ruins of some historical monuments like House of Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus and many more. Your guide will get you amazed by sharing facts and stories about some larger-than-life characters and why Rome was called "Caput Mundi (Capital of the World)".
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
Follow your guide to the most historical site of Rome. It is widely believed that Palatine Hill is where Rome was founded by Romulus nearly 3000 years ago. Full of ruins of the palaces of several emperors, this place is illustrating the wealthy and luxurious lifestyle of elite classes in ancient Rome. Listen to your guide telling stories about the treasured palaces with all kinds of facilities, such as the Palace of Domitian, which had a stadium as well. See remaining parts of an ancient aqueduct built millenniums ago before ending your day-long exploration of the eternal city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders to enter the religious venues
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Carrying a big bag/luggage is not allowed during the tour
  • The sites are not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers requested to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time. Tours are time-sensitive and late arrivals cannot be accommodated
  • Wearing comfortable walking shoes during the tour is recommended
  • All tourists are required to show a valid photo ID for entering the attractions (Student ID, Driver's License, Passport or State ID)
  • All guests must need to pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
  • Parts of Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica may remain closed without prior announcements for religious ceremonies. These are fully the decisions of Vatican authorities, and the tour operator will not agree on any refunds.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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