Semi private Vatican tour with optional S.P. Colosseum by arena entrance tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

The Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum are three of Rome’s most visited attractions and queues can take over an hour at busy times. With this tour, head straight inside the Vatican with skip-the-line access, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and enter St Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance reserved only for tour participants. Upgrade to include a guided tour of the Colosseum including special access to the Arena Floor.
  • Guided Vatican tour: avoid getting lost in the gigantic museum
  • Priority entrance to Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Use the Gladiator’s Entrance: the quickest way to enter the Colosseum
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 10 people

Semi private group up to 10 people
English-speaking professional licensed guide
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Entry/Admission Colosseum (If option Selected)
Entry/Admission Palatine Hill (If option Selected)
Entry/Admission Roman forum (if option selectedI
Tips for the Guide

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Ins the Vatican Museums, you will discover, with the help of your knowledgeable guide, the main Vatican Galleries, such as the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Candelabra, which will amaze you for their marble sculptures and detailed ancient maps. Let yourself be impressed by the wonderful Raphael Rooms, where you will admire frescoes by Raphael himself, such as “The School of Athens”.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Once in the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, the real must-see of Vatican, you will have time to admire the Creation of the World ceiling and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, considered his real masterpieces.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Last stop of your tour will be an unmissable stop of every Vatican tour: St. Peter Basilica. Here you will find the majestic Bernini’s Baldachin and the Altar of the “Cattedra” where the beautiful chair of St. Peter’s designed by Bernini is supported by Angels.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The first step of optional part of the tour will be in the Colosseum that you will access with the special Gladiator's entrance, including the Arena stage, where you will have an overview of the underground, first and second level of the monument
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Then, in the Palatine Hill, you will find the emperor’s houses and a beautiful view of the city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
In the Roman Forum, you will discover the ancient downtown where the public, commercial and political life were located.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No shorts above the knees are permitted
  • No sleeveless t-shirts are permitted
  • No big back pack are allowed
  • No big umbrella are permitted
  • No pointed objects
  • This tour never runs on Wednesday or Sunday or religious bank holidays.
  • that the Basilica of St. Peters’ is not visible due to special Religious functions held by the Cardinals or the Pope, the closing of St. Peter’s can be an unexpected decision take by the Vatican Museums; in this case we will add in the itinerary the Painting gallery or the Raphael Rooms, once the Pope Julius’ II apartment, as an alternative site.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible but may be adapted to an accessible itinerary if you contact us. 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

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