Colosseum & Vatican City Combo Tour - Rome in 1 Day

Experience Rome’s most visited sites, the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this full-day combo, made even better by fast-track, skip-the-line access to both attractions. With an expert guide, head inside the Vatican Museums through an exclusive skip-the-line access. Witness its glorious artistic treasures, including Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescos in the Sistine Chapel, and then visit magnificent St Peter’s Basilica.
After free time for lunch (own expense), make your way to meeting point near the Colosseum, where you enjoy a guided walking tour of the mighty amphitheater. Hear tales of Roman emperors, fearless gladiators, and ferocious beasts as you gaze out over the arena floor.
Continue your walk through ancient Rome at the nearby Roman Forum and explore the ruins of ancient temples, churches, public squares, and tombs. Finally, climb to the top of Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional Guide
    • Audio set linked with Guide
    • 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
    • Skip-the-line access
    • 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
    What's excluded :
    • Food and Drinks
    • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
    • Transportation from Vatican to Colosseum
    • Access to St. Peter's Basilica Dome
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Marvel at the museums’ awe-inspiring art collection, world-renowned frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel, and the Renaissance era paintings in the Raphael Room with an advantage of avoiding the stressful long queue and get escorted inside the Vatican Museums through the priority access. After a regular security check, we will head towards the most important galleries and breathtaking masterpieces collection of art. At 75 meters long, the Gallery of the Tapestries is named after the elaborate Flemish tapestries that drape its walls. The Gallery of the Maps, painted between 1580 and 1585, takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls, representing each of the Italian regions and papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    You will hear details about the election process called Conclave which ends up with white smoke from the chimney installed in the Chapel. See original "Last Judgement" and try to find Michaelangelo's face in between more than 300 painted characters.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    First part of the tour ends with the privileged access to St.Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel, which is missed by most of the visitors.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    One of the 7 new wonders of the world, the Colosseum. Recognizable symbol of the power and the dimensions of the old empire; also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, its construction took place between 70 and 80 d. C. and hosted shows of various types.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

    The center of Roman public life, which contained the most important structures of daily life, such as temples, sanctuaries, markets, royal residences and basilicas

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    The Palatine, where the Imperial Palace is located, where the chariot races once took place.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Via Germanico, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Via del Monte Oppio, 10, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Rome City Tours

Activity ID: V-144387P3

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