Supersaver: Vatican Museums And Colosseum Small-Group Tour Access From The Arena - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Vatican tour: 8:30am Colosseum tour: 3:15pm until September 15 Colosseum tour: 1:15 pm from September 16 until March 15
  • Departure Details :
    1: Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    2: Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the Vatican and Ancient Rome on a half-day combo tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. With skip-the-line tickets to both the Vatican museums and the Colosseum, you wont waste any time. Follow your guide around the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica, and then enjoy free time for lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, at 1.15 pm (winter period) or 3.15 pm (summer period), visit the Colosseum and access it from the Arena, one of the restricted areas of the monument.


  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Head to the Vatican Museums to meet your guide, and then step straight inside the complex with your skip-the-line ticket. During a 3-hour tour, youll discover a wealth of Renaissance artwork that was amassed by the popes.

Follow your guide around the corridors of the museum to learn all about the Vatican and its treasures. Visit Raphaels Rooms, and then head inside the Sistine Chapel to gaze in wonder at Michelangelos Creation of Adam the famous ceiling fresco that frames the main room.

Walk through a reserved passageway from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peters Basilica, and take a look inside. Highlights include Michelangelos La Piet sculpture and Berninis baldachin.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, make your own way to the Colosseum for a tour of the symbol of Ancient Rome. Head straight past the Colosseum crowds with your fast-access ticket. You will step inside the monument directly onto the Arena, one of the restricted areas of the Colosseum, to see the ancient amphitheater where gladiators once fought to death.

If you would like to learn more about Ancient Rome, choose the option with extension of the Forum and Palatine hill.

When you leave the Colosseum, bid your guide goodbye.


Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation from Vatican to Colosseum


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age and also for adults for the entrance at the Colosseum

St. Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. Local operator is not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. If the Basilica closed for religious functions, you'll spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide

Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check. Visitors cannot avoid these checks. Even though skip the line tickets are purchased in advance, local operator is not responsible for time spent waiting to pass security checks

The tour consists of 2 different tours: a Vatican tour in the morning and a Colosseum / Ancient Rome tour

If you choose the option with Roman Forum and Palatine hill, the order of the visit of this tour can be: first Roman forum and Palatine hill and then Colosseum

If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican or Colosseum

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  • 16-Sep-2019

    Tour guide was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Vatican. The use of the headsets were great and the first time for me. It was nice because you didn’t have to be right near her to hear what she was saying.

    The Colosseum tour was amazing! Roman architecture is breathtaking! This tour, in-line many others allowed us to be on the floor of the Colosseum, it was a much different perspective than being on the perimeter. The tour guide we had for the second half was also very knowledgeable, he said he was an archeologist, and was able to answer all our questions. We met interesting people on the tour and were able to reconnect after the tour was over and in the next city.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great tour of Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Our small group met at the Tour Office and we walked firstly down into the Forum. It rained a little and an Umbrella was necessary. There were "cheap" umbrellas on sale for 5 Euro - and slightly dearer umbrellas for a negotiated 8 euro. Get the dearer one as one of the Tour bought the cheaper one and it lasted only to the top of Palatine Hill (20 minutes?). The tour took us through the forum, up Palatine Hill and then to the Colosseum. Being on the main arena floor and looking up is really worthwhile. You can only stay for 20 minutes and then the tour progresses up into the stands. There is a lift for those less mobile. The tour was a highlight. Loved Rome!!!

  • 24-Dec-2018

    Our guide for the Vatican tour was Diego, a lovely man who explained everything thoroughly and made sure the group was together before moving on. Made the tour engaging and responded heartily to questions asked. Also made sure everybody could see what was going on and was very friendly when guiding us. For the Colosseum tour, our guide, Dennis, was similar and made the experience enjoyable. Made sure to keep eye contact with us at all times to ensure we were listening and kept us engaged. Knew the attraction well and even threw in his own personal opinion at times! Both tours were very fun and taught us a lot about these places in Rome. Could’ve been better if we had time to check out the gift shop so we could purchase souviers though. Overall, a great experience!

  • 20-Jul-2018

    So first of all, these two tours should not be grouped together. They were a lotbto absorb and if someone chose to do both so be it, but it was too long as a whole. They are two seperate tours which we had to arrange transport ourselves to each one. Both tour guides, while they knew their material, their Italian accent was very strong and they both spoke at the group instead of to them. I could hear other guides not doing this. The Vatican Tour wait was ashame as we watched City Wonders groups walk in ahead of us. The Colosseum tour would have been much better if at first we didn't have to walk 15 minutes extra just to get to the tour office, then wait there for at least 30 to 40 minutes while they straightened everything out.

  • 05-Apr-2018

    Tour was amazing. Even though there was a lot of people at the sites, the guide made it easy and you really felt relaxed to enjoy the experience. Finding the office for the afternoon tour was a little challenging. Our tour guide Diego was very knowledgeable and personable.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    We loved this tour. Our guide Julio was great

  • 25-Feb-2018

    A guided tour which shows you all MUST-SEE sights in Rome in one day. We skipped the lines in the Vatican and the Colosseum and we had two good professional qualified Rome guides, Flavia for the Vatican in the morning and Diego for the Colosseum, Palatino and Forum in the afternoon. It includes the highlights of all sites above, without being too long or boring with many details. Both tours were done with headsets, which is also good. We started with no delays for them both. We exited the Vatican around 12.00 and we had to be at the meeting point for the second tour at 13.00, so make sure you don't spend much time shopping or having lunch for a long time, otherwise, you'll miss the second tour for the Colosseum, Palatino and Forum.
    One piece of advice: We did not know that the main street by our meeting point for the Colosseum, Via Imperiale, is closed to traffic on the weekends, so we took a taxi and it could not take us too close to the meeting point. Better use the metro from the Vatican and get off in front of the Colosseum if it's a weekend. I do not think walking is feasible within the free time left between the 2 tours. The 2nd tour ended around 16.30, so it is a full day and one must be prepared for much walking and some climbing, but it is worth doing it.
    I definitely recommend it and hope it always has as good guides as we had!

  • 04-Dec-2017

    This was a great deal! Paid for in Cdn ahead of time and being recognized at arrival for tour was very comforting. The guides were wonderful, full of information, very easy to understand, enjoyable to be with and accommodating to individuals in the small group. This is a full day so be prepared as it is well worth it. Skip the line is exactly that ... good thing as you should have seen the line if you had tried to enter the Vatican on your own. Having a guide is so very necessary unless you are a Historian in Art and Culture. I would book again with Viator for future excursions anywhere! Thanks to our guides as they were outstanding!!

  • 24-Oct-2017

    Everything about the tours was fantastic, especially the guides we had. Our only problem was the second part of the tour was scheduled for us at 1:45 PM, and when we showed up the tour had already left at 1:00 PM. Our paperwork had given us an erroneous meet time so the tour group put us into a later group.

  • 05-Oct-2017

    The Vatican tour was wonderful - and so glad to be able to skip the lines. Claudia was a terrific guide and handled the pressure of the large crowds beautifully. The Colloseum tour was also very good - though we felt that our tour guide wasn't quite as sensitive to the large group and her pace was sometimes a little too quick for the participants. The group was large, and she didn't always wait for the stragglers to catch up. Her knowledge and presentation were great, though. Overall, a great way to see the highlights, particularly on a limited time frame. We were expecting smaller groups, but the people we met - both guides and other travelers - were very congenial. Would recommend.

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