Rome In A Day: Vatican And Colosseum With Skip The Line

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Enjoy skip the line access and uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy a walking tour of the most famous art collection in the world at the Vatican Museums. Have a relaxed lunch in Rome's city center then visit the Colosseum and ancient Rome.


  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, just to name a few. Rendezvous with your guide at the meeting point at 8:30am and head out on an experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

Head to the 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums, the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, The Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave, the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

Visit the popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

After visiting the Vatican Museums, take a tasty stop in a typical restaurant for a 3-course meal before your visit to the Colosseum area.

After lunch, it's off to the Colosseum, one of the most popular and amazing structures in the entire world. Access the Colosseum with no line and be ready to enter into the legend. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater which hosted ancient Romans, Senators, Emperors and Gladiators as well as animals from all over the world.

In April thru October you'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, the place of foundation of Rome and the Roman Forum from the inside. November thru March you'll discover the Capitol Hill, actual site of the Mayor of Rome, and offering the most beautiful view on the Roman Forum.

Inclusions for Rome In A Day: Vatican And Colosseum With Skip The Line

  • Exclusive skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museums as official tour operator partners
  • Entrance tickets with exclusive skip the line service at the Colosseum
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headset to assist with hearing guide
  • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (3 courses) only for the pickup option
  • Hotel pickup (only for centrally located hotels in Rome) exclusivelyfor the lunch option
  • Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup

Exclusions for Rome In A Day: Vatican And Colosseum With Skip The Line

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved

On Wednesday morning tours: the visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday

Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays at security checks when entering the Colosseum

This tour visits religious sites, and a dress code will be enforced. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats allowed

If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • The tour was amazing. Our first guide, Linda was so kind and mindful or the older people in the tour group. She did not walk to fast especially up the steps and hills. There were lots of those hahaha. We saw so many amazing sites. There was just too much to see in the 3 hours we had. Our second tour of guide took us to the Colosseum and the Hill. Be prepared to do our awful lot of walking up and down the hills wear proper shoes especially if it rains like it did on as you will see some amazing sites on this hell lots of ancient ruins you will be able to take some of the most amazing pictures once we were done we went to the Colosseum and again be prepared for lots of walking there wasnt a lot of hills but there were a lot of steps the Colosseum was the last part of our tour and all the parts that we did I would have to say the Colosseum was the least of my favorites. Overall the tour was amazing and very exhausting by the end of the day all my husband and I wanted to do was to find someplace to eat which was not easy and get back to our hotel.

  • Front of the line is a great way to see the sites of Rome . We had a great tour guide who was very informative . A great way to see the major tourist sites of Rome. We seen the Vatican , St Peters and the Colosseum and did not have to wait in line for ages . The way to go.

  • Excellent tours! Very well planned and informative.


  • Vatican tour for was amazing it's a dream come true for me. Our tour guide for Vatican and Colosseum are both amazing and very knowledgeable. Grazie for the great experience!

  • This was a great tour. Be prepared for a lot of walking and you WILL be tired by the end of the day but the amazing sites you see during this tour make it all worth it. If you don't get the lunch option, it gets a little confusing. Finding the group at the Colosseum after lunch was confusing for everybody. People on other language tours were just as confused. The tour company should really try to be more visible and specific on a location to meet. Other than that, everything went well. The skip the line is a MUST. Our tour guide for the Colosseum portion was Ed. He is a character and does many tours for the company. He made this extra special. Thanks Ed!

  • Beyond comparison!!!

  • Excellent tour, wonderful guides, prepare for lots of walking and stairs

  • Great tour!

  • Plan on a lot of walking but able to see a lot as well. Skipping lines is the ONLY way to go. Waits were up to 3 hours at the Vatican if you were not on a tour. Same with the Colosseum. Guides were professional and very informative. Worth every penny.

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