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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from centrally located hotels in Rome
  • Return Details :
    Foro Romano, 00186 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.


Enjoy skip-the-line access and uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica on this 7-hour guided tour. With a walking tour of the most famous art collection in the world at the Vatican museums, know all about the historical heritage of Rome. Have a relaxed lunch in Rome's city center and then visit the iconic Colosseum and ancient Rome.


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

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sistine chapel, Vatican city, Lazio
Explore one of the most important treasures of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and admire the frescoes that adorn its walls and ceiling. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican museums, Vatican City, Lazio
The Vatican museums store one of the largest collections of works of art in the world. Explore the celebrated attraction under the expertise of a guide who will take you through the rich history and architecture the place offers. 

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio
The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium or simply as Amphitheatrum, is the largest amphitheater in the world, located in the center of the city of Rome. A must see when in Rome, Colosseum also offers great photography opportunities. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Lazio
With many masterpieces adorning the beautiful structure, St. Peter's Basilica will be your next stop on the tour sure to leave you in awe with its beauty and grandeur. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Roman forum, Rome, Lazio
The Forum and the Via sacra, the Sacred Way, is where resides the heart of ancient Rome. With layers of history and a bustling marketplace, this will be your next stop on this Rome in a day tour. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine hill, Rome, Lazio
The Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome, located between the Velabro and the Roman forum, and is one of the oldest parts of the city. The site is now a large open-air museum and will be your last stop for the day on this tour. 

Duration: 1 hour


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) exclusively for the lunch option

Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup

Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill


Optional gratuities

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • due to shorter daylight, from October 27 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be advised that from the 27th of October 2019 the Colosseum tour starts at 02:00 pm
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Jan-2020

    A very big day and a lot to take in and NO lines. Vatican was sensational and the lunch was very good considering the time frame the restaurant had to prepare the meals plus it was convenient to be transported to the Colosseum. Our guide Tahani was very good taking time to explain in full to all of the group. Possibly a lot for some older and less agile

  • 02-Dec-2019

    It was wonderful! Guides and transportation were spot on! Not a tour for people with mobility issues. It wasn’t a problem for me but it came to mind after the many Km’s we walked and many many stairs involved. Highly recommend!

  • 18-Nov-2019

    Highly recommend this tour. Hotel pick up was a half hour late but the driver was courteous and apologetic. Both tour guides were very good and Rita was terrific and was very well informed and fun. It was a big advantage being able to 'skip the line' and if you have limited time in this beautiful city this is the way to do it!

  • 11-Nov-2019

    It was too much to do in one day. Possibly because it was a holiday weekend in Rome and we didn’t realize that when we booked. We missed touring the Colosseum and Paletine due to time constraints. Another time we would book separate tours. Viator is very easy to deal with and the guides were all very knowledgeable.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Make sure you are aware of the time allotted to see all of the attractions. The second part of the tour was very rushed. We only had about 10 minutes to tour the Colossum because in November Palatine Hill close early we were not told that at booking. We only had 5 minutes to tour Palatine Hill, hold up at entrance. We did not get a chance to see the Roman Foram at all. We were a little disappointed, but overall Rome is beautiful. So if you have a chance to go, Please do!

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Generally a good trip, but due to early closing we had to rush around the colosseum to try and fit it all in, sadly this spoilt the tour.
    Luch was very good and enjoyable

  • 28-Oct-2019

    the tour was good the lunch was very commercial.. Restaurant was nit too accommodating Change the place for lunch for a more traditional place, and include a drink please

  • 23-Sep-2019

    This tour is a great way to see the highlights of Rome - especially worth it is the "skip the line" option for the group tours. I only had the weekend in Rome, so this was well worth it for me to be able to fit in as much as possible in a short time frame. That said, the tour was mostly very impersonal and I felt a bit like we were cattle being herded and shuffled around between different locations, different guides, etc. The guide we had in the afternoon (Matthias?) was very good, shared a lot of information, and actually tried to connect with individual travelers despite the fairly large size of the group (~30 or so). With a clear idea of what to expect from a tour, it's a good way to see a lot of the highlights of Rome. P.S: be prepared for a lot of walking!

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Although the sites were simply stunning, I must say that I did not get to really enjoy it at all. The guides were not well organized and did not truly read their audience well at all. I found it very difficult to be inside both the Vatican and the Colosseum and be stuffed next to bunches of people while the guide needed to get their point across. I think it is great to explain everything we see but not at the point of exhaustion. Our guide from the morning tour talked so much that she made us miss our opportunity to get the lunch promised to us. The sad part is I don't think I will get reimbursed. No one wanted to take blame for this. If you can visit on your own. Do no use this company.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    Well worth doing but not in the heat of summer and you need alot of water and good walking shoes also a hat as there is no shade