Skip The Line: Colosseum, Vatican And Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

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Want to seethe best of Rome but limitedon time?This 7.5-hour tour combines two must-do Romeexperiences into one full-day excursion. Delve into the very essence of Roman history, culture, art, and architecture on this incredible tour, which introducers visitors to Romes best-known sights in a single day. Travel from the ancient roots of the Eternal City to the very height of the Roman Empire through the stories and anecdotes of your guides, and enjoy a fully immersive experience.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Your tour of historic Rome and the Vatican begins at theColosseum, where you'll meet your guide and small-group of no more than 15. With yourexclusive skip-the-line access, you'll head straight into theancient worlds greatest sports arena. Hear harrowing tails of gladiators and martyrs, and learn why these men where almost mythical to Ancient Romans.

Next, continue to the nearby Roman Forum, a government plaza that once served as thebeating heart of Romes empire. Rather than fight through the Forum's interior crowds, your guide will take you to astunningoverlook that includesviews of both the Senate House and the Temple of theVestal Virgins.Listen to the stories ofwar, politics, economics, and religion that shaped the ancient city while imaging how these ruins must have appeared 2,000 years ago.

Continue your walk through Ancient Rome with a visit inside thePantheon, home to the largestunreinforced concrete dome in the world. Marvel at its interior while learning how it was built and why it's inspired so many other iconic structures from St Peter's Basilica to the U.S. Capitol Building.

Next, take a big step forward in history to enjoy a much-needed gelato break and stroll along streets made famous by films like Roman Holiday, stopping at theTrevi Fountain and Piazza Navona for a few photo ops.

Following a lunch break (own expense), you'll board a taxi or busto the Vatican. Your local guide will accompany you to assure there aren't anytransport issues. Once there, bypass the outdoor crowds and head directly inside with your all-inclusive ticket. A Vatican expert will be waiting to show you one of the world'sgreatest collections of art on a specially-curated highlights tour, sculpture galleries, and the world-famous Laocon Group.

End your tourcontemplatingMichelangelos amazing frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, including The Last Judgement.Then choose between extending your stay in the Vatican Museums and chapel, or skippingthe lines and enteringSt. Peters Basilica with your guide immediately. Thelatter option may save you up to an hour of waiting in line.

Inclusions for Skip The Line: Colosseum, Vatican And Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

  • Exclusive skip-the-lineentry to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums andSt. Peters Basilica
  • Transport from downtown Rometo the Vatican
  • Homemade gelato
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions for Skip The Line: Colosseum, Vatican And Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

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This tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers 

The number of visitors allowed inside the Colosseum at once is limited, so during busy periods slight waits may occur--even with pre-booked skip-the-line entry tickets. We ask for your patience during these times.

Tours end at St Peter's Basilica but include skip-the-line entry. Once inside, you're free to explore the church on your own

Please note: this tour operates in English only

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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  • Well planned out itinerary and awesome guide, Siriana. She was so passionate about everything and was keen to share all the details. Pantheon and the Collosseum were the highlights, wish we could hear more about the Vatican and spend more time with her! Trevi was just overcrowded. Good radios.

  • And I thought I knew history. This tour was great and exciting, Our tour Guide GiGi was great humorous and very attentive to our needs on this walking tour. I would suggest you be prepared for the walk, however with GiGi being a mature Guide he could relate to what us mature tourist were going thru.

  • We had an excellent guide, therefore the tour was good and as expected. Thank you!

  • The guide was great very knowledgeable, perfect pace, would definitely recommend

  • This was an amazing tour! Our guide was very versed in history. When she spoke she painted a picture in your mind as to how life was like 2,500 years ago. She brought a notebook with her so that she could show you how the Colosseum would have looked. She had an art degree and was very knowledgeable about the artwork in the Vatican. It was hot and I was grateful to walk right up front and not have to wait three hours in line to get into the Vatican. On the way from the Colosseum to the Vatican she pointed out other historical buildings and gave history on those as well. This was excellent money spent!!!! Highly recommend this tour!

  • Only 4 stars due the REALLY hot summer day we decided to take the tour on! Not to mention, everything was very crowded this time of year. Aside from that and yes, we were aware of this beforehand, but happened to be in the area taking advantage of such an informative tour! this was a great way to see all the main attractions with an informative guide in the time allotted. Nothing better than walking the streets of Rome and seeing such beautiful sites. A stop at a gelato shop also had the group extra happy Would definitely recommend, especially if you're short on time and really want to experience the highlights of Rome.

  • The walking tour was great. Got to see a lot of Rome on foot. Guide in the morning for the walking tour was personable and knowledgeable. Unfortunately our guide had to leave the group for the afternoon portion of the tour Vatican. This tour wasn't as good. I would say that the guide had a background in art and spent, in my view, too much time talking about the sculptures. It got to the point that I just wanted to leave the group and move forward. We opted for the St. Peter's Basilica pass at the end of the tour. It was disappointing that the guide did not spend any time talking about the significance of the large door or what was inside the Basilica. If the guide had just spent a little less time describing the sculptures and a little more time on telling the group what they could expect in the Basilica, it would have been much better.

  • We couldn and #39;t have asked for a better guide them Dario. The tour was great, and he was knowledgeable and passionate. Be prepared for a lot of walking, and given the amount of things to see in one day you may not get as in depth a look at some things (esp Coliseum /Forum) but a great overview of Rome!

  • We knew it would be fast paced and crowded but we were disappointed with our guide Luigi whose accent was very difficult to understand, his commentary boring and his sense of organization typically Italian. He was very nice and Rome was fascinating but he needs more training. Rome deserves 1 week!

  • Our tour guide Gigi was superb, great character and very cool guy! He is so knowledgeable and shared so many amazing stories and even etymology during the tour. I definitey had an amazing day in rome thanks to him and everything was so smooth. He gave us great insights into Roman life and history.

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