Skip-the-Line Vatican And Colosseum Tour With Arena

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Vatican tour: 8:30am Colosseum tour: 3:15pm until October 15 Colosseum tour: 1.15pm from October 16 until March 31
  • Departure Details :
    1: Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    2: Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • 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.


Join a small group tour which allows you to hit two of Rome's 'must sees' in one day, the Vatican and Colosseum. Skip the line and enjoy a fascinating narration of both sites by a professional guide. You will even enjoy a special access inside the Colosseum: you will get inside the Arena, the stage gladiators used to step on for the fights! Choose this 2 in 1 small group Vatican and Colosseum tour: a fun and hassle free way to learn about Ancient Rome and the Vatican all in half a day.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Skip the line

Small group ensures personal service

All entrance fees included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Vatican museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra. The galleries are connecting the north section of the Vatican palace with the Sistine chapel and the Basilica of St. Peters. The rooms preserved many roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Raphael Rooms and Borgia Apartments

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

Michelangelo's Sistine chapel with the Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noahs life. The Renaissance Genius when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Lazio

The Basilica was built from the 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under the Emperor Constantine. The Basilica was built in 120 years by many architects including Raphael and Michelangelo. The inside decoration of the Basilica is very Baroque thanks to the Genius of the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini who projected the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter and the Baldachin. Inside the Basilica there is a beautiful chapel where is preserved the Michelangelos Pieta. The artists represent this painful moment with the body of Jesus laying on the laps of his mother after the deposition from the Cross.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio

Colosseum with the special Gladiatiors entrance, including the Arena stage, overview of the undergrounds, first and second level of the monument

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman forum, Rome, Lazio

Roman forum: the ancient down town where the public, commercial and political life were located. Tomb of Julio Cesar
Palatine hill: here you can find emperors houses and a beautiful view on the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palatine hill, Rome, Lazio

Palatine Hill: here you can find emperors houses and a beautiful view on the city.

Duration: 45 minutes


Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

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

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

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

Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jan-2020

    Being two of the most iconic sites in Rome, my wife and I decided to have a tour rather than just it ourselves. The day is split into two - with the first half being at the Vatican and the second a Colosseum/ Roman Forum. You only have an hour to get between sites, I would recommend getting a taxi between sites to maximize the time for lunch and travel.

    We had a different guide for each attraction.

    Both guides that we had were incredible (Renata and Diego). They were knowledgeable and could answer any question put to them.

    The skip the line tickets are definitely worth it - the last thing that you want to be doing is wasting hour in line rather than enjoying landmarks. Some guests struggled a bit with the walking and steps - unfortunately, this is unavoidable given the landmarks in question.

    I would 100% recommend this tour for anyone wanting to make the most of a day in Rome!

  • 29-Oct-2019

    I enjoyed how knowledgeable both of my tour guides were for both the Vatican tour and Colosseum tour but overall it was too much. We saw a lot but even with the break in between the two tours it was a lot to do in one day. Once you leave the Colosseum you continue on to the Palatine Forum but at this point in the day I was exhausted and could barely keep up with the tour. All in all a good tour where you can fit in a lot but probably too much for one day.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    it was good information during tour . the tour lady was great , however in the afternoon it was very hot in June.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    we were in italy for a girls' trip. the positives of this tour: vatican tour (informative, well paced, engaging guide); negatives: it was very difficult to find the meeting place for the 2nd part colosseum tour, guide although very knowledgeable spoke in a such a soft voice that it was very difficult to hear and understand him and the tour of the roman forum was much much longer than it needed to be.

  • 14-Mar-2019

    The Vatican tour was exceptional with a knowledgable guide who took time to speak to us and made the most of the time allowed. We were a very small group (4) which allowed for a very personal experience. Only criticism was that our start was changed the night before for a later time which didn’t give us long to grab some food before the colosseum. Again a good guide who spoke with passion and knowledge

  • 19-Aug-2018

    We used the same company for our Vatican and colosseum/forum/palatine tour. Sergio was an excellent tour coordinator. Rescheduled our tour when the colosseum closed the forum. Do not wait in line for this tour! Guide had great history at every stop. Had a thunderstorm at Palatine hill but only enhanced the beautiful marble. Walked right in at each site. Highly recommend.

  • 23-Jul-2018

    Fe (felicity) our guide was so excited with so much detail that it made our tour come alive ....I wish we had other tours booked with her ....she was wonderful !

  • 27-May-2018

    Excellent tour and excellent tour guides. They were extremely knowledgeable about the sites and went at a nice pace.

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Amazing! Totally worth the price! Wear comfortable shoes.