Supersaver: Early Bird Vatican Museums, Colosseum And Ancient Rome Guided Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 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 this walking tour, perfect for those who want to visit Rome's two most famous sites all in the same day. Your expert guide will help you discover the Vatican museums and the Colosseum, which you will access from the Arena, one of the restricted areas. You can choose the tour option to extend your tour and visit also the Roman forum and Palatine hill. Benefit from the included exclusive early entrance to the Vatican Museums giving you an additional hour before the doors open to the general public, and skip-the-line tickets, allowing you to maximize your time and enhance your experience of these must-see monuments. Enjoy a 3-hour break between the Vatican and Colosseum visits to either grab something to eat or spend more time exploring on your own.


  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Meet your guide and an the rest of your group outside the Vatican Museums entrance at 7:30am, then begin your 3-hour exploration of the Vatican state. With special early entrance tickets, you'll enter the Vatican Museums and see the highlights of the galleries with less crowds. Your expert guide will provide commentary based on their knowledge of the famous works of art housed inside, including the spectacular Raphael Rooms. From here, enter the world-renowned Sistine Chapel with its famous painted ceiling by Michelangelo. Finally, pass through the reserved skip-the-line passageway from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll learn all about the world's most famous cathedral.

After a 3-hour break, make your way to the second meeting point located near the Colosseum by 1pm in order to join the tour of Colosseum or Colosseum and Ancient Rome . Armed with skip-the-line tickets, your guide will accompany you through the awe-inspiring Colosseum. You will benefit from a special access into the Colosseum's Arena, enjoying a stunning overview on the Dungeons. Here you'll learn all about its gruesome and grizzly past, including the bloody gladiator combats that took place inside. For those who have chosen the extended option you will then continue to learn about the rest of Ancient Rome, as you walk around the ruins of the Roman forum and Palatine hill.


Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Food and drinks

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Mar-2018

    Felicity was animated, entertaining and very knowledgeable. Wonderful surroundings brought very much to light by a guide who was clearly enjoying her work

  • 04-Jan-2018

    If you do not go through a tour get ready to wait in long...long lines. Our guides were very informative and helpful. We learned so much and loved both our guides very much. The only way to see Rome is through these tours.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    Prepare yourself for a long day with lots of walking. The operator for the Colosseum tour can be hard to find - it very close to the metro station but not obvious.