Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Colosseum, And Ancient Rome Guided Walking Tour

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Overview

Join this 5.5-hour 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 Ancient Rome which includes the Colosseum, which you will access from the Arena, one of the restricted areas, 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 Ancient Rome visits to either grab something to eat or spend more time exploring on your own.
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Highlights

  • 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 1:00pm in order to join the approximate 2.5-hour tour of 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. 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.
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Inclusions for Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Colosseum, And Ancient Rome Guided Walking Tour

  • Entrance fees (Colosseum & Vatican)
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
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Exclusions for Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Colosseum, And Ancient Rome Guided Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: the Arena of the Colosseum will not be accessible from August 28th to September 10th. The tour will follow an alternative itinerary. All the other sites. The rest of the itinerary remains unchanged.

Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier (7:20am)

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

Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security

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

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 13 people per booking

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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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