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Colosseum and the Vatican combo tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 6 hours
Language: English, Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Get to visit the best of Rome in one single tour!
  • Enjoy a tour of the Roman Forum and of the Colosseum
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and admire the spectacular Sistine Chapel
What to expect

Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens. Skip the long line at the entrance and access the Roman Forum through a dedicated VIP entrance where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the archeological site. Walk along the Via Sacra ("sacred road"), immerse yourself in Roman history and reach the temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day. Enjoy the Roman Forum and the Palatine on your own for approximately 1 hour and then meet your guide at the Colosseum.

Once inside the Colosseum, your expert guide will teach you about the amphitheater's bloody past, with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles, and executions.

Then, take a journey through the Vatican City’s highlights. Explore the Vatican Museums, see the spectacular Sistine Chapel and tour the interior of St. Peter's Basilica with skip-the-line tickets. This excursion into the Vatican’s legendary art and architecture starts at the Vatican Museums, which house the most important ancient art collection in the world. Your guide will lead you to the best galleries to see frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. Here, you will also find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana and the beautiful Vatican Library.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Then, you’ll get to St. Peter’s Basilica ascending Bernini’s Royal Staircase, a masterwork of architectural achievement rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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What's included
  • 25-minutes Ancient Rome multimedia video
  • Admission ticket to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • 1-hour guided tour to the Colosseum
  • Guided tour to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Reserved entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica
What's not included
  • Entrance to the Dome
  • Guided tour into St. Peter's Basilica
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Where

Piazza d'Ara Coeli, 16, Rome

Meeting point:
  • Turistation Colosseum. Next to Piazza Venezia. Facing the Vittorio Emanuele Building, keep walking on the right side, cross the bus stop and the gardens. There is a small fountain in front of the office
What to remember
  • Dress code is required: shoulders and knees must be covered. No shorts are allowed for men or women for the Vatican Museums
  • ID card is mandatory for kids under 18 years old
  • Pregnant women, families with strollers and visitors on crutches or wheelchairs have priority entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Big bags and suitcases are not allowed in the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Your voucher is not the ticket; redeem your voucher at the Touristation office before visiting the attraction
  • Be sure that you are wearing comfortable shoes as the museums cover a very large area
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Please make sure to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your selected timeslot
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When
  • From 1 November to 31 March: Every day at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm (Tour in English)
  • At 11.30am, 1.00pm (Tour in Spanish)
  • From 1 April to 31 October: Every day at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm (Tour in English)
  • At 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm (Tour in Spanish)
  • Closeout dates: 3, 4, 21 November, 1, 18, 25 December, 1, 5 January, 2 February, 1, 29 March, 5, 10 April, 1, 3 May, 2, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October

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Provider
Ticketstation srl
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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