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2-in-1: Skip-the-line Vatican Ticket & Colosseum Tour

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Start time

    Colosseum: 10:45am

    Vatican Museum: 3pm

  • Duration

    Approx. 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Priority skip-the-line-Colosseum ticketsGuided tour of Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman ForumExpert, English-speaking Guide Access to Colosseum ArenaPriority skip-the-line Vatican Museum ticket
Guests
  • Adult (18+)
  • Child (6-17)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Explore two of Rome’s superstar attractions in one fantastic combo
  • Enter the Colosseum and get a fascinating insight into the history of Ancient Rome
  • Led by an expert tour guide, learn interesting facts about the largest amphitheatre ever built
  • See the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Visit the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Raphael’s Rooms in the Vatican Museums
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

The top attractions in Rome come together in one with this fantastic combo. Immerse yourself in the archaeology of ancient Rome inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum with an expert guide and then enjoy a self-guided walk through the magnificent Vatican Museums! COLOSSEUM GUIDED TOUR A Colosseum tour is a must-do in Rome. You will start from Trajan’s Column and walk around the remains of the imposing ancient buildings of the Roman Forum and get an insight into the life of Roman society, their beliefs, and their social and political life from your guide. You will the Colosseum from the Gladiator’s Gate and head to the arena floor where gladiators fought and died. Relive the days of Ancient Rome and enjoy a thorough tour of the structure as well as learn about the inner workings of the Colosseum. Your expert, English speaking local guide will tell you about the showmanship of the ferocious games played here and how essential it was for the Romans to attend it. SKIP-THE-LINE VATICAN MUSEUM TICKET Save time with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, which begins at 3pm. Admire the artistic and historical treasures by some of the world's greatest artists like Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork and history and explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms. Vatican Museums has 54 galleries, housing one of the largest art collections in the world. Visit the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo’. Every corner of the Sistine Chapel is decorated with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo. Make your way to St Peter’s Basilica and explore the Papal Crypts or climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà, sculpted by the genius at the age of 24.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Duration

    Approx. 4 hours

  • Start time

    Colosseum: 10:45am

    Vatican Museum: 3pm

  • Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at Foro Traiano 89, 00187 Rome. Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure.

  • Ending Point

    Vatican Museum

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Priority skip-the-line-Colosseum ticketsGuided tour of Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman ForumExpert, English-speaking Guide Access to Colosseum ArenaPriority skip-the-line Vatican Museum ticket
  • Hotel transfers (we'll see you there)Access to Colosseum Underground (Hypogeum)Access to St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please note that large backpacks and handbags are not permitted inside the Colosseum or the Roman Forum.

Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

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