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Skip-the-line Vatican Museums & Colosseum Guided tour

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Key Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line guided tours of the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum
  • Enjoy admission to the Vatican Museums and see one of the greatest art collections in the world
  • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco at the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica, the iconic Church of Rome with the world’s most impressive dome!
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum, an iconic Roman attraction, with a guide
  • Learn about the intriguing events, the gladiator battles and executions held at the Colosseum
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    9 hours

    Start time

    Vatican Museum Tour : 8:30am

    Colosseum Tour : 2:30pm 

    28th Oct 18 to 31st Mar 19 : Colosseum tour starts at 2:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Vatican Museums: Exchange your voucher at the Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts.
    Colosseum: Arch of Costantine.
    Look for our staff with our logo "I love Rome" (pink colour).

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

    Note: Make your way to Colosseum from Vatican via public transport or private taxi.

    Ending Point

    Archaeological area

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Avoid waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tours the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the Colosseum with a professional guide.

    Admire one of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums. Study the works of Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto and enjoy the informative commentary of an expert guide. Explore the Sistine Chapel, the one part of the Vatican Museums that everyone wants to see.

    Visit the St Peter’s Basilica, admire the stunning altar, the sculptures of Michelangelo and the world’s most impressive dome! Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside this iconic Roman attraction! Explore the majestic monument, the site of gory gladiator battles and executions.


    Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time in the morning for the first part of the tour. You will be exploring the famous Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable guide.

    Home to 54 galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano, the Vatican Museums boast one of the greatest art collections in the world. Explore famous works of art in the world by artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An absolute must-visit for every art connoisseur! Explore the art collection with a knowledgeable guide in tow and enjoy informative commentary.

    Spend time admiring Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Every corner of the 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, explore the Papal Crypts or climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome. 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.

    Reach the Arch of Constantine for the Colosseum tour. Marvel at the majesty of the imposing Colosseum, a monument which has become the defining landmark of Rome. Explore the Colosseum with a professional guide and discover the Palatine hill, Roman Forum and the archaeological area that brings to life the days of Ancient Rome. Steeped in bloody Roman history, the Colosseum was the site of many gladiator battles and executions. 

    The tour ends at the archaeological area. After the tour, you can make your own way back to the hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
    • Exclusive fast entrance to the Colosseum
    • Wireless audio headsets
    • Gratuities
    • Pick up and Drop-off at hotel
    • Meals
    • Transport from Colosseum to Vatican
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Important: The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (8:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday.

    Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the Colosseum.

    For tour with no transport: the Colosseum meeting point is at Arch of Constantine-look for our staff with our logo "I love Rome"

    This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity. 

    From 28 Oct to 31 Mar, Colosseum tour starts at 2:00pm

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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