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2-in-1: Vatican Museums & Colosseum Guided tour - First Entry!

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday 

  • Duration

    Vatican Tour: 3.5 hours

    Colosseum Tour: 3 hours

  • Start time

    Vatican Tour: 8:30am 

    Colosseum Tour: 3:30pm (01 Apr to 24 Oct) & 1:30pm (25 Oct to 31 Mar)

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before schedule departures

  • Meeting Point

    Exchange your voucher while beginning your Vatican tour.

    Vatican Tour: Please make your way to Piazza Del Risorgimento
    Just at the center of the square you will find our staff members at the bar - Caffetteria L’ottagono

    Colosseum Tour: Make your way to Arco Di Costantino or the Arch of Constantine statue
    The big arch just behind the Colosseum - you’ll find our staff wearing our pink branded shirts or jackets

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departures. 
    Note: You’ll have to travel between the Vatican and Colosseum by yourself (transfers not included)

  • Ending Point

    Archaeological area

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
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Avoid waiting in long lines with this comprehensive and skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the Colosseum with a professional guide. Not to mention, you will be treated to a dose of exclusivity as you travel with the official partners of the Vatican Museums for those truly hassle free visits!

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 man made point in Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà, sculpted by the genius at the age of 24.

Finally, you will reach the Arch of Constantine to marvel at the majesty of the imposing Colosseum, a monument which has become the defining landmark of Rome. Explore the historic place 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.

About The Supplier: Carrani Tours has been welcoming world travellers to Italy since 1925, and is a large, flexible and customer-oriented company.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Colosseum
  • Wireless audio headsets

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Pick up and Drop-off at hotel
  • Meals
  • Transport from Colosseum to Vatican

Please note

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!)

Because of the popularity of Rome attractions, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

Please understand that departures on Wednesdays at 8:30 am will visit the Vatican Library

instead of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Due to restrictions the tour will not visit St. Peter's Basilica.

Security Measures:
There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.

Dress Code:
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

Please keep in mind:

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 Costantine-look for our staff with our logo "I love Rome"

The tour ends in the Archaeological area.

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.

For Colosseum: For security reasons the site’s Staff has the right to refuse the entrance of Visitors without a valid Passport or ID: please carry a valid document to avoid any inconveniences.

Due to shorter daylight, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill

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