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Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line provided by Gray Line - I Love Rome

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you’ve only got one day in Rome, it’s important to make the most of your time in the Eternal City by booking ahead. Ensure you tick off all of Rome’s top sights in just one day on a tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to both the Vatican and the Colosseum, which is guaranteed to save you hours of waiting in line.
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  • 1
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • See the best of Rome in just one day on a sightseeing tour
  • A great introduction for time-pressed travelers
  • A guide provides the inside scoop on Rome's culture and history
  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line admission tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican
Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headset to assist with hearing guide
  • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (3 courses) only for the pickup option
  • Hotel pickup (only for centrally located hotels in Rome) exclusively for the lunch option
  • Transportation during the tour only for tour type with lunch and pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • On Wednesday morning tours: the visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays at security checks when entering the Colosseum
  • This tour visits religious sites, and a dress code will be enforced. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats allowed
  • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
  • due to shorter daylight, from October 27 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be advise that from the 27th of October 2019 the Colosseum tour starts at 02:00 pm
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Katrv5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
This tour is done in two parts one in the morning (Vatican) and one in the afternoon (Colosseum & Palatine hill) It was easy to connect with guides at both meeting locations as the employees wear pink vest. Lots of great information was given by both guides. Claudi our guide for
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tripbsas wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami Beach, Florida259 contributions66 helpful votes
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This activity corresponds to 2 separate tours, one in the morning 8:30 am (visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Cathedral) and the other in the afternoon 2:00 pm (visiting the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum) . Our guides in Spanish were excellent.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, thank you very much for this contribution - we're glad you enjoyed the experiences and took the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very useful and your suggestions will help potential customers as well as the community that follows us. We'll certainly work on making our communication more clear and efficient in terms of directions from the Vatican to the Colosseum; however, please be informed that we do operate a combined tour that includes lunch and transportation to the Colosseum by coach, as a way to cuddle our guests. With an intent to cut costs and make the tour more affordable, we then decided to curate a tour without lunch/transport and add it to our portfolio. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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sfoneill wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions1 helpful vote
Rome in one day is definitely not possible but it did get off to a great start with this tour which covered two of the must see sights of Rome. Starting with the Vatican and Sistine chapel. Tip... buy the skip the queue tickets otherwise you are wasting your time standing in a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Derk vW wrote a review Dec 2019
Cannes, France29 contributions4 helpful votes
Great tours, very well informed, patient and enthusiastic guides. We did the colosseum and Palantine tour with Letitzia and loved it.
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Dear Guest, so glad you took advantage of our guided tour to the Colosseum and Ancient Rome is such an exciting way. Your post makes us proud of Letizia's excellent job and we thank you for leaving it as a great contribution to our community. Best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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97Claire wrote a review Oct 2019
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a must do tour if you want to learn about The Vatican City & The Cololosseum! Both guides were so knowledgeable we learned so much from them!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Claire, thank you for taking the time to rate us, we're happy that your experience with your tour guides discovering the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum (Rome in one day tour) had you assign us the maximum rate of 5 stars. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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Vatican City took our breath away!
On Wednesday, July 8th, the very dedicated tour guide Fabio Lorenzini took us to Vatican City. Everything was very
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Vatican in silence
Saturday morning we had an excellent tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel tour with Davide! Seeing the outs
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THE BEST TOUR of our entire trip
A small group of us were in Rome for a few days, and toured various places throughout the city. This particular Va
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Great tour! Wrong group.
The small group tour is good for value, however you may have members of your group that are inconsiderate. Our gui
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Good trip
We had a very good guide, he explained everything. Lots of knowledge. A lot of walking!! Well worth the money.
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Nicola D
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Great service
Veronica was friendly, efficient and helpful and got us into the Vatican stress free. We enjoyed the tour and would
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Insightful and nice
Nariman was a great guide. She taught us a lot of interesting facts about the Roman history and art. Thank you for
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Great tour with Monica T
Our tour with Monica was excellent, she covered all the information we wanted. Very informed guide and a comfortabl
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First trip to Rome
The 2 guides were great at telling about Rome and its history, in a lively way, and very attentive to whether some
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Chef Monica is AMAZING!
My husband and I were the only 2 in the group so we got a 5 hour private cooking lesson with Monica. She explained
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Solid tour
Overall, this was a good tour. Lots of relevant information told to us by a very energetic and knowledgeable guide.
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Loved this tour! Fantastic guide!!
We loved this tour & had the most wonderful tour guide Roberta P. The Vatican was amazing, the Sistene Chapel was
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Cheaper and as good
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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