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Itinerary

Meet your guide and tour group bright and early for skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums.

Your guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the large collection inside the Vatican galleries. The tour includes a stop in the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

After a lunch break, the tour continues in Ancient Rome with skip-the-line access into the Colosseum. Step onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought and then learn more about this fascinating moment in history by exploring Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

Locations visited
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Colosseum
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Overview

Skip the line at two of Rome’s most popular attractions—the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum—with this tour. A guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, your tour continues in the core of Ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum (no waiting in line required). Stand on the arena floor that once hosted fighting gladiators and then explore the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Highlights
  • Skip the line access at the Colosseum
  • Maximize your time at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes
  • Wander through ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Reviewed 22 May 2018
Good Tour if you have a limited time.

The tour of the Vatican was good. Be aware that there is no hotel pickup and you need to be at the side of the Vatican quite early in the morning (3.5 km from Trevi Fountain).There is no photos in the Sistine Chapel. After going...More

1  Thank DebVanHoek
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile
Too long and boring

We are not very much into history but we do appreciate a quick explanation of important parts of things. However, when you’re in Rome you walk a lot and these tours should be done much quicker in OUR opinion. The tour guides are very knowledgeable...More

2  Thank TravelingLamas91717
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Vatican outstanding, could do Colosseum on your own

We had the full day Vatican (morning) and Colosseum/Forum/Palatine Hill in the afternoon. Our guide at the Vatican, Guilio, was absolutely outstanding. The tour met outside a coffee shop opposite the entrance to the Vatican museum. Don’t be put off by that. We took a...More

Thank thomps97
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Do not miss this tour if you are in Rome!!!

Pre booked this tour through Viator.com before we travelled to Rome. We were met by Fi in front of the Vatican at 8.30am. Everyone has to wait in line to go through security but during the wait Fi started to explain the history of the...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Very informative

This was a very informative, minimal hassle tour of the Vatican. Some hassle is expected simply based in the vast crowd, but the Claudia was our guide and she navigated us through in expert, efficient fashion. The tour started on time. We had to go...More

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Liliana G
23 May 2018|
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Response from TravelingLamas91717 | Reviewed this property |
The Vatican tour ends around 11/11:30 and then your coliseum tour starts at 2, so yes plenty of time for lunch. You need to get to both spots on your own
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kim-meh1966
8 April 2018|
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Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a set time for the Colosseum tour - it was 1pm for us. We left the Vatican at 12 after the tour & decided to walk it, getting a quick Panini on route. Just made it in time for 1pm. You could get a metro but its... More
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