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Rome Day Tour with Vatican & Colosseum

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Starts: 8:30am

Duration: Colosseum Tour – 3 hours, Vatican Tour – 3 hours (with 2.5 hours of free time between tours)



Group size: maximum 30

Languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese. Please select your preferred language at the time of booking.

Please note: large backpacks, suitcases, trolleys and large purses are not permitted in the Colosseum. As there are no storage facilities at the Colosseum, we strongly recommend leaving large bags at home.

Entrance to the Vatican Museums is subject to a dress code. Please wear appropriate clothing that covers your knees and shoulders or you may be refused entry.

St Peter’s Basilica is an operating place of worship and may be closed without notice for religious services. Tours that are unable to visit St Peter’s Basilica will spend more time exploring the Vatican Museums.

The meeting point for the morning portion of this tour is close to the Colosseo metro station, 20 minutes prior to the start time. The meeting point for the afternoon portion of the tour is close to the entrance to the Vatican museum. You will receive full instructions with your confirmation email once you have completed your booking. Please make your own way to each meeting point location.


Roman Forum

Arch of Titus

Temple and House of Vestals

Via Sacra

Palatine Hill

Palace of Domitian

Vatican Museums

Sistine Chapel

Raphael’s Rooms

St Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Square

Officially licenced local guide

Skip the line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Vatican Museum tickets


There are no upgrades available for this tour.

Rome Day Tour with Vatican & Colosseum

Rome Day Tour with Vatican & Colosseum Itinerary

Get the full Rome day tour experience of Rome’s Colosseum and the Vatican City – two of the city’s most visited and historic sites. Delve deep into the ancient past of Roman life and skip the line for an unforgettable experience that brings ancient archaeology and prominent Renaissance artworks to life. Alongside a local guide and armed with a headset, you’ll dig deep into the rich past of Rome, visiting key landmarks like the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel.

Start the day at the Vatican Museums, where you can wander amongst the collection of artwork gathered by various Popes over five centuries. Look out for marble statues and pretty mosaics that cover the elegant floors, as well as key paintings by some of Rome’s most revered artists. We’ll swiftly move onto the marvelous edifice of the Sistine Chapel, where you can soak up the opulence of the sprawling galleries, textured tapestries, and ancient geographical maps that draw a picture of a different time. Don’t forget to look up, as well, to catch a glimpse of Michelangelo’s incredible masterpiece.

The morning portion ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where words and images combine to paint a picture of ancient Roman life and bring together the many facets of art, science, and creativity in Rome. Then we’ll break for lunch when you will have some free time to grab a bite or explore the city on your own.

Millions of tourists flock to the sun-baked walls of the Colosseum for a chance to submerge themselves in the city’s ancient history. The afternoon tour starts at this mega-attraction, where you’ll get to experience the views from the nearby Palatine Hill and the ancient narratives that imbue the on-site Amphitheatre. This is where the boundaries of the city were traced by its founders – Romulus and Remus. Afterwards, we’ll take you to the Roman Forum, where markets, courts, temples, and basilicas were built during Rome’s days of expansion. As you go, a local guide will bring ancient tales to life and depict some of the most memorable points in Roman history.

This exciting Rome Day Tour with Vatican and Colosseum delves into Rome’s most prominent historical landmarks gives you the chance to discover the rich and colourful past of the city that made it the ancient wonder it is today.

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