Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line At The Vatican & Colosseum by Walkerssk
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Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line At The Vatican & Colosseum

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Skip-the-line and learn about the rich history that surrounds the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum on this day tour in Rome


  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino
  • Chandelier’s and Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and its frescos by Michelangelo
  • Visit of the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Exclusive fast entrance to Colosseum
  • Upgrade chance to tour with pickup & lunch
  • Three-course lunch in a typical Roman restaurant (for pickup & lunch upgraded option)


  • Professional guide
  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Colosseum
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Pickup from central hotels (for pickup & lunch upgraded option)
  • Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (for pickup & lunch upgraded option)


  • Optional gratuities
  • Transport (except when pickup service from hotels has been selected at the time of booking)
  • Drop-off at hotel

Please Note

  • This activity starts at 8:30 am.
  • 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 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.
  • Important: If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened

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78% of reviewers liked this tour
Aug 22 2018
Vatican in the morning was great anf I would not change a thing. Layout and logistics of Colosseum tour must be better planned. No one wants to go to a tour of the Colosseum and actually walk away from it for about 3 hours to be bored by an inconsiderate tour guide, then finally hours later make your way back to the Colosseum. Nonsense!
Jun 14 2018
The organization between pick up, tours, lunch, transfer and afternoon tour should have been smoother. We waited over 45 minutes to be taken to the restaurant that was not ready to deal with a crowd. We were served the pasta then had to wait more than half an hour for the main course, which by then nobody was hungry anymore and it was time to leave for the afternoon tour anyway and I did not get the dessert. The guide Sylvia G. and Markus were both excellent.
Jun 13 2018
Worse experience. The staff was very rude
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We sincerely apologize for the customer service that you experienced with us in Rome. That is absolutely not the standard that Gray Line sets for its employees as customer service is at the core of our business. We will be reaching out to our local team to discuss customer service expectations.

-The Gray Line Team
Jun 05 2018
See previous comments to understand low rating.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We regret to hear about your experience when you joined us in Rome. If people who are not part of a Gray Line tour happen to join a group hoping to gain entrance into an attraction, it has the potential to cause problems. Our guides do the best that they can to keep the Gray Line group organized, but sometimes there may be some confusion. We hope that once you got in, you were able to enjoy the Coliseum and its rich history!

-The Gray Line Team
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Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica & the Colosseum area. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour, we are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view.

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Last Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave, the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St. Peter's Basilica
A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

Lunch in a typical restaurant
Take a tasty stop after the visit of the Vatican Museums in a typical restaurant for a 3-course meal. Then be ready to visit the Colosseum Area.

The Colosseum
One of the most popular and amazing buildings in the entire world. Access the Colosseum with no line and be ready to enter into the legend. Learn about architecture and history of this massive amphitheater which hosted ancient Romans, Senators, Emperors, and Gladiators as well as animals from all over the world. You'll finally have the opportunity to visit the Palatine Hill, the place of foundation of Rome and the Roman Forum from the inside.

Please note that hotel transportation service is available for an extra cost and is on a per person basis, added as an option when booking your tour (verify that your hotel is listed in the hotel pickup list). When booking transportation service at the extra cost you'll also have lunch and transport service included from the restaurant to the archaeological area.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.


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