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

Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line At The Vatican & Colosseum
Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line At The Vatican & Colosseum
Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line At The Vatican & Colosseum by Walkerssk
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This guided tour in Rome lets you skip-the-line and learn about the rich history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and more

9 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • Skip-the-line to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum
  • View the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino and Raphael's Rooms
  • Discover the Chandelier’s Gallery and Tapestries Gallery
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel and its frescos by Michelangelo
  • Visit of the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica with a local guide


  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Hotel pickup & 3-course traditional lunch (if option selected)

  • Gratuities

Please Note

  • Languages available: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German
  • 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
  • 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

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

9 hours

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Departure Location & Details
Check in: 8:10am
Departure: 8:30am
Location: There are 2 meeting points for this tour if hotel pickup/lunch option is not selected
  • Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono
  • Arch of Constantine near the colosseum - look for our staff with our pink "I love Rome" logo

  • Return Locations & Details
    Time: 5:30pm (approx.)
    Location: Archaeological area near the Colosseum

    Tour Overview
    Discover the masterpieces of Rome in one day on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & the Colosseum area. Skip-the-line with your local guide and save precious time while you're in Rome for a true insider's view of all that the city has to offer.

    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 before heading to 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.

    Pickup & Starting Points

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

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    4.1 / 5   overall customer review rating
    James Stein
    Jun 04 2018
    We took the 9 hour tour and, honestly, it was a bit much. For the Vatican tour we had (Nona) Roberta and she was fantastic! Super knowledgable, very fast and knew how to navigate a crowd. Lunch was great. Then we had a seperate guide for the Colosseum and he was less than fantastic. He didn't really know where to take us, and although he had some info about the colosseum he walked us around a bit longer than necessary. Then he took us to the ruins and it really stated to drag on. It was supposed to be over at 5:30 - we finally handed in our headsets at 5:50 and who knows how much longer it went! In short, I think it should have probably been a 7 hour tour, not 9. That said those 7 hours were fantastic! I would definitely recommend.
    a Gray Line customer
    Apr 10 2018
    David was my tour guide for the Vatican and he was awesome. VERY knowledgeable and did a great job keeping the tour informative but not boring. Great personality, nice and funny. Massimo was my tour guide for Colleseum and he was equally as great. They know so many interesting facts. English was great and easy to understand. Bypassed all the lines and would do the tour again alone just for that. Great experience!
    Reply From The Gray Line Team:

    Thanks for the review! We love hearing about our awesome tour guides and when they give customers a great experience. We hope the rest of your stay in Rome was just as great!

    -The Gray Line Team
    a Gray Line customer
    Mar 22 2018
    Very knowledgeable guides who were fun to be around.
    Mr William Baker
    Feb 22 2018
    Very good way to see two of Rome’s jewels
    Mrs Anna-Rita Evans
    Jan 17 2018
    BOOK BOOK BOOK!This tour was one of our holiday highlights. Both tour guides Frederico C (The Vatican) and Silvia Sarli (Colosseum) were great. Their in depth knowledge and friendly personalities made the experience fun. I can highly recommend this tour!Thank-you Gray Line Rome, Frederico C and Silvia Sarli.
    Mr scott hodge
    Nov 20 2017
    good tour - wish it had transfer back to hotel if you paid for pick up as we did but tour was very good. Lunch on the combined tour was better than expected
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