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Skip the Line Vatican Tour & Colosseum - Rome in a Day

Skip the Line Vatican Tour & Colosseum - Rome in a Day

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

Added Safety Measures in Place


  • 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

From US$115

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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: 30 minutes prior to departure
Departure: 8:30am Vatican Museums and 2:30pm Colosseum
Location: There are 2 meeting points for this tour if hotel pickup/lunch option is not selected
  • Vatican Museums (morning): Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento (400m from Metro A Line, Ottaviano stop) 30 minutes before the start of your tour (please look for the pink flag with the I Love Rome logo carried by our staff)
  • Colosseum (afternoon): Arch of Constantine (Piazza dell’Arco di Costantino) 30 minutes before the start of your tour (please look for the pink flag with the I Love Rome logo carried by our staff)

  • 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.
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    a Gray Line customer
    Jan 06 2023
    Rita and Francesca were great guides—very knowledgeable and adept with logistics on a very crowded day in Rome. The tour made for a spectacular day in a spectacular city.
    Darlene Kolbe
    Nov 07 2022
    We felt like we were rushed through our tour not enough time for our tour
    Michael Vahle
    Aug 19 2022
    Rita was an excellent guide throughout Vatican City. Benjamin provided an excellent tour of Planting Hill, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum! The only negative would be no return to our hotel. But outside of that, everything was outstanding.
    a Gray Line customer
    Dec 18 2019
    We had an excellent guide who was not only fun, but very informative and interesting!
    George Aldcroft
    Nov 04 2019
    We enjoyed both tours. The afternoon Colliseum tour got off to a rocky start as the tour organizers were not punctual to start at 130pm. In addition, we had to wait 1 1/4 hours before we could enter the colliseum as there is a limit on the number of people who can actually be on site at any time. Therefore we looked at other ruins and gardens nearby to fill in the time. Because of elevation issues we had to climb allot of stairs that some members of our tour struggled with in the heat of the day. Finally, these sites are very busy places. Lots of tourists looking for their guides and buskers trying to sell you things. It would be a very good idea to have a designated and identifiable Gray Line meeting location so the clients have a specific place to meet, not just a piazza or arch (of which there are two at the Collisum).
    Alberto Martínez
    Sep 13 2019
    Excellent service, our guide was very good in the explanation and his sense of humor made the tour fun, highly recommended!
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