Combo Colosseum and Vatican Private Tour

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  • Highlights

5 hours with a private, licensed guide for a quality, interactive experience

Skip the lines in the Colosseum and the Vatican

Admire the Colosseum inside and out

Explore the countless galleries of the Vatican Museums

Look in awe at the Sistine Chapel

  • Itinerary

Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel
St Peter’s Basilica

Tour Description

Our Combo Colosseum and Vatican Private Tour is the best solution to visit the two most visited sites in Rome in just one day. This is the best tour if you want to maximise your time in the Eternal City, but still enjoy the explanations of a private, licensed guide!

Visit the two most popular highlights in Rome in just five hours, accompanied by a local, professional guide. This combo tour is perfect for all those who have limited time in Rome, but still want to make the most out of it.

You will enter the Colosseum directly through the Gladiator’s Gate, with our skip the line tickets. Your guide will lead you inside the Arena, one of the restricted areas of Colosseum, exactly where Gladiators used to fight, then to the first and second level of the Colosseum, explaining all about this monument history and the spectacular fightings that took place in it. Our guides are expert in the history of Ancient Rome and will carefully describe how life was for the population and the emperors, how gladiators were recruited and treated and how they fought between each other and/or wild beasts.

Once your Colosseum adventure is over, you and your guide will take a taxi to the Vatican. Are you ready to enter the smallest country in the world? Do not worry: the Vatican is a country of its own, but you won’t be asked a passport to enter!

Thanks to our pre-booked tickets you will bypass all the lines and you will access the Vatican Museums without wasting your precious time. You will enjoy an express visit of the Vatican Museums, focusing on the art works that you or your guide will deem the most important. Please remember that, being this a private tour, you can ask your guide all the questions you wish and focus on the works that capture your attention the most.

You will then proceed to the Sistine Chapel, to admire in silence the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo that adorn the walls and ceiling of the huge room. Guides are not allowed to explain inside the Chapel, but they will do it beforehand, letting you admire it in peace and quiet, as this masterpiece deserves. Time to enter St Peter’s Basilica, once again skipping all lines, thanks to a privileged access that brings you directly in the Church from the Sistine Chapel. Your tour of the Colosseum and Vatican will finish in the legendary St Peter’s Square, enclosed by the monumental colonnade by Bernini.

Tour's Notes

Please bring an ID document for children as proof of age for the reduced price tickets.
When accessing the monument, Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked tickets or vouchers. Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed large umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you. Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum. Backpacks are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.
Knees and shoulders must be covered. Failing to follow the Vatican’s dress code, entry may be refused to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
In case the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica.
This tour operates in all weather conditions.
This tour is available every day, except for Sundays, Public and Religious Holidays.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

  • Included

5 hour private guide
Skip the line tickets for the Colosseum with Arena Entrance
Skip the line tickets for the Vatican

  • Not Included

Gratuities
Transportation from one site to another

  • Meeting Point
By the short side of the arch of Constantine, facing the Colosseum.
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