Rome in One Day: Vatican & Colosseum with Real Skip the Line

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Duration 9 hours




It is a great chance to uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & the Colosseum with skip-the-line accesses.Some Keys: ancient rome, colosseum tickets, guided tour, sistine chapel, skip the line, skip the line: colosseum, skip the line: vatican, st. peter's basilica, vatican museums, full day tour,


  • 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.
  • For Colosseum: For security reasons the site’s Staff has the right to refuse the entrance of Visitors without a valid Passport or ID: please carry a valid document to avoid any inconveniences.
  • Due to shorter daylight, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill


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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4.3 / 5   overall customer review rating
Jun 15 2019
Rather rushed and no transfer back to hotel.
reviewed by Mr Chris Morris
Jun 06 2019
Great trip and lines were certainly skipped at the Vatican. We still had a bit of a wait at the Coliseum but not nearly as bad as normal.
reviewed by Ms Monica Clark
May 27 2019
Purchase price was very reasonable for tours of the Vatican and Colosseum.
reviewed by Mr Roman GRYPA
May 09 2019
We did get FRONT of the LONG lines at all places, that was worth the money in my opinion
reviewed by Mrs Karla Moore
Apr 06 2019
Quick and easy. Definitely recommend
reviewed by Ms Kathryn Hartmann
Feb 23 2019
The tour overall was great. We included the lunch which gave us some time to relax. Wait time to get in was short due to the skip line time ticket. There is a lot of walking so be prepared.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

Tour Itinerary

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 courses meal. Then be ready to visit the Colosseum Area.

The Colosseum
One of the most popular and amazing building of 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, Seantors, 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 points

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Pickup Info

Tour without pickup: the meeting point is in Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, please be there no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.The Colosseum meeting point is at Arch of Costantine-look for our staff with our logo "I love Rome" (pink color)Tour with pickup: please call 24 hours before the tour starts to receive your pickup time and please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to assigned pickup time. If your hotel or accommodation is not served you can reach directly the meeting point at Piazza Risorgimento at the bar "l'Ottagono"-look for our pink logo I love Romeat least 30 minutes before the tour starts.

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Emergency phone number: from USA/Canada 01139.06.4742501 - from other countries 0039.06.4742501


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