Avoid the queues on this exclusive full-day tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum. Your expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view and Skip-the-Line access will ensure you make the most of your day discovering Rome’s masterpieces
Please read the information below to avoid any delays at the attractions Security: Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering venues. Guests with a pacemaker will need to show a certificate to bypass security screening. Dress code: This tour visits religious sites. Please dress appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats. Closures: St Peter’s Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library. Wednesdays: The visit inside St Peter's Basilica is substituted with a visit to the Vatican Library due to the Papal Audience. Lunch: It is included if you select the pick-up service at the time of booking. Vatican cloakroom: The following must be left in the cloakroom: Suitcases, backpacks and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; Umbrellas, including those with spike tips, medium and large size; Walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); Tripods for cameras and video cameras; Signage of any kind; Shoulder bags no wider than 15 cm are allowed. Identification (Colosseum): Please ensure you have valid ID/passport. You might be refused entry otherwise. Bags (Colosseum): Bulky bags, trolleys or backpacks are not allowed at the Colosseum. No glass bottles allowed. There is no cloakroom in the Colosseum. Tour end: The tour ends for everyone in the Archaeological area (near the Colosseum or Roman Forum). Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 24 hours before your tour date. After that, a 100% penalty fee applies. No refunds for no-shows.
Guests with pacemakers will need to show a certificate to bypass security screening.
Tour duration: 9 hours
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries and some of the most famous works of art in the world from Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto.
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. See some of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Last Judgement by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave, the process through which a new Pope is chosen.
A popular pilgrimage site, St Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest churches in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.
Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal in a traditional local restaurant.
For those that have not included lunch in their ticket, please meet at the agreed meeting point and time (your guide will confirm) ready to visit the Colosseum Area.
At the Colosseum, 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 also visit the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
The tour finishes in the archaeological area close to the Colosseum.
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Start time: 8:30 AM Vatican Museums and 2:30 PM Colosseum.
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).
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).
Tours with pick-up and lunch (optional cost): If you have booked a pick-up, please email [email protected] or call 39 06 474 2501 24 hours before your tour starts to confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the assigned time.
Gray Line - I Love Rome office
via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the St Regis Hotel
39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days)
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