For the first part of the tour, the Colosseum tour, meet your guide at the local tour operator's office at Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 14. The nearest metro stop is "Colosseo" (line B).
For the second part of the tour, the Vatican Museums tour, meet your guide at the local tour operator's office at Via Germanico 16 (almost on the corner of Via Leone IV), 00192 Rome. Look for the street sign with the operator's red circle logo. The closest metro stop is "Ottaviano" (line A).
Visit the most important attractions in Rome on the same day with a half-day skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica in the morning and a half-day guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum in the afternoon. Read more
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Then, skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums and discover masterpieces of art from the papal collections. Wander through some of the 1,400 galleries to see Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Learn the history of the art from an accredited guide as you see highlights such as the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter Michelangelo’s miraculous Sistine Chapel and then head through a reserved entrance to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Hear stories about the battles between man and beast and the gladiators who performed for the roaring crowds. Visit the Roman Forum to discover the center of public life in the days of the Roman Republic. Marvel at the ruins of temples and markets and get a feel for what life was like in Roman times from your guide's commentary.
Climb to Palatine Hill to see the site of the imperial palace that overlooked the Circus Maximus, and listen to the legend of the city's founders, Romulus and Remus. Get some free time for lunch or explore on your own.