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Rome in a Day: Vatican Museums & Colosseum Guided Tour

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Discover Rome on a full-day guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.

Highlights

  • Experience the absolute best of Rome on this incredible full-day tour with access to iconic spots like Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and more.

  • Witness Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling and massive dome at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, and deep dive into history at the Colosseum.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views from Palatine Hill and venture into the Roman Forum and learn about ancient Roman lifestyle from the professional guide.

  • The tour is available in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian and upgrade your ticket for a semi-guided private tour.

  • Did you know? Julius Caesar's funeral took place inside the Roman Forum and his body was created at the site's east corner.

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Rome

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 & 2

  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

  • Access to Vatican Museums

  • Access to Sistine Chapel

  • Access to St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Audio headsets

Exclusions

  • Transport

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Elsa Gameiro

Elsa

5/5

Jul, 2023

Lucia Maric

Lucia

4/5

Apr, 2023

Honghai Liu

Honghai

5/5

Jan, 2023

I like the professionission from the tour ladies. They are very patient and knowledge. I especially impressed with Amil who toured us in Vatican. Even though we were there for only 3 hours, we had a chance to experience over thousands of years through her speeches and slides.
Alejandro Contreras Guerrero

Alejandro

5/5

Dec, 2022

Lesley Markus

Lesley

5/5

Dec, 2022

Super mooie rondleiding. Ervaren mensen die je alle geweldige dingen laten zien. Het meeste van de rondleiding met een hoofdtelefoon zodat iedereen de leidster konden verstaan. Staan open voor vragen. Headout boekt dit bij CityWorld. Alleen wordt er doorgegeven door Headout 9 uur aanwezig, terwijl onze rondleiding pas om 10 uur was. Je bent echt een hele dag bezig. Neem wel eten en drinken mee. Dit is niet goed te verkrijgen.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the stunning Vatican museums along with your guide. Witness one of the most important art collections in the world as you roam the museum’s halls and marvel at the Gallery of Tapestries and Geographical Maps. After this, head to the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the frescoes of Michelangelo crafted upon the ceiling, most of which speak of a tale as old as time. Afterward, make your way to St. Peter’s Basilica, the glorious Rennaisance-style church sporting elaborate Baroque interiors.

Colosseum & Roman Forum

Meet your Colosseum guide and venture to the top of Palatine Hill. Take in the incredible views as your guide tells you all about the origins of Rome. Afterward, head to the Colosseum and pass the long lines to make way into the world’s largest amphitheater ever. Walk the arena floor and learn all about the theatre’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you tales of the ancient gladiator games. Last but not least, walk the ancient path that Romans once used every day as you venture into the Roman Forum, the political and economic heart of the ancient empire. The tour finishes in the archaeological area close to the Colosseum.

What to bring

  • All visitors must carry a photo ID for security checks.

What's not allowed

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, people with mobility issues.

  • Strict Dress Code: In order to enter St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums, one must abide by a dress code. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

  • Note that the following are not allowed inside Colosseum: large backpacks or pieces of luggage.

  • Note that the following are not allowed inside Vatican Museums: suitcases, backpacks, containers, umbrellas, walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors), tripods for cameras and video cameras, signage of any kind.

Additional information

  • Please note that in case of unexpected closures of some of the areas inside the Museums, the guide may have to modify the itinerary slightly.

  • Please note that you will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Your guide will not take you inside, since direct access from Vatican Museum is not possible.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Facilities: Cloakroom at Vatican Museums

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly after the purchase

  • Please display the same on your mobile phone along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your tour in order to avoid any delays

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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