Visit Rome’s two most visited tourist attractions, the Colosseum and the Vatican, in just one day as part of a small friendly group. Maximize your short time in Rome with our Combo small group tour!
If you are short on time in Rome, or just want to tick off the ‘biggies’ in one day then our Colosseum & Vatican small group tour is perfect for you. You will join a small friendly group of maximum 24 people and be lead by a fully licensed guide, to ensure you get the most out of your visits. Add to this the additional bonus of entry to the Vatican before the general public and access to the arena of the Colosseum (restricted area of the Colosseum) and you are guaranteed a small group tour of Colosseum & Vatican of incomparable quality!
You will meet your guide and group at 7:30am Monday and Saturday and 8:30am every day except on Wednesday and Sunday in front of Cafe Vaticano. You will enter the Vatican Museums with skip the line tickets before they open their doors to the general public at 9am. You will be able to enjoy the Vatican Museums before the mad rush! As you walk through the numerous Vatican Galleries your expert guide will point out all the highlights and explain to you the fascinating history of the Vatican state. From the Vatican Galleries, you will continue to Michelangelo’s resplendent Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel’s frescoed ceiling and awe-inspiring Last Judgement fresco will leave you speechless. Your visit will be enhanced by your guide’s explanation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. The Vatican portion of your Colosseum & Vatican small group tour will finish in St Peter’s Basilica, where you will gain skip the line access through a special passageway from the Sistine Chapel.
Take a small break to refresh and eat a quick lunch before you rejoin your group at our office near the Colosseum. Please note you will need to make your own way from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Your small group tour of Colosseum & Vatican will continue with a fascinating exploration of Ancient Rome. Again you will be accompanied by an expert licensed guide as you visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You will follow in the footsteps of the Gladiators as you enter the Colosseum through the actual entrance the Gladiators used to use before their infamous combats. This entrance is a special reservation and will lead you out directly on the Colosseum’s arena (usually closed off to the general public.) From here you will visit also the main areas of the Colosseum, as your guide thrills you with fascinating anecdotes of this world-renowned arena. You will continue to learn about life in everyday Rome as you visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill together with your guide and group.
Café Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums
*** If you book the tour with the Vatican at 7.30 am, for the Colosseum tour the meeting is at 1.00 pm
*** If you book the tour with the Vatican at 8.30 am or 9.00 am, for the Colosseum tour the meeting is at 3.15 pm
Please wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.
This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.