Enjoy a skip the line visit of the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with Arena Floor.
In the morning you will enjoy a semi-private Vatican tour up to 10 participants. You will enjoy fast track entry to the Vatican Museums and visit the main galleries, Raphael's Rooms , Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica accompanied by an expert guide. Grab a quick break as the afternoon will be spent with an express 1.5 hour tour of the Colosseum. Touring in a small group of maximum 24 participants, you will gain an unforgettable fast track entrance directly onto the Arena Floor where Gladiator's once stood. An express tour for a reason, this is the quickest way to enter the Colosseum and bypass those long lines!
Pressed for time but want to tick of the Vatican and Colosseum in one day. Our combo semi-private Vatican Tour and Express Colosseum is designed for you. The quickest way to visit the Vatican and Colosseum, whilst still ensuring your tour is interesting and in-depth. A whilste-stop cross section of Rome's hsitory, you will discover Renaissance Rome in the morning with a visit to the Vatican and Ancient Rome in the afternoon as you tour the Colosseum and gain fast track entry onto the restricted Arena Floor.
This combo tour starts at the Vatican where you will be part of a semi-private group of no more than 10 people plus our guide. You will skip the line for tickets, saving you valuable time. Touring with a knowledgeable and engaging guide, this intimate group is an ideal way to discover the highlights of the overwhelmingly beautiful Vatican Museums. Your group will be provided with headsets to ensure you don't miss a second of the guides fascinating commentary as you wind your way through some of the most famous galleries in the world, such as the Gallery of Maps, Borgia's apartment and Raphael's Rooms, home to his legendary 'School of Athens' painting.
Your semi-private group will arrive at the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, where you can stand in awe of Michelangelo's Last Judgement and the Creation of the World. Next, your guide will take you to St Peter's Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel, through a special reserved passaeway, saving you valuable queueing time. Inside St Peter's Basilica, you will admire Michelangelo's incredibly moving "Pietà" and Bernini's impressive "Baldachino". You will learn all about this fascinating Baroque structure from your passionate guide, who can answer any questions you may have about St Peter's Basilica.
For your afternoon tour you will join a group of up to 24 people- but don't worry, you'll have headsets so you'll always know what's going on! Together with a top guide of Ancient Rome you will visit the one and only Colosseum. You will enter the Colosseum through its fast track entrance, known in Latin as the 'Gate of Death,' straight onto the arena floor. The arena is where gladiators and deadly animals once fought to the death and your enthusiastic guide will transport you back in time to this grizzly moment of history. Although this is an Express Colosseum tour, in just 1.5 hours our guide will be able to give you a real insight into the life and times of Ancient Rome. History will be brought to life with your guide's interactive and engaging delivery!
Book this tour to tick of Rome's two must-sees together!
Our office near the Vatican is located on Via Vespasiano 28
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.
PLEASE NOTE: in case St Peter's Basilica is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice.
Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
SECURITY CHECKS: When accessing the monument the Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked tickets or vouchers , a Valid Document is a must to access to the Colosseum Arena.
NOT ALLOWED: Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed big umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you. Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum.
BAGS: Back bags are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.
In adverse weather conditions the Colosseum administration may close the arena floor and dungeons for safety reasons. In this case you will enter through a different entrance and spend longer in other parts of the Colosseum
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.