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Tickets for Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Full-Day Tour

Avoid the queues as you explore Rome's two most important attractions in one day

City Wonders
Registered address: 6-9 Trinity Street, D02 EY47, Dublin 2, IE
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Duration: 9h
Max group size: 24
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Live guide: English
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What's included

Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
3-hour tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, granting access to all open rooms and galleries
3.5-hour tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide at the Colosseum

What's not included

Transfer between the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum
Food & beverages

Important information

* The tour will start at the Colosseum or at the Vatican Museums depending on the timeslot selected * Valid ID is mandatory
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Rome with your expert, English-speaking guide
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, including Michelangelo's world-famous ceiling
  • Transport yourself to the time of man vs. beast encounters in the astounding Colosseum and discover the Eternal City's rich traditions at Palatine Hill

Unsurprisingly, Rome's Vatican and Colosseum are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. You'll want to make sure you're not spending precious holiday hours in sweaty queues – and we've got just the ticket.

The only one-day tour to include both the Vatican and the Colosseum, this all-encompassing, expertly guided Roman ramble includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill without the long waits.

Stare in wonder at the famous artworks housed at the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, look around the Raphael Rooms and pore over ancient sculptures, medieval maps and pristine paintings. The Chapel's eye-widening frescoes are brushed with hidden secrets. Luckily, your English-speaking guide knows all about 16th-century art, and will be happy to reveal the hidden details.

Head to St Peter's Basilica for some more masterpiece hunting. Check out Michelangelo's Pietà and the grandiose dome, one of the largest on Earth.

There's more to see on this tour besides countless Renaissance masterpieces. Journey back to ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Rome's ancient arena played host to gruesome battles, and your guide will enlighten you with all the facts and details concerning Rome's most famous building, which formerly held up to 50,000 people.

Allegedly raised by wolves, Romulus is said to have founded Rome at Palatine Hill. The story of the Eternal City's beginnings may or may not be historically accurate, but the tales you'll hear about ancient aristocrats growling at each other in the Roman Forum – the political and economic heart of the empire – certainly are.

Your tour also includes lunch, so don't worry about a day full of sightseeing on an empty stomach.

  • Valid ID mandatory, in case of incorrect data, access to the Colosseum will not be possible
  • Go to the meeting point and show your smartphone voucher to the coordinators with blue 'City Wonders' polo shirts or jackets
  • Please note, the meeting point change from the morning tour and the afteroon tour
  • Morning tour: Colosseum Meeting Point at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop 'Colosseo'
  • Afternoon tour: Vatican Museums Meeting Point at the bottom of the steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi
  • In between the Colosseum and Vatican Museum tours, you will have a 3.5H break to have lunch and get from one venue to the other
  • No large purses, bags or backpacks are permitted
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women for the Vatican Museums
  • Latecomers won't be accommodated
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
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  • Refunds are not possible for this ticket
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Eleanor,  United States United States
18 Nov 2023
Excellent! Amazingly knowledgeable tour guides. Best money I spent was buying this tour.
Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Full-Day Tour
Leslie,  United States United States
10 Dec 2022
An absolutely fabulous experience. Both Marcos and Sabrina loved their jobs, were delightfully personable, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable . Be prepared to climb and go down lots of stairs...
An absolutely fabulous experience. Both Marcos and Sabrina loved their jobs, were delightfully personable, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable . Be prepared to climb and go down lots of stairs and climbing hills.
Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Full-Day Tour
Lara,  Brazil Brazil
10 Dec 2022
Both tours were great, and guides, Nicola and Oscar, are great professionals. They described the main features of the places and explained many aspects of their history.
Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Full-Day Tour

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