St. Peters Basilica Vatican
View of the Colosseum on a sunny day
Guided tour of the Colosseum
Sistine Chapel
Guided tour inside the Basilica of St Peter
Incredible Value

Full-Day Combo: Complete Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Tour

4.88
(19,415 Reviews)
Flexible
English
Mon to Sat
09:00, 10:00

Our Complete Vatican Museums & Colosseum tour is perfect for those who want to pack their day with culture. Our expert art historian guide will take you through our reserved entrance and straight into the Vatican Museums. Save even more time in the afternoon with our reserved entrances to the Ancient Roman sites. Explore the best of what Rome to offer without the huge crowds we have all come to know!

  • Make the most of your vacation time: see everything Rome has to offer and save money by combining our two best-selling Rome tours into one exciting day!
  • Listen to fun and informative commentary from your expert, English-speaking guide about the most important attractions in the Eternal City: the beautiful Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica as well as the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
  • With a small group and reserved entrance to all attractions, we can guarantee a day that you' ll never forget!

Your Vatican Museums & Colosseum Experience

What's Included

  • Reserved Access and tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
  • Reserved Access and tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide at the Colosseum
  • Includes Colosseum Entry ticket (17.60€)
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill

This is the only one-day tour combining the two single-most important attractions in Rome – the Colosseum and the Vatican. Enjoy entry through our Reserved Entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to make the most of your vacation time with a local English-speaking expert guide.

Discover the Stories of Ancient Rome

Your day starts by meeting your expert art historian guide at the Colosseum, one of the world’s greatest wonders. Your local English-speaking guide is an expert in archaeology and history so they will take you back in time to the ancient Roman empire. As you stroll through the vast walls of the Colosseum your guide will recount the gruesome spectacles, battles, and politics that played out here.

You will go even further back in time to Palatine Hill where Rome was founded by the wolf-raised Romulus. To get there you will pass through the deserted temples of the Roman Forum, the political and economic heart of the ancient empire.

Follow the Footsteps of the Popes

In the early afternoon, once relaxed and well-fed, you’ll join your guide who has a carefully crafted itinerary through the Vatican Museums prepared. You’ll look around the incredible and wide variety of galleries filled to the ceiling with ancient sculptures, medieval maps, pristine paintings, delicate tapestries, and precious relics.

In the Sistine Chapel, you’ll see the frescoes of Michelangelo that hold hidden secrets, including a personal message to the Pope. After exploring the Sistine Chapel, your guide will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica. Here, Michelangelo will appear again beneath the vast dome he designed for the Basilica, with his name carved in his famed sculpture -- La Pietá. As you exit through St. Peter’s Square you will have free time to continue exploring the Basilica on your own.

It is an experience like no other in the Eternal City, and only City Wonders can provide it on an incredible one-day excursion.

Check out our full list of Rome tours.

Thousands of 5-Star Reviews

4.88
19,415 Reviews
Excellent
17328
Great
1961
Average
112
Poor
11
Bad
4
  • Tripadvisor

  • Know Before You Go

From
US$149.58
per adult
Bestseller
  • Book Direct: Best prices always guaranteed.
  • Multilingual Customer Service: Talk to us, we are here to help.
  • No Hidden Costs: All taxes and fees included.

Get to Know City Wonders

Guide showing attraction

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

Recommended Vatican Posts