beautiful view of St Peter Basilica
View of the Colosseum on a sunny day
Guided tour of the Colosseum
Sistine Chapel
Guided tour inside the St Peter Basilica
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Full-Day Combo: Complete Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Tour

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9 h.
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. Thanks to our Official Vatican Partnership, our expert art historian guide will take you through our Faster than Skip-the-Line access into the Vatican Museums. Save even more time in the afternoon with our Skip-the-Line Access to the Ancient Roman sites.

  • Ensure you see all that Rome has to offer and save money by combining our two best-selling Rome tours into one day.
  • Listen to enthusiastic commentary about the most important attractions in the Eternal City: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
  • With Groups of 25 people or less and dedicated audio headsets so you don’t miss a word you’ll get the most out of your day in Rome.

Your Vatican Museums & Colosseum Experience

What's Included

  • Faster Than Skip-the-Line Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-Line Access and tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Dedicated audio headsets, so you can focus on the sights
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Vatican and 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 Official Vatican Partner Entrance to the Museums and Skip-the-Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to make the most of your vacation time with a local English-speaking expert guide.

Follow the Footsteps of the Popes

Your day starts by meeting your expert art historian guide who has a carefully crafted itinerary through the Vatican Museums prepared. You’ll pass the crowds in line and make your way towards the Sistine Chapel. Along the way, you’ll look around the incredible Raphael Rooms and a 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. Michelangelo will also appear again beneath the vast dome he designed for St. Peter’s Basilica, with his name carved in his Pietá. As you exit through St Peter’s Square you have free time to explore on your own and dine at a local Italian café.

Discover the Stories of Ancient Rome

In the early afternoon, once relaxed and well fed, you’ll join your guide with Skip-the-line access to 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. It is an experience like no other in the Eternal City, and only City Wonders can provide it on an incredible one-day excursion.

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