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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine tour with Vatican Museums upgrade

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 8 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Take part in a guided tour of the main archaeological areas of the Eternal City and retrace Ancient Rome's glorious history

Avoid long queues and get quick access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine thanks to skip-the-line tickets

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with your expert guide

What to expect

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome as you hit the streets of Rome and explore the Eternal City's most famous archaeological areas: the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Thanks to skip-the-line entrance tickets to all sites, you won't waste any time waiting in line and can make the most of your day!

Your guide will retrace the history of the empire from its birth in 753 BC, telling you about the clashes between gladiators that took place in the Colosseum and the exciting events related to the kingdoms of Caesar and Nero.

After a break to catch your breath, you'll head to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you'll soak up the magic and discover what makes these sites so special.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

What’s included

Tour guide

Reserved Vatican Museums access

Special access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Tickets to Vatican Museums

Access to the Sistine Chapel

What’s not included


Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Transfers between two tours




Meeting point:

Please carefully check the order of your tour in the "What to remember" section below.

  • Meeting point for the Vatican Tour: Meet at the bottom of the wide 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. Your guide will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
  • Meeting Point for the Colosseum Tour: Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide will be wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please carefully check the order of your tour below depending on your chosen date: 28/03/2022 - 30/10/2022: Vatican tour - 9.00am and Colosseum tour - 3.00pm31/10/2022 - 31/12/2022: Colosseum tour - 10.00am and Vatican tour - 2.30pm
  • Due to the security regulations of the Colosseum, a valid passport or identity document is required to participate in this tour; passengers who do not provide valid proof of identity will be denied entry
  • There is no transfer between the guided tours of the Vatican and the Colosseum; please note that each tour will be approximately 3 hours and the break between will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • In case of last-minute, unpredictable closures of the venues, customers will be offered an extended tour
  • There may be delays when passing through mandatory security checks, even with skip-the-line tickets
  • To avoid problems at the entrance, please do not bring large bags or backpacks and please remember that the Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour