We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour

  • Skip the line access at the Colosseum
  • Maximize your time at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes
Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour
From US$129.90
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Palatine Hill & Forum - SummerMost Popular
With Palatine Hill & Forum - Meeting for the Colosseum tour at 3.15 pm
From US$141.68
Express Colosseum - Summer
With Express Colosseum Visit - Meeting for the Colosseum tour at 3.15 pm
From US$129.87
9.00am - Palatine Hill & Forum
Meeting at 9.00 am for the Vatican tour - Meeting at 3.15 pm for the Colosseum tour
From US$141.68
Show 3 more

Skip the line at two of Rome’s most popular attractions—the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum—with this tour. A guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a lunch break, your tour continues in the core of Ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum (no waiting in line required). Stand on the arena floor that once hosted fighting gladiators and then explore the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and tour group bright and early for skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums.

Your guide removes the hassle of navigating these landmarks and leads the way through the large collection inside the Vatican galleries. The tour includes a stop in the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

After a lunch break, the tour continues in Ancient Rome with skip-the-line access into the Colosseum. Step onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought and then learn more about this fascinating moment in history by exploring Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

Write a ReviewReviews (10)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good Tour if you have a limited time.

The tour of the Vatican was good. Be aware that there is no hotel pickup and you need to be at the side of the Vatican quite early in the morning (3.5 km from Trevi Fountain).There is no photos in the Sistine Chapel. After going...More

1  Thank DebVanHoek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Too long and boring

We are not very much into history but we do appreciate a quick explanation of important parts of things. However, when you’re in Rome you walk a lot and these tours should be done much quicker in OUR opinion. The tour guides are very knowledgeable...More

Thank TravelingLamas91717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vatican outstanding, could do Colosseum on your own

We had the full day Vatican (morning) and Colosseum/Forum/Palatine Hill in the afternoon. Our guide at the Vatican, Guilio, was absolutely outstanding. The tour met outside a coffee shop opposite the entrance to the Vatican museum. Don’t be put off by that. We took a...More

Thank thomps97
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Do not miss this tour if you are in Rome!!!

Pre booked this tour through Viator.com before we travelled to Rome. We were met by Fi in front of the Vatican at 8.30am. Everyone has to wait in line to go through security but during the wait Fi started to explain the history of the...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Very informative

This was a very informative, minimal hassle tour of the Vatican. Some hassle is expected simply based in the vast crowd, but the Claudia was our guide and she navigated us through in expert, efficient fashion. The tour started on time. We had to go...More

1  Thank Racquel M
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Liliana G
22 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from DebVanHoek | Reviewed this property |
Hi I did this tour by myself last month and it was a challenge to get from the Vatican to the Colosseum in time. We finished the Vatican tour at 11.45(St Paul very rushed) and had to be at the Colosseum by 1pm. A taxi is an... More
8 April 2018|
Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a set time for the Colosseum tour - it was 1pm for us. We left the Vatican at 12 after the tour & decided to walk it, getting a quick Panini on route. Just made it in time for 1pm. You could get a metro but its... More
Travellers Also Viewed
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and...
2 Reviews
from US$120.40*
Rome Highlights Half-Day Tour
28 Reviews
from US$112.20*
Frequently bought together
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
11,939 Reviews
from US$57.90*
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
4,030 Reviews
from US$33.10*
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,647 Reviews
from US$141.70*
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
23,672 Reviews
from US$73.20*
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums...
6,100 Reviews
from US$43.70*
Ancient Monuments of Rome Tour with...
335 Reviews
from US$41.30*
Half-Day St Sebastian Catacombs and...
34 Reviews
from US$76.70*
Rome Angels and Demons Half-Day Tour
1,002 Reviews
from US$66.10*