Rome: Guided Colosseum and Vatican Combo Tour

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Join this combined tour of two of Rome's most famous sites. Explore the Colosseum and discover Vatican City with an expert guide. Enjoy the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace.


  • Learn about ancient Rome from a multimedia video to get you started
  • Visit the Colosseum with a professional guide
  • See the breathtaking halls with masterpieces by artists like Raffael and Giotto
  • Experience standing in the Sistine Chapel under Michelangelo's Judgement Day
  • Enjoy a self-guided visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill


Take in the key religious and historic sights of Rome, including both the Colosseum and Vatican City. Don’t miss out on the most famous parts of the city and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens.  Start your experience at the local partner's office, where you'll pick up your tickets and enjoy a 25-minute multimedia video about ancient Rome. After the security check meet your guide inside the Colosseum and start your journey through the centuries. Hear about the fascinating and terrifying history of the Colosseum, including the bloody gladiator battles that once took place there. Be amazed by the impressive construction methods used by the ancient Romans, and after exploring the first level you will reach the second tiers to enjoy the best views of the inside and outside of the structure. Enjoy 2 hours to explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own leisure. See the Roman Forum where everyday Roman citizens used to live, see the tomb of emperor Julius Caesar, and explore the ancient ruins at your own pace. Continue your visit with the Palatine Hill, the site of the foundation of Rome, and the settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet away from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum. Either on the same day or the next, take a journey through Vatican City’s highlights on this 3-hour guided tour. Explore the Vatican museums and see the spectacular Sistine Chapel. From the Egyptian Museum to the Etruscan Museum, the Greek-Roman section to the Collections of Renaissance Art, there is something for everyone. Follow your guide to the best galleries and see frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. Find the Borgia Apartment with rooms painted by Raffaello, La Pinacoteca Vaticana, the Gallery of Maps, the Courtyard of the Pine Cone, and more. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Gazing up at Michelangelo’s ceiling is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.


Skip-the-line ticket for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum 25-minute multimedia video on Ancient Rome at Touristation office Professional guide only for the Colosseum Skip-the-line ticket for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Professional Guide for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Important Information

  • It is recommended to visit the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Colosseum on one day and the Vatican area on another The provided meeting time refers to the meeting time at our Touristation Aracoeli - Piazza d'Ara Coeli 16. You will meet the guide only inside the Colosseum after the security check. You will be able to reserve the Vatican and Sistine Chapel guided tour at the Meeting point with the staff. The child discount (6-17 years-old) is applied only with a a valid ID card Please kindly note: Colosseum ticket price is € 16,00, reservation fee is € 2,00. The difference is for all other ancillary services. Free admission to all disabled visitors with a certified disability. In case of not self-sufficient, the free ticket is also extended to a companion.

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