Full-day Small Group Tour of the Vatican and the Colosseum

6 h
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difficulty Medium
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Full-day Small Group Tour of the Vatican and the Colosseum

While this tour is not for the faint of heart – it takes six hours to complete – it will enable you to visit essentially every major landmark of both Rome and the Vatican City, skipping each and every line along the way. If you only have time for one tour when you visit Rome, take this one.

Immerse yourself in the Eternal City: art and architecture from the time of Christ and the Renaissance right alongside modern buildings.
Enjoy the entertaining commentary and the educational information provided by your private guide.
Discover the wonders of the Vatican City, including the Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel.
Visit the most important and famous monuments and landmarks of Rome, including the Forums, the Colosseum, the Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain, among many others.
Combine the very best of both Rome and the Vatican together into one comprehensive, unforgettable eXPerience.

Spend an incredible six hours making your way across the face of the Eternal City, and experience the best that both Rome and the Vatican have to offer in this once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity.

Visit Ancient Rome's highlights: Colosseum and Roman Forum

Your guide will take you across the face of Rome, visiting all of the most famous landmarks and monuments. You will see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, pass by the Capitoline Hill, visit Venezia Square and Pantheon.
No other tour offers such a comprehensive eXPerience as does this one. Best of all, you'll be skipping the line each and every time. If you only have time to take one tour while in Rome, you owe it to yourself to consider taking this one.

Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica

In the afternoon, you will move to Vatican City, where you will view several of the most sacred sites of Christianity, as well as a many of the world's most famous pieces of art. You will visit Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and of course the Sistine Chapel where you can view the work of Michelangelo.

Learn more about Vatican City and Ancient Rome!

By choosing this tour, you will be able to visit both the best of the Vatican City and of the Ancient Rome area! You will admire Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica, all of them full of masterpieces of the art history. And, of course, you will cross Saint Peter's Square, the real heart of the Cristian Church.
Moving to Ancient Rome, you will visit the Colosseum: the most famous amphiteatre in the world, with almost 2000 years of history. You will admire some of the most beautiful views of Ancient Rome, before exploring the Roman Forum area, where you can see some of the most importants ruins of the Roman age.

More walking tours to visit Vatican or Colosseum!

If you are interested in visiting Vatican City or Colosseum, but you would like to focus just on one of these attractions, take a look at our walking tours! With the group tour of the Vatican, you will have a full skip-the-line access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. If you prefer Ancient Rome's pathways, you can't miss our group tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum, that will let you discover the center of Rome.

More tours to visit Rome's best attractions!

The price of this tour does NOT include the entrance fee (15 € per person for the Colosseum, 23 € per person for the Vatican City), which will have to be paid in cash to the guide, directly on the day of the tour. If you prefer to have the entrance fee included, check out our Full day Tour with skip-the-line tickets included, which also include the lunch and the pick-up service at your hotel!
In addition to those walking tours, ItalyXP offers several other ways to explore the eternal masterpieces of Rome: the Full Day Tour by Ape Calessino, to discover the historic centre from an unusual point of view, and the fun-filled Full Day Tour by Vespa, for those who want to eXPerience the thrill of traveling aboard an icon of the '60s

  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-line Access (NO tickets)
  • 6 hours walking tour
  • Guide and earphones
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and Beverages
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


This is a combination tour that combines a Ancient Rome Tour (in the morning) and a Vatican Tour (in the afternoon). You will have about 2 hours of free time to move from one location to the other and to have lunch.
Both tours are capped at 12 people maximum.
The itinerary of the tour - especially during the Jubilee year - may change due to unforeseen Vatican events.
Please wear appropriate clothing to have access to the worship places (no shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, or shirts that leave the shoulders uncovered).
The price of the ticket must be paid directly on the day of the tour to the guide in cash:

  • Tickets for the Vatican Museum cost € 23 for adults and € 16 for students (under the age of 26 in possession of a student card).
  • Tickets for the Colosseum cost € 15 per person.

Please note that backbags, trolleys and big bags are no allowed inside the Colosseum for security reasons.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Full-day Small Group Tour of the Vatican...

Reviewed by An ItalyXP customer from

collesuem tour was great

Serena was a great tour guide in the morning, only thing was not having transport from the morning tour to the one in the afternoon at the Vatican and not enough time in between to grab a lunch..due to crowds we got into areas late but there should be a way to give a little extra for food. A full day tour with no eating is hard...
Reviewed by bart666_12 from Regno Unito

Excellent tour with an excellent guide

Our tour guide, Fabrizio (?), was absolutely brilliant. He explained what we were looking at, without going on for too long as some guides do. He was friendly, courteous and extremely knowledgeable, explaining that he was an archaeologist. His English was also excellent which made the whole tour easy to understand. Overall, well worth the money.
Reviewed by Denise B from Regno Unito

Walking around Ancient Rome

This tour was excellent and well worth the money, the tour guide was really knowledgeable and very friendly able to answerer all questions, head sets were helpful and meant you could look around whilst listening to the guide instead of having to be directly in front of her. The skip the queue feature was so tremendous, the sun was intense and the queues were outside and very very long. We covered such a large area and it was all interesting. Worth every penny
Reviewed by jessika1009 from Stati Uniti

Ancient Rome and Vatican Museum Tour

Our first day in Rome we did the "Skip the Line Vatican Tour." Our guide, Dario, was knowledgeable and friendly, and did a great job blending history, culture, art and architecture. He was also accommodating to the multiple languages our group spoke (english and french). Unfortunately, the Basilica was closed, which also caused all of the museum visitors to funnel through one exit. Even with his tour being rerouted and dealing with larger crowds than normal, Dario did a great job. Our second day in Rome we took the "Skip the Line Ancient Rome Tour" with Larissa. She too was knowledgable and friendly, and painted a great picture of what the colosseum and roman forum would have looked and felt like in ancient times. Both tours were a reasonable price.