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Colosseum and Vatican Private Tour

4.7 / 5 total 213 reviews
Duration: 5 hours
Tour ID: 2271
Overview

Our Colosseum and Vatican Private Tour is the best solution to visit the two most visited sites in Rome in just one day.

This is the best tour if you want to maximise your time in the Eternal City, but still enjoy the explanations of a private, licensed guide! Visit the two most popular highlights in Rome in just five hours, accompanied by a local, English-speaking private guide.

This combo tour is perfect for all those who have limited time in Rome, but still, want to make the most out of it.

You will meet your private guide at the Colosseum, where you will enter with skip the line tickets. Your guide will lead you inside the first and second level of the Colosseum, explaining all about this monument history and the spectacular fightings that took place inside.

Our guides are expert in the history of Ancient Rome and will carefully describe how life in the Ancient Rome was for the population and the emperors, how gladiators were recruited and treated and how they fought between each other and/or wild beasts.

Once your Colosseum adventure is over, you and your guide will take a taxi to the Vatican.

Are you ready to enter the smallest country in the world? Don’t worry: the Vatican is a country of its own, but you don’t need a passport to enter!

Thanks to our pre-booked tickets you will bypass all the lines and you will access the Vatican Museums without wasting your precious time.

You will enjoy an express visit of the Vatican Museums, focusing on the works that you or your guide will deem the most important. Please remember that because this a private tour, you can ask your guide all the questions you want and focus on the works that capture your attention the most.

You will then proceed to the Sistine Chapel, to admire in silence the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo, that adorn the walls and ceiling of the huge room.

Guides are not allowed to explain inside the Chapel, but they will do it beforehand, letting you admire it in peace and quiet, as this masterpiece deserves.

Time to enter St Peter’s Basilica, once again skipping all lines, thanks to an access that brings you directly to the Church from the Sistine Chapel.

Your tour of the Colosseum and Vatican will finish in the legendary St Peter’s Square, enclosed by the monumental colonnade by Bernini.

Highlights
  • 5 hours with a private, licensed guide for a quality, interactive experience
  • Learn about the history, characters and events of The Colosseum in Ancient Rome
  • Discover the most important part of the Vatican, Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the line to enter the Vatican Museums and Colosseum with reserved tickets
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Tour Start Time:  08:45Tour Start Time: 08:45
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start timeArrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • This tour is available Monday to SaturdayThis tour is available Monday to Saturday
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 5 hours private guide
  • Skip the line tickets for the Colosseum
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
  • Transportation from one site to another
Itinerary
Hours

Every day except on Sunday

Meeting Point
Meeting place with your guide at the Arch of Constantine, on the short side of the Arch towards the Colosseum. If you take the metro, please get off at Colosseo (line B, blue line). ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR START TIME.

Know Before You Go
  • Difficulty: this tour is an easy stroll and you will enjoy it discovering the alleys and monuments of Rome.
  • Please wear comfortable dress and shoes
  • Please remember that to enter religious places shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring with you either a copy or original of your ID, passport or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance to the Colosseum.
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Reviewed by James GB   June 01, 2018
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It was a just amazing tour. Thank you
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Reviewed by Aoife and Mary IE   April 27, 2018
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I can understand why there are so many good reviews about this tour. At first I was concerned as I thought it was pricy, but as I was bringing my mother, who always wanted to go to Rome and especially the Vatican, I booked it online and it was a decision I did not regret. We started off at the Colosseum and it was even more impressive than in the photos and pictures that you see of it. The highlight for us was obviously the Vatican and what an amazing place it is. We were so pleased with our guide, she explained the history of what we were seeing in an easy to understand way and we both could have listened to her all day. My mother’s dream visit to the Vatican was perfect and we are two tired but very happy people relaxing in our hotel this morning. Thank you so much from Aoife and Mary.
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Reviewed by Tom and Helena from New York US   April 27, 2018
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WHEN IN ROME…you must take this fantastic tour. We had been planning our European vacation for a long time and really wanted to make the most of it. Italy and Rome was our first stop and we really wished we had spent more and had more private tours. We took many tours on our 3 week vacation around Europe and we picked this one in Rome as it seemed to have all of the major attractions covered in one day. It was the best tour we had and we really cannot express enough how good it is. You get to go to the Colosseum where the gladiators used to fight and the Vatican was amazing. There is so much history and art to discover in this city and having our own guide made the experience so much more rewarding. Thank you, thank you from Tom and Helena from New York.
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Reviewed by Janice and Brian GB   April 26, 2018
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AMAZING! I do not usually write reviews but I felt that this tour was so good that I just had to. My husband and I booked it on the internet before we went to Rome. It was easy to book as the site is very user friendly. The meeting point was clear and as soon as we met Gaia our guide, we knew we were going to have a good day. I think it would be impossible to see and truly understand Rome without a guide. We had never been before and as it was Easter, the city was heaving with crowds. In one day we managed to go to the Colosseum and the Vatican. We had no lines to wait in which was an added bonus. There were so many amazing places and the highlight for me was Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. We both highly recommend this tour, it is really worth the money to have your own guide and we both want to thank the tour company and Gaia for providing such a professional and well explained tour around Rome’s major attractions. Janice and Brian
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Reviewed by Barbara GB   April 25, 2018
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I have just done this tour and it was wonderful.I was a bit apprehensive booking this tour as it seemed expensive. However, it was worth it. You get your own guide and are not stuck in a massive group. It is also a five hour tour which really makes it good value for money. Barbara
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Reviewed by Penny GB   April 24, 2018
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We had an outstanding tour with our guide. We went to the Colosseum first and learned so much about how it was built and what it would have been like in the olden days. The Vatican was my favourite as I really enjoyed all of the works of art. We booked this tour online and although it may seem expensive; having your own guide and skipping the lines was really worth it.
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Reviewed by Gail and Bob GB   April 23, 2018
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I had been to Rome once before and felt that I did not really gain any knowledge as I tried to do the highlights of the city on my own. This time we booked the tour online and picked this one as it was a private tour and you got to skip the lines. We had a fantastic experience with a really good guide. Thank you and well done for providing such a good tour.
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Reviewed by Debbie Thornton GB   April 21, 2018
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The best 5 hours of my life. I have always wanted to go to the Vatican and wanted my trip to be exciting. Many people have told me that is gets very crowded and that some of the group tours can be large so you end up missing out on some of the information that your guide tells you. When I saw this tour I thought it would be perfect as I would get to see the Vatican and the Colosseum in the one day. My guide Gaia was excellent and was extremely knowledgeable about everything. She was also very friendly and I cannot thank her enough. If you really want to understand the places you visit in Rome, then this is the tour to pick.
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Reviewed by Anna and Paul GB   April 20, 2018
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We booked this combined skip the line tour with your company and we were really happy with it. Our guide was super and could not do enough for us. We were only visiting Rome for a few days and wanted to see as much as possible. Thank you for this great tour. Highly recommend!
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Reviewed by Debbie Powell US   April 18, 2018
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There are so many places to see on this tour and if you are only in Rome for a short time then it is an ideal tour to take. We thought that rather than take 2 or 3 tours to see the main sights in Rome that we would pay for a private tour and see them all in the one go. It actually worked out cheaper. Our guide was excellent and so very friendly and I cannot complain about anything.
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Reviewed by Émilie GB   April 16, 2018
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Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes and you will be ready to enjoy a day like no other. I booked this for my sister and I before we left home and it was easy to book. We saw everything that is in the description and got to spend longer at certain sites if we wanted. Gia was so helpful and did not rush us and the whole day was fantastic. Thank you Gia
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Reviewed by Carol and Maurice GB   April 16, 2018
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It was easy to find the meeting point and skipping the line was a real bonus as the queues were very long. My husband had been to Rome before and tried to do these tours by himself. He found that although everywhere was nice to look at, he really knew nothing about what he was looking at. Spending the day with Gaia explaining in great detail and in good English was money well spent. I wanted to write this review to thank your company and Gaia for such an excellent service. Carol and Maruice.
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Reviewed by Kayla IE   April 10, 2018
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We had "skip the line" passes for the Vatican and Colosseum which was great as it was raining and packed with people as we travelled at Easter. We would highly recommend this tour, and the tour company as we felt that it was such good value for money and we got to see the most important attractions during our day.
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Reviewed by Tina GB   April 07, 2018
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This is so worth the money as we have two children and trying to see the Colosseum and Vatican on our own or in a group tour would have been so difficult. Gaia, you were fantastic and not only did the adults enjoy your company, but Ella and David loved you. I cannot say enough good things about this tour and if you come to Rome, it is a tour that takes a lot of stress out of seeing the sights.
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Reviewed by João PT   April 04, 2018
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MY FAMILY HAPPY AT ALL TOUR AND GUIDE
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Reviewed by Jane and Alex GB   April 04, 2018
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My sister and I were only in Rome for two days and wanted to make the most of our time. This tour really gave an in-depth description of both the Vatican and the Colosseum. The architecture was amazing and the Sistine Chapel was awesome. A great day with a great guide.
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Reviewed by Seegers DK   April 03, 2018
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i only have one day in rome and this tour i take and it was very great
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Reviewed by Zoe GB   April 02, 2018
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This tour was the best we did in Rome. Our guide was brilliant! She made the tour very interesting giving us a lot of information and time to take photos and ask questions. I can recommend this tour to everyone who enjoys history and who wants to see Rome in a relaxing non-rushed way.
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Reviewed by Jack9 AU   April 01, 2018
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You really do need a guide to properly understand the history of Rome. Ours was great and as this was a private tour we finished our day much more knowledgable than when we started it. Thank you
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Reviewed by Kong D US   March 31, 2018
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Definitely, the way to go and explore the Vatican and its surroundings! Excellent.,
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