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2-in-1 Guided Vatican & Colosseum: Skip the line

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Experience two of Rome's most famous attractions: Skip the line to the Vatican and the Colosseum! You get a guided tour through the Vatican, where you see the stunning art collection, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and of course the beautiful St. Peter's Basilica. After your tour you visit the Colosseum on your own, where you skip the line and can explore the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill!

Highlights

- Skip the line to the Vatican and Colosseum
- Experience two of Rome's most amazing attractions
- Admire the Vatican from inside on your tour
- See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
- Visit the beautiful St. Peter's Basilica 
- Experience the Colosseum on your own 
- Walk around Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

What can I expect?

Skip all lines to the Vatican with priority access and see all the major artistic and architectural highlights inside the Vatican City. 

You visit the museums, where you see the highlights from arguably the most important collection of art in the world, including The Rooms of Raphael. You also see the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and you visit the stunning St. Peter's Basilica. All of this during only three hours! 

Your ticket to the Colosseum will be provided upon beginning your Vatican tour in the morning. After your tour of the Vatican, you get the directions about how to reach the Colosseum from the Vatican City.

When you arrive at the Colosseum there will be two lines at the entrance, a very long line for people without tickets, and a short line or no line at all. The latter is for you to walk straight into the magnificent amphitheatre. It's recommended that you spend between two and three hours in the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill archaeological areas.

How does it work?

How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email, just print it out or show it on your mobile device.  

Where does the tour begin?
The tour starts at the When in Rome Tours office. The address will be on your e-ticket. Please be there 30 minutes before the tour starts. 

Where does the tour end?
The guided tour ends at St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll be given directions to the Colosseum. 

How long does the tour last?
The guided tour of the Vatican lasts approx. 3 hours.  

Is Necropolis a part of the tour?
No, this tour does not include Necropolis as only the Vatican administer tours to this area. 

When can I visit the Colosseum?
Your timed entrance ticket to the Colosseum is valid at 3:30 PM.

Is there a dress code?
Yes, entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. When in Rome Tours and Ticmate cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.  

Important information

- This tour does include a visit to the Vatacombs. However, we cannot guarantee how long the visit will last and how much of the Vatacombs you will see. 
- Keep in mind that the Vatican and the Colosseum operates a strict no re-entry policy.
- You will skip all official queues, and they can be very long, up to several hours. However, on certain days like bank holidays, weekends and religious holidays there might be some lines. This cannot be avoided, but these lines will be far shorter than the public ones. 
- Cancellations can happen at very short notice. In this case, we will contact you and offer you alternative tour dates or get you a full refund. 
- Due to security, we strongly recommend that you do not bring any large bags or packages. 
- This tour is conducted as a walking tour, as no vehicles are allowed inside the Vatican, so please wear appropriate footwear. 

Ticket categories

Adult (18+)
Child (6-17)
Infant (0-5): Free of charge.

Opening hours

The tour operates daily (except Wednesday and Sunday) at 8:45 A.M. Your entrance ticket to the Colosseum is valid at 3:30 P.M.

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Save time – Skip the line

Duration: 3 hours

What’s included?

- Skip the line-tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum.
- Access to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatacombs and St. Peter's Basilica.
- A guided tour in the Vatican.
- Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own.

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Vatican: Guided tour & Colosseum skip the line

Address
Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 000192 Rome

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