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Skip the line Imperial Rome & Vatican Museums Combo Tour

Enjoy the majestic Vatican - including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica - before exploring Rome's ancient side with visits to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican and Colosseum are also part of the itinerary along with a typical Italian lunch.

Who needs a history book? With an expert, knowledgable guide leading the way, you will learn plenty on this full day of sightseeing which is split into two halves: Imperial Rome and the Vatican Museums.

The itinerary begins at the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome.

From here, your guide will take you past the queues and inside the Colosseum, one of the world's greatest historical treasures. This amazing amphitheatre dates to the year 72 A.D. and could hold over 50,000 persons.

The tour then heads to the Palatino (Palatine Hill). Sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circo Massimo, the Palatino is an atmospheric area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins and memorable views.

Continue to the amazing Roman Forum where you again skip the ticket lines. The Roman Forums were the political and social centre of the Roman Empire and the whole area is literally an open-air museum.

After a tasty lunch with drinks at a traditional restaurant, move on the the Vatican. Skip-the-line and enter the Vatican Museums where, accompanied by your guide, you will discover some of the treasures contained within the 2000 rooms and 14 kilometres of corridors.

Afterwards, head to the magnificent St. Peters Basilica, the largest Church in the world, where you will find golden mosaics, several Tombs of Popes and Michelangelo's most important statue 'La Pietà'.

Experience Includes

  • Guided morning walking tour of Imperial Rome
  • Skip-the-Line admission tickets for the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Guided afternoon Vatican tour including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter´s Basilica
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museum
  • Typical lunch with drinks at a local restaurant
  • English-speaking guide and personal headsets
  • Hotel pick-up from centrally located hotel (if option selected)

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Additional refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Wednesday between November and March.

Departure location

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72 at the entrance of Parco del Colle Oppio.

Start times

9.00am.

Duration

8 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Imperial Rome itinerary may be changed depending on Coliseum entrance time availability.
  • All customers must adhere to the Vatican dress code. There are no refunds if you are refused entry for failure to comply. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be not permitted for men and women.
  • It’s forbidden to bring into the Coliseum and Vatican Museums backpacks, suitcases and voluminous bags.
  • Departures may be affected by the weekly Papal Audience. Should St Peter's Basilica be closed for the public for the Papal Audience, an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums will be offered in place of the visit inside St Peter's Basilica.
  • We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs, buggies or with impaired mobility