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Florence Super Saver: Vatican City plus Imperial Rome Day Trip by High-Speed Train Including Skip-the-Line Colosseum

Firenze, Italy

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Spend a day exploring the Vatican and Colosseum with this Super Saver, combining two of Rome’s top-selling tours at a discounted price. Departing from Florence, your day trip includes round-trip tickets on the high-speed train and skip-the-line tours of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. A local guide will lead the way, provided commentary on Michelangelo’s famed frescoes, Roman ruins and other notable points of history, architecture and art in the Eternal City. At the end of your excursion, you will return to Florence.
  • Combine two must-do Rome tours at a discounted price
  • Enjoy a morning Vatican tour and an afternoon Colosseum tour
  • Visit the Vatican Museums to tour the Sistine Chapel and Museo Pio-Clementino
  • Learn about Michelangelo’s La Pietà inside St Peter’s Basilica
  • Hear gladiator tales inside Rome Colosseum, and explore the Roman Forum
  • Make use of skip-the-line entry to spend more time inside the attractions
  • Travel between Rome and Florence by high-speed train

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save hours of wait time with on-the-spot entry to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, with round-trip trains from Florence.
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Round-trip, high-speed train transport from Florence to Rome
Professional guide in Rome
Assistance at Santa Maria Novella train station at departure in Florence
1 day Rome Subway ticket
Monolingual small group tour
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica's skip the line ticket
Coliseum skip the line ticket
Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Archeological Area skip the line ticket
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tour leader from Florence - Clients are requested to reach the meeting points in Rome on their own

Departure Point

Lounge Italo Club Firenze, Piazza della Stazione, 1 Lato, Via Luigi Alamanni, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip will begin at Florence's train station, Santa Maria Novella. Hop aboard the 1.5-hour, high-speed train to Rome and then, after a short subway ride to Vatican City, join up with your guide.

Avoid the crowds and head straight inside the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line pass. Begin by gazing up at Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel, as well as his famous fresco, The Last Judgment. Learn about the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere sculptures as you pass through the Museo Pio-Clementino, admire the intricate designs in the Gallery of Tapestries and see ancient topographies of Italy in the Gallery of Maps.

Afterward, make your way inside the enormous structure of St. Peter’s Basilica with your guide. Take note of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s baldachin altar and Michelangelo’s stunning La Pietà. When you’ve finished exploring, enjoy 1.5 hours of leisure time before your next tour begins.  

Imperial Rome Day Trip from Florence:

Your afternoon tour will begin at the Arch of Constantine in Ancient Rome. Skip the line to see where the gladiators fought at the Colosseum, and explore the amphitheater with your guide, hearing stories of battles between beast and man amidst cheering Roman crowds.

Then check out the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and take a stroll around Palatine Hill. Your guide will discuss the religious rituals in the House of Vestals and behind-the-scenes scandals and politics in the Senate House.

After exploring the forum your tour will conclude, as you make your way back to Rome Tiburtina station. Your 8pm train from Rome will return to you Florence.
Pass By:  
Stazione Roma Termini
The starting point of your adventure in Rome, from which you will easily take the metro to start exploring the Eternal City!
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
One of the greatest collections of works of art in the world, home to the legendary Sistine Chapel, created by the genius of Michelangelo
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
One of the biggest Basilicas of Christianity, where you will admire such masterpieces as La Pietà by Michelangelo and the bronze and gold altar by Bernini
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Probably the most renowned monument in the world, dating back to the I century, the symbol of the Eternal City
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Walk through Triumph Arches, the House of the Vestals and the Sacred Way
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • No tour leader on the tour. Clients are requested to reach the meeting points in Rome on their own
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties
  • The train from Rome to Florence departs at 8pm or 8:30pm, according to availability
  • Please note that on Wednesday morning and for particular events the St. Peter Basilica will not be accessible; in these days we ensure a longer stay inside the Museums
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Florence Super Saver: Vatican City plus Imperial Rome Day Trip by High-Speed Train Including Skip-the-Line Colosseum?
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Wonderful all day experience, the...
Mark C
, Dec 2017
Wonderful all day experience, the vatican and guide were wonderful, colliseum was interesting although it would have been better if the guide had shown a bit more enthusiasm, we side tracked on the great rail system in rome to see the trevi fountain as an extra before getting the train back to florence.
I wish I could give this 0 stars. A...
, Nov 2016
I wish I could give this 0 stars. A total waste of money. Horrible co-ordination and instructions. First the landmark in the florence station to meet was a tiny board that you will find tough to fine. Then we reach. The person from the tour company arrives 15 mins late.We have only 15 mins left to catch the train to Rome. There was another elderly lady who was also waiting with us who was to come on the tour. Tour lady says she cannot find her name. After a while she figures it out and then says she was sleepy and that is why she is making these mistakes. Then she mumbles that she cannot do this. All this when we have 10 more mins left for the train and then we ask her shouldn't we start walking to the train. She says 'oh yes', hurries with out instructions packets and says 2 sentences and you will be fine. After we get down at Rome, we are totally on our own to get to the vatican. The tour company just has the train tickets in the packet. A different tour company provides the vatican tour and then again you are on your won to the Colosseum. I cannot stress enough. YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT EVERYTHING ON YOUR OWN. the instructions on the tour packet are USELESS. My recommendation to do the exact same tour on your own by spending half the cost - Purchase all tickets ahead online 1. Get round trip train tickets from SM Novella station in florence to Rome ahead of time. Get an early morning train 2. Get a map of Rome and go to the via metro. Get a skip the line tour of Vatican, Sistine chapel , ST.peters 3. After this get lunch, take a metro to the Colosseum. Again get a skip the line tour ticket ahead of time. 4. You will have ample time to do other stuff after this. Enjoy Rome , get the metro to the train station to Florence. YOU DO NOT NEED THIS EXPENSIVE TOUR if you follow the above. Hope this helps!
We stayed in Florence but really...
Rose D
, Oct 2016
We stayed in Florence but really wanted a chance to see Rome. This was one of the few trips from Florence to Rome that I was able to find. You meet a representative in the train station. We had a little bit of trouble finding them, so I had to call the number but they were able to direct us to the right place. The representative gives you everything you need for the day. It is your responsibility to get to each of the sites. But once we got to the Vatican and Colosseum, we had great experiences. We were really glad that we had a chance to see Rome and this made it very easy, just be ready to navigate to each place on your own. Skipping the line was great and these two sites were highlights of our trip!
Could not have done this trip...
Susan C
, Jul 2016
Could not have done this trip without this tour. We were met at the train station in Florence, given the train tickets, metro passes, maps, everything we needed for the day. Travelled on the high speed alone, then the metro. A little tricky following the map from Rome metro station to the meeting place but found it. Tour guide was really great, got right into the Vatican with hardly a wait. Without the tour, the lines would be crazy. Very informative! Ran over time so needed to rush a little for lunch but it was a nice break then met the second tour at the Coliseum with a different tour guide. This tour was equally great. A lot to see in one day but it worked well for my son and I. Lots of walking but so worth it. Highly recommend!!
Our tour was great! It was a long...
Greg C
, Oct 2015
Our tour was great! It was a long day and very crowded at times but our tour leader was very well versed with history and interesting facts. She very accommodating and engaging.
Perfect if you only have one day and...
, Oct 2015
Perfect if you only have one day and want to see Rome. It was a long day but worth it. We were met at the train station and given our train tickets for both the outbound and return trip, an all day Metro pass, a detailed instruction sheet and a map to the first meeting point. The instruction sheet listed all the Metro rail stops to take and what time to be where you need to be. I would suggest a couple needed additions to the instructions would be a map from the end of each tour back to the Metro station, and to the afternoon meeting point. If we hadn't had a phone with international service, we would have had a hard time finding the restaurant we were to meet our tour guide at for the afternoon tour. Our tour guides at each location were great. We learned a lot of great information from them. I still can't believe I was at these both these places! This tour took care of all the planning, we bypassed the very long lines, and made it possible to see the top spots in Rome in one day.
I am sorry that this trip was not what...
Gloria C
, Aug 2015
I am sorry that this trip was not what I expected. It was not organized well.
This was the worst trip I have every...
Rachel R
, Jun 2015
This was the worst trip I have every gone on. First, I was expecting a tour from ciao Florence because that is the company viator sets you up with. This is not the case. They give you and envelope and basically say good luck navigating Rome by yourself! We ended up waiting in line for over an hour!

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