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Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena

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Roma, Italy

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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum on this two-in-one-day tour of Rome’s must-visit sites. Starting early, first visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a guide. Listen to tales of the popes and the artists who lavishly decorated the Vatican as you explore, then take a break for lunch. Later, head into the heart of ancient Rome for a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Stand on the arena floor where gladiators fought, then stroll through Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide.
  • Skip the long lines outside the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with a guide
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators on the Colosseum’s arena floor
  • Check out ancient ruins at Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena.
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What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You only have an hour to get between sites, I would recommend getting a taxi between sites to maximize the time for lunch and travel." See review
  • "All in all a good tour where you can fit in a lot but probably too much for one day." See review

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Just wow!
steveni894
, Jan 2020
Being two of the most iconic sites in Rome, my wife and I decided to have a tour rather than just it ourselves. The day is split into two - with the first half being at the Vatican and the second a Colosseum/ Roman Forum. You only have an hour to get between sites, I would recommend getting a taxi between sites to maximize the time for lunch and travel. We had a different guide for each attraction. Both guides that we had were incredible (Renata and Diego). They were knowledgeable and could answer any question put to them. The skip the line tickets are definitely worth it - the last thing that you want to be doing is wasting hour in line rather than enjoying landmarks. Some guests struggled a bit with the walking and steps - unfortunately, this is unavoidable given the landmarks in question. I would 100% recommend this tour for anyone wanting to make the most of a day in Rome!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We feel honored and humble to read your great review! In fact, Renata and Diego are ones of the best tour guides in the Colosseo. Always keep in mind that to explore Rome, you'll do a lot of walking but it's definitely worth it.
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Long day but a lot of good information
Experience534491
, Oct 2019
I enjoyed how knowledgeable both of my tour guides were for both the Vatican tour and Colosseum tour but overall it was too much. We saw a lot but even with the break in between the two tours it was a lot to do in one day. Once you leave the Colosseum you continue on to the Palatine Forum but at this point in the day I was exhausted and could barely keep up with the tour. All in all a good tour where you can fit in a lot but probably too much for one day.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, We are very happy to learn you had a great tour experience but sorry you found it tiring. Please know we have different tours available to meet the requirements of walking less. Simply book the tour that is most suited for your personal requirements. Should you require our assistance simple contact us and we will gladly help you!
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italy
325gizelled
, Jun 2019
it was good information during tour . the tour lady was great , however in the afternoon it was very hot in June.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for this review! The weather is not under our control, however, we are very happy we got to provide you with a great tour experience despite it!
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3 generation trip
kprok
, Jun 2019
we were in italy for a girls' trip. the positives of this tour: vatican tour (informative, well paced, engaging guide); negatives: it was very difficult to find the meeting place for the 2nd part colosseum tour, guide although very knowledgeable spoke in a such a soft voice that it was very difficult to hear and understand him and the tour of the roman forum was much much longer than it needed to be.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Please note our guides are also there to personalize your experience and so if you require them to speak more loudly or clearly or if you have any curiosities about what you are seeing feel free to simply ask. You will find them very accommodating! As for the meeting point, instructions are provided on your voucher and it is easy to reach usually. However, we also provided a customer service number on the voucher so that you may contact the stuff for whatever needs to be resolved and this includes difficulty finding any locations. As for the duration of the tour, please note you can call us anytime and we will help you choose the version of your that is most suited to your timetables. Thank you for taking the time to review us!
star-5
Long day but worth it
Discover36724029863
, Mar 2019
The Vatican tour was exceptional with a knowledgable guide who took time to speak to us and made the most of the time allowed. We were a very small group (4) which allowed for a very personal experience. Only criticism was that our start was changed the night before for a later time which didn’t give us long to grab some food before the colosseum. Again a good guide who spoke with passion and knowledge
star-5
Great tour
Roam43421479868
, Feb 2019
Brilliant day, We enjoyed both the Vatican and Colosseum tours. Well organised and informative. Great guides, would recommend.
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Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour
Donna D
, Sep 2018
a worthwhile investment. Our guide for both tours were extremely knowledgeable and patient with our many questions.I highly recommend this company
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Awesome colosseum tour
Family8245
, Aug 2018
We used the same company for our Vatican and colosseum/forum/palatine tour. Sergio was an excellent tour coordinator. Rescheduled our tour when the colosseum closed the forum. Do not wait in line for this tour! Guide had great history at every stop. Had a thunderstorm at Palatine hill but only enhanced the beautiful marble. Walked right in at each site. Highly recommend.
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Came alive with Fe !
Jeryl C
, Jul 2018
Fe (felicity) our guide was so excited with so much detail that it made our tour come alive ....I wish we had other tours booked with her ....she was wonderful !
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Excellent tour and excellent tour...
Jerry H
, May 2018
Excellent tour and excellent tour guides. They were extremely knowledgeable about the sites and went at a nice pace.

Product code: 41348P2

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