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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour

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Overview
Ideal for travelers who are short on time but want to see as much of Rome as possible, this tour takes you to many of Rome’s most popular sites in just one day. You’ll visit the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, and the Vatican, hearing commentary along the way. Plus, you’ll get skip-the-line access at the Vatican and Colosseum, saving as much as an hour waiting in line at St. Peter’s Basilica alone.
Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers short on time who want to see a lot of Rome in a day
  • Save time spent waiting in line with skip-the-line access to most attractions
  • Learn about the history of each sight along the way from your guide
  • Take a curated highlights tour of the Vatican Museums
What to Expect
Your morning begins at a cafe near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Skip the notorious lines to the ancient arena, where you’ll spend some time learning its history. Then make your way to the Roman Forum to get a peek at the Temple of the Vestal Virgins and the Senate House. The next stop is the Pantheon, where your guide tells you about how one of the world’s largest unreinforced concrete domes was built. At Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, stop for a gelato break, then take a lunch break on your own. Rejoin your guide at Piazza del Risorgimento, and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll get a curated tour of highlights, including the Laocoön Group, Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Choose to stay in the Vatican, or skip the lines and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the chapel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Transport from downtown Rome to the Vatican
  • Homemade gelato
  • English-speaking guide
  • Privileged express entrance to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Transport from City Center to the Vatican
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags and big pointy umbrellas will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
  • St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are holy places and thus, the attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the Vatican.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was such an incredible and comprehensive tour! We wanted to find a way to see all the sites in a smaller group while getting to learn all the history of what we were seeing. We looked at many tours and are SO happy we chose this one! Our guide Maddalena was so
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello thepimientas, Thank you for your glowing review! We couldn't be happier to learn that you had such a fantastic time with Maddalena! This tour is truly the best way to see the highlights of Rome in one day, and we are so pleased you chose us to share this experience with, and even more so that Maddalena was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience that we strive to achieve! We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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This is one of those must see places. You get a real feeling for the events of history. We had a guided tour which makes it better as you get to find out more details
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Jon_Annis501, Thank you for joining us on our Rome in a Day tour, we are so glad that you chose Take Walks for the experience! This is an excellent way for visitors to Roma to get acquainted with the city and to hit all of the main must-see attractions in just one day. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and we hope to have you back again for another tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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We did the Colosseum and Vatican Walks of Italy tour last week. Our guide Maria was wonderfully knowledge, funny, and accommodating. We saw the Colosseum then walked to Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and learned and saw lots in between. A bus then picked us up and we did the
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello B1103KOshannonl Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group tour with our guide Maria. We seek to choose guides with extensive knowledge of the subject at hand, but we also take demeanour, performance and approachability into account to ensure maximum customer satisfaction, and we are so glad to learn that she was able to make your experience so enjoyable despite the Vatican portion feeling rushed. We will work to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future! We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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My sister and I opted for the full day tour. It was a fantastic time. Our guide Nora explained each visit in detail and took time for questions. The gelato was an pleasant and delicious break between events. Skipping the line added time we were able to spend at each exhibit.
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback! We love getting to share Rome with our guests and are so glad that you chose to join us.
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We had a truly wonderful day with our tour guide Felix in Rome. This was our first time to Italy and with only two days in this city we opted for an all-in-one tour. Firstly the group was small, only 11 people, and we were provided with headsets ensuring that we could hear Felix
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Hi staceyg834, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to give us your thoughts, we really appreciate it! I am happy to hear that you had such a small tour group for this tour, it really adds to the experience as your guide can spend more time answering more individual questions. I am so happy to hear that it was one of your best experiences to date and I'm delighted that we were apart of that for you! I hope that we have the chance to tour with you again in the future! All the best Niall
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