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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour provided by Walks of Italy

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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. Visit the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, and the Vatican, hearing commentary along the way. Plus, 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè.
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  • 1
    Piazza Navona
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Trevi Fountain
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Piazza Venezia
  • 4
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    St. Peter's Square
  • 5
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Pantheon
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Roman Forum
    Piazza Del Risorgimento
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    At St. Peter's Basilica.
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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 meet your guide and fellow travelers. Skip the notoriously long lines to the ancient arena, where you 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 and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, where you 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
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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Taren T wrote a review Jul 2020
Baltimore, Maryland19 contributions1 helpful vote
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I went on this full-day tour in June 2019 and it was an awesome experience. Our tour guide Luigi was great and didn’t miss a beat! One perk of booking this tour is we did not have to wait in long lines to enter the Colosseum. For all of the attractions on the tour, we had
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour
Responded 7 Jul 2020
Hello tarentooten, Thank you for the glowing review and recommendation. It is with great pride to learn that we have made a lasting impression on you. We strive to provide the best possible experience for every one of our guests, and we are so glad that Luigi did just that for you. We hope to share many more walks with you in the years to come! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Diane wrote a review Jan 2020
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Wonderful tour covered every aspect of Rome that was important. Even in January it was a delight to stop for gelato with the group
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hello Pellegrini164, Learning that you had such a wonderful time on our tour is the best thing we could hope for! Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we are so glad we could achieve this for you. We look forward to sharing another walk with you again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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dwipanjan wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a good overall trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and polite. The only thing that could have been done better is perhaps towards the end of the trip our guide could have taken us inside St. Peter’s church and explained a few details.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour
Responded 29 Nov 2019
Hello dwipanjan, Thank you for joining us for our Rome in a Day tour - a great way to see so many of Rome's most famous attractions in just one day. We are so pleased to hear that this tour was enjoyable for you. Although this tour does include an introduction to St. Peter's Basilica at the very end, you may be interested in our Complete St. Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt experience for a more in-depth exploration of the world-famous Basilica. We are sure that you will love it too! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Alberto wrote a review Oct 2019
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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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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour
Responded 29 Oct 2019
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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Jon_Annis501 wrote a review Oct 2019
Maidstone, United Kingdom32 contributions13 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour
Responded 24 Oct 2019
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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Terrible
DO NOT give this company your money. They DO NOT honor their own refund policy (72 hrs prior to walk) I purchased 4
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Great experience
We had an excellent tour of the Roman Forum, Colosseum floor and Colosseum with Andrea today. Andrea was very know
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Awful Company! No reimbursement even though website cleary states 100% reimbursement
Awful company. Will not give you money back. Do not book with them. They have been a problem for everyone who cance
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Forced to pay in advance and hoodwinked by the fine print which contradicted the terms listed on the payment page
I feel compelled to warn others who may be considering using Walks Tours to be wary of any bookings. My experience
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4 x tours of Rome
I have to say, without a doubt, we were privileged to have the most awesome guides on all our tours - the colosseum
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Great Tour
The guide was helpful and informative. He was interesting and made the tour fun and engaging. I would definitely re
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Superp guide and tour of St. Perters Bacillica and Clip the Dome
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St Peters Basilica
We were in a small group visiting St Peters Basilica. Our guide, Julietta, was knowledgeable, passionate, entertain
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Refund was received when we were unable to go!
We were unable to take this tour due to Covid-19 restrictions but very Happy we were given a full refund. Glad to
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Poor
Beware of booking with this company! We booked with walks for our scheduled honeymoon (pre Covid) and weren't able
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There is no such a place like this. It was amazing. Please make time to check it out. Well worth the time.
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