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Enjoy an extraordinary day in Rome with this incredible combo! Take a fully guided tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, then go at your own pace with pre-reserved entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Book ahead!


  • Tour four Rome venues by booking this tour and ticket combo!
  • Get up close and personal with the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael while touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Stand just feet away from Michelangelo’s remarkable frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the “Vatacombs,” the eerie resting place of former popes beneath St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own pace with pre-reserved entry


Your expert English-speaking guide will meet you by the entrance to the Vatican Museums. After brief introductions, enjoy skip-the-line entry to what is arguably the most important and largest art collection in the world. Your guide knows every nook and cranny of the museums and will navigate seamlessly through the galleries, emphasizing the Rooms of Raphael, the Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard and the Gallery of Maps, ensuring that you stay on track with an eye on the ultimate prize: the Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican Museums weren’t always as we know them today. For over 500 years, celebrated popes slowly gathered and commissioned works of art from the most talented painters, architects, and sculptors in Italy and brought them to the Vatican to showcase them for their own personal enjoyment and that of a carefully chosen circle of clerics, artists, nobles, and scholars. Each new pope sought to leave a legacy, commissioning chapels, frescoes, sculptures, libraries, paintings, courtyards—one masterpiece after another, until the papal collection finally grew to more than 70,000 works of art spread over 1,400 galleries.

We’ve hand-picked a selection of highlights in this massive museum, covering the most important masterpieces from Greek and Roman times to the High Renaissance. Much of this tour will be dedicated to the Rooms of Raphael and the majestic Sistine Chapel, from its commissioning to the finishing touches applied by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your expert guide will help you to discern between myth, fact, and popular Hollywood fiction regarding this epic work of art.

Gain fast-track access to St. Peter’s Basilica to view masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini among others before descending to the papal crypts below.  We conclude on the portico with an overview of Bernini’s magnificent piazza (St. Peter’s Square), the central obelisk, and the renowned Swiss Guard.

As your Vatican tour comes to an end, enjoy a break and a snack before making your way “back in time” to ancient Rome, where you’ll enjoy  express entry for a self-guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Explore these incredible sites at your leisure, and be sure to immortalize this epic day in Rome with plenty of photos—this is one day you won’t want to forget!


  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Express entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (€18)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport between the Vatican and the Colosseum
  • Gratuities

Know before you book

  • Due to the route covered and/or the means of transportation used, it is not possible to participate in this tour using a wheelchair, scooter, or other aid. Please contact us to inquire about customized tour options for guests with mobility challenges
  • No large bags or sharp objects are allowed inside the Vatican
  • Prefer to book a private tour instead? Contact us for details.

Know before you go

  • Vatican dress code requires that knees and shoulders must be covered
  • An official form of ID is required to enter the Colosseum
  • For security reasons, backpacks/large bags are forbidden inside the Colosseum
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking

Cancellation Policy

  • Tours depart rain or shine unless otherwise specified.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing. Tours and passes will be refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour start time, however the following penalties apply:
  • For tours entering the Vatican Museums and/or the Colosseum (venues where tickets are non-refundable) a penalty of $30 per person will be retained for each venue.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or failure to arrive at the meeting point on time (no-show).

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