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Colosseum & Ancient Rome+ Lunch + Vatican Museums

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Clock Departures: 09:00 a.m.

Hour Glass Duration: 8 hours

Open Book Language(s)English only

Users Group size: Monolingual small groups, max. 15 persons

Location Meeting point:Big Bus Tours Kiosk – Piazza del Colosseo at 08:45 a.m or free pick-up service from centrally located hotels

Tag Tour ends: St. Peter’s square (drop off at hotels is not included)

From April 1st to October 31st
Child (4-17 years)

A day between history, art and religion!

In the morning visit the 3 sites of the Colosseum’s Archaeological Park: the Colosseum, one of the most famous monuments in the world, it was used for gladiatorial fights and wild animal hunts and it had a capacity for more than 50.000 people, the Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome where Rome has its origins and today a large open-air museum and the Roman Forum, for centuries the center of Roman public and economic life.

After lunch, the guide will meet you at the restaurant to continue the tour at the Vatican Museums, with its immense art collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries. The itinerary includes Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world: the Sistine Chapel, with the breathtaking frescoes by Michelangelo.

After exploring the Vatican Museums, the tour will continue into St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and symbol of the Catholic religion, where it will be possible to admire iconic masterpieces such as La Pietà by Michelangelo and the huge Baldacchino by Bernini.

The tour ends in the suggestive St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini’s double Colonnade.


  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St. Peter’s Square


  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (drinks non included)
  • Pick up service from centrally located hotels (when selected)

Not included

  • Drop off at the hotels

Please note:

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The itinerary may vary depending on Colosseum entrance time availability
  • Should St. Peter’s Basilica be closed or not accessible within the scheduled time, the tour will include the Raphael’s Rooms or the explanation of the Basilica from outside.
  • It is forbidden to bring metal objects and big bags
  • It is not permitted to wear shorts, miniskirts and have uncovered shoulders
  • Please advise for any food allergies, dietary restrictions or other special requirements
  • As of October 18, 2023, the Colosseum Archaeological Park amended the ticket purchase procedure as follows:
    Name ticket: from this date it will be mandatory to purchase a nominal ticket. For this reason, the ticket cannot be changed and in case of cancellation will not be refunded the cost of the ticket (30 euros for each ticket) An identity document (passport) will also be required at the entrance of the site for each participant. The name on the ticket of the Colosseum must be the same on the Passport.