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2-in-1 Guided Vatican & Colosseum: Skip the line

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This 2-in-1 ticket and tour experience combines one of our most popular Vatican tours, which includes St. Peter's Basilica, with a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum. This ticket also grants access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.


- Skip the lines to the Vatican & the Colosseum
- Experience two of Rome's most amazing attractions
- Admire the Vatican from inside 
- See the Sistine Chapel
- Visit St. Peter's Basilica
- Experience the Colosseum on your own
- Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

What can I expect?

Skip the lines to the Vatican with these priority access tickets. and see all the major artistic and architectural highlights inside the Vatican City. 

This jam-packed morning tour begins inside the Vatican museums, where you will see the highlights of arguably the most important collection of art in the world. This includes the Sistine Chapel, of course. You also pay a visit to the stunning St. Peter's Basilica. All of this during only three hours! 

After your tour of the Vatican, you can set off on your own and head for the Colosseum. There will be two lines at the entrance of the Colosseum: a very long line for people without tickets, and a very short line. Head for the latter and walk straight into the magnificent amphitheatre. It's recommended that you devote between two and three hours to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill archaeological areas.

How does it work?

How do I get my tickets?
Your ticket will be e-mailed directly to you shortly after your booking is complete. Present the ticket on your mobile phone.

Where does the tour begin?
The tour departs from the When In Rome Tours meeting point. The address will be on your e-ticket. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts

Where does the tour end?
The guided tour ends at St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll be given directions to the Colosseum. 

How long does the tour last?
The guided tour of the Vatican lasts approximately 3 hours.  

Is Necropolis a part of the tour?
No, this tour does not include Necropolis as only the Vatican can administer tours of this area. 

When can I visit the Colosseum?
Your timed entrance ticket to the Colosseum is valid the same day in the afternoon.

Is there a dress code?
Yes, entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for all individuals. When in Rome Tours and Ticmate cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress. 

Important information

- This tour does include a visit to the Vatacombs.
- Keep in mind that the Vatican and the Colosseum operates a strict no re-entry policy.
- You will skip all official lines, and they can be very long, up to several hours. However, on certain days like bank holidays, weekends, and religious holidays even for people who have already booked tickets might have a shorter line. This cannot be avoided, but these lines will be far shorter than the public lines.
- Cancellations can occur with very short notice. In this case, we will contact you and offer you alternative tour dates or issue you a full refund.
- For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you do not bring any large bags or packages.
- This tour is a walking tour, as no vehicles are allowed inside the Vatican, so please wear appropriate footwear.

Ticket categories

Adult (18+)
Child (6-17)
Infant (0-5): Free of charge

Opening hours

The tour operates daily (except Wednesday and Sunday) at 10:30 & 11:30 AM.

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COVID-19 Status:
Upon arrival at the meeting address, all members of your party over the age of 12 or older must present a “Health Pass” and a valid ID, proving that you are either:
- Fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine - first and second dose), and the second dose administered at least 14 days before your visit
- You have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours.
- Or that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old

What’s included?

- Skip the line-tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum.
- Access to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatacombs, and St. Peter's Basilica.
- A guided tour of the Vatican.
- Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own.


2-in-1 Guided Vatican & Colosseum: Skip the line

Via Sebastiano Veniero 19 000192 Rome


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