We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Flexible
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Make your own way to Vatican City in central Rome to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group. Using your prepaid skip-the-line tickets, head straight inside through a special entrance and skip the long lines, even the priority ones.

With your guide on hand to point out all the highlights, set out on a tour of the vast Vatican Museums. Explore the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of the Candelabra. Visit the Pinecone Courtyard and the renowned Raphael’s Rooms, and marvel at works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and da Vinci. You will also get a chance to admire Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world’s most famous churches.

After the Vatican tour, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide for the second part of your tour.

In the afternoon, make your way to the Colosseum, where you can use your skip-the-line tickets to avoid the queues, and then enjoy a guided walking tour of the mighty amphitheater. Hear tales of Roman emperors, fearless gladiators, and ferocious beasts as you gaze out over the arena floor and take plenty of photos of the world’s largest ancient amphitheater.

Continue your walk through ancient Rome at the nearby Roman Forum and explore the ruins of ancient temples, churches, public squares, and tombs. Finally, climb to the top of Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Your tour ends at Palatine Hill.

Note: In low season, attractions may be visited in a different order.
Locations visited
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
See all 11 locations
Visit several of Rome’s must-see attractions in one day and save up to six hours of waiting in line during high season with priority entrance tickets. Spend the morning exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, and then take a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.
  • Combine Rome’s two most visited attractions in one tour: the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Special entry to Vatican Museums: Skip the long entrance lines, even the priority ones
  • Guided tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, and Colosseum
  • Free time for lunch in-between the morning and afternoon tours
Filter reviews
45 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbucket listcity wondersbooked this tourskip the linesistine chapelmetroheadsetsinformationqueueartsitescolosseumguide
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Mr Des & Margie Shelley

We booked the Combo your for our visit, we were unsure what to expect of the experience. it was simply superb, from meeting point for the Vatican tour, to end of tour . our expert guide was simply the best, he had 21 people assigned...More

1  Thank desshelley
Reviewed 3 days ago
Tour guide was great, crowds sucked

Our tour guide, Titti, was great. She guided us through the Vatican museums with great knowledge and obvious personal interest in the material. I went during the second week of September and the crowds were terrible, I felt like I was part of a cattle...More

Thank kvancamp
Reviewed 4 days ago
Loved it!

We booked the tour through Viator. I've done quite a few tours through Viator and never been disappointed, and this was no exception. In the morning our guide was Francesca for our tour of the Vatican. She was incredibly knowledgable and the place will take...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
I do not recomend combo

We took the combo and it is supposed to be in one day, both of them. The first Vatican tour was in high speed, barely seen anything mostly trying to keep up with the guide and looking for the group in the crowd rather that...More

Thank Flavia-Octavia
CityWondersCS, SCC Team at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Flavia-Octavia, Thank you for writing a review about your Combo tour experience in Rome! We are very glad to know that you enjoyed the Colosseum tour and the performance of our guide Emanuele; we will pass this feedback to him! However, we are disappointed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tour with City Wonders

Excellent tour with City Wonders, very professional and organized. Our Vatican tour was incredible and our Colloseum tour with Fabrizio was a great experience, very knowledgeable.

Thank robertnW1863ZL
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 September 2018|
Response from robertnW1863ZL | Reviewed this property |
Both tours are 3hrs long, when you finish the Vatican tour just hoo on the Metro A to the Termini station and grab the Metro B to the Colloseum tour which starts at 3. The meeting points are well explained on the Page and... More
7 September 2018|
Response from MelissaY833 | Reviewed this property |
you would need to either take the train from the port to Rome then get to the meeting place from the train station by uber or bus or get a car service from the port.
9 August 2018|
Response from carolhaz1495 | Reviewed this property |
There are certain parts that will definitely be difficult with a walker as there were quite a few stairs (going in to the chapel for instance, there were stairs to go up to get in). If you’re travelling in peak season the... More
Travellers Also Viewed
Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum...
65 Reviews
from US$102.20*
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
24,130 Reviews
from US$73.70*
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and...
12,128 Reviews
from US$58.30*
Special Offer
2 in 1 Skip-the-Lines Vatican and...
125 Reviews
from US$93.90*
Frequently bought together
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,805 Reviews
from US$142.70*
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
4,161 Reviews
from US$33.30*
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St...
24,130 Reviews
from US$73.70*
Small-Group Pompeii with Amalfi Coast...
386 Reviews
from US$212.80*
Special Offer
Waking Up the Vatican: VIP...
59 Reviews
from US$373.70*
Special Offer
Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and...
1,699 Reviews
from US$92.70*
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour...
1,331 Reviews
from US$153.40*
Colosseum Express Tour with...
52 Reviews
from US$61.80*