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

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

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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.
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You'll start at
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeet 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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    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
    Pass by Piazza Del Risorgimento
You'll end at
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityAt 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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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 Tour
Responded 14 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 Kingdom14 contributions4 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 Tour
Responded 28 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 Tour
Responded 28 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 Tour
Responded 23 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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Shannon L wrote a review Oct 2019
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We did the Colosseum and Vatican Walks of Italy tour last week. Our guide Maria was wonderfully knowledge, funny, and accommodating. We saw the Colosseum then walked to Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and learned and saw lots in between. A bus then picked us up and we did the
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group Tour
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Hello B1103KOshannonl Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group tour with our guide Maria. We seek to choose guides with extensive knowledge of the subject at hand, but we also take demeanour, performance and approachability into account to ensure maximum customer satisfaction, and we are so glad to learn that she was able to make your experience so enjoyable despite the Vatican portion feeling rushed. We will work to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future! We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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bpop12
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Corona Drama
we Booked this tour and on the morning of the tour we were informed that musuems and such were closed. We had the
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declanjonesireland
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Unique and personalised experience
Andrea was incredible, quite funny and so knowledgable about the area. I was lucky enough to have been part of a sm
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gillyr_11
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Wonderful Tour!
I highly recommend the Gladiator Special Access Tour of the Colosseum and Forum. I have been on other walking tours
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Great example of customer service
I would like to commend Walks for having a fantastic product. Sadly 4 of us had to cancel our 4 tours we had booked
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Passenger822077
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Great walking tour. Lots of facts and anecdotal stuff to keep it amusing too.
Tour guide had exceptional knowledge and clearly loves what she does. Group was small enough to make it feel person
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bobbypowell2
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Our Roman Holiday
Great day at these attractions, always wanted to visit the Colosseum and wasn`t disappointed, the guide was brillia
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griswalds12
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Griswalds strike again
Due to Coronavirus fears our tour was to be cut short because we were not allowed into the main arena floor. It was
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91sully
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Great tour
Really interesting tour, our guide was Mari who was also an archeologist so her knowledge was great. Easy to find m
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Henry_Denise
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Roman Getaway
Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill . We had a great tour. Tour guide was ver
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Henry_Denise
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Roman Getaway
2/29/2020 My husband and I took this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend tour guide to g
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Tim P
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A must do
I had been on a similar tour four years earlier but for my sister and her husband it was the first time. I was ther
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Porterpuppy
A really lovely evening! Our chefs, Fernanda & Stefano warmly welcomed us and we quickly got down to the pasta ma
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Brilliant experience
Fantastic experience with a very nice group of people and the tour guide was superb, she was very very knowledgeabl
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eek1201
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Excellent guide, great tour!
I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about all sites. The Coliseum tour
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danah26
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2nd time to take this tour (Once at night, and now during the day) Great tour!
This tour did not disappoint, the second time around and during the daylight. I love the Walks guides because most
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