Guided tour
skip the line
6 hours
This tour route is NOT barrier-free

PRICES

Adult: 80€
Child: 60€
for Children of age 6 - 16
From the age of 6 - 17, with a valid ID that proofs their age

Tour Description

This special package combines two of the most important attractions of the Eternal City: the Vatican and the Colosseum.

Start the day early at the Vatican Museums: with more than 1,400 galleries are some of the most important and largest museums in the world. They have a great variety of splendid galleries, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections, and much more. This fantastic group tour is designed to be entertaining while you discover the fascinating history and works of art preserved in the Vatican. Explore the highlights of the Museums: the incredible galleries, such as the Candelabra Gallery, where you can admire the rich collection of Roman sculptures, the Tapestry Gallery and the Gallery of Maps, along with many other art treasures, including sculptures, paintings and architecture. Admire the extraordinary Sistine Chapel, the masterpiece of Michelangelo, in its entirety. Access the Basilica of San Pedro through a special entrance reserved exclusively for the official guides and their groups.

For the second part of the tour, we will unveil to you one of the 7 new wonders of the world, the Colosseum. Recognizable symbol of the power and the dimensions of the old empire; also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, its construction took place between 70 and 80 d. C. and hosted shows of various types. Learn how it was a stage for gladiator fights, public executions, animal hunts and less bloody performances by acrobats and magicians. Your guide will accompany you then to the spectacular Roman Forum, the center of Roman public life, which contained the most important structures of daily life, such as temples, sanctuaries, markets, royal residences and basilicas and visualize ​​how Roman life was and how the current ruins would have appeared thousands of years ago.

Then you will walk to the Palatine, where the Imperial Palace is located: from one side, appreciate the Forum and, from the other, the Circus Maximus, where the chariot races once took place. Listen to the legend of how the hill gave birth to the founders of Rome, Romulus and his brother Remus. Learn then the tragic end of its history and the event that led to the creation of the Eternal City. Knowing the history and legends of ancient Rome and following in the footsteps of the emperors will make this experience an unforgettable cultural trip that you will treasure forever.

 

Availability:

(FOR BOOKINGS UNTIL 27 OCTOBER 2018)

-The tour starts daily (except Wednesdays & Sundays) at 9.30am from our Vatican head office.

-On Wednesdays the tour starts at 10am from our Vatican head office.

The second part of the tour, the Colosseum tour is at 2.30pm at our Colosseum office.

 

 

(FOR BOOKINGS FROM 29 OCTOBER 2018)

The tour starts daily at 10:30am from our Colosseum office.

The second part of the tour – the Vatican tour is at 3:30pm at our Vatican office

 

Duration: 6 hours

Meeting point: First meeting point is at Via Germanico n.16 (Metro “Ottaviano”, Line A)

Second meeting point is at Via di San Giovanni in Laterano n.14 (Metro “Colosseo”, Line B)

(Please note that lunch is not included)

Itinerary

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
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What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel with skip- the - line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-line admission and entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in a small group
  • Skip-the-line admission and entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Live tour commentary

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to Rome’s top historical monuments, the Vatican and Colosseum
  • Chance to witness the incredible artwork of artists like Michelangelo and Bernini inside the Vatican
  • Opportunity to experience exact site of epic gladiator battles inside the most renowned ancient Roman amphitheater
  • Spectacular views of Rome from vantage points on top of the Palatine Hill
  • Expert guides with insider knowledge to lead you through Rome’s top attractions

Available Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Private tour option available in English, Spanish, German, French and Russian. For more Information or/ and inquiries please contact us at info@mayatoursroma.com 

REVIEWS

"Coloseum & Vatican Tours"

We have just returned from a 5 day stay in Rome, during our time we did two tours with Maya Tours, the coliseum, palatine hill & roman forum tour & the early morning semi private Vatican tour.

Both of these tours were excellent!!

Paolo our guide at the coliseum was brilliant the tour was 2.5-3 hours long but from start to finish he was great! Learnt so so much from him & he was clearly passionate about what he was telling us & really made the tour even better.

The early morning Vatican tour was with a guide called Robert, again a great friendly guy! The Vatican is crazy busy, however we saw everything we wished to & with great knowledge along the way!

Overall I would recommend both tours highly, especially the coliseum tour with Paolo, it was one of the highlights of our holiday!

SJB2988 York, United Kingdom, October 11, 2017

"Amazing in every way"

I just want to start off by saying that this tour, in the grand scheme of things, is SUPER cheap. I paid 210 euros for the Vatican tour and the Colosseum/Palantine Hill/Roman Forum tour for 2 people. If i’m not mistaken, the entrance to the Vatican itself is about 20 euros per person, but good luck with waiting on that 3-4 hour line to get in. For 30 euros more, you skip the line, and get an awesome tour guide. Our guide was Ribal, and we couldn’t ask for anyone better. The knowledge he possesses is incredible. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t REALLY want to learn about everything and just go on your own, then maybe you shouldn’t buy a GUIDED tour. Common sense.

As for the actual place, I mean, I don’t think there’s anything I can say that hasn’t been said before. The pictures you see just don’t do it any justice. Also, inside the Sistine Chapel, as we are all aware, there are no pictures allowed. That doesn’t mean you can’t just sneak one!

January 10, 2017, Velez1390 Guttenberg, New Jersey