2 in 1 Vatican Museums & Colosseum Arena floor tour

Tour Description:

Vatican Museums Tour combined with a tour of the  Colosseum with VIP Entrance from Gladiators’ Gate. Included in the tour also the visit of the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. We offer offer the afternoon  option to choose  a tour only of the Colosseum with Arena or the full tour of ancient Rome!

Our Vatican Museums and Colosseum tour will enable you to dedicate almost a full day to sightseeing the Eternal city and you will discover Rome’s highlights of Rome in a day!!!!  This tour offers you both the Vatican Museums, experience, with skip the line tickets and the visit of Ancient Rome with a special focus on the Colosseum including its precious restricted area of the Arena Floor. The average number of visitors are  18 people but the group might reach a maximum number of 24 people participants. You will be accompanied by a professional enthusiastic tour guide who will show you first the Vatican highlights and then, in the afternoon, the Colosseum with the Arena Floor, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.  You will have a fast track entrance to the Colosseum from a Vip entrance not accessible for visitors with the regular tickets. It will be spectacular to be immersed in the morning by Renaissance art discovering Michelangelo and in the afternoon by Ancient roman art that thanks to your guide will be brought back to life the city of the Roman Emperors!!!

In the morning, you will meet our team with the sign Journeys To Italy and our enthusiastic guide right  in front of the Cafe Vaticano and get ready for this amazing tour. To make sure the tour is comfortable you will be provided with personal  headsets to listen carefully to your guide without losing interesting details on what you will see and a printed picture with a description of the Ceiling and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. You will enter with skip-the-line tickets the Vatican Museums going through  the security check . Your Vatican experience will start with the Vatican Galleries doing a stop in a panoramic terrace from where you will enjoy the view of the Vatican Gardens and the Dome of St. Peters’ designed by Michelangelo when he was 72 years old. You will continue along the Vatican Galleries such as the Galleries of the Candlesticks, Tapestry and the Geographical Maps where you will appreciate the variety of colors and the vastness of the maps displayed and painted 500 years ago!!!!. From the galleries the visit will continue to the Raphael’s Rooms painted by the young Raphael in the same time while Michelangelo, his main rival, was painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. You will discover not only artistic facts but also stories and anecdotes on the artists and their rivalry.  Our guide is a great art expert but also a very passionate person that will be able to make your Vatican tour a fantastic moment. If you come to Rome the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum for sure cannot be missed!. Only after a detailed explanation on Michelangelo Ceiling and Last Judgement, you will enter, into the Sistine Chapel, due to the holiness of the site inside the Sistine Chapel speaking is forbidden. Once inside you will remain astonished by the outcome of Michelangelo’s talent. From the Sistine Chapel you will have a Skip the line access into the St. Peter’s Basilica. You will access the church through a special door directly from the Sistine Chapel and you will learn more about the outstanding talent of Bernini facing the “Baldacchino and the Altar of the Cattedra”. The Basilica also preserves the beautiful one block of marble group of the “Pieta” by Michelangelo.

Please note that due to the increasing in the security procedure to access to the Vatican museums there might be a little line in the priority entrance especially in peak days.

Please note that this tour is organized both at 8:30 am and 9:15 am, simply select the option that suits you the best when finalizing the booking.  Please bring an Identification Document since it will be requested to access to the Arena of the Colosseum. Please note that you can choose two options for the Colosseum tour, you can choose to visit the Colosseum and the Arena only or you can choose to see the Colosseum, Arena , Palatine Hill and Roman forum.

Take a lunch break before you will be immersed by Ancient Rome and the Gladiators stories. Our tour includes a fast track access to the  Colosseum with a  special access to the Arena Floor; you will follow the footsteps of the Gladiators and access the Colosseum from a VIP entrance called the Gladiator’s Gate.  Be ready to take pictures while you are standing in the middle of the Arena from where you have also a beautiful view of the Dungeons located just beneath the area floor. From the Arena you will go to see the other regular rings discovering the Colosseum and its amazing stories. You will be able to project yourself in the Ancient Rome and imagine how gladiators felt during the battles that occurred before the crowds.  For those who want to experience Ancient Rome and gain a better insight of the ancient Roman life, we suggest to choose our full tour of ancient Rome and you will continue to the Palatine Hill , where the roman emperors lived starting from Augustus, Nero and Domitian. The final part of the tour will end in the  Roman Forum where the ancient public life used to take place. You will end the tour right in front of the Tomb of Julius Caesar facing the Capital Hill and the Senator House.

This 2in1 Vatican and Ancient Rome tour  is really great option if you stay in Rome only for little time.

Please bring an Identification Document since it will be requested to access to the Arena of the Colosseum.  Make your combo tour as you like! Our combo Vatican and Colosseum tour can be personalized in accordance of your needs!, you can choose during your purchase to see only the Colosseum and the Arena or to spend your afternoon also in the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Morning Vatican tours includes: Vatican Galleries, Raphael Rooms, Borgia apartment, Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St. Peters’, the Pieta of Michelangelo, St. Peters’ square.
Ancient Rome tour: includes: Colosseum with Arena Floor, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum. 

Suitable For:
couples friends


6 Hours

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Tour Info:

Price Include

Skip the line tickets
fast track access to the Colosseums' Arena
Live guide
Personal headsets

Not Included:

Tip for the guide

Dress Code:

no sleeveless t-shirt no shorts above the knees no big pointed umbrellas no back bag no pointed objects


Itinerary: Vatican upper galleries, Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartment, Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St. Peter's, Michelangelo's Pieta
Colosseum and the restricted area of the Arena, Palatine hill, Roman Forum

Meeting Point:

Vatican Tour : Meeting at Viale Vaticano 100 at the Cafe Vaticano. For the Colosseum tour: Meeting at our office at Via Frangipane 30

Direction to departure location

Vatican Morning tour:
Meeting place across the Vatican Museums entrance, Viale Vaticano 100 outside Caffè Vaticano. By Metro, (Line A), get off at Ottaviano. Ottaviano metro stop is only 10 minutes walk to the Vatican Museum only entrance and you will meet us right across the street with a sign.
Please note: St. Peter’s square is not the Vatican Museums meeting point.
Afternoon Colosseum Tour:Cavour metro B stop. Walk toward Largo Corrado Ricci, 10 minutes walk down Cavour street, you arrive in Largo Corrado Ricci and take via del Coloss0, jusr few meters ahead there is a small square, in front of the restaurant is our office.Via Frangipane 30

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