Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican full-day tour with lunch
Attractions & guided tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican full-day tour with lunch

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a Roman trattoria
  • Skip the long line for the Colosseum and spend more time visiting inside
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • View the world-famous masterpieces kept inside the Vatican museums
What to expect

Once you've been picked up from your accommodation, you'll head straight for the Colosseum, skipping the queues with direct access. Once inside, your guide will tell you all you need to know about the biggest amphitheater in the world and how the gladiators entertained the crowds with their spectacular fights. You'll learn about the complex engineering applied by the Romans to build the most technologically advanced entertainment complex of its time. The guide will lead you up to the second level of the Colosseum where you can take in the beautiful view of the arena.

After completing your visit to the Colosseum, you'll proceed onto the archaeological site of the Roman Forum. Stroll around the ruins of ancient temples and Roman mausoleums, including that of the Roman senate and see the original altar where Julius Caesar’s body was cremated.

From the Forum, an English-speaking driver will take you across the city to explore the world-famous Vatican museums and two of the most important churches in the world: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You'll be amazed by the number of masterpieces that will surround you, all by great artists such as Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and many more.

At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to the official Vatican gift store where you'll have some free time for shopping. Finally, you will reach the Roman restaurant where the experience will finish with a delicious 2-course lunch.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line admission tickets for all attractions
    • Licensed tour guide
    • A small group of 10 people or less
    • Audio headsets to hear your guide
    • Pick-up transfer from accommodation to Colosseum in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transfer from the Colosseum to the Vatican
    • 2-course lunch in a traditional Roman restaurant
    What's not included
    • Extra food and drinks
    • Transfer back to your accommodation
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5 years): free
    • Children (6-14 years): reduced
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pick-up is included; please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the Colosseum and there is no deposit room to store them. Also, liquids of any kind are not permitted inside the Colosseum
    • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair-accessible
    • The tour operator is not responsible for last-minute, unpredictable closures, strikes or union meetings. Nevertheless, the tour operator will be happy to offer customers an extended tour for the remaining time
    • The audio headsets will be provided only if there is a minimum of 8 people in the group
    • Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
    • This tour requires a minimum of two participants per booking
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    When
    • From Monday to Saturday at 8.15am
    • Not available on Sundays and religious holidays
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    Provider
    Exploro Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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