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Skip the line ticket: Vatican, Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica

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The cumulative skip-the-line ticket to visit the main places of interest in Rome. Priority access and audio guide included in the price.

  • Location:
    Office Touristation, Vatican Avenue 97

  • Audio guides:
    Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian.

  • Instant ticket delivery:
    Yes

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair accessible

  • Ticket on smartphone:
    Available

Combined ticket: Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica

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This card allows you to discover the most important tourist attractions in Rome with a single skip-the-line ticket. You will have three days to visit the Vatican’s most popular sites, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as well as Rome’s most visited sites: the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

Included in the package are an immersive video of ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and the use of an audio guide to accompany you on your visit to Rome.

Jump the line ticket for the most important monuments in Rome and the Vatican

The skip-the-line ticket is the most comprehensive offer for tourists who want to visit the most important monuments in Rome and the Vatican.

What is included in the ticket:

  • Crossing the line for the Vatican Museums
  • Jump in the queue for the Sistine Chapel
  • Admission to St. Peter’s Basilica (with audio guide)
  • Coliseum entrance
  • Entrance to the Palatine Hill
  • Gate to Roman Forum
  • 25-minute multimedia video on Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum Tourist Office
  • Audio guide of Rome (available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Russian)

High queue for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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The first stop on your tour is the Vatican Museums, where you must provide your own skip-the-line ticket upon entry.

The Vatican Museums are home to an extraordinary collection of works of art collected by the popes ever since Pope Julius II, in 1506, decided to expose to the public the Laocoon, the extraordinary marble group found near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, considered the symbol of the race for antiquities.

Over the centuries, this museum centre has been enriched with priceless sculptures from the ancient world, Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and modern and contemporary works by artists such as Matisse and Dali. In fact, it is a museum hub, comprising no fewer than 12 museums, from the Pinacoteca Vaticana, where you can admire works by Giotto, Leonardo, Raffaello and Caravaggio to the Pio-Clementino Museum, where you can admire Greek and Roman sculptures, and the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, which includes remains and mummies from ancient Egypt.

You also have access to the Sistine Chapel, (history and description), the jewel in the crown of the Vatican Museums’ exhibition itinerary. You can admire the splendid frescoes by Perugino, Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, but above all the extraordinary Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, frescoed by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican with audio guide

A visit to the Vatican Museums is quite demanding, but if you still have time available you can also visit the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano on the same day. Located just a few steps from the exit of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest of the churches of Christendom in the world and one of the symbolic monuments of Renaissance architecture.

Inside the basilica you can admire the majesty of the interior and the remarkable size of the dome. There are also important works of art such as the baldachin designed by Bernini and the Pietà by Michelangelo.

Included in the ticket is the audio guide to St. Peter’s Basilica, which can be listened to directly through the app or downloaded to your mobile phone and listened to offline.

Admission to Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

The ticket also allows you to visit the most fascinating and historically rich sites of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum (Roman Forum board).

The Palatine Hill has been, since ancient times, the hill of Roman nobilitas, and has kept this characteristic throughout the empire: it is here that you can see the houses of Augustus, Livia, Tiberius, Domitian and some of the most important temples of Rome.

A visit to the Palatine is a real archaeological walk in the heart of Rome, and can only end with the entrance to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, also included in the pass.

Instructions

Select the date and time of the start of the tour, i.e. access to the Vatican Museums, which are the first stop.

  • 1st stop: Touristation office located in Viale Vaticano, 97.
    Be there at least 10 minutes (we recommend 20 minutes) before the booking time and show your ticket on your smartphone. Book your visit to the Colosseum at the same time.
  • 2nd step: visit to the Vatican Museums
  • 3rd step: visit to the Colosseum and following Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Trip without reservation: St Peter’s Basilica
  • Trip without reservation: Touriststation “Roman Forum” office to watch the multimedia video about ancient Rome (duration: 25 minutes)

The pass is activated at the first entrance to the Vatican Museums and can be shown to the service staff also by smartphone, without having to download and print the ticket.

Both for the entrance to the Colosseum and for the entrance to the Vatican it is necessary to choose a time slot, which must be strictly respected, and to go to the meeting point.

Other information

Passengers, suitcases and large trolleys are not allowed inside the archaeological area of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Backpacks and small bags are also permitted (at the discretion of the attendants), which will be checked with metal detectors.

Dangerous objects, glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted.

It is recommended to wear comfortable and practical clothing for the visit to the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum, while for the entrance to the Vatican Museums it is compulsory to have shoulders and knees covered.

The following are not included in the cumulative ticket:.

  • Access to the dome of St Peter’s Basilica
  • Guided Tour

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