VIP tour of Rome (5/8hrs) Colosseum & Vatican Museums, tickets

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VIP Tour of Rome Colosseum and Vatican Museums Driver and Private Tour Guide with Skip the LIne Tickets

From USD 510.30

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
  • Receive personalized attention on a private tour
  • Hotel transfers via Mercedes or Opel van are included
  • Enjoy the freedom of a flexible itinerary
  • An ideal trip for travelers who want to see Rome’s most famous sights

What's Included

  • Private and Customizable tour (We do not combine groups)
  • Licensed tour guide (5 or 8hrs). Meet your guide to your hotel, private apartment or B&B
  • Private, courteous and safe driving Chauffeur (5 or 8hrs) with luxury Mercedes sedan or van
  • Your hotel, private apartment, B&B, train station in Rome pickup and drop off included
  • We will purchase your Colosseum (Eur 37,00 cash PP) and Vatican Museums (Eur 37,00 cash PP)
  • Early Morning Vatican Museums with priority access to Sistine Chapel STL tkts (Eur 50,00 per person)
  • Port of Civitavecchia pickup and drop off Extra charge of Eur 250,00 cash per van
  • Fiumicino airport pickup or drop off (one-way) Extra charge of Eur 90,00 cash per van

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

- Tour from Rome: Meet your tour guide to your hotel, B&B, private apartment - Tour from FCO or CIA Airport (one-way): Extra Charge of Eur 90 cash per van - Tour from the Port of Civitavecchia (Pick-up & Drop off): Extra Charge of Eur 250 cash per van

What To Expect

Vatican Museums

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Peter's Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Roman Forum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Palatine Hill (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trevi Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Circus Maximus

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza del Campidoglio

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia / Ancient City

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via del Corso (Pass By)

Spanish Steps

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Navona

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Campo de' Fiori

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Earphones are mandatory for groups (more than 5 guests) inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The cost of the earphones rental is not included (Eur 5,00 per person)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The Vatican Museum is open Monday to Saturday. The museum is closed on Sundays except for the last Sunday of each month, (providing this does not coincide with Easter Sunday, 29 June or 25 & 26 December) when it opens from 9am until 2pm (final entry at 12.30pm).
  • Our office will purchase your Colosseum and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica skip-the-line tickets, if still available. Your tour guide will have your tickets. You'll pay the tickets only cash directly to your guide.
  • Due to high demand Colosseum and Vatican Museums tickets may all be sold at the time of tour booking. Our office will inform you about the actual availability of tickets for your tour.
  • In the 5 hours tour the list of the sites to be visited is shorter and it is not possible to visit both the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. You can choose what to visit.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

If you have limited time or would like a professional experience with a mix of education and culture, then take the 1 Day Rome Tour.
If you don't think you can afford this, then wait one year, save your money and go the following Year!


113 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Excellent tour!
JanM_B, Oct 2023
We had an amazing guide, Nicola, and an equally incredible driver, Isidoro. This tour is a lot. We went to the The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, The Colleseum, The Spanish Steps, and The Pantheon. Nicola was skilled and kind enough to make it as easy as possible for someone who had some physical limitations. He was so knowlegable about the city of Rome and its history. We learned so much on this tour and saw so many amazing sights. We even ate some great pasta at a recommended restaurant. We're very grateful we got to spend the day with two professionals that made it more than worth the price.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Jan Thank you very much. Our office will inform Nicola and Isidoro of your nice review. Grazie Simona
Nicola was absolutely...
Beth_B, Sept 2023
Nicola was absolutely fantastic! There’s no way we could have seen or learned as much in Rome without him. He made us feel welcome from the moment we met. We will definitely be referring our friends and family to him.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Beth Thank you for your nice review. I will inform Nicola about your email. Grazie Simona
For the best Rome experience request Nicolo and Dario! You won't be disappointed
Theresa_D, Aug 2023
We were excited to begin our journey to see many sites in Rome with only 5-6 hours to spare. We were given the best of the best tour guide Nicolo and the best driver Dario! Nicolo was very respectful of our limited time and was able to get through all the sites with great history stories behind everyone. He was funny, kind and quite interesting with all his history knowledge. Dario was a great driver and very respectful. I am going back in May and will definitely request them again!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Theresa Than you very much for your nice review. We will inform Nicola al Dario. We are looking forward to seeing you back to Rome in May. Grazie Simona
Fantastic Tour of Rome & The Vatican
Sofia_M, Aug 2023
This was an amazing day in Rome. We had a driver and a tour guide that enhanced the experience of learning the rich history of Rome.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much for your review. Grazie Simona
Best way to see Rome!!!
Jenifer_F, July 2023
We highly recommend this tour to every group or solo traveler who wants to see as much of Rome as possible in one day. Our guide was fantastic and the driver was awesome. We got through all of the major sites in Rome in nine hours by skipping all of the long lines with the pre purchased tickets and our guide's credentials. Our guide spoke excellent English, was entertaining, and knew the historical significance of each one of the sites. It was a fantastic first class day! Well worth the money in the hot, crowded summer months.
Response from Host, July 2023
Hello Jenifer Thank you very much for your nice review. Grazie Simona
Only way to see Rome
joseph_k, July 2023
Fabulous. The only way to see Rome. Not cheap but worth every Penny. Best tour guide and driver ever!!
Response from Host, July 2023
Hello Joseph Thank you very much for your nice review Grazie Simona
One day in Rome
SharonA_S, June 2023
What an amazing experience. Our driver and guide were so exceptional. Nicola was a fountain of knowledge. He brought along an ipad to show us the way the tings looked in the past. The team was very concerned for our safety and made sure we did not trip. Restaurant we went for lunch was exceptional. If you have only one day in Rome spend it with Nicola.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you for your very nice review Grazie Simona
The best way to see everything in spite of the crowds. Worth the price!!!
TANIA_G, June 2023
Fantastic and informative experience worth every penny. Our guide Nichola was very friendly and an encyclopedia of knowledge about the history and significance of every site in the city. He took pictures for us and got us to the front of the lines everywhere. Ernesto our driver was always there to pick up quickly and dropped us very close to each spot which minimized walking in the crowds and hot sun. We saw every major site and some unique spots as well. They took us to a local place for lunch and it was excellent at reasonable prices. Don’t hesitate to book it. You won’t regret it even at the steep price!!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you very much for you very nice review. I will inform Nicola and Ernesto. Grazie Simona
Highly recommend
YoonKwon_C, June 2023
Highly recommend this specific tour, especially if staying in Rome for a short period of time. Our lovely guide was very proactive and enthusiastic - her engagement made us really appreciate the rich history and culture of Rome. Our driver was very skilful in navigating and manoeuvring in the chaotic traffic. Definitely worth the cost!
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello Yoon Thank you very much. We will inform Alessandra of you nice review. Grazie Simona
Great VIP/private tour
Heather_L, June 2023
We had the best time on our tour! Our guide was patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend if you are interested in a customizable tour of Rome!
Response from Host, June 2023
Buongiorno Heather I'm happy you liked your private tour with Nicola. Thank you very much Simona
Not cheap, but we’ll worth it
David_M, June 2023
I had high expectations coming into the tour due to the relatively expensive price (compared to many other options). However, our guide Nicola, exceeded our expectations. He was clearly an expert on the locations he took us to, and he provided a great amount of depth and interesting facts with each stop (and during the ride between stops). In addition to the listed stops that we knew we would be at, he also introduced us to many other hidden gems of the city. highly recommend
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you very much David I will inform Nicola of your nice review. Grazie Nicola
Excellent Guide led us through Rome
Trey_C, June 2023
We had a great time in Rome. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was very friendly. Wish we had a week to explore Rome, but hit all the major destinations in record time.
Best full day small group tour
Tanya_S, May 2023
We did the 8 hour tour with Nikola and he was an excellent guide. We had a group of 6 people and we’re able to see everything we wanted.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you very much for your review. I will inform Nicola. Grazie Simona
Fantastic day with Nicola
Holly_M, May 2023
We had the very best day with Nicola and driver! We saw more of Rome than I dreamed we would see on this first trip to Italy…all in one day! Nicola is so knowledgeable about the art, architecture and history surrounding the places we visited. I’m anxious to research more about all of it when we return home. He was able to get us tickets to Vatican and Colosseum and, with his official guide access, we avoided the long lines. And the driver sure made things easier on the feet and legs! We will contact Nicola for our next visit and I’ve already recommended this tour to my friends who will be visiting Rome later this year. Ciao!
Response from Host, May 2023
Ciao Holly Thank you very much for your review. I will inform Nicola. Grazie Simona
Alessandra is the best
Gregory_S, May 2023
Alessandra is the best professional tour guide I have had the pleasure to employ. She is outstanding, knowledgeable, and very organized.
Response from Host, May 2023
Buongiorno Gregory Thank you very much. We will inform Alessandra about you review. Grazie Simona
Best experience in Rome
Scott_P, May 2023
We had the absolute best experience of our whole vacation with Nicola and our driver. He was funny and easy going and grew up in Rome so he was sooooo knowledgeable of the area. It was perfect. Not too much walking and we had time to shop and he took pictures for us. He recommended restaurants for us. He was great and would definitely recommend to anyone. Well worth the price!
Response from Host, May 2023
Ciao Scott Thanks for your nice words. It is an immense satisfaction on our part to receive compliments from our customers. We are happy that you enjoyed our private tour and we hope to see you again soon in Italy Thank you very much Simona
Shahrukh_L, Apr 2023
Sisteen Chapel and Colocium were breathtakig. The personalized tour was also a very good experience to see everything at your own pace
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Lali I'm happy you liked your private tour of Rome with Nicola and Ernesto. Thank you very much for your nice review. Simona
See it all and learn alot in one day or spread over two days if you have more time.
Philip_T, Mar 2023
We only had one day in Rome to experience the city and its history. With these experienced archeologists as guides we were able to make excellent use of our time. No waiting in lines, plenty of time for pictures and questions while masterfully negotiating the crazy traffic. There were 8 of us in group so there were two Mercedes vans for us. We also opted for lunch restaurant reservations to keep group together. Had an excellent sampler lunch that included a taste of many terrific foods and a home made Lemoncello apertif. Alexandria (Ally) was superb. She provided enough information to create the seven hills of Rome while being entertaining at the same time. Nikola our driver was able to point out many important buildings and sites while negotiating the traffic to the major sites. We were even able to add an additional stop that my spouse wanted to see. Only extra thing that I might suggest would be for them to provide bottled water. If you want to know the real history of Rome I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Philip Thank you very much for your nice review. Grazie Simona
Amazing tour of Rome with Viator
Lee_E, Nov 2022
Our entire experience with Viator was excellent. We were picked up at the port where our cruise ship was docked, by a very nice chauffer in a comfortable Mercedes van. We met our very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide once in the center of Rome. He took us to all of the highlights of Rome that was on our list of "must see" , the van was always close by to take us to the next site. We only had one day in Rome and our tour guide did an excellent job helping us to see as much as we could. For lunch he recommended a very good restaurant and even ordered for us. The food was fabulous!! We highly recommend Viator to anyone traveling, especially in a foreign country where navigating around can be challenging. Our tour guide had all the necessary tickets and we never stood in line at all. It was a great experience !!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you very much for your review Ciao Simona Limousine Service in Italy
The best bucket list tour of the trip.
Charles_T, Oct 2022
Guide and Driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. Treated the group as family and respected all aspects of the tour.

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