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This tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

Essential Rome Combo | Colosseum & Vatican Semi-Private Tour

Max 6 people
8 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking
colosseum guided tour

LivTours’ Essential Rome Combo Semi-Private Tour brings you the most privileged tour by combining two exclusive tours of the Vatican and the Colosseum. Imagine seeing the magnificent vaults of the Sistine Chapel and visiting two restricted areas of the Colosseum with your expert guide and in a group of max six people!

Bask in the 8,000 square feet of frescos that adorn the Sistine Chapel and walk on the very floors of the Colosseum where thousands of souls were lost fighting for their lives in the most infamous games in history with LivTours’ combo experience of Rome’s two most iconic sites.


  • See the two best highlights of the Eternal City in one day on this semi-private tour
  • Visit the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel with a 5-star guide
  • Maximize your enjoyment with LivTours exclusive priority access
  • Enjoy visiting the Vatican Museums - one of the largest art collections in the world

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system

Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

**All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.**

LivTours’ Essential Rome Combo Semi-Private Tour starts at the iconic Colosseum where you will meet your expert LivTours guide and the other travelers in your maximum six-person group. With LivTours’ privileged access to the Colosseum, you will get direct entry, maximizing your time with your professional guide.  Once inside, you will learn about the construction and the uses of the imposing ancient building, and hear stories about gladiators, theater shows, and wild animal fights that used to take place here. After some bloody gladiator stories and opportunities to take memorable pictures, your guide will take you to the nearby Roman Forum.

On your essential Rome Combo tour, your guide will share with you the amazing stories about Romulus and the Kings, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Hadrian, and many more while you stroll through ruins, walking on original paving stones.  You will learn how the city of Rome first started and how it grew to become the largest political and military power of the ancient world.

Between tours, you will have time for a lunch break (not included in the price). Then, with more energy, your action-packed day continues, with your guide by your side, in the Vatican Museums. Skipping the long lines, you will enjoy LivTours’ priority access, so get ready to see the highlights of the vast art collection housed here.  Your guide will make sure you see the lavishly decorated halls and visit the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, the Raphael Rooms, and of course, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Admire the masterpieces as your guide entertains you with the fascinating history of the Popes and the artists that worked for them. Your tour’s last stop is St Peter’s Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world, where you will admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Bernini Baldacchino, and Michelangelo’s dome.

After your complete tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica you will be ready to call it a day. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the evening knowing that you have seen the best of the Eternal City!


  • Colosseum priority access tickets
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Skip the line Vatican tickets
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peters Basilica
  • St Peters square

  • **All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.**
  • Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
  • There is no photography allowed in the Sistine Chapel.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica is an active church and can be closed unexpectedly for liturgical ceremonies. If closed, the time inside the Vatican Museums will be extended.
  • Please be aware that the Sistine Chapel is a Holy Place and talking during your visit inside is strictly forbidden, therefore your guide will give you an explanation of the Sistine Chapel beforehand during your tour, in order to give you a comprehensive explanation before entering the chapel.
  • Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.
  • Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with the itinerary proposed in this tour. In order to ensure a barrier-free tour with alternative routes, please book the private version of this tour.
  • In order to book this experience, you must be at least 2 participants.
  • LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel.



LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




  • Rome in a Day

    Paola was such an outstanding tour guide!!! Her knowledge was above exceptional, if we had questions outside of the “norm” she was able to answer them without hesitation. She kept the tour on track still allowing us plenty of time to observe everything without feeling rushed. She had the BEST attitude we could have hoped for in a guide. I would recommend her and this company to everyone.

    - T. Sullivan
  • Rome in a Day

    My friend and I had a wonderful time on our Rome in a Day tour with Chiara and enjoyed our experience and all the sites we saw. Chiara was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited, and the history she told us was neat. We can definitely recommend this tour and Chiara to everyone coming to Rome.

    - Stacey and friend
  • Rome in a Day

    I wanted to share that we had the absolute best tour we could possibly imagine last week for our Rome In A Day tour with Sabrina. We really lucked out with Sabrina. She is an absolute treasure trove of knowledge and put us at ease the entire day. I feel such a kinship with her, and we are so grateful to have a deepened appreciation for Rome. What an amazing experience. The tour is great for getting in as much as possible in one day and we felt so lucky to have Sabrina guide us through the Eternal City! Will definitely recommend both tour and guide. Thanks

    - Elizabeth Linden
  • Great intro to Rome

    Did the Rome in a day tour which included a morning small group Vatican tour and half day Colluseum tour. Both had excellent guides with extensive knowledge. Would highly recommend especially if you are short on time.

    - Mat
  • Great tour of Rome with LivItaly

    Frederica was a great tour guide for first half of our day at the Colosseum and Roman Forum! Knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Jade was equally great for the afternoon at the Vatican. Take this tour to enhance your Rome experience!

    - Cathleen
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