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Rome and Vatican Tickets – Complete Guide – 2018

Booking and purchase of tickets for Rome and the Vatican

Looking for tickets to visit Rome and the Vatican?

Perfect, you are in the right place!

In order to make your task easier, I gave you a complete summary of all Rome tickets to visit the Colosseum, the Forum or even St. Peter’s Basilica and the famous Sistine Chapel. You only have to click on the corresponding links to buy them at the best price!

And yes, buy your tickets Rome + Vatican on the internet, it’s the best way to miss no place in the city.

So what are the tickets cut to visit Rome and the Vatican?

If you do not want to read the article in its entirety and already know what you want, here is a table summarizing the best tickets for Rome and the Vatican. For each one of them, you only have to click on the link to reserve them. Fast and easy!

You will also find the complete list of the tickets available at the end of the article (click here)

Ticket cuttingDescriptionRate
ColiseumQuick entry without guide18 €
Complete Colosseum in small groupFull guided tour in small group60 €
Pantheon of RomeCut file with audioguide6 €
Borghese GalleryQuick entry and temporary exhibition access20 €
Castel Sant’AngeloQuick entry20.50 €
Saint Peter’s basilicaQuick entry without guide + audioguide19.50 €
Dome Basilica of St. PeterCup route with guided tour + Climb to the Cupola45 €
St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums3-hour guided tour: Basilica + Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel44 €
Vatican Museums and Sistine ChapelCup without guide27 €
Vatican Museums and GardensCoupe file + Garden bus tour38 €
Museums + Gardens + Sistine Chapel + Pope’s VillasVIP access before opening to the public + audio guide + Castel Gandolfo56 €
Bus Hop-On Hop-OffBus tour with multiple stops28 €
OMNIA Card – Rome and Vatican PassRome City Pass of 72 hours with tickets cut line + free transport + 2 free tickets113 €

Complete guide to tickets to visit Rome

Find here all the tickets with quick access “skip the line” of Rome.

Colosseum of Rome, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

If there is one visit to Rome, it is of course that of the Coliseum. Iconic landmark of Ancient Rome, it is the largest amphitheater in the Roman world that could accommodate more than 50,000 people. People came en masse to watch gladiatorial battles or Roman games, and especially to witness the particularly horrific deaths of the participants.

And unfortunately I have bad news for you, the crowd is still moving en masse to come visit today! Which means hours of lost to line up under the sun. But that was before reading this article and knowing that you can pass in front of everyone thanks to your Colisée ticket.

The booking of a ticket to visit the Coliseum is highly recommended.

Here are all the tickets for the Colosseum:

For those of you looking for the most complete ticket for the Coliseum, this one is:

Rome Antique Tour ticket with small group tour of the Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill.

With this ticket, you are sure to visit a small committee (about ten people only). You also have the possibility to have explanations in English, Italian, Spanish or French, which is really practical!

Your guide will also take you to visit the Roman Forum, the old city center and the Palatine Hill, the place where Rome was founded by Remus and Romulus.

If you want to visit all the places of interest of Rome and the Vatican and not just the Colosseum, I advise you to buy the Rome and Vatican Pass (also called Omnia Card) right here. All low-fare tickets are included and you also get free access to the bus and subway + 1 round trip with multiple stops. It’s the best way to save time and money!

Rome Capitol Museums Coupon Ticket

If you want to discover the origins and history of Rome, this ticket cut for the Capitol Museums is for you.

Comprising 4 buildings, the museums have an impressive collection of objects and works of art including the famous historical sculpture of suckling wolf Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome.

The ticket gives you the right to visit museums but also access to temporary exhibitions.

Rome Pantheon ticket with audioguide

The visit of the Pantheon of Rome is free. You will be able to admire freely its immense dome and the tombs of Victor Emmanuel II or that of the famous artist Raphael. 

However, there is no explanation anywhere from where my recommendation is to buy a ticket to visit the Hall of Fame with an audioguide. 

With audio clips and movie videos, discover this unmissable place in Rome for about 35 minutes. Available in French, English, Italian and even Russian or Mandarin!

The Pantheon, a must visit in Rome

Ticket to visit the churches of Rome

In Rome, you will have the chance to visit the 4 largest basilicas in the world. Good news, there are also tickets in order to not waste time:

Ticket Villa Borghese in Rome

In addition to having the largest park in Rome, Villa Borghese also has several museums to see in Rome.

Make a reservation of tickets for the museums of Villa Borghese just here:

And do not forget, thanks to the Rome and Vatican Pass , you can also book a visit to Villa Borghese!

Château Saint-Ange Skip the Line Ticket

Thanks to the Pass Coupe file, visit the Castel Sant’Angelo, famous for sheltering the mausoleum of Hadrian but also for having served as residence to the popes. 

Also enjoy the magnificent view at the top of the castle on Rome and the Vatican.

To avoid the queue, just present your ticket on your smartphone ! Click on the following button to reserve:

the bridge and the Castel Sant’Angelo

Vatican Ticket (full guide)

In addition to the tickets line for Rome which I spoke to you above, find here all the tickets in line for your visit to the Vatican.

Vatican City St. Peter’s Basilica

Discover the treasures and priceless works of art of one of the largest churches in the world. Contemplate the masterpieces of renowned artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo.

Selection of the best tickets to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican:

For those who wish to book the most complete route to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, it is this:

Ticket for Saint Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel.

With this ticket you will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour not only of the Basilica but also of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Also included are the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Raphael Rooms .

The huge Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican

Ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Visiting the Vatican Museums with a ticket is sure to have the maximum time to see everything.

Grouping 13 museums over 7 km long, you will understand that visiting museums and the Sistine Chapel will not take you an hour but rather a good half day. If you spend more than 2 hours waiting in line before entering, there is not really time for another visit in the day from where the interest of making a reservation ticket for the Vatican Museums !

Here are the best tickets to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel:

If you want the most complete ticket to see all the Vatican Museums, I recommend this one without hesitation:

Tickets for Vatican Museums + Gardens, Sistine Chapel & Pontifical Villas : VIP access + audioguide

This tour offers you the exclusive privilege of visiting the museums and the Sistine Chapel before opening to the public with an audio guide! And that’s really the best to enjoy. You will then continue the day with a walking tour of the Vatican Gardens, also with an audio guide.

And the must of this ticket cut line is that it also takes you to visit the Vatican Palace (summer residence of the pope) in Castel Gandolfo. You will also enjoy a bus tour of the gardens of the Pontifical Villas. 

The round trip by train to Castel Gandolfo and the meal with drinks is included in the price. Plan a full day from 7.45 am to 6:45 pm

This cut-and-dried ticket is simply the best way to visit the Vatican!

Visit the Vatican without lining up with your tickets

Other tickets and tickets to book to visit Rome

In the other sections, I presented you with all tickets for Rome and the Vatican. But, there are plenty of other activities and things to do in Rome for which you can also make a reservation in advance of ticketsto be sure to have room!

Buy Bus-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets in Rome

If you are used to traveling, you must have seen or even borrowed these famous double-decker buses (usually red) that offer you to tour the tourist attractions of the city.

Rome is no exception to the rule with its CitySightSeeing Roma. From 9h to 19h, discover Rome at your own pace by going up and down wherever you want. A free map of the city is provided, as well as an audio guide.

Book your ticket here for a visit to Rome by bus with multiple stops.

Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Tickets on the Tiber River in Rome

On the same principle as the bus, you can take a cruise on the Tiber to discover the monuments from another angle. The ticket is valid for 24 hours so that you can get on and off at different points of the city. There is also the option of 75 minutes for a round trip cruise.

Purchase tickets for a cruise to Rome.

For the more romantic, I also recommend you opt for the night cruise with dinner included. A traditional Italian meal is served while you sail on the Tiber, to the sound of a live band.

Romantic cruise with dinner in Rome.

Tickets to visit the catacombs of Rome

Are you planning to visit the Catacombs of Rome? Here is a great deal!

This tour takes you to visit the catacombs after the closure to the public in small groups of up to 15 people, which is the best way to enjoy!

You will discover the crypt of the Capuchins and the bones of nearly 4,000 monks accompanied by a guide. A private minibus will then take you to the catacombs of Priscilla, where are buried 7 popes! Guaranteed thrills at dusk!

Visit after the closure of the catacombs of Rome.

And for the more timid ones who would be afraid of having nightmares, there is also the version on a day visit : Crypts and catacombs. During the day you can also visit the Capuchin Museum and the Basilica of St. Clement.

The catacombs of Rome

Rome tour by bike

This 3-hour guided cycling tour will show you all the places of interest in Rome : the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and many more.

There is also the possibility of renting an electric bike.

Booking a Rome tour by bike.

Guided tour of Rome by Segway

With a duration of 3h30 this Segway tour of Rome will make you discover the city in a different atmosphere.

To visit Rome by Night in Segway, it’s right here! 

The day version is also possible: to book here.

Day Trip from Rome

Once you have visited all of Rome’s must-haves with your tickets and other tickets for activities, you can also opt for day trips from Rome.

Here is my selection of the best day trips from Rome:

Where to buy tickets for Rome and the Vatican?

There is no official website to buy or reserve your tickets to visit Rome and the Vatican.

Several sites specializing in this kind of ticket with quick access or tickets to visit a city, however, offer a wide selection.

Personally my 2 favorite sites to book my tickets are GetyourGuide and Tiqets

GetyourGuide offers a wide choice of tickets for all tourist sites in Rome with guide or self-guided option and several combinations for each visit. It is also on Getyourguide that you can book many activities such as bike tours, segway or bus tours Hop-On Hop-Off. There are also day trips from Rome. Just for Rome, there are no less than 790 activities on offer!

Tiqets, meanwhile is more specialized in museum entries and tourist attractions for major cities including Rome. The choice is a little less vast but you are sure to find all the tickets for the main monuments and museums, also with option of guided tour or not.

Book tickets Rome and Vatican with GetyourGuide

Purchase a ticket for Rome and the Vatican with Tiqets

The Colosseum of Rome

Rome and Vatican Pass – OMNIA Card

I mentioned in this article, you can also avoid buying your ticket cut one by one for each site and opt for the purchase of the Omnia CardDepending on your length of stay in Rome, there are cards in 24h, 48h or 72h version.

Be careful the 24h card does not give access to the same things as the 72h, there are small differences.

The OMNIA card to visit Rome and the Vatican in 72 hours entitles you to:

  • Ticket tickets for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • The entrance to the Basilica of St. John Lateran with audio guide
  • Quick access to the Vatican Basilica
  • 2 free tickets to choose from to visit the Colosseum, Capitoline Museums, Castel Sant’Angelo, Borghese Gallery or Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Discounts to visit other museums in Rome such as the Roman National Museum or the Etruscan National Museum of Villa Giulia
  • A bus tour with multiple stops
  • A guide and map of Rome and Vatican offered
  • A free transport card: all your trips by bus or metro are included in the price of the Omnia Card.

What to do and see in Rome and the Vatican?

This article gives you a very good overview of places to visit in Rome and the Vatican.

If you also want to know all the free places in Rome and the other places to visit that do not require low-priced tickets or book early an activity, I recommend you to check out our dedicated article: Top 25 things to see absolutely at Rome. 

You will also find all our tips and tricks as well as our ideas of itineraries to visit Rome in 1, 2 or 3 days.

And since the question of where to stay in Rome is also very important depending on what you want to visit, I have prepared our selection of the best accommodations in the city, by neighborhood and by budget in my article: Where to sleep in Rome ?

So, have you thought about booking your tickets for Rome and the Vatican?

Coupes Rome and Vatican: recap

This is the complete list of tickets for Rome and Vatican available for purchase. Click on the links to reserve them.

Ticket cuttingDescriptionRate
ColiseumQuick entry without guide18 €
Complete Colosseum in small groupFull guided tour in small group60 €
Capitol MuseumsSkip the line16 €
Pantheon of RomeCut file with audioguide6 €
Basilica of St. John LateranAccess to the cloister + Sancta Sanctorum + audio guide10 €
St. Paul’s Basilica-off-the-wallsCloister + Pinacoteca + Archaeological Space + Audio Guide6 €
Borghese GalleryQuick entry and temporary exhibition access20 €
Etruscan National MuseumCut file + audio guide15 €
Gallery of Modern ArtSkip the line€ 8.50
Castel Sant’AngeloQuick entry€ 20.50
Saint Peter’s basilicaQuick entry without guide + audioguide€ 19.50
Dome Basilica of St. PeterCup route with guided tour + Climb to the Cupola45 €
St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums3-hour guided tour: Basilica + Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel44 €
Vatican Museums and Sistine ChapelCup without guide27 €
Vatican Museums and GardensCoupe file + Garden bus tour38 €
Museums + Gardens + Sistine Chapel + Pope’s VillasVIP access before opening to the public + audio guide + Castel Gandolfo56 €
Bus Hop-On Hop-OffBus tour with multiple stops28 €
Hop-On Hop-Off CruiseCruise on the Tiber18 €
catacombCrypt and Capuchin museum with guide, small group69 €
Rome by Bike3-hour guided tour43 €
Rome in SegwaySegway tour with 3h30 guide56 €
OMNIA Card – Rome and Vatican PassRome City Pass of 72 hours with tickets cut line + free transport + 2 free tickets113 €

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