See the Eternal City’s most iconic sights at your leisure with these VIP access tickets to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum. Begin your experience at the Vatican, where you will meet a City Wonders representative and be escorted past the long lines and directly into the museums. Upon entry, you’ll receive a map from us that gives you details of all of the masterpieces housed within the Vatican, so that you can plan your visit accordingly.
Once you’re ready to leave the Vatican, make your way to the symbol of ancient Rome: the Colosseum!
The Back Door
Your VIP experience will continue with access through the Colosseum’s “back door” to the Arena Floor. Few people ever see this part of the Colosseum, as it is usually closed to the public.
This is the very entrance that the gladiators used before they went into battle. Feel the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat. You’ll also enjoy close-up views of the underground area that served as the backstage for these bloody performances, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood.
Then onto The Roman Forum
After you’ve been escorted through the Arena Floor and Underground, you will have the option of staying inside the Colosseum to continue your exploration, or you can follow our representative to skip the line at the Roman Forum. From here, you’ll see more of the ruins of Ancient Rome, and have a chance to hike up Palatine Hill for exceptional views overlooking the Forum and Circus Maximus.