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The Vatican, Catacombs & Christian Basilicas - Skip-the-line!

Skip the line Instant confirmation E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday and Saturday

  • Duration

    Vatican Tour: 3.5 hours

    Christian History Tour: 3 hours

  • Start time

    Hotel pick-ups start at 7:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from select hotels in central Rome, just give us the details at the time of booking.

    Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

  • Ending Point

    We will drop you back to your hotel 

Key Highlights

  • See the most famous Rome attractions in a single day with an expert guide in tow and skip-the-line admissions
  • Marvel at one of the greatest art collections in the world at Vatican
  • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco at the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the major Christian Basilicas and the Holy Stairs
  • Visit the Catacombs and take a stroll along the Ancient Appian Way
  • Lunch in an Italian restaurant and hotel pick-up included in the package
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Visit some of the most famous tourist attractions of Rome in one day with an expert guide in tow. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums and avoid queues which are sometimes as long as nine miles! Visit the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, see the major Christian Basilicas, stroll along the Ancient Appian Way and visit the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries. If you’re short on time and wish to enjoy the best Rome experiences, this is the perfect tour for you - all coupled with the convenience of hotel transfers included.

You will be picked up from your hotel at the scheduled time in the morning for the tour. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to one of the most-visited art museums in the world, the Vatican Museums. Admire one of the greatest art collections in the world and see works by the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto and enjoy the informative commentary of an expert guide. Explore the Gallery of the Maps and Gallery of Tapestries as you listen to tales of Vatican intrigue. Browse through the timeworn yet fascinating Italian maps, the sculptures and candelabras of the Gallery of Candelabras.

Relish a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, the one part of the Vatican Museums that everyone wants to see. Stand beneath Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, which cloaks the ceiling, and admire The Last Judgement, his colourful mural that adorns a wall. Located in the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel is probably one of the most famous chapels in the world. Visit the St Peter’s Basilica, the symbolic heart of the Catholic Church. Admire the stunning altar, the sculptures of Michelangelo and the world’s most impressive dome!

See the major Christian Basilicas of Rome. See the Holy Staircase and visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran - the Cathedral of Rome - and St. Mary Major; then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the historic Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries used by the Christian and Jewish communities to bury their dead and celebrate the funeral rites and the anniversaries of the martyrs.

About The Supplier: Carrani Tours has been welcoming world travellers to Italy since 1925, and is a large, flexible and customer-oriented company.


  • Pickup service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums with official No Wait Partner's entrance
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset


  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet, you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

Please understand that departures on Wednesdays may visit the Vatican Library

instead of St. Peter’s Basilica.

In case of a worship event in S. Calisto, we will visit S. Domitilla Catacombs.

Security Measures:
There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.

Dress Code:
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They are a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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