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Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica & Underground Rome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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    • Adults (8+)
    • Children (3-7)
    • Infants (0-2)
from US$ 176.29 US$ 167.47 per person
    • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums and visit the St. Peter’s Basilica & the Catacombs
    • See the most famous Rome attractions in a single day with an expert guide in tow
    • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
    • Enjoy admission to the Vatican Museums and see one of the greatest art collections in the world
    • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco at the Sistine Chapel
    • Visit the famous church of St Peter’s Basilica and admire Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture
    • See the major Christian Basilicas and the Holy Stairs
    • Discover thousands of years of history that lies beneath the streets of Rome
    • 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

    01 Nov - 31 Mar : Friday and Saturday


    8 hours

    Start Time

    Hotel pick-up starts at 7:30am.

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Central Rome.
    Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.

    You will be picked up from your hotel, only centrally located not b&b or apartaments.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends  in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (near Metro A line stop Repubblica and Metro A and B line stop Termini).

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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 skip waiting lines 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!


    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 5 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.

    Enjoy 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. Explore the Italian Renaissance church with your guide, learn about its history and see more Vatican art including Michelangelo’s La Pietà. 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 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.

    The tour ends at any of the ‘I Love Rome’ bus stops of your choice.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 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 & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.

    This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    Additional info

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


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