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Entire Vatican & Vatacombs: Treasures of the Sistine Chapel

Highlights
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to Rome’s Vatican Museums
  • See highlights including the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel 
  • Skip the line again at St. Peter’s Basilica 
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Entire Vatican & Vatacombs: Treasures of the Sistine Chapel
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This is the original and best entire Vatican tour in Rome. It runs all year round and has done so for over a decade. Entire Vatican & Vatacombs is all you need when in Rome and the Vatican!
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This is the original and best entire Vatican tour in Rome. It runs all year round and has done so for over a decade. Entire Vatican & Vatacombs is all you need when in Rome and the Vatican!
From US$79.82
1030am Departure
This is the original and best entire Vatican tour in Rome. It runs all year round and has done so for over a decade. Entire Vatican & Vatacombs is all you need when in Rome and the Vatican!
From US$79.82
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Overview
Save precious vacation time by seeing just the highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the rarely seen ‘Vatacombs,’ on this skip-the-line tour in Rome. With your art historian guide, bypass the sometimes 4-hour wait times to admire the museum’s main treasures and Sistine Chapel, get priority access to St. Peter’s Basilica, and visit underground papal tombs. Choose the early-bird option in summer for an even less-crowded experience.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Rome at your selected start time and skip the lines to the Vatican Museums. Your priority-access admission ticket means you can skip the long lines, saving you invaluable time.

Then, follow your guide to the key pieces of the art collections, heading to the must-sees of the Raphael Rooms and the Roman and Greek sculptures of the Belvedere Courtyard. After viewing and learning about the artworks, enter the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes. Then, avoid the lines at St. Peter's Basilica, saving additional time.

Tour the world’s biggest basilica, believed to stand on St. Peter’s tomb, and observe highlights including Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini’s altar canopy (baldacchino).

Outside, admire St. Peter’s Square as you hear about the Vatican’s history, and explore the rarely seen underground ‘Vatacombs,’ home to former popes’ tombs, before your tour concludes in the square.
Reviews (252)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
We love Lucia

Our tour was just wonderful! Our tour guide, Lucia, was fantastic. She was sweet, knowledgeable, and made the experience a great one!! We really enjoyed her and the rest of the group on our tour did as well. I highly recommend this tour, as the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lindsey G
When-In-Rome-Tours, General Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lindsey, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour with us in Rome! We have to admit, WE love Lucia as well :) We're happy to know that your Vatican tour was everything you expected it to be. It was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Most Uncomfortable Tour Ever

This was the worst tour experience I’ve ever had in my life. The guide referred to different members of our group not by their names, but by whatever religion or ethnicity he assumed they were (“Jews,” etc.). If that wasn’t uncomfortable enough, I was a...More

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When-In-Rome-Tours, Owner at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I hope you'll take a moment to read and consider this response. Firstly I wish to offer our most sincere apologies that our tour resulted in an uncomfortable experience for you. I will be sure to speak with your tour guide and relay your feelings...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great dat at the Vatican

Chiara was the perfect guide! Informative, engaging and great sense of humour! I rearranged another tour for that day in order to spend more time with her. She took an interest in everyone in the group and went out of her way to find out...More

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Rome T, Front Office Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Client, Thank you for your beautiful words. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Chiara was the Best!

Chiara was such an amazing guide that I'm not sure how my review can do her justice! She was knowledgable about the contents of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Cathedral. Her knowledge of the art we saw was impressive, but even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Rome T, Front Office Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Client, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour! I'll definitely forward it to Chiara.

Reviewed 10 January 2019
Best tour guide I've ever had to complement the amazing Vatican City experience

Chiara, a native Roman, is a certified tour guide with an Art History degree (with specific knowledge of many of the 'hidden gems' of the Vatican museums). She not only knows her stuff, but she is incredibly entertaining and funny. She was the perfect energizer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Greg B
23 February 2019|
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Response from firewworks | Reviewed this property |
Not on the tour we paid for. Perhaps contact the company and see if they offer that option.
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carolinav121
2 July 2018|
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Response from shellwiz | Reviewed this property |
The tour ends there and you can stick around. Once you leave that area though you can’t go back.
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nac259
24 June 2018|
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Response from JodiBB B | Reviewed this property |
It's a 3+ hour tour, so depending on your children's attention span and interest will determine if your children will be able to handle the tour.
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