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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour

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 and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
From US$77.22
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1pm Departure (Summer)
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$77.22
8:45am Departure (Summer)
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$77.22
1:30pm Departure (Winter)
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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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved the tour!

Our guide, Claire, was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable and entertaining! I know we wouldn't have gotten a small fraction of what we were seeing if it weren't for her. Very enjoyable!

Thank joanbarnettcpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful museum

Big and beautiful museum with a lot of beautiful and big paintings and statues. You can spend long time. It was very crowded. We were very lucky to have booked tickets in advance with a guide. She was very informatice. Take some water with you...More

Thank ankyd2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
The Best Option for a Vatican Visit

I booked this tour before getting to Rome. I wasn’t quite prepared for the level of humanity visiting the Vatican on a daily basis. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Any of the less desirable aspects of the tour had nothing to do with our guide...More

Thank Ncv4e
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Good tour but didn't include everything listed in description

We actually did the "Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Treasures of Rome Tour" but it wasn't listed in the activities...The tour of the Vatican museums was very good and guide was very knowledgeable. Our tour was supposed to include a tour of Papal Sarcophagi beneath St....More

1  Thank miami567
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Amazing

We did the Vatican and Vatacombs tour and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional and got us through the crowds with ease. The Vatican is amazing with some beautiful art and statues. However, my one small criticism is that...More

1  Thank juedrop847
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Carolina V
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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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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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