1. Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip the line & Guided Tour
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Our most in demand and comprehensive Vatican tour includes all that you may expect on our Vatican Morning Tour or Vatican Afternoon Tour plusthe Vatacombs. Once again you will greatly benefit from all the information our fabulous guides have to offer on Vatican City, and, of course, skip the line at the Vatican Museums and visit The Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, however your guide will also escort you through the underground tombs of former Popes, aptly name the Vatacombs. Do not miss out, secure your tickets in advance for this very popular tour!
Experience the Highlights of Rome
On this tour, you'll see highlights from arguably the most important collection of art in the world, including The Rooms of Raphael, The Sistine Chapel, and The Belvedere Courtyard.
Your English-speaking guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview on all that you see, especially The Sistine Chapel and the famous painter Michelangelo to ensure that you get the most out of your time spent in Vatican City. Our guides on our Vatican tours are very popular and receive many positive reviews and comments from our guests.
After leaving The Sistine Chapel, you will be led through the underground level, called the Vatacombs, a rarely seen area of the Vatican where tombs of the former popes are located.
Next you'll head up into St Peter's Basilica, the largest basilica in the world built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Here you get to enjoy the magnificent view of the dome from the ground. (This tour does not include entrance to the dome. Tickets can be purchased on site).
The tour ends outside the magnificent Basilica where we will hear about the history of the Vatican State, The Swiss Guard, and how St Peter's Square was designed. The tour is operated in English.
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email address entered at time of booking, just print it out and bring it on your tour.
Where does the tour start?
The tour starts by the When In Rome Tours' office. The address will be on your e-ticket. Please plan on arriving 30 minutes before the tour starts.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends outside St. Peter's Basilica.
How long is the tour?
The tour runs approx. 3 hours.
Is there a dress code?
Yes, there is a strict dress code at the Vatican. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both women and men. Sandals are considered appropriate.
Are there child rates?
Yes, child rates are available for children between ages 6-17. Children under age 6 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
"The tour was amazing and our tour guide was well informed. Luigi had a wonderful spirit and attitiude as well as a ton of knowledge. My only small tiny issue was the length of the tour. I know we have to work with the crowd, but it was just a tad long. But I cannot say enough wonderful things about the tour and the guide. I would definitely recommend!"
Kimberly, Dallas Tue, 5 May
"Our tour guide was Eugenia. She was fantastic. She had a great personality and was very knowledgeable. She made the tour worthwhile."
Carol, Mattapoisett Sun, 26 Apr
"Our guide was amazing, she was very knowledgeable about everything, I learnt a lot about the history of the Vatican & St Peters. Highly recommend to pre-book this tour to avoid long ques to get into the Vatican."
Louise, St kilda east Mon, 4 Aug
"the tour was done very well considering the huge crowds. the tour guide was very professional"
Charles, Shenorock Thu, 19 Jun
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Save time – Skip the line
Running Time: 3 hours
Vatican Museums, Vatacombs, and St. Peter's
When In Rome Tours Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 000192 Roma, Italy