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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
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11am Departure (Summer)Most Popular
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!
US$76.18
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!
US$76.18
8am 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!
US$76.18
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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 (234)
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Reviewed yesterday
Massimo was great!

A great tour through the vast collections of the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Catacombs. Our guide, Massimo was an art historian and had a wealth of knowledge about the specific pieces highlighted throughout the 3 hour tour. You don’t see everything in the...More

Thank dirk h
Reviewed 2 days ago
Luigi was AMAZING!

I would recommend this tour to everybody who is looking for an impressive and complete tour through the Vatican Museum, Vatican & Catacombs. Thanks to a fantastic guide ‘Luigi’ this tour was even more special. Luigi has an in-depth knowledge of the history and importance...More

Thank Maida R
Reviewed 5 days ago
Chiara Was Fantastic

This was the best tour we've ever taken and we've taken dozens of them. Chiara was our guide and she was organized, knowledgeable and entertaining. If she had her own travel television show, she would top Rick Steve in ratings. She gave us the right...More

Thank glennr2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great guide, Gabriel

Wonderful guided tour of the Vatican and Saint Peter’s cathedral. My daughter and I bought the tickets online and had a very good experience. Our guide, Gabriel, was very helpful getting our group through the thousands of people in the museum. Very positive attitude and...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Horrible tour - book with another company if you actually want a real tour

If I could give this rating a zero, I would. Antonella was our tour guide and not only was she not knowledgeable, she rushed through this tour in 1.5 hours (when we paid for 3). She ran ahead of the whole group, didn't wait for...More

Thank Maps275986
When-In-Rome-Tours, Public Relations Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maps275986, Antonella felt unwell during the tour and she had to conclude early. We do apologize for this. Thank you, When In Rome Tours

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Carolina V
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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DAVID666473
17 May 2018|
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Response from Maureen B |
No it is not. You should inquire about Scavi tours at least 2-3 months in advance. I requested about 6 weeks before our time in Rome and it was already full.
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