We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

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 
More
Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
From US$77.59
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
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$77.59
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$77.59
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$77.59
Show 3 more
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.
Write a ReviewReviews (227)

1 - 5 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Chiara was amazing! Thank you!

It was our first time in Italy and we were a little hesitant about a group tour, however we cannot thank Chiara enough for giving us an unforgettable tour! We were taken straight to the front of the queue which was snaking around the walls...More

Thank FarAway718411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Not to be missed

Visited Rome Sept 4th, 2018 for this tour. Our guide was Christina, very friendly and knowledgeable. We viewed the museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s and the vatacombs. This tour is not to be missed! At the beginning of the tour our guide took the time...More

2  Thank firewworks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Vatican

Our guide , Christina, was excellent and that's why I chose a 5 rating. The site is, of course, amazing, but the huge crowds were awful...and being yelled out to be silent in the Sustine Chapel quite offensive.

1  Thank Kerry Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Skip-the-Line Entire Vatican & Vatacombs: Treasures of Rome Tour

This is an amazing tour not to be missed. Luigi our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Easy to understand and made everyone feel welcomed and included in the tour. I learned so much!

1  Thank Here-eye-come
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very in-depth tour! LOTS of info!

This tour is very in-depth so be sure to wear your most comfortable shoes! Our guide was charming and very informative, making sure we got the best of our three hours in the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica, and Vatacombs. In hindsight the vatacombs were...More

Thank Julie S
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Carolina V
1 July 2018|
Answer
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.
0
Votes
nac259
24 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
DAVID666473
17 May 2018|
Answer
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.
0
Votes