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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour

From US$80.70
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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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$80.65
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$80.65
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!
From US$80.65
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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 today
Fabulous, detailed tour of the Vatican and Vatacombs; tour guide Luigi was fantastic!!!!

This as exactly the tour we were looking for. Luigi was so knowledgeable and familiar with all the art work and nuances of the Vatican. It was absolutely amazing! Luigi took just the right amount of time at each stop. We never felt rushed, but...More

Thank jsmetana
Reviewed today
Excellent Tour by WheninRome

We booked the tour only 24 hours in advance by phone, without any payment in advance, which wasn't a problem. We had Christina as guide, who was excellent. Her knowledge is enormous and she picks the most interesting pieces in the Musei Vaticana, the Sistine...More

Thank Arie V
Reviewed yesterday
interesting and didactic

Our guide Luigi was fantastic, knowing a lot of "stories", part of history. We discover Vatican and even if it was an overview (3 hours) of thousands symbols we learnt a lot thanks to our guide much more interesting than any book !

Thank caribbeanashanti2018
Reviewed 2 days ago
Esteem deception!

Among the rest, in this tour the necropolises are also offered as a part of the tour. This does not take place. It is not allowed to the agency any more to offer this tour in such a way, still she tries it. Only Vatican...More

2  Thank Marcel G
When-In-Rome-Tours, General Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Marcel, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour of the Vatican. I am sorry if you came away disappointed, but we do try to make it as clear as possible that our tour includes the Papal Tombs located underneath St. Peter's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rome in a nutshell

Having visited Rome before I felt that I wanted to see the main attractions but not all the museums etc This tour was perfect and long enough to cover everything I wanted to see. The guide was fantastic and very informative, knowledgeable and friendly. At...More

1  Thank margaretpage2018
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The tour was 3 houres but they might be longer due to crowdes. But we spent an 3 houres by ourselves after the tour.
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