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Skip-The-Line Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Small Group Tour provided by Explore Italy Tours

Skip-The-Line Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Small Group Tour

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2 adults
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by St. Peter's Basilica
  • 3
    Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Departure Point
Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Small group tour
  • Appian Catacombs Small group guided tour
  • Professional art historian guides
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines to all monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A current valid ID is required on the day of travel
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
  • We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
  • The catacombs can only be visited in groups.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour of the catacombs takes about 40 minutes. The temperature in the catacombs is about 16 ° C / 60 ° F with a high humidity: please dress accordingly.
  • Those with serious mobility issues are warned of the walking difficulties in the catacombs: 50 irregular steps to descend, as many to climb; no chance to sit on the way; no lift (elevator)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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petersbahrain wrote a review Aug 2019
Manama, Bahrain89 contributions29 helpful votes
Andy was our guide for the day. Very entertaining, changed the tour to suit all of us. I have done the tour previously with another guide but learnt so much more this time. Thanks Andy..... Whatever you do get a skip the line - it is well worth it when you walk to the front
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from ExploreItalyTours, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Skip-The-Line Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Small Group Tour
Responded 29 Aug 2019
We are glad to hear that you liked your Vatican tour with us and our guide performance! Thank you very much for your review!
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By: Explore Italy Tours
Outstanding tour guides!
We absolutely loved this tour!!! A MASSIVE thank you to Alex and our female tour guide who’s name we forgot to get,
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Great tour!
This tour was fabulous. So much history to see and learn about. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and
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Tataiana, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was small and she kept us engaged througho
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I booked because it said "early morning", the reservation came back with a 1:00 pm time!! I booked through Viatour
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gillian b
Vatican tour
This was a great tour, we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any lines - which were very long.
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Best tour ever!
Wow! This is how every tour should be! Not only were we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any
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Ardita P
Just go for it! Lovely tour and guide :)
My husband and I booked this tour during our getaway weekend. The whole organisation was seamless from start to fin
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Worth our money!
While our tour guide at the Coliseum was nice, the poor man had the entire tour group yawning because unfortunately
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Wonderful time in the Vatican country
Andy, our guide was great - full of interesting information & ran a very interactive tour for our small group of 6
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This was the most entertaining tour I've ever been in. Once we started, we were inside the Colosseum within 10 min.
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Delicious experience
Last week we booked a Food Tour with this agency. Met the guide in front of the Napoleonic Museum. Another couple j
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Amazing tour and staff!
We visited Rome during the New Year's Eve. The lines were insane everywhere so we decided to take a skip-the-line t
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Definitely recommend
Great guide, explained everything very well. It was a small group so everyone got to enjoy and understand the tour.
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The best Colosseum experience
I had been to the Colosseum several times but I really wanted to see the Underground. We met at the office on top o
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Oh what a night!
My family from England came over during the holidays and I wanted to organise something special. After some researc
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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