2 In 1 Entire Vatican Tour & 24h Rome Sightseeing By Bus

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Varies. Please check in 30 minutes before the tour start time you have selected.
  • Departure Details :
    Central Rome
  • Return Details :
    Tour concludes on St. Peter's Square, Vatican City

Overview

Join us on the best-selling Vatican tour in Rome! Of course it doesn't end after 3 hours with one of our expert guides, you also get a 100% flexible city sightseeing pass which will take you everywhere in and around the historic and ancient parts of Rome. It's the best hop-on-hop-off service in Rome, streets ahead of the competition! With this brand new tour and sightseeing pass combo package, which covers the best of Rome and the Vatican Museums, all is yours to discover, no strings attached and absolutely hassle free!

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Meet your guide at our Vatican HQ and get priority access to the Vatican before everyone else! You'll get close to all the major highlights inside the Vatican City on a 3-hour tour which covers the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Church, and the Vatacombs (Papal sarcophagi).

Spend ample time in what is surely the most important art collection in existence, so great that it occupies more than 1,200 rooms! Your guide will cover the most important major works of art and masterpieces. Highlights include the rooms of Raphael and ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. You'll get a thorough background history of the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches before you enter. Prepare to be astonished and amazed - it's the most beautiful room in the World.

Immediately after the Sistine Chapel, you'll be granted direct access to the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, skipping long waiting lines outside and getting extra time inside - a privilege made available to you on this particular tour. St. Peter's is the largest basilica ever created on Earth, built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Included are Michelangelo's Pieta and dome, as well as Bernini's incredible baldacchino (bronze canopy sculpted by Bernini), Raphael's Transfiguration, and other monuments and sculptures of high artistic importance. Outside the magnificent Renaissance church, your guide will detail the history of the Vatican State, it's Swiss Guard, and how St. Peter's Square came into being.

You will alse walk through an underground level in the Basilica known as the Vatacombs, a rarely seen area where tombs of former popes rest in silence.

Just a few short steps away from St. Peter's, you can bid farewell to the Vatican and board your Hop-On Hop-Off bus to continue your Rome experience. See the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, Piazza Navona and so much more!

Inclusions

  • 24 hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket (to be downloaded after purchase)
  • Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets (8am Early Bird Vatican entry available in Summer!)
  • Licensed Vatican tour guide
  • Vatican Museums tour
  • Sistine Chapel tour
  • Vatacombs tour
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional art historian guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified 
  • "Scavi" - believed to be the resting place of St. Peter (must be booked separately through the Vatican - 3 to 6 months waiting list)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Tour meets 30 minutes before tour start time

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