Entire Vatican And Vatacombs: Heritage Of Rome Tour

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Overview

This is the original and best entire Vatican tour in Rome! It includes St. Peter's Basilica and runs for a little over 3 hours. Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour runs throughout the year. We start daily at 11am between November 11th - March 31st excluding Sundays and public / religious holidays. Tour runs at 9am, 11am, and 1pm between April 1st - November 10th excluding Sundays and public / religious holidays. Reviewed hundreds of times on TripAdvisor and elsewhere online, this is your first port of call when in Rome and the Vatican City!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Meet your guide in central Rome and getpriority access totheVatican. You'llexperience the major highlights of Vatican City on a3-hourtour that covers the Musei Vaticani, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Church, and the Vatacombs.

Seewhat is surely the most important art collection in the world, located within more than 1,200 rooms; your guide coversthe most important masterpieces. Highlights include the rooms of Raphael as well asancient Roman and Greek pieces in the BelvedereCourtyard.

Receiveacomprehensive background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches, learning to distinguishbetween truth and legend.

Straight after seeing the Sistine Chapel, you'll be granteddirect access to St. Peter's Basilica, skipping the long lines and extra time a privilege made availableon this particular tour. Explorethe largest basilica in the world, built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Included areMichelangelo'sPieta and dome as well asthe massive baldacchino (a bronze canopy sculpted by Bernini),Raphael'sTransfiguration,and other monuments of artistic importance.Outside the magnificent Renaissance church your guidediscusses the history of the Vatican State, its Swiss Guard, and how St. Peter's Square was designed.

Yourguide will also lead you through the underground level referred to as the Vatacombs, a rarely seen area of the Vatican where tombs of the former popes are located, before your tour ends.

Inclusions for Entire Vatican And Vatacombs: Heritage Of Rome Tour

  • 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 for Entire Vatican And Vatacombs: Heritage Of Rome Tour

  • 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)

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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

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • Outstanding tour, Christina was excellent, Time flew by and her knowledge and stories through out the tour was very entertaining as well as informative ,highly recommended

  • Our guide Massimo was very informative and a real gentleman. Wish there was a longer tour as surely there was more to see.
    Elizabeth A.

  • Excellent tour. Tour guide was familiar with subject matter, and we were able to see all the sights in the Vatican.

  • Tour amazing. Luigi is a fab guide. Second time I've been on this tour with Luigi. Very highly recommend him. Knowledge is immense. Considers all patrons at all times. Absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to return.

  • We toured with Christina and thoroughly enjoyed the morning. Her knowledge was of great depth and scope and she added so many interesting and humorous points about the artists and the popes to make it even more memorable. Also, a small boy in our group 7 years old I think was always considered and she made sure that he saw the paintings and points of interest, how very nice of her she made sure he was always involved. She answered questions asked and made sure we all knew how to get to the metro and such upon departure. In closing we felt very happy that we had Christina as our guide she was fabulous. Maureen and Barry.

  • Such a wonderful tour. Our guide Chiara was so knowlegible enthusiastic and explained the history and artwork very clearly.

  • Very good tour, the guide had great aknowledgement. Just a bit too fast, but an amazing experience...

  • Chiara, our guide, was phenomenal!! Would use When in Rome Tours again for sure!!

  • Took the above tour and was totally pleased, Christina was our guide, she was a superstar! Spoke English, extremely knowledgeable, great sense of humor and was able to cover a considerable amount of high points. Awesome!

  • What an amazing tour! Maria, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, professional and easy to understand. Being able to skip the long lines was well worth the price as general admission lines were quite long on a Friday afternoon. I am a repeat customer with Viator and will continue to seek out Viator experiences in my future travels.

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