Entire Vatican And Vatacombs: Heritage Of Rome Tour

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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!


  • 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 get priority access to the Vatican. You'll experience the major highlights of Vatican City on a 3-hour tour that covers the Musei Vaticani, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Church, and the Vatacombs.

See what is surely the most important art collection in the world, located within more than 1,200 rooms; your guide covers the most important masterpieces. Highlights include the rooms of Raphael as well as ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard.

Receive a comprehensive background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches, learning to distinguish between truth and legend. 

Straight after seeing the Sistine Chapel, you'll be granted direct access to St. Peter's Basilica, skipping the long lines and extra time — a privilege made available on this particular tour. Explore the largest basilica in the world, built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Included are Michelangelo's Pieta and dome as well as the massive baldacchino (a bronze canopy sculpted by Bernini), Raphael's Transfiguration, and other monuments of artistic importance. Outside the magnificent Renaissance church your guide discusses the history of the Vatican State, its Swiss Guard, and how St. Peter's Square was designed.

Your guide 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

  • Entrance fees
  • 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)

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

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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156 reviews by the users

  • 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.

  • This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. A couple of incidences that happened one when entering the Vatican and the other when we were about to enter St. Peter's Basilica. Neither issues were Viator's fault, and were handled very professionally by our tour guide. Our guide was thorough, very passionate in revealing the history of what we saw. This tour was mind blowing!! So much to see! Very highly recommended.

  • Guide was very knowledgeable. The Vatican was very crowded and she managed to maneuver through the masses very well.

  • Our guide Sabirna was knowledgable and friendly. Be prepared to walk and not take any breaks. You walk over a mile inside the Vatican museum, but do not spend too much time to appreciate it, still took 2 hrs to get to Sistine Chappel. If you want to spend more time inside book the skip the line without the guide.

  • Truly amazing. Our guide was an art historian and had so much information to share!

  • Our guide was BRILLIANT! A tour well worth doing 10/10

  • Highly recommend this tour! It was great learning about the history and art in the Vatican. Our tour guide Luigi was fantastic. Great to see the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters on a tour.

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