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Tour of the Vatican Museums with Catacombs visit

Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
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Entrance Fees Included
Guided Tour
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  • Visit the Vatican museums, home to the most important art collection in the world
  • Discover St. Peter's Basilica and the Renaissance masterpieces held inside: works by Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael and many more
  • Explore the Catacombs, tombs of the former popes kept beneath St. Peter's Basilica
What to expect

Experience the major highlights in the Vatican City on a 3-hour tour that covers the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Church, and the Catacombs.

Discover the most important art collection in the world, located within over 1,200 rooms. With your guide you'll cover the most important masterpieces, focusing on the ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard, as well as the magnificent Sistine Chapel from when the Pope commissioned it to a leery Michelangelo until it was completed in 1512.

Straight after taking in the Sistine Chapel, you'll be granted direct access to St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the largest basilica in the world, built over what are believed to be the remains of St. Peter himself. Inside you'll find Michelangelo's Pietà and the Dome, as well as the massive Baldacchino Altar (bronze canopy sculpted by Bernini), Raphael's Transfiguration, and other monuments of grand artistic importance. Outside the magnificent Renaissance church, your guide will tell you all there is to know about the history of the Vatican State, it's Swiss Guard, and how St. Peter's Square was designed.

At the end of your experience, you'll also be lead you through the underground level, the Catacombs – an area of the Vatican rarely seen by tourists – where the tombs of the former popes are still kept today.

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What's included
  • Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
  • Licensed Vatican tour guide
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Catacombs and St. Peter's Basilica
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
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  • Infants (0-5): free
  • Children (6-17 years): reduced
Where

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

What to remember
  • 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
  • On the days immediately before and after religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may be necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included. In the event the Papal Tombs underneath St. Peter's Basilica should be closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds will be granted
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When
  • From Monday to Saturday at 8.45am, 10.30am and 11.30am
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Provider
When In Rome Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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