What better time for a pilgrimage to Vatican City than the year of the Papal Jubilee? Explore Rome’s holy city on a full-day tour and avoid the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums. Marvel over Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel, visit the underground crypts and tour the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Then, leave Vatican City to walk through the Holy Door of San Giovanni in Laterano; see the Capella of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria Maggiore Church; then admire the grand St Paul Basilica Outside the Walls.
Full-day tour of Rome’s basilicas and Vatican City
Avoid the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican crypts
Admire Raphael’s Transfiguration mosaics and Michelangelo’s Pietà at St Peter’s Basilica
Visit the Basilica of St Paul, the Basilica of San Giovanni and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
Learn about the Papal Jubilee as you explore Rome’s religious sites with an expert art-historian guide
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
Expect stringent security checks before entering each basilica.
Please note that each basilica is subject to last minute closures throughout the Jubilee period. On these occasions, we may not be able to grant access through Holy Doors due to religious ceremonies and / or other reasons beyond our control.
Loved it! This was a special tour for us after celebrating Easter at the Vatican. It was split into two tours, starting with the Vatican. We appreciated that we got to skip the long lines and it was helpful to have a guide at the Vaticanthere is so much to learn. The only thing better would have been a private tour, as there are so many people at the Vatican! The second tour was much smaller and more intimate. In fact, there were five of us plus Irene, our guide. We used public transportation to get to the three basilicas, which made it a real adventure. We started with the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls a personal favorite, then went to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and ended at the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. It would have been nice to have more time, but we are so thankful for the opportunity to walk through the Holy Doors at all three basilicas, plus St. Peters Basilica.