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Unlock the mysteries of the Vatican on this popular 3-hour tour. Follow your guide on a carefully selected route through the Vatican Museum’s hundreds of sprawling rooms to see the most important pieces of this world-class art collection. Gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and then head underground to the rarely seen ‘Vatacombs’ — the final resting place of many popes and home to ancient relics. Enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds, including skip-the-line privileges to enter St Peter’s Basilica.

Highlights

  • Top-rated 3-hour tour of Vatican City highlights
  • Head straight to the most important pieces in the immense Vatican Museum collection
  • Hear the history and legends of the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the tombs of former popes in the underground ‘Vatacombs’
  • Skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour

Medusa

Customer Reviews

Denis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Visited the Vatican and Sistine Chapel 2 1/2 years ago and decided to do the expanded Vatacombs tour this time. Luigi, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept our group of about 10 well entertained and informed throughout. He was able to remember all our names and further assisted one of group whose English wasn't strong by speaking to him in Spanish. Luigi's passion was clearly evident to such an extent, he went overtime by about 15 mins to pass on his knowledge.
Going underneath the Vatican was in my opinion the highlight of the Tour but unfortunately no photography allowed. A fantastic tour and well worth paying the extra to view the tombs underneath. If you are lucky enough to have Luigi as your guide, you will not be disappointed.

Johan South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Was an experience of a lifetime -no linger have to wonder what it is like seeing clips on TV - walking and experiencing this for real was awesome.

tothemic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great tour and our tour guide was extremely enjoyable and informative.

Natalia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

So much to see, so little time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the 3 hours fly by!

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A fantastic tour. The Vatican was breathtaking. Guide was so knowledgeable.

Alycia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Loved our guide Christina. Her knowledge and passion for the Vatican, the Papal history of Rome, the preservation of the art, was obvious. She was able to condense a huge amount of information into the few hours we spent with her and really enhanced our experience of the visit. While we were there during the low season, it was still nice to be able to get through the lines more quickly. I would highly recommend this tour - and highly recommend Christina.

Alexandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Lucia was SOOOO awesome. She gave real insider knowledge and was absolutely the sweetest tour guide possible.

Flash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour with a fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide.

aschuhmacher

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A great tour, with an extremely knowledgeable and interesting guide!
Even better was the time of year December because of the low volume of people.
This was my second time taking a tour like this, and it was much nicer to be able to actually see the artwork, instead of getting pushed around through crowds of tourists.
Definitely worth it if you go at the right time of year. Otherwise the hoards of people in summer/ early autumn can take away from the experience.

Amanda U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The experience was amazing, and our guide was fantastic. He was very helpful, very knowledgeable, and explained everything that we needed to know to prepare for the next destination/event well in advance. Individual time was also included, so this tour definitely caters to family time or including time to wander around and explore in certain areas. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.

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