The Original Entire Vatican & Vatacombs Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Explore Rome's rich heritage and the world-class art collection kept inside the Vatican City with your expert guide, a professional art historian. You will bypass all the crowds with skip-the-line priority access to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's magnificent Basilica too.

See the most important art collection in the world, spanning over 1,200 rooms. Your expert guide will cover all the most important masterpieces. Highlights include the rooms of Raphael as well as ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the mysterious Belvedere Courtyard.

You will get a detailed background on Sistine Chapel history from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches. After seeing inside the Sistine Chapel, you will go straight inside St. Peter's Basilica, a privilege made available only on this particular tour. The tour concludes on St. Peter's Square.


  • 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

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Simply the most colourful room in the world! Michelangelo's ceiling will deeply impress all who enter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The largest and most beautiful basilica ever constructed, an explosion of art, architecture, sculpture, history and religion.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After seeing the "Vatacombs" (Papal sarcophagi) beneath St. Peter's Basilica, take a tour of the huge square which amplifies the genius of architect Bernini. It has an Egyptian obelisk as it's most central point.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Get into the Vatican Museums fast with our no lines priority access ticket
  • Experienced English speaking expert Vatican tour guide so you won't miss anything
  • Entire Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica tour with multiple departure times
  • Catch all the classic and ancient sculptures inside world famous chambers, halls and galleries
  • Immersive Sistine Chapel inside experience and a panel-by-panel tour of Michelangelo's ceiling
  • Tour of little-known Papal Sarcophagi beneath St. Peter's Basilica which we call "Vatacombs"
  • Full tour of entire St. Peter's Basilica covering all the major works of art and sculpture therein
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • "Scavi" - believed to be the resting place of St. Peter.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Image - 22 Oct 2018 -


Its amazing how much I learned on this tour - as the only non-Catholic of a group of 4, I was astounded on what Chiara, our tour guide, educated me on but also pleasantly surprised that my friends and husband learned a lot as well. Chiara was so entertaining and wonderful that I almost didn't want to the tour to end. For those of you going to Rome - it's worth the skip the line and get your own tour guide; you won't learn or understand nearly as much on your own .

Image - 17 Sep 2018 -

Anthony C

With the Vatican being so busy, a tour is mandatory. The guide did a great job highlighting the key aspects of the Vatican and museum. We had friends book the last tour of the day, which gave them a more private experience and were able to take pictures in Sistine chapel. DEFINITELY go to the Rotunda! Incredible views of Rome!

Image - 10 Sep 2018 -

Raquel A

Our guide, Mauro, was excellent and had a great combination of humor and knowledge. The pace of the tour is perfect. The vatacombs are just a quick walk-through that anyone can do so no need to pay extra for this experience. Would definitely recommend this tour. Bring a bottle of water.

Image - 01 Sep 2018 -


Christina was awesome!!!! Knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. We learned a lot and would recommend this tour and her to anyone! Thank you

Image - 12 Aug 2018 -

Michael M

We had the most amazing tour guide who was so full of energy and information. This is a must do tour. We did this tour with our 2 teenage boys and they learned a lot with a positive, fun atmosphere.

User's Picture Gallery





St. Peter's Basilica.


Mosaics on floor of room filled with ancient art.


Laocoon and his Sons -- ancient sculpture found in Rome in 1506.




Colunata trazida de Constantinopla sec. 03


Mosaico que substitui pintura original


La Pietá


Momento de luz


Teto do quarto do Papa Alexandre VI Borgia


Portal do Jubileo


Teto da sala dos mapas regionais


Entrada do Museu do Vaticano





The statue of Laocom

Our guide told us that this statue had inspired Michaelangelo.





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