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ENTIRE VATICAN & VATACOMBS

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BEST VALUE VATICAN TOUR GUARANTEED!
  • *** All tickets INCLUDED
  • Expert Vatican tour guide
  • Skip-the-line Vatican
  • St. Peter's Basilica tour

  • Vatican Museums

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • 3.25 hours

Overview

“Entire Vatican & Vatacombs” is our flagship small group Vatican tour which includes St. Peter’s Basilica! Absolutely your first port of call when in Rome and the Vatican City.

Skip the long public line with priority access before experiencing all the major highlights inside the famous Vatican Museums! This entire Vatican tour covers the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, “Vatacombs” (we have special access to the underground tombs of former Popes), and St. Peter’s Basilica in about three hours.

Such highlights include the Round Room, Sistine Chapel, and Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. We will get you inside the Sistine Chapel quickly without hassle and unnecessary waiting (while still covering the most important masterpieces along the way).

After leaving the Sistine Chapel you will be given direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica, a privilege made available especially for you courtesy of When In Rome Tours. Inside the basilica you will see Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta’, Dome, and Bernini’s bronze Baldacchino. All other visitors on other tours are forced to exit the Vatican and take the long route!

In conclusion, on St. Peter’s Square, your guide will relate the origins of the Vatican City State and Swiss Guard.

When in Rome, experience and enjoy the Vatican City with an expert guide!

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

INCLUSIONS

  • Skip-the-line Vatican tickets
  • Licensed Vatican tour guide
  • Vatican tour
  • Vatican Museums tour
  • Sistine Chapel tour
  • St. Peter’s Basilica tour

Exclusions

“Scavi” – believed to be the resting place of St. Peter (must be booked separately through the Vatican – 3 to 6 months waiting list).

Important Information

  • Apr 1 – Nov 3 at 08:45 AM: daily exc. Wed & Sun.
  • Apr 1 – Nov 3 at 11:00 AM: daily exc. Sun.
  • Apr 1 – Nov 3 at 13:00 PM: daily exc. Sun.
  • Nov 4 – Mar 31 at 08:45 AM: daily exc. Wed & Sun.
  • Nov 4 – Mar 31 at 13:30 PM: daily exc. Sun.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Activity level: easy.
  • Average Group Size (Apr – Nov)
  • Average Group Size (Nov – Mar)
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

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by Kari
Vatican tour

Our tour guide was Chiara and omg she was outstanding!!! She was full of knowledge about everything. We learned so much, but the wealth of information was NOT too much or boring as some tours can be. She was so helpful when our group had headset issues or if some of us walked a little slower or faster. She was so witty, funny and so nice! She absolutely made our tour so enjoyable! Would definitely do it again with her!! Loved the tour and her!!

by Liane Gigis
Best Tour We Took in Rome

This was by far the best tour we took in Rome. Our tour guide, Luigi, was terrific. He was extremely knowledgeable, answered our questions and gave us a wealth of interesting information. He was good-humored and a lovely person as well. The three-hour tour went by all too quickly. I didn't want it to end! We would have hired Luigi to take us through the entire city that week, if we could have. Thank you, Luigi and many blessings on your life. Ciao

by Melanie Taylor
Christina is amazing!

A big thank you to Christina our tour guide! She was full of great knowledge and humour. Very engaging and kind. I loved that she was thoughtful for those in our tour group who were slower walkers while engaging those of us who were fast paced. Her knowledge of the artwork and history made it a fact filled tour. We learned a LOT. Definitely worth every penny.

by Dave Woodward
Fascinating insights with marvelous guide

Excellent tour conducted by Christina who had an encyclopaedic knowledge which she was very willing to share, answering all the questions that were fired at her. She had a delightful sense of humour which added a light note to the tour for us. She also managed to help us squeeze through crowds to give us the best position to view what she was showing us. Very helpful! Highly recommended. One point of caution - at the office and meeting point we found it difficult to find and were very glad we left plenty of time. Make sure you look up directions before you travel, as once you know where you're going, it's easy to find.

by Tone
Vatican tour with Christina

We went on the Vatican and Catacombs tour with Christina. It was a very informative tour and we learned a lot. Thank you for a lovely day Christina.

by Shelly
Thank you!

We just did a Vatican tour with Luigi and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. Luigi was wonderful, extremely knowledgable, kind, funny and very helpful. He stayed after and helped direct some of us on to other things, very appreciated. We will definitely pass this information on to our friends and our hotel. Thank you and Luigi for making our first trip to the Vatican feel successful instead of chaotic, which I think it would have been without your help.

by Annika
Excellent

Fantastic tour guide Maggie was guiding us. She was so happy and willing to answer all our questions. She also spoke very good English so it was easy to understand everything. Annika

by Susanne
Danish Princess buried in the Vatican Gardens

Hi - This is a message for our fantastic guide Chiara who showed us the Vatican City last Thursday! There is a Danish Princess called Charlotte Federica buried in the German graveyard in the Vatican Gardens! Have a nice summer and thank you for a great tour in the Vatican.

by Angela
Vatican tour

Many thanks to Christina for making our tour really enjoyable and fun. She had a great knowledge of the Vatican and was a great guide. Would definitely recommend booking a tour.

by Eddy
Daniella you are super

A wonderful guiding on a warm summer like day in middle of November. Very high knowledge level and hi tempo. Lots of humour and not a moment of boring talking or undressing facts.

 
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Schedule

Apr 1 - Nov 3 (High Season)
Mon - Sat. MEET AT 08:15 AM (exc. Wed), 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance).
Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! Your Vatican tour departs at 08:45 AM, 11:00 AM or 13:00 PM. You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:15 AM, 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM. Don't be late!
Nov 4 - Mar 31 (Low Season)
Mon - Sat. MEET AT 08:15 AM (exc. Wed) or 13:00 PM at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance).
Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! Your Vatican tour departs at 08.45 AM or 13:30 PM. You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:15 AM or 13:00 PM. Don't be late!
 
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by Kari
Vatican tour

Our tour guide was Chiara and omg she was outstanding!!! She was full of knowledge about everything. We learned so much, but the wealth of information was NOT too much or boring as some tours can be. She was so helpful when our group had headset issues or if some of us walked a little slower or faster. She was so witty, funny and so nice! She absolutely made our tour so enjoyable! Would definitely do it again with her!! Loved the tour and her!!

by Liane Gigis
Best Tour We Took in Rome

This was by far the best tour we took in Rome. Our tour guide, Luigi, was terrific. He was extremely knowledgeable, answered our questions and gave us a wealth of interesting information. He was good-humored and a lovely person as well. The three-hour tour went by all too quickly. I didn't want it to end! We would have hired Luigi to take us through the entire city that week, if we could have. Thank you, Luigi and many blessings on your life. Ciao

by Melanie Taylor
Christina is amazing!

A big thank you to Christina our tour guide! She was full of great knowledge and humour. Very engaging and kind. I loved that she was thoughtful for those in our tour group who were slower walkers while engaging those of us who were fast paced. Her knowledge of the artwork and history made it a fact filled tour. We learned a LOT. Definitely worth every penny.

by Dave Woodward
Fascinating insights with marvelous guide

Excellent tour conducted by Christina who had an encyclopaedic knowledge which she was very willing to share, answering all the questions that were fired at her. She had a delightful sense of humour which added a light note to the tour for us. She also managed to help us squeeze through crowds to give us the best position to view what she was showing us. Very helpful! Highly recommended. One point of caution - at the office and meeting point we found it difficult to find and were very glad we left plenty of time. Make sure you look up directions before you travel, as once you know where you're going, it's easy to find.

by Tone
Vatican tour with Christina

We went on the Vatican and Catacombs tour with Christina. It was a very informative tour and we learned a lot. Thank you for a lovely day Christina.

by Shelly
Thank you!

We just did a Vatican tour with Luigi and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. Luigi was wonderful, extremely knowledgable, kind, funny and very helpful. He stayed after and helped direct some of us on to other things, very appreciated. We will definitely pass this information on to our friends and our hotel. Thank you and Luigi for making our first trip to the Vatican feel successful instead of chaotic, which I think it would have been without your help.

by Annika
Excellent

Fantastic tour guide Maggie was guiding us. She was so happy and willing to answer all our questions. She also spoke very good English so it was easy to understand everything. Annika

by Susanne
Danish Princess buried in the Vatican Gardens

Hi - This is a message for our fantastic guide Chiara who showed us the Vatican City last Thursday! There is a Danish Princess called Charlotte Federica buried in the German graveyard in the Vatican Gardens! Have a nice summer and thank you for a great tour in the Vatican.

by Angela
Vatican tour

Many thanks to Christina for making our tour really enjoyable and fun. She had a great knowledge of the Vatican and was a great guide. Would definitely recommend booking a tour.

by Eddy
Daniella you are super

A wonderful guiding on a warm summer like day in middle of November. Very high knowledge level and hi tempo. Lots of humour and not a moment of boring talking or undressing facts.

 
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