Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour

Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour

Starts in: Rome Available: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (varies seasonally)
Guided Tour
Entrance Fees Included
3.5 hour tour
From $89Per person
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Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour Highlights


Save time when you skip the line with our insider pass


Explore the stunning Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel


Learn about the iconic works housed here from an art historian


Visit the Catacombs, the rarely seen underground tombs of former popes

Why we chose this tour

Our Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour gives you a new look at this ancient masterpieces with skip the line passes for the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica, and an expert art historian as your guide. Uncover beautiful sculptures and paintings as you dive into the history of this City State. This tour is available every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with seasonal variations, and leaves with guaranteed departures.

Please note that the visit of the Vatacombs is currently not available

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Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour Itinerary

8:45/12:00 - Pickup from Rome
  • You will be picked up from a centralized location in Rome. Please be 15 there minutes before departure.
  • Please note: On Wednesdays, the tour is only available at 12:00.
Guided Tour of the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Catacombs & the Sistine Chapel
  • Start your deep dive into the Vatican's art, history, and hidden treasures by heading to the center of Rome to meet your expert guide: an art historian specially trained in the works that fill the Vatican.
  • Continue by walking to Vatican City to head through some security checkpoints and immerse yourself in the opulent art that fills these halls, maximizing your time inside by skipping the lines outside!
  • You'll have a chance to visit the often missed underground Catacombs- tombs for former popes that sit beneath the city streets.
  • Spend over 3 hours discovering the stories that lie behind the sculptures, paintings, murals, and artifacts that line these hallowed walls, and take advantage of your experienced guide by asking any questions that come to mind.
  • Study the Raphael Rooms as your guide walks you through their intriguing past, and marvel at the ancient Roman and Greek pieces that still stand.
  • The day ends with an extensive tour through the stunning Sistine Chapel, admiring the work of Michelangelo from mere feet away.
  • You'll have the rest of the day to explore on your own once the tour ends, and you'll still have a skip the line pass for St Peter's Basilica if you're up for some more discoveries!
11:45 - Drop off at Rome
  • The tour ends at Saint Peter's Square
NB - all timings on Vatican, Catacombs & Sistine Chapel Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Fully guided tour
Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
Room of the Muses and Belvedere Torso, Pinecone Courtyard, Octagonal Courtyard, Rooms of Raphael, Gallery of Maps, Laocoonte Sculpture 1st Century AD
Lunch & drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Essential Information
On Wednesdays, the tour is only available at 12:00
Dress code for all tours entering the Vatican: Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men, women, and children. No refunds will be given if entry is refused due to lack of appropriate dress. No knives, weapons, or sharp objects will be permitted inside
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
Cancellation Policy
There is a cancelation fee of 25 EUR per person for non-refundable entrance fees. You can cancel the tour prior to 72h before departure time with a 5% handling fee & the 25 EUR per person. Any cancelations made within or less than 72h before departure time will be fully charged
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