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Rome In A Day & Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums & Underground Catacombs

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Enjoy skip-the-line access to both the Vatican Museums and Underground Catacombs as you uncover their history on this guided tour in Rome

Highlights

  • Pickup service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Lunch in a typical Italian Restaurant
  • The main Christian Basilicas & the Holy Stairs
  • The secret underground Catacombs on Via Appia Antica

Inclusions

  • Pickup service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums with official No Wait Partner's entrance
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset
  • Drop-off at several Touristic Bus Stops in the city center at your convenience

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Pickup times start at 7:30 AM
  • At check-out please specify if you want the tour in English, Spanish or German from November through March and in English, Spanish, German or French from April through October.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • Tour ends in at one of "I Love Rome" bus stops at your choice
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

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Sep 18 2016
The tour leaders needed to do a better job giving information. We were frequently confused about what was going on. Sometime no information was provided, and sometimes we could not understand due to the accent. The afternoon was far better than the morning portion
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ITINERARY

Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour!

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that will surely inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artworks located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the "Conclave": the election of a new Pope.

St. Peter's Basilica
The most important pilgrimage site for Catholics, St. Peter's is also the biggest Basilica in the world. A unique example of eclectic architecture, reaching the peak of its beauty in the Baroque era, in the 1600's.

Complete the tour with a journey through the major Christian Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets of Rome. See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St.John in Lateran - the Cathedral of Rome - and St. Mary Major; then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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