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Rome Catacombs and Vatican Museums Skip The Line Guided Tour

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Discover the city of Rome in all its splendour. Visit some of the most popular destinations across the city with this guided tour. Bypass the winding queues with a skip the line entry into the Museums and Catacombs, and revel in the incredible Renaissance architecture of Rome.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an exclusive skip the line entry into the Vatican Museums and the Catacombs.
  • Discover Rome, with a guided tour, and learn about the history and culture surrounding this ancient city.
  • Explore the historic Catacombs of Rome and the world famous Vatican Museum at your own pace.
  • Get a complimentary pickup from selected hotels across central Rome.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Vatican Museums are a collection of Christian and art museums. Containing over 70,000 works of art, they are one of the most visited and comprehensive collections of medieval art. There are a total of 54 galleries, of which the Sistine Chapel is the most notable. The Sistine Chapel is well known for the frescoes that decorate its interior and the two Michelangelo masterpieces, The Last Judgment and the Sistine Chapel ceiling, which includes the nine scenes from the Genesis. The Catacombs of Rome are an ancient underground cemetery. There are 40 different catacombs spread throughout Rome and were only rediscovered in the late 1500s, and the latest being found just a few decades back. The St. Peter’s Basilica is the biggest church in the world. It holds the rank of Major Basilica and draws audiences over 80,000 during the Pope’s liturgies. With a history spanning over 28 centuries, Rome is a must-see for anyone visiting Europe.

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Your Experience

The 8-hour tour will begin with a visit to the Vatican Museums. The intricate artwork and sculptures of medieval Roman artisans is gorgeous to witness in person. The incredible Roman and Baroque architecture of the 54 different galleries of the Vatican Museums makes for an incredible sight. The final gallery of the Museum is the famed Sistine Chapel. You will be dumbstruck with wonder at the ingenuity and beauty of the intricate paintings on the ceiling of the Chapel. The Last Judgement, a masterpiece by Michelangelo covers the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. You will then visit the St. Peter’s Basilica, and witness the most exceptional example of Renaissance architecture. As you walk towards the church through the St.Peter’s Square, the symmetry of the plaza is striking. The massive pillars on either side of the Basilica gives a majestic

Next on the itinerary is a visit to some of the other basilicas and ancient streets of Rome. You can see the Holy Staircase, also known as the Scala Sancta. The 28 marble steps are encased in protective wood and are surrounded by marvellous examples of Renaissance art. After this, you will take a stroll through the Appian way, an ancient street of Rome and pass the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, before reaching the Catacombs. Eerie and mysterious, these catacombs give you a view into the life of people in the early 3rd and 4th century. Paintings and sculptures from this era are visible throughout the underground cemetery.

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Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line entry into the Vatican Museum and Catacombs
  • Pickup from selected hotels across Rome
  • Drop off at one of the several Touristic Bus Stops
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Exclusions

  • Drop off at hotel
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Know Before You Go

Tour Timings

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday - Pickups start from 7:30 AM Duration: 8 hours

Guide Languages

During checkout, please specify the language you would like the tour in.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Shelley Kim
Shelley
Reviewed in April, 2018

Vatican Museums makes for an incredible sight. It has so many galleries that i recommend you shortlist the ones that interest you the most.

Virginia Curry
Virginia
Reviewed in April, 2018

An amazing experience and well worth it. It is without doubt the highlight of our trip to Rome

Fernando Flores
Fernando
Reviewed in April, 2018

Sistine Chapel will leave you dumbstruck with wonder at the ingenuity and beauty of the intricate paintings on its ceiling. exceptionaly beautiful

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You will receive an email confirmation with your Rome Catacombs and Vatican Museums Skip The Line Guided Tour ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on a mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pickup from your hotel.

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Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy, Roma

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