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Combo: Vatican Museums + Catacombs + Castel Sant'Angelo + Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

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Explore the Vatican's artifacts, Rome's underground burials, Hadrian's tomb, and the Pope's summer residence with a discounted combo ticket to the Vatican Museums, Catacombs, Castel Sant'Angelo, & Castel Gandolfo.

Highlights

  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and gaze at Michelangelo's vibrant murals of biblical heavens.

  • Let your guide take you through the Catacomb's eerie tunnels with skulls and bones of the buried, peeking through the walls, created by Roman Christians 2000 years ago.

  • Step into Hadrian's Mausoleum and be greeted by the cylindrical building topped by a golden quadriga that later turned into a prison.

  • Wander through the Castel Gandolfo where colorful houses hug the shores of the serene Lake Albano and the papal palace stands as a historic centerpiece.

  • Fun fact: Some catacombs were used as secret meeting places during times of religious persecution, to hide from the Roman authorities!

Inclusions

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • Expert English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German-speaking guide

Roman Catacombs

  • Guided tour of the Catacombs

  • Roundtrip city transfers

Castel Sant'Angelo

  • Entry to Castel Sant'Angelo and the terrace

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo & Pontifical Villas Gardens

  • Entry to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, and German

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Reviews

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ANA MARIA TIRADO MUÑOZ

Ana

5/5

Jul, 2024

We loved the guided tour of the Colosseum, our guide Ivan is a very attentive person, with great knowledge that made the visit very enjoyable and entertaining. I recommend him for future visits. Also our guide Ignacio from the Vatican explained us very well everything related to the Sistine Chapel. It was a wonderful family experience. Highly recommended.
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Janette Gorman

Janette

5/5

Jul, 2024

Our guide (I think Juan Miguel or Jose Miguel Ortiz) was EXCEPTIONAL. Full of information and stories. He was very kind and made our visit unforgettable. Especially grateful that he took the time to answer many questions from my father who is 84 years old. Much appreciated!
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MARIA EUGENIA MINVIELLE IRIDOY

Maria

5/5

Jul, 2024

Our guide Juan Miguel Ortiz was wonderful! His immense knowledge of history, politics and art left no detail overlooked.... it was like walking next to an encyclopedia or Google to put it more current. Truly a luxury of a guide! Thank you
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Carla Vanessa Martin Bastidas

Carla

5/5

Jul, 2024

I think the best way is to take a tour because the Vatican is huge and having someone to guide you through the highlights is perfect. Besides you can quickly enter the different parts of the museum because you go with a guide, skipping all the lines. The truth is that it was exceptional
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Mrs Deborah Karen West

Mrs

5/5

Jul, 2024

A great experience! Alex was our tour guide and was very informative. He appreciated that it was very hot and kept his talk short when we were outside. Glad that we skipped the queues. We loved the museum and chapel and Basilica

Get more for less with the super-saver combo of the Vatican Museums, Catacombs, Castel Sant'Angelo, and the Apolistic Palace at Castel Gandolfo with this ticket.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Start your journey of the Vatican Jubilee with a guided tour of the Vatican Museum. Be greeted by the marbled floors of the Museum's most important collections that house Roman and Greek sculptures like the Apollo of the Belvedere. Head on to Michelangelo's painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with frescoes adorned by biblical figures. Feel the grandeur of the halls as the enrobed God-like figures look down from the ceilings.

Roman Catacombs

Move on to the eerie 2000-year-old maze of catacombs built 2000 years ago. These underground burials were created to bury the dead in ancient Rome with the lack of burials on the ground. Let your guide narrate the history of the biblical scriptures on the carved catacomb walls, with skulls and bones peeking through them.

Castel Sant'Angelo

Explore the encased Hadrian's Tomb, once a tomb, and a prison -- now a museum. The imposing structure is divided across five floors connected by a spiral ramp, that leads you to the hallowed chamber of ashes, and the grey prison cells in that held incarcerated historical figures. Move towards the upper part of the castle to see gold and bronze decorated rooms once the Papal residence, and take in the gleaming collection of ancient Roman weapons.

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo & Pontifical Villas Gardens

Explore the Pope's summer residence on the edge of Lake Albano -- the Apostolic Palace. This scenic spot overlooks the shimmering lake, with floral and green gardens built on the site of the ancient villas. Wander the palace and admire the Baroque-style ochre-colored houses coupled with those topped with pointed arches reminiscent of Medieval style. Head on to the Papal Villas of Apolistic Palace and admire the halls decked with tapestries depicting scenes from the Bible, as the portraits of past popes adorn the walls, their faces gazing down with a sense of wisdom and authority.

Vatican Museums

Monday08:00 AM - 07:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Friday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Saturday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
SundayClosed

Castel St. Angelo

MondayClosed
Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:30 PM

Roman Catacombs

Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
WednesdayClosed
Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

Monday09:00 AM - 02:30 PMlast entry 01:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 02:30 PMlast entry 01:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 02:30 PMlast entry 01:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 02:30 PMlast entry 01:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 02:30 PMlast entry 01:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 06:30 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 06:30 PMlast entry 05:00 PM

What to bring

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.

What's not allowed

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue, except for guide dogs.

  • Photography and the use of mobile phones are strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Strict dress code: knees, shoulders, and back must be covered for all guests.

  • Large bags are not allowed in, but guests can use the lockers on site.

Roman Catacombs

  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue.

  • Strict dress code: No sleeveless T-shirt allowed, shorts must be knee length or longer.

Castel Sant'Angelo

  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue.

  • Photography is prohibited at the venue.

  • Luggage and large bags are not allowed.

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

  • Strict dress code: No shorts or sleeveless shirts are permitted inside.

  • Photography is permitted only without flash.

Accessibility

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • This experience is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Roman Catacombs

  • This experience is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Castel Sant'Angelo

  • This experience is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

  • The Castel Gandolfo tour is ** not suitable** for wheelchair users.

  • Only the Apostolic Palace is accessible by wheelchair.

Additional information

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security.

  • During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 minutes.

  • While the tour is not accessible, the Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments and a companion.

Roman Catacombs

  • This tour is also not recommended for guests prone to feeling claustrophobic.

  • Note that on Wednesdays, you will visit the catacombs of Domitilla as Saint Callixtus remains closed every Wednesday.

Castel Sant'Angelo

  • This attraction is closed on Mondays.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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