Explore Vatican City - a beautiful center of history, art and spirituality - with a knowledgeable guide. Receive special skip-the-line tickets to visit iconic museums, monuments and well-known Roman churches steeped in history. Venture underground for a unique tour of the stunning Roman Catacombs.
Visit Vatican City, Christianity's most sacred site and a center of history and art that is unlike anywhere else in the world. This unique group tour includes hotel pick-up, a delicious lunch and exclusive skip-the-line tickets to the most important areas within the Vatican complex, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. Visit two more beautiful churches, the Basilicas of Saint John and Saint Mary Maggiore, and then head underground to explore the timeworn Catacombs which lie beneath the city.
Start your day at the Vatican, a sprawling complex of over 2,000 rooms and chambers. Follow your guide, who will expertly navigate this maze of rooms and make sure you get to see all the best of what this holy site has to offer. Make your way through the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world's largest art collections, where you'll see artifacts from across the centuries next to masterpieces by Renaissance-era artistic geniuses like Michelangelo.
Next, move to the rest of the remarkable Vatican sights, including the Vatican Museum, the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, the famous St. Peter's Basilica, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Chambers and Museum of Pio Clementino, and the Belvedere and Pigna courtyards among others. All the while, listen closely as your guide recounts the secrets of history hidden within these holy walls.
Pause for a complimentary lunch before continuing on to more beautiful churches. First is the oldest of Rome's four major basilicas, the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran. This basilica is home to the famous Scala Santa, or Holy Steps, which are one of the most important locations for visitors who come to Rome on a holy pilgrimage.
Then, progress to the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. This beautiful basilica is home to a fantastic collection of historic and religious artifacts as well as lovely 5th century frescoes.
Finally, continue strolling along the iconic Appian Way and arrive at the ancient Catacombs of Rome. Head underground and explore these stunning subterranean cemeteries. Dating back to the 2nd century, these antiquated burial sites house amazing historic artwork. Listen as your guide explains how these hidden tombs help reveal the secrets of Early Christianity.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you to wear confortable shoes and clothes. Bring a rain coat or an umbrella in Winter. In Summer months, sun-lotion and a bottle of water is recommended. Also, appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to places of worship (shoulders and knees must be covered for both man and woman).
The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the centre of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying, to organize the service in the best way. Also, please note that the pick-up service is NOT provided for private homes and B&B. The pick-up service starts 1 hour before the starting time of the activity: the exact time of your pick-up will be communicated after the booking.