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Christian Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Guided Tour provided by Vatican Guided Tours

Christian Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

Christian Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & Appian Catacombs Guided Tour
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from £108.75 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
See the magnificent highlights of Vatican City with the advantage of the skip-the-line entrance and official professional guides. Explore one of the most extraordinary collections of art in the world; pause in the Sistine Chapel; admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, and from there visit at your own pace St. Peter's Basilica. After your Vatican tour, reach our office in via Della Polveriera 8 (on your own) and enjoy an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. You'll descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, crypts rich in inscriptions, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs. You'll also find the burial of famous people like popes, martyrs and, according to legends, even some apostles. The catacombs that we'll visit (San Calisto, San Sebastiano, or Santa Domitilla) will change depending on the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 153188P41
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All Fees and Taxes • Professional Guide • Assistance • Transfer from Via della Polveriera to the Catacombs • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Pick-up from your hotel • Guide service during the transfer to the Catacombs • Gratuities • Transfer from the Vatican Museum to Via della Polveriera
Duration
5h
Departure details
Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy This is the starting point of the Vatican Museum Guided Tour. Meeting time 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy After your Vatican Tour, reach our office near the Colosseum, ABOVE COLOSSEUM METRO STATION (Largo Gaetana Agnesi). Once there cross the small pedestrian bridge and go to Via Della Polveriera 8, a few steps from the end of the pedestrian bridge. Catacombs Tour meeting time is at 2:45 pm
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy After the Catacombs Tour, our driver will bring you back to our office in Via Della Polveriera 8, where the Catacombs Tour started.
Inclusions
All Fees and Taxes • Professional Guide • Assistance • Transfer from Via della Polveriera to the Catacombs • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Pick-up from your hotel • Guide service during the transfer to the Catacombs • Gratuities • Transfer from the Vatican Museum to Via della Polveriera
Departure details
Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy This is the starting point of the Vatican Museum Guided Tour. Meeting time 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy After your Vatican Tour, reach our office near the Colosseum, ABOVE COLOSSEUM METRO STATION (Largo Gaetana Agnesi). Once there cross the small pedestrian bridge and go to Via Della Polveriera 8, a few steps from the end of the pedestrian bridge. Catacombs Tour meeting time is at 2:45 pm
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy After the Catacombs Tour, our driver will bring you back to our office in Via Della Polveriera 8, where the Catacombs Tour started.
Duration
5h
Return details
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy After the Catacombs Tour, our driver will bring you back to our office in Via Della Polveriera 8, where the Catacombs Tour started.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for the Vatican Museum and 15 minutes before the starting time for the Catacombs tour, due to managing and organizational reasons.If you arrive late to the stated meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
To get inside the monuments it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays
WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
Transpostation to the Catacombs will be lead by a professional dirver (not a guide)
The catacomb temperature is about 60°F and the moisture content is high; please dress appropriately
No one can visit the catacombs on their own, nor stray from their group along the route, nor cross the gates that delimit the paths open to the public
It is forbidden to touch the exhibits along the visit path
It is forbidden to remove any object and/or material
No photos allowed
Food and drink are not allowed
No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Pets are not allowed
Not recommended for people with walking difficulties or walker users
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Vatican City
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Peter's Basilica
  • 4
    Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Via della Polveriera, 8
    Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    After the Catacombs Tour, our driver will bring you back to our office in Via Della Polveriera 8, where the Catacombs Tour started.
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Inez J
4 contributions
Group tour of Vatican City
Jan 2020 • Couples
This tour was done extremely well.Our tour guide made it so interesting, she was so passionate about Michelangelo and his work, that her enthusiasm was contagious, when I went back to my hotel I started researching about him and Raphael.Our guide was very attentive to the group,which was quite a large one.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emma-Louise N
22 contributions
Nearly seeing the pope!!
This was a great day trip.
We came across this while looking for tours of the Vatican.
Without a doubt I will give both our tour guides today André & Marco 5*! Friendly, patient, great at explaining the tours and making us feel welcome.
I would recommend this visit and the tour guides.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Trail50386423222
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! It is always a pleasure to receive appreciation from our customers. I will personally transfer your comments to all our staff. We are happy to inform you that if you return to Rome you or your acquaintances will have special treatment! For any need, do not hesitate to contact us via email vatican@vaticanguidedtour.com We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Stefano D.
Written 3 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Vatican Guided Tours
Mariejohnston03
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Unforgettable Experience Bespoke Service
We had started our tour early in the day to avoid the crowds. As in all areas of high tourist traffic and other unk
Isabellacruz23
Isabellacruz23
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Vatican Guided Tour Is Second To None!
This tour was each and everything we expected. We are very much glad that we have hired Vatican Guided Tour. We wer
Martinangelina
Martinangelina
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Bespoke Service from a Veteran Tour Operator
We are satisfied that we hired Vatican Guided Tour. Our travel guide Clara was knowledgeable and passionate for art
adp1969red
adp1969red
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5 star
Our tour guide was Amil. An absolutely fantastic guide. Made it a very fun tour. Thank you very much
CarioDeLuca
CarioDeLuca
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A PRIVATE TOUR SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE
This Vatican tour was a remarkable experience. We and our kids really have appreciated the love that the guide show
SportyFam
SportyFam
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Spectacular private tour!
We got to the Vatican early for the first tour of the day, and were whisked in with no lines and no crowds. Our gui
dariac743
dariac743
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Very happy
Do not, and I repeat, do not go to Vatican without a guided tour. It took us some time to find a good English lan
heather h
heather h
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Mrs
We had a great day with the best guide ever really new her stuff. Would highly recommend. Only problem was finding
Y7280DFamandas
Y7280DFamandas
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The wonders of Rome
A guided tour of the Vatican museum and sistene Chapel. A group of 14 lead by our fabulous tour guide Marco. Marco
KAPPAKAMM42
KAPPAKAMM42
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Excellent guide and tour
Our guide Alessandra was absolutely wonderful as she was so knowledgeable, passionate and engaging with her insight
melfritz
melfritz
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Way too Crowed to Be Enjoyable
The tour leader was great and very informative but unfortunately it is way too crowded to be enjoyable. It is a thr
bc350z
bc350z
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Great Experience, Better Guide
The Vatican Tour was amazing. My children absolutely loved Grace! We were so lucky to have had her the day before
myramay
myramay
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Bras tours fabulous guide!
I used Bras Tours this week to see the Coliseum / Roman forum and the Vatican / Sistine Chapel / St Peter's Basilic
MitroglouM
MitroglouM
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Value for money
Our tour guide was a very professional italian lady fluent in english language and very pleasant. The place is alwa
bcmsgjohanson
bcmsgjohanson
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Great tour
Great tour. Was made interesting for three young kids who loved the tour. Our tour guide gave us a very in-depth to
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