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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Sistine Chapel

Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican Museum & St. Peter's

Product ID: 228409
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Maximize your time and explore Rome at your leisure with this hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48-hours. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Listen to audioguide commentary in 9 languages onboard the bus.
About this activity
Duration 3 minutes - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Catch the bus as much as you like within 24 or 48 hours
  • Explore Rome at your leisure discovering all the highlights
  • Take advantage of 9 languages available on the bus audioguide system
  • Save hours of vacation time with fast track tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Climb aboard a panoramic bus with a hop-on-hop-off ticket which lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Stop at 10 locations all around the city center and listen to a digitally recorded commentary onboard in 9 different languages. Explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history.

Once you have chosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near the Vatican Museums. Start the tour with the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. Enter into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo. Enjoy views over the Vatican Gardens, be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church, and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Stroll through the Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry gallery, Maps Gallery, and Apartment of San Pio V.

Towards the end of the tour, visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. At the end of the tour your guide will escort you through a privileged entrance to the Saint Peter Basilica. Visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside, admire Baroque masterpieces including the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. Enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II.
  • Entrance ticket for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed skip the line access
  • Hop-on-Hop-off bus ticket available for 24/48 hours according to the chosen option
  • Headset
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• You will receive your bus ticket at the meeting point before the tour starts
• Valid ID is required
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museums; No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed and 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
• Not wheelchair accessible due to some difficulties in Sistine Chapel.
Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure because you will have to pass the security check
• Group size from 14 to 50 people
• Not recommended for participants with mobility problems or other serious medical conditions
• It is not possible to enter the Basilica on religious holidays including
papal audiences, beatifications, or masses of the pope; the tour will not operate on these days
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