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Rome in 1 Day:Vatican Museums & Secret Underground Catacombs

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

Rome in 1 Day:Vatican Museums & Secret Underground Catacombs

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

From US$ 203.49 per person

Enjoy skip the line access as you uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with pick-up service from selected hotels (centrally located). A privileged door will also be granted for the Roman Catacombs.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pick-up service is provided for hotels only (not b&b or guesthouse) located in the centre of Rome. If your accommodation is not served, please reach Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – 'Repubblica' stop).


  • Get faster than Skip-the-Line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Lunch in a typical Italian Restaurant
  • Go to the secret underground Catacombs on Via Appia Antica
Full description
Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour! The Vatican Museums No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that will surely inspire the art lover in anyone. The Sistine Chapel The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artworks located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the "Conclave": the election of a new Pope. St. Peter's Basilica The most important pilgrimage site for Catholics, St. Peter's is also the biggest Basilica in the world. A unique example of eclectic architecture, reaching the peak of its beauty in the Baroque era, in the 1600's. Complete the tour with a journey through the major Christian Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets of Rome. See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St.John in Lateran - the Cathedral of Rome - and St. Mary Major; then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.
  • Pick-up service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Faster than Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums with official partner's entrance
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset
  • Drop off at several tourist bus stops in the city center at your convenience
  • Optional Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Pick-up times start at 7:30 AM.
  • Children under 2 years of age are free.
  • At check-out please specify if you want the tour in English, Spanish or German from November through March and in English, Spanish, German or French from April through October.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • Tour ends at one of "I Love Rome" bus stops at your choice: Stazione Termini, S.Maria Maggiore, Piazza Barberini, Via Ludovisi, L.go Santa Susanna.
  • No strollers or big items, bulky bags, umbrellas are admitted in the Vatican Museums.
  • Cloackrooms are located at the entrance of the museum so be aware that you should get back to the starting point.
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Vatican was great! Catacombs not so much- went to 1 catacomb and then 2 churches- visiting 2 churches was never mentioned in brochure just catacombs so was surprised when we only visited 1 catacomb

August 11, 2018

Product ID: 160911