Rome in 1 Day: Vatican Museums & Underground Rome

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From 160.00
Duration 8 Hours




Enjoy skip the line access as we 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, the ancient carved-through-volcanic rock underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians. Some Keys: Sistine chapel, skip the line, skip the line: vatican, st. peter's basilica,vatican museums, vatican tickets, full day tour, tour with lunch


  • Pickup service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Lunch in a typical Italian Restaurant
  • The main Christian Basilicas & the Holy Stairs
  • The secret underground Catacombs on Via Appia Antica


  • Pickup service from selected hotels in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums with official No Wait Partner's entrance
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset
  • Drop-off at several Touristic Bus Stops in the city center at your convenience


  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Pickup times start at 7:30 AM
  • 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 in at one of "I Love Rome" bus stops at your choice


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 to retrieve your items, causing delays to the rest of the group. No sleeveless shirts, shorts, miniskirts are admitted in Churches and in places of worship.

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Sep 28 2019
Al de belangrijke must-sees werden ons getoond; we kregen voldoende tijd om het belangrijkste te bewonderen en fotograferen (bv Sixtijnse kapel). De voormiddag was echter heel druk, daar kan Gray Line niets aan doen, gewoon te veel toeristen. De namiddag was heerlijk en ontspannend, wat groen buiten de stad en overweldigende Basilicas.
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Mar 10 2018
Laura was an excellent guide for the vatican museum tour and Benjamin was entertaining and informative for the tour of the catacombs and basillica. Both tours were time and money well spent.
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Tour Itinerary

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.

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

[email protected] - 0039.(0)6.4742501 - Please provide a printed copy of your voucher at check-in.

Pickup service is provided from selected hotels included in the list. If your hotel or accommodation is not listed you must reach the meeting point Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar l' Ottagono – Metro A Line – Ottaviano Stop).

Tour ends at meeting point in via Enaudi-Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri- in front od Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri


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