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Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica guided tour with 24 or 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off bus

Availability: Monday-Saturday (holidays excluded)
Duration: 2 days
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Printed ticket only
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums with reservation
  • Welcome and assistance at the Visitor Center Auditorium via della Conciliazione 4 located a few steps from Saint Peter's square
  • A 24 or 48-hour open bus ticket to explore Rome at your own pace
What to expect

The guided tour to the Vatican museums will allow you to avoid the long lines of waiting and had more time to explore one of the world's greatest art collections.

The tour includes entrance to St Peter's Basilica.

You will be guided by an experienced guide through the most important works of the Vatican museums, from the famous Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, from the courtyard of the Belvedere to the Galleria degli Arazzi, from the Galleria dei Candelabri to the incredible Raphael rooms.

The highlight of the tour will be the visit of the Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to see the works of the genius Michelangelo, including his renowned self-portrait, with which the artist wanted the world to know that he would rather prefer being flayed alive rather than painting the Sistine Chapel again.

Your package also includes a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus so you can explore the city of Rome at your own pace.

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What's included
  • Welcome and assistance at the City Sightseeing Visitors Center
  • Guided tour in different languages
  • Entry to St Peter's Basilica
  • Entry to Vatican Museums
  • 24 or 48 hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0- 5 years old): free price
  • Children (6-17 years old): reduced price
Where

Visitor Center Auditorium, Via della Conciliazione 4, 00193 Roma RM

Meeting point:

Please redeem your voucher onboard the Open Bus or at any City Sightseeing Visitor Center:

  • Visitor Center Auditorium, Via della Conciliazione 4 - inside Auditorium Conciliazione (minimum 45 min. before the chosen time, for all languages except for Portuguese and Italian)
  • Vatican Museums Visitor Center, Via Veniero 74 - in front of Vatican Museums (minimum 20 min. before the chosen time for visits in Portuguese and Italian)
  • What to remember
    • Vatican Museum is closed on Sundays and religious holidays
    • Certain sites or sections of sites included in the tour may occasionally be subject to last-minute changes, for example, unscheduled closures. In such cases the tour operator shall be pleased to offer an alternative tour
    • Large handbags, haversacks, etc. are not permitted inside the museum. Wardrobe services are available inside the Vatican Museums
    • Free tickets for disabled visitors and for accompanying persons may not be booked online. The free tickets are issued at the 'Special Permits' desk or Reception, located in the entrance hall to the Vatican Museums
    • Many departure time for each language. Time and language can be decided when you change your voucher
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    When

    Vatican Museums: The language and time of the visit can be chosen when changing the voucher at the Visitor Centres: Auditorium via della Conciliazione 4 or Vatican Museums via Veniero 74.

    • English 11.00am - 12.30am - 2.00pm
    • Spanish 11.00am
    • French 11.00am
    • Italian 11.30am
    • Portuguese 11.30am

    The Open Bus service is available every day according to the season timetable:

    • April-October: every 20 minutes from 9.00am-18.00pm
    • November-December: every 20 minutes from 9.00am-15.00pm
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    Provider
    SightseeingExperience - CitySightseeing Italy
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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