Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Vatican City tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of excursions and attractions in Vatican City. Favorite family holidays, group and individual tours to Vatican City with an accurate description, real reviews and pictures.

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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

(1334)
Duration: 4 hours
Get Exclusive Early access into the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's amazing frescoes one whole hour before the general public! Together with a truly small group of only 6 participants max, or in your very own private group, you will be able to avoid the big crowds and quietly enjoy this wonderful masterpiece. The Vatican Museums is on everyone’s Rome itinerary so you can imagine it gets quite full, quite quickly. This tour guarantees not only early entrance but also the personalized and intimate feel that is only possible with our truly small group size, or in your very own private group. We believe that having an intimate experience makes ALL the difference!
After the Sistine Chapel, your tour continues through the vastness of the Museums, with the greatest highlights of the Papal art collection, the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pinecone Courtyard, and many more, ending with the incredible Saint Peter's Basilica.

Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

(26913)
Duration: 3 hours
Spend more time inside with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica through an official Vatican partner entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you'll experience the best of the Vatican in just three hours, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and more. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with an expert, who will bring this ancient collection to life. Choose from several departure times and languages.

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

(53484)
Duration: a few seconds
See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces from antiquity to Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes.

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

(15937)
Duration: 3 hours
The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your English-speaking expert historian tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica Tour

(35750)
Duration: 3 hours - 3 hours
Join a guided tour of the Vatican with fast-track access. Explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

(8020)
Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Head inside the world’s largest collection of private art with an expert guide, and see for yourself why the Vatican is a mecca for millions of travelers. Explore intriguing sites and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo.
Continue your tour as you enter St. Peter’s Basilica with priority access. Admire even more Renaissance masterpieces inside the beautiful church as you appreciate Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’ and Bernini’s altar covering. Rub the toes of the statue of St. Peter for the chance to receive some good luck!

Before you start, our multilingual staff will welcome you to our fully equipped, air-conditioned offices.

Rome: Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

(14312)
Duration: 2 hours
Spend more time inside when you skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.

Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast

(4920)
Duration: 13 hours
Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. Head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 9 to March 27. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. We’ll take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city centre.

Colosseum Underground Semi-Private Tour with Roman Forum & Gladiator Arena

(3811)
Duration: 4 hours
Get a unique gladiator’s-eye view of Rome’s iconic Colosseum, in a Skip-the-Line tour that delves backstage into areas that are normally off-limits to the public. Explore the Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for battle, and walk in their footsteps on a partially reconstructed arena stage. All this, plus the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum: all the most significant surviving remnants of Ancient Rome, in one fascinating tour.

City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

(4964)
Duration: Flexible
Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 24/48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in 5 languages and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel with Basilica Access

(9678)
Duration: 2 hours - 3 hours
Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

(2826)
Duration: 4 hours
Relive the glory of Ancient Rome on this 3 hour truly small-group tour, led by an expert and professional guide. We limit our small groups to ONLY 6 people, ensuring a semi-private experience and a friendly environment to interact with your guide! Skip the long lines and enjoy an Access-All-Areas tour of Rome’s mighty Colosseum, including parts usually restricted to visitors with a regular ticket. In this tour, you will be able to explore the subterranean underground chambers of the Colosseum, where the wild animals were held and the gladiator prepared before battle. You will also stand in the very area where the bloody gladiator battles once took place and saw unparalleled views: the Arena floor. As you stand there and see the same view the gladiators once saw, imagine hearing the roar of the crowds that must have welcomed them. Then, climb up the gorgeous Palatine Hill for breathtaking views, and descend into the Roman Forum, which you will explore thoroughly with your expert guide.

Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Guided Tour with Transfers

(3040)
Duration: 4 hours
Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld with Skip-the-Line access to three of the city’s strangest discoveries. Unmask a new side to the Eternal City as you explore the eerie Bone Chapel, adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, and the Christian Catacombs, a series of hidden tunnels where early Christian’s practiced their forbidden faith. Then travel beneath the Basilica San Martino ai Monti to discover layers of ancient foundations offering an insight to civilizations long fallen.

Semi-Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

(2844)
Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of the world-famous Vatican Museums in one morning on this intimate, small-group Vatican walking tour! Starting early in the morning to beat the heat and crowds, you'll skip the line and head straight inside with your priority access ticket. Led by an expert Vatican guide, your comprehensive tour visits the sacred Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and more!

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. Numbers are also limited to just 10 people on this unique Vatican tour, ensuring you'll see the very best of the Vatican Museums in a small-group atmosphere.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

(8149)
Duration: 3 hours
Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Enter through an exclusive privileged entry for Vatican Museums partners.

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

(2669)
Duration: 3 hours
This ticket is perfect for an independent sightseer who wants to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without a tour guide but would still like to avoid the long lines that form outside this famous site. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted through a special no-wait Vatican Partner entrance before being set free to spend as much of the day as you want exploring the famous collections.

Tuscany Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course Lunch and Wine Tasting

(2352)
Duration: 12 hours
See the very best of Tuscany on a full-day trip from Rome! Traveling to the stunning Val d'Orcia region, south of Siena, you'll be introduced to a beautiful landscape where medieval towns cling to sunny hills and rustic farms adorn the countryside. With an expert guide, you'll visit Montelpulciano, Montalcino and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pienza, sampling fine wines and local delicacies as you go!
Private

Semi Private Pompeii, Positano & Amalfi Coast Tour from Rome

(1844)
Duration: 12 hours
Our semi-private Pompeii day tours depart from Rome with pick up and drop off included at centrally located hotels (limited to 7-8 people per vehicle).

This tour features a guided 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii combined with Positano & the scenic Amalfi Coast road. Lunch is included in a small, family-run restaurant, set in the hills and overlooking the magnificent Bay of Naples and Sorrento.

In Positano guests will have time to explore the lovely coastal village and its traditional shops, relax on the beach, have a swim and eat ice-cream.

Return to Rome by 6.45pm  

Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

(1693)
Duration: 3 hours
See the Colosseum like the gladiators did with skip the line group entrance through the side gate, once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.

Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

(2244)
Duration: 13 hours
Combine a trip to Naples with a tour of Pompeii’s ruins on a full-day excursion from Rome! From the comfort of your coach, see the sights of Naples, admiring the Royal Palace, Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and more. Hear tales of Bourbon kings who once ruled the city, and then travel inland to visit Pompeii. Stop for lunch and then tour the UNESCO-listed ruins, seeing incredible monuments that lay undiscovered for centuries.