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Skip the Line - full day Vatican tour
St. Peter’s & the Vatican Museums Full Day Tour
See the most beautiful sites of the Vatican in a single day, including the
major Basilicas, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel!
This journey through the basilicas constitutes an authentic traditional
See the Holy Stairs – the twenty-eight white marble steps said to be tread by
Christ during his passion.
Join us on this special day-long journey, a pilgrimage to the most important
Basilicas of the Vatican and an exploration of the famous works of the masters
such as Michelangelo and Raphael in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
Explore one of world’s most fascinating Meccas – Vatican City -- as you stroll
the Vatican Museums which house over 9 miles of the most extensive collection of
art in the world. Experience Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your
own eyes in the Sistine Chapel or wonder at the works of the young genius
Raphael in Raphael’s Rooms. You will visit many wings of the museum including
the Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture wing, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of the
Candelabra and the Hall of Tapestries.
For the morning's grand finale we will Skip the Line via the Vatican Museums
into St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Church in Christianity, guardian of St.
Peter's tomb, Michelangelo’s Pietà, and Bernini’s immense Baldachin.
After an ample break for lunch and a rest, you will go on to the Basilica of
Santa Maria Maggiore which boasts exuberant mannerist sculptural decorations,
stunning 5th century mosaics, enchanting frescoes and Bernini’s tomb.
You won't miss the chance to see the Holy Stairs -- the twenty-eight white
marble steps said to be tread by Christ during his passion. You will then visit
the imposing Lateran Palace and Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the Cathedral of
Rome and traditional seat of the Pope which was built by Constantine even before
Our next stop is the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, where lie the relics of Saint Paul and 5th Century mosaics
shimmer alongside brilliantly colored frescoes.
Pilgrim these mystical temples of worship and enchanting museums which celebrate
the Emperors, Saints, Popes, Artists and millions of people who have tread their
ground and wondered at their splendor for thousands of years.
91,00 euro per person adult
81,00 euro per child 6-18 with proof of age
Children 5 years and under enter and tour for free and do not need a
Sites Visited are Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and St.
Peter's Square, Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the Holy Stairs (La Scala Santa),
Saint John Lateran, Santa Maria Maggiore
Monday, Thursday, Friday, *Tuesday
- from May
January 1, 6
December 8, 25, 26
Entrance into the four churches and to the Holy Stairs
Skip the Line Entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica
Skip the Line entrance to the Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
All transfers in an air conditioned coach bus
Headsets to facilitate hearing the guide
English speaking tour guides
Groups no larger than 25 people
Transfer between tours
At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of
the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the
corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.
The morning service ends at St. Peter’s Basilica / St. Peter’s Square and the
afternoon service ends at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
It is the individual responsibility of each visitor to arrive at the meeting
points on time.
Entrance into the Basilica’s and the Vatican Museums require a strict dress
code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or
shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code may
not be permitted entry to the Basilica’s or the Vatican Museums. Dark Rome
cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are
Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the
scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour
coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and
no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
*This tour is a package composed of two separate tours. Below the information
for meeting point and time are separated into the morning and afternoon tours.
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The meeting point is situated at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase.
Arriving from St. Peter's Square:
As you face St. Peter's Basilica turn right, exit the piazza and follow the
Vatican walls around toward the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The walls
should be on your left side. Follow the walls up Viale Vaticano until you reach
the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Across the street you will see Via Tunisi
and Cafe' Vaticano.
The groups meet at the BOTTOM of this staircase.
Arriving by Taxi:
Please notify driver to arrive at the "Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani on Viale
Vaticano" Our meeting point is across the street from the Museum entrance
located at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase next to Café Vaticano.