Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

Rome: Vatican Museums and Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

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From US$ 139.72 per person

Uncover Rome's Christian roots with this special tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Ancient Appian Way Catacombs, with skip-the-line entrance and your own guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Avoid the long lines and walk straight into the Vatican Museums
  • Discover one of the world's largest art collections
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace
  • Admire ancient frescoes, crypts and mausoleums at the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

See the magnificent highlights of the Vatican City with skip-the-line entrance and official professional guides. At the Vatican Museums, explore one of the world's most most-visited museums and discover the most extraordinary collection of art in existence. Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato, and Angelico.  Later, marvel at Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, before exploring St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace with skip-the-line access. After your Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel guided tour, return to the local partner's office and drive to one of the most exciting places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. Descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also see the burial locations of popes, martyrs, and even some apostles.
  • All fees and taxes
  • Professional guide
  • 3-hour Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel guided tour
  • 45-minute Catacombs guided tour
  • Transfer from Via Della Polveriera to the Catacombs
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide inside St. Peter's Basilica
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Vatican Museums meeting point: · Meet inside the "Discovery Live tours" agency. Catacombs venue: · Wait for your driver outside the "Discovery Live tours" agency.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Food and drinks
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times inside places of worship and the Vatican Museums
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A valid photo ID is required to enter the monuments
  • The tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • The catacomb temperature is about 60°F and the moisture content is high
  • You must not stray from your tour group in the catacombs nor cross the gates that delimit the paths open to the public
  • It is forbidden to touch the exhibits along the route and to remove any object
  • Photos must not be taken inside the catacombs
  • This tour cannot be altered less than 24 hours before the tour start time
  • Capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure especially on national holidays and events
  • Child discount will only be applied with a valid ID card
  • It is currently not possible to visit the Saint Peter Basilica

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