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Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® "Flex" - 2, 3 and 6 days

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Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® "Flex" - 2, 3 and 6 days

Choose between a hop-on hop-off tour, an airport shuttle and a German-speaking Vatican tour in our Sightseeing Pass "Flex" version.

  • TICKET OR guided tour for the Vatican
  • AIRPORT TRANSFER and hop-on hop-off tour
  • USE OF public transport with the Roma Pass
from 10,803.50 $ per person

Rome Welcome Package: Vatican Ticket, public transport & insider tips

Rome Welcome Package: Vatican Ticket, public transport & insider tips

Enjoy our complete package including restaurant guide, original public transport ticket and a ticket for the Vatican without queuing.

  • TICKET SKIP-THE-LINE for the Vatican
  • RESTAURANT GUIDE and public transport ticket
from 42.50 $ per person

Sistine Chapel and Vatican: Guided Tour in Rome

Sistine Chapel and Vatican: Guided Tour in Rome

Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with an expert guide.

Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 1 more
248.50 $ price (private)

Rome: Semi-private guided tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Musei Vaticani

This early morning tour gives you an insight into the amazing galleries, art treasures, sculptures and much more.

Duration:
3 h
Languages:
English
from 65 $ per person

Combi: Ticket skip-the-line for the Vatican & public transport 7 days

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Combi: Ticket skip-the-line for the Vatican & public transport 7 days

With this combined offer you will receive a ticket skip-the-line for the Vatican Museums as well as a public transport ticket valid for 7 days.

  • TICKET SKIP-THE-LINE for the Vatican
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT ticket for 7 days
  • DISPATCH BY shipping
from 65.50 $ per person

Skip-the-Line guided tour Vatican Museums and entrance to the Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-Line guided tour Vatican Museums and entrance to the Sistine Chapel

Enjoy priority admission to the famous Vatican Museums and visit the unique Sistine Chapel.

Duration:
6 h
from 35 $ per person

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Last Minute Ticket

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Last Minute Ticket

Accompanied admission to two of Rome's top sights

from 33 $ per person

Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: no queuing + guided tour

Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: no queuing + guided tour

Explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

Duration:
3 h
Languages:
English
from 39 $ per person

Vatican Museums: skip-the-line + guided tour

Vatican Museums: skip-the-line + guided tour

A two-hour tour of art and history in the Vatican Museums.

Duration:
2 h
Languages:
English
from 33.50 $ per person

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: no queuing + hop-on hop-off bus

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: no queuing + hop-on hop-off bus

No queuing in the Vatican + access to the buses for 24 or 48 hours

Language:
English + 4 more
from 65 $ per person

Vatican Museums & Colosseum: Full day guided tour & skip-the-line

Vatican Museums & Colosseum: Full day guided tour & skip-the-line

Explore the two most important sights of Rome in one day.

Languages:
English
from 121.50 $ per person

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

Experience a unique tour not to be missed if you want to discover the treasures of the Vatican with an expert guide

Duration:
2 h
Languages:
English
from 95.50 $ per person

Rome: Early Morning Vatican Tour + Hotel pick up

Rome: Early Morning Vatican Tour + Hotel pick up

Explore the Vatican with your private tour guide and see one of Rome's most popular attractions at your leisure early in the morning.

Duration:
2 h
Language:
English + 4 more
from 81.50 $ per person (private)
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Travel tips for Vatican tours and guided tours in Rome

Follow the programme of the guided tours

The choice of guided tours through the Vatican is enormous. Many visitors do not want to miss any of the highlights and often book tickets at the lowest price. But be careful: especially the guided tours through the Vatican Museums are different. Not on all guided tours you will see for example the punching of the Raffael. Read the tour program carefully!

Private or public tour?

That's entirely in the eye of the beholder! The guides of private Vatican tours are flexible on their tours and can take your individual wishes into account. Public tours are somewhat cheaper and the program is more tightly planned. Advantage of both variants: on a guided tour you always pass the lines and save unnecessary waiting time.

Vatican Tours

Guided tours of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are offered in the languages of all nations. Booking tickets early is worthwhile, also in terms of price!

Meet the Pope

Meet the pope in the Vatican just like that? Unthinkable. But whoever wants to see the pope has the opportunity to do so every Wednesday. At 10.30 the audience with the Pope begins. In summer it takes place in St. Peter's Square, in winter in the Vatican Auditorium. For a place with good visibility you should arrive early. The security checkpoints open between 8.00 and 8.30 am.

Have time

There is much to see in the Vatican City. Whether Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens or St. Peter's Basilica, take enough time to discover the highlights of the Vatican. To see the Sistine Chapel you should enter the museums before 3 pm, otherwise you won't make your way to the chapel before the museums close.

7 curious facts about the Vatican

Those who visit the Vatican and have enough time should also take the short way to the Castel Sant'Angelo. From here you have one of the most beautiful views of Rome and St. Peter's Basilica. For the Pope there was even an escape tunnel between the Vatican and the nearby fortress in case the city was attacked, and the Vatican City with all its sights is one of the most popular destinations in Rome. Vatican tours and guided tours are among the most sought after activities. You can find out what to expect on your guided tour of the Vatican here:

1. A separate post office for the Vatican

As a sovereign state, the Vatican has its own postal service, the "Poste Vaticane". However, the stamps are valid only in the territory of Vatican City. A total of about 7,200 mail items per capita are sent within the Vatican. That's a world record. In Italy, for example, there are only 109.

2. Most criminal place in the world

With an area of only 0.44km² and less than 1000 inhabitants, Vatican City is the most criminal place in the world, if you compare the number of crimes with the number of inhabitants. But don't worry, in most cases it is only petty crime such as pickpocketing. Fortunately, because the Vatican City Prison only has room for two people and is currently used as a storage room. Tip: Beware of tricksters who sell cheap skip-the-line tickets in the Vatican.

3. Latin lessons for tourists

Not carrying the necessary change? No problem, because there is also an ATM in the Vatican City. The special feature: it is the only ATM in the world that gives its instructions in Latin. This way, withdrawing money quickly becomes an exciting holiday experience.

4. Bargain shopping in the Vatican

In the supermarket of the Vatican City, residents and tourists can buy almost anything their heart desires. Irons, freezers, epilators and of course food. On average all goods are about 20% cheaper than in Italy! Because the Vatican does not levy value added tax. By the way, this also applies to petrol at the petrol stations. But tourists can't save any money here, because only Vatican citizens and employees are allowed to fill up their tanks here.

5. Special rules in the Vatican City Pharmacy

American aspirin is not available in Italy. In the pharmacy of the Vatican already and thus the most sold medicine here is the 100-packs of headache tablets. What there isn't here about that? Condoms, the birth control pill and Viagra.

6. Five Vatican babies per year

Catholics are only allowed to have sexual intercourse within marriage. Only a few married couples live in Vatican City, but nevertheless about one to five genuine Vatican citizens are born in the Vatican every year. The parents are usually members of the Swiss Guard.

7. A separate football league for the Vatican City

The Vatican has its own selection of the best football players in the Vatican City State as well as its own league. However, since the smallest state in the world does not have a football pitch with natural grass that meets FIFA standards, the Vatican City is not a member of the world's most important football association.

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