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HOLY ROME (Vatican and Sistine Chapel + Rome Squares and Fountains)

Rome wasn’t built in a day… but joining this tour you have the chance to discover most of its beauties… in just few hours!


Air-Conditioned Luxury Transportation



Very Easy


(Any Group Size Welcome)

Tour Details

  • Duration 7.5h

  • Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Flexible Start time. Please, select a date to see availability

  • Meeting Point at your Hotel (Details at Booking)

  • Operating Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat

  • Tour doesn’t run on Sunday

  • Language English (contact us for other languages)

Short Tour Description

This Full day tour is designed for those who want to discover the beauties of The Vatican Museums, the unmissable Sitine Chapel and walking through Squares and Fountains feeling like a local.

The tour is divided in two parts, the first is the visit to the Vatican Museum where you will walk thought the Gallery of Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps to the outstanding Raphael’s Rooms once part of the papal apartments.

The tour will continue with the visit of the amazing Sistine Chapel, entirely covered with the most famous Michelangelo’s frescoes, the ceiling and The Last Judgement, learning about Michelangelo’s life, stories and painting techniques.

At last but not least the St. Peter’s basilica, the greatest of all churches of Christendom and one of the holiest Catholic shrines, be amazed in front of the Michelangelo’s masterpiece “The Pieta”, touch the foot of St.Peter’s statue to get his blessing, admire the magnificent main altar, “the Baldaquin”, designed by the most famous baroque artist Giovan Lorenzo Bernini.

After a lunch break you will be ready to the Second part of the tour, which will be a relaxing Walking tour trough the historic centre of Rome, admiring its top sights including Spanish steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain , Piazza Navona and More… strolling like a local you will learn the best stories and insights of Rome.


(the inside)

Navona Square

(Domitian’s Stadium)


(The outside)

Spanish Steps

(piazza di Spagna)

Trevi Fountain

(The Facade)

Fountain of the Four Rivers

(Navona Square)

The Barcaccia


Michelangelo's Ceiling

(Sistine Chapel)

School of Athens

(Raphael Rooms)

Laocoon Group

(Belvedere Courtyard)

Michelangelo's Pietà

(St. Peter’s Basilica)

Gallery of Maps

(Vatican Museums)

What’s Included

✓  English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide

✓  Air-Conditioned Luxury Transportation between sites

✓  Private Tour

✓  Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

  All entrance tickets and reservation fees

  Audio headsets (just when needed)

✓  Hotel pick-up/drop-off 



✓  Shore Excursion – Cruise ship transfers and transportations from/to Civitavecchia Cruise Ship Port




✓  Pinacoteca Courtyard

✓  Pinecone Courtyard

✓  Octagonal Court

✓  Pio Clementino Museum

✓  Gallery of Candelabra

✓  Gallery of Tapestries

✓  Gallery of Maps

✓  Raphael’s Rooms

✓  Borgia Apartment

✓  Sistine Chapel

✓  St. Peter’s Basilica

✓  Michelangelo’s Pieta

✓  Bernini’s Baldaquin



✓  Spanish Steps

✓  Barcaccia Fountain (Fountain of the boat)

✓  Column of the Immaculate Conception

✓  Trevi fountain

✓  Column of Marcus Aurelius

✓  Hadrianeum (Temple of Hadrian)

✓  Pantheon

 Piazza Navona (Stadium of Domitian)

✓  Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers)

✓  Sant’Agnese in Agone’s church


Meeting Point


The Meeting Point will be at your hotel.

We will be in front of the entrance.

Important Notes

Start and End

The order of starting and ending points can switch according to the season or to special events.


Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica or parts of the venues could be subject to last-minute closures due to unforeseen circumstances.
This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.

Dress Code

Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.

Security checks by metal detector

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate and speed up security checks by metal detector, visitors are advised to remove inadmissible items from their hand baggage beforehand, and to inform staff in advance.

Luggage, bags and rucksacks

Before entering the exhibition spaces, visitors are required to leave in the cloakroom all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff on account of their size or nature.
Visitors who continue their tour in the Vatican Basilica are reminded not to leave their baggage in the Vatican Museums.
The cloakroom service is free of charge.
Large umbrellas, sticks, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, stainless steel water bottle, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.
Even if you get through security, you will be turned away by the attendants at the entrance door.

Photos and Video

Photos an Video without flash are allowed everywhere at the Vatican, including inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
But inside the Sistine Chapel, photos are not allowed at all.
Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.


When you leave the Sistine Chapel to reach St. Peter’s Basilica you exit the Vatican Museums and it isn’t possible to return to the Vatican Museums. If you want more time inside the Vatican Museums you must forgo the guided tour of the basilica.
Please let the guide know before you leave the tour.

PANTHEON – St. Mary ad Martyres Church

Visits inside the Pantheon are not allowed during Masses
Mass Schedule:
Saturdays: 5.00 pm
Holidays and Sundays: 10.30 am

Dress Code

Entry to the Pantheon is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.


Tours often sell out quickly so we suggest booking your tour early to guarantee your desired tour day.

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