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Official Private 3 Hour Vatican Tour with private 1 way transfer
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Official Private 3 Hour Vatican Tour with private 1 way transfer

By Vatican City Tour and Tickets
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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: Arabic, German, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
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  • guide fee, booking of skip line admissions to Vatican Museums
  • PLASE NOTE the service must be reconfirmd by customer 48 hours prior to departure to operate.
What's not included
  • pre booked skip line admissions to Vatican Museums at E 35/adult and E 25/child to be paid on site
  • optional one way transportation at E 20/person
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Via Santamaura, 3, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    inside Giuly's cafe
Pickup details
  • We pick up from any address in Rome center
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:
    • Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115257P3

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115257P3

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    • Vatican City Tour and Tickets
      375
      Rome, Lazio, Italy
      Joined in November 2010
    • Marie C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bad beginnings but beautiful ending
      The excavation tour with Julie was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was the best of our trip. The only problem was the time. The time stated was incorrect and we were met with a very angry director. Very rude.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • ARAyotte
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Experience
      Awesome tour very complete & informative. Tour Guide was very knowlegeable. The best part was the Vatican Gardens. Spectacular!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • Voyager24426918538
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      St. Peter’s
      Tomb portion of the tour was great but our guide was difficult to understand. Felt rushed through the tour. We had an hour to wait for part 2 after the tomb. Too long to sit around. St. Peter’s portion was wonderful. Guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about art and catholic faith. Pacing was great. Not too long but hit the big items.
      Written May 8, 2024
    • jcummingsjr2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing tour!
      Without question the Scavi excavation site tour was the highlight of our 10 day travel to Rome! The one hour tour was led by a highly informed Vatican employee and guide. The small group tour (7 in total) felt as if we were privy to something special! In our group we were blessed to be joined by a Canadian priest who was studying in Rome! He shared many insights about the important role of Saint Peter in the history of the church!
      Written April 12, 2024
    • John C
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour tix combined with other couple - not good outcome
      The tour itself was good but the TripAdvisor administration was horrible. The tour included the necropolis and St Peters Basilica. TripAdvisors tour company put us and another couple on the same ticket to St Peters Basilica. After the necropolis tour, the other couple disappeared with the ticket leaving us hanging. Make sure you have your own individual tickets for any tour.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • mikebV1788GY
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It would be a sin to miss this experience.
      The young seminarian who led the tour was very knowledgeable. My general impression had been that St. Peter's being built on the grave of St. Peter was more or less a legend. Not so. The historical and archeological record very much supports the conclusion that we were seeing the final resting place of Peter. A very moving and profound experience.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • Ralber01
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      AVOID!!! - EVITA !!! - GO TO SCAVI - DIRECTLY -- NO REFUND - NO REIMBOSLE.
      As we have booked many tours in Italy through Viator, such as the Sistine Chapel tour which we did on a separate day trip and it was fantastic. In our ignorance, we booked the Scavi Tour through Viator. Viator should not sell this tour. You can walk into the Basilica for Free. The Scavi tour cost 13.00 Euros. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS TOUR unless you like giving money away for FREE WE purchased this tour and did not recieve any service Except being taken to the SCAVI door @!!!! DO not purchase this TOUR and look for the proper SCAVI office. Viator took over 97 Euros per person and WE received NO extra tour except being taken to the OFFICE - That is ALL. DO NOT TAKE. EVITA EL TOUR.
      Written February 11, 2024
    • Dream11678125199
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and guide! She was incredibly knowledgeable! Her personality shined. This is a tour that everyone should take the tim
      The guide made the tour, Agnes was pleasant, obviously, loved the history of the Vatican and Popes. She kept us interested and enthused.
      Written November 15, 2023
    • Ralber01
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Warning of Viator Scavi Tour - We will walk you to the Scavi office for 107 dollars.
      As we have booked many tours in Italy through Viator, such as the Sistine Chapel tour which we did on a separate day trip and it was fantastic. In our ignorance, we booked the Scavi Tour through Viator. Our expectation was not meet after paying 107 dollars per person for two people. The tour did not include transportation. We had to figure and pay for our transportation. It did not include a Viator presence. The Viator portion of the Scavi consisted of a 15 minute introduction of what we would see and than we were walked for 10 minutes to the Scavi office. We were dropped off with a warm smile and Good Bye. Be Warned and do not purchase the Viator Tour for 107 dollars. The Scavi office is the only official office that manages the tour for 13 Euros. Do I feel taken advantage of? YES!! Should Viator sell this tour ? NO !!! Also they would not refund the purchase so take this warning. Viator should seriously not represent the Scavi portion of the tour.
      Written November 11, 2023
    • normanp311
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very interesting.
      We started with a semi exclusive tour of the Vatican Necropolis; which allows access to archeological ruins, graves and the final resting places of past Popes - all that lie underneath what is now St Peter’s Basillica. The highlight was seeing the actual burial site of Saint Peter, the disciple. Very interesting. [The tour is very limited; we had to arrange ~6 mths ago].
      Written November 7, 2023
    • Kelly0032003
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Got way more then I ever expected!
      My family gave me a trip to Rome as a 40th birthday present. Due to Covid I couldn't go in 2020 which would have been my 15th wedding anniversary. 3 years later I finally was able to go. The most important thing to me was seeing the Holy Father. I researched plenty of tour options looking for the best option to see the Holy Father. I originally went with a different tour company that was much more expensive but seemed to offer more value. But when they started to back out of what they were offering I started looking around for other options. I found Vatican City Tour and Tickets and from the reviews sounded like I had a good chance of getting close. So I purchased it and was not disappointed. Agnes was our guide and she was great. She gave the friend I was travelling with a break by pushing my wheelchair the entire time she was with us. She got us extremely close to the Holy Father. (I thought it was 5 meters or less my friend thought it was 10 meters.) Whatever it was, it was the second row. Finally the unbelievable happened. We got to shake hands and speak to the Holy Father. Thank you Agnes for giving me the best day of my life.
      Written September 20, 2023
    • ulsterekf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Moving and amazing
      We booked direct with the Vatican scavi team; was simple enough, by email, but does need to be done well in advance. It’s also not massively clear when you first arrive exactly where you go but you do get to have a close encounter with the Swiss guards which is quite exciting (they were very nice and helpful). The tour itself is just stupendous. There were only ten people and the guide was magnificent, knowledgeable and built up the story of the excavations in an expert way. It was quite warm down there, though not unbearable, and not really claustrophobic after you get through the first couple of very small chambers (I am slightly claustrophobic so was sensitive to this but had no problems). Seeing what is almost certainly the tomb of St Peter was a deeply moving experience; I’ll never forget it. The guide spontaneously led us in the Lord’s Prayer as we stood there. You then come out via through the crypt with the tombs of many previous popes and then up inside St Peter’s itself (with no more queuing). The best thing we did in Rome bar none. Fascinating for historians; very moving for Christians.
      Written September 8, 2023
    • M F
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      SOLD ME TICKETS WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE WEBSITE THAT POPE IS NOT APPEARING ON THE DAY I PAID FOR .
      Unreliable. Not Helpful at all. Agents are not helpful as well. Can’t depend on them . Unprofessional , I was at the Vatican the day I paid for with no refund and indeed it’s true THERE IS NO PAPAL AUDIENCE that day. $ 211 was not refunded at all.
      Written September 2, 2023
    • travelswithmrsgaston
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Research yourself. Don’t believe the tour guides/groups
      The tour group sellers saying it’s sold out and you can’t book through 2023 are LYING! Do your research!!! You CAN book this at literally less than a quarter of what it these tour groups ask for. RESEARCH!! You can get it.
      Written August 6, 2023
    • 578martae
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience but make sure you are entirely clear on how to get to Scavi entrance
      Before our Scavi experience, we had a very thorough tour of St. Peter's Basilica which was a great precursor. The only bump was getting to the Scavi entrance afterward. Our guide had to leave and despite telling us exactly where to go, the Vatican guards were confused and not very helpful. Luckily, another family was also trying to find the entrance and it's only because of them that we made it in. We even technically missed our time slot, but the Scavi workers were kind enough to still let us in. I don't blame our guide for this since she likely had a legitimate reason she had to go, but certainly try and get yours to stay by your side until you get to the security line even simply for translating purposes since the Vatican officers had trouble understanding us.
      Written July 31, 2023
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    Yaffit S
    Tel Aviv, Israel9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019 • Couples
    Chiara antonelli was very kind and funny explained everything in a very interesting way.
    You rock Chiara antonelli
    Thank you for making this visit in the Vatican so good!
    Sincerely yours
    Yaffit and roey
    Your Israeli friends:)
    Written November 17, 2019
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