Treat yourself to a Rome shore excursion that lets you skip the line. Tour three of Rome's top attractions: the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. See the ins-and-outs of the Vatican on this walking tour that gives you insight and intrigue.
The Vatican is not only beautiful, but full of stories and mystery. Your Vatican tour guide will take you through the architecture, history, and politics of the site, and walk you through one of the most amazing sites in Rome. Tour the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica alongside a knowledgeable tour guide and skip the line at all the major sites. The incredible, painted ceilings and walls of the Sistine Chapel are sure to take your breath away, and the ornate architecture of St. Peter's Basilica will have you in awe. Your Vatican tour will give you more than just a taste of this incredible place; you'll be immersed in the history, beauty, and tales of the Vatican.
Skip the line and stroll through the storied walls of the Vatican.
Please Note: On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica and/or Sistine Chapel are closed without notice. In these circumstances, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and/or Sistine Chapel/St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's Basilica is closed during select times of the week. During these times, the tour will visit other parts of the museums. The tour includes admission and headsets. Also, a dress code is strictly enforced; men must wear long pants, and knees and shoulders must be covered at all times. This tour ends at St. Peter's Square and takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station.
This was an excellent tour of the Vatican. The place is packed, but our guide got us in and through the crowds. She provided excellent commentary throughout. We experienced a problem in that the start time was moved up thirty minutes and the provider sent the notification to Shore Excursion Group, but nothing was sent to the travel agent or to the guests. We actually missed the start of our tour and had to join in later.