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Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican Museum & St. Peter's

Product ID: 228409
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Maximize your time and explore Rome at your leisure with this hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48-hours. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Listen to audioguide commentary in 8 languages onboard the bus.
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Duration: 3 hours
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English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German

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  • Catch the bus as much as you like within 24 or 48 hours
  • Explore Rome at your leisure discovering all the highlights
  • Take advantage of 8 languages available on the bus' audioguide system
  • Save hours of vacation time with fast track tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy a privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
Full description
Climb aboard a panoramic bus with a hop-on-hop-off ticket which lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Stop at 10 locations all around the city center and listen to a digitally recorded commentary onboard in 9 different languages. Explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history.

Once you have chosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near the Vatican Museums. Start the tour with the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. Enter into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo. Enjoy views over the Vatican Gardens, be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church, and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Stroll through the Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry gallery, Maps Gallery, and Apartment of San Pio V.

Towards the end of the tour, visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. At the end of the tour your guide will escort you through a privileged entrance to the Saint Peter Basilica. Visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside, admire Baroque masterpieces including the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. Enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II.
  • Entrance ticket for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed skip the line access
  • Hop-on-Hop-off bus ticket available for 24/48 hours according to the chosen option
  • Headset
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Tour operator’s office at Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy. From Ottaviano Metro Station, proceed west on Viale Giulio Cesare towards Via Otranto for 200m (657 ft). Turn left and take Via Leone IV and your destination is on the right-hand side.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• You must print your bus tickets for the panoramic bus
• Group sizes will be between 14 and 50 people
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museums: No shorts or sleeveless tops and knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
• All visitors and their luggage will be screened. This could lead to delays, especially on national holidays and events, even for pre-booked visitors
• Due to security checks, estimated entrance will be 45 minutes after starting time
• Late arrivals cannot join the group or reschedule unless they pay again
• Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
• The activity may have a 20- to 30-minute variation due to organizational reasons
• The basilica is often subject to sudden closures and it is not possible to guarantee access
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