We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome

  • Ideal for day-trippers who want to make the most of their time in Rome
  • Spend a full day touring some of Rome’s most important basilicas
  • Convenience of a morning or afternoon tour to fit into your schedule
Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome
From US$116.85
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome
From US$116.85
Make the most of a day in Rome by visiting the Vatican Museums and four of the city’s most important basilicas, including St. Peter’s. This tour is ideal for travelers short on time or who want to see Rome’s religious sites in addition to those in the Vatican. Plus, save time with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums. Choose a morning or afternoon tour time to suit your vacation plans.
What to Expect
Meet your guide across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museums, at the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Use your skip-the-line ticket to walk past the lines and step into the main entry.

Follow your guide through the galleries, and stop at Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, take advantage of a 2.5-hour break for lunch (own expense) and some independent sightseeing if you wish.

Meet back with your guide and travel to central Rome by coach, heading to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Upon arrival, look for the famous fifth-century mosaics. Next, visit nearby Santa Scala, the marbles stairs Christ is thought to have climbed. Continue to the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, and admire the frescoes and visit Bernini’s tomb.

Bid your guide arrivederci, and finish the tour near Termini station.
Reviews (1,177)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile
Horrible experience

We visited Vatican with City wonders and none of us enjoyed it. The tour was too rush we didn’t have time to see all the things. The tour guide had a thick Italian accent and many complained about it. Few people walked off because they...More

3  Thank Kalee0122
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Kalee0122, Thank you for writing us a review. First and foremost, we're very sorry to hear that our Vatican tour did not reach your expectations. We normally receive great feedback for this tour from our customers and we're very disappointed to hear that it...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile
Well worth the money!!!

I was definitely sceptical about booking the Vatican tour but I was delighted with just how good it was!!! The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was well organized. We both would have been lost wondering around not quite knowing what we were...More

2  Thank katybayliss1
Reviewed 2 December 2017
Overall good experience - but ARRIVE EARLY

Ill start by saying - this is a great tour group, please consider them if you are considering a guided tour Did the two-part Colosseum/Vatican tour - arrived five minutes early, and they had already left :/ so please - ARRIVE EARLY - to avoid...More

3  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 28 October 2017
The #1 most magnificent building in the world

St. Peter's Cathedral has got to be the most magnificent building in the world. It's structural engineering for being as old as it is is mind blowing. Its beauty and size are like no other building on this planet. Pictures or images on TV just...More

Thank johnjoy8
Reviewed 7 July 2013
A fab time in Rome thanks to Dark Rome.

We did the 1) Rome in One Day, 2) Papal Audience on Wednesday, 3) Vatican Full Day and 4) Tuscany One Day Tour from Rome, with Dark Rome. This was my second time to Rome but my husband's first. Personally, I felt the guides of...More

1  Thank Adele W
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines