Guided Tour of the Vatican with Access to the Holy Doors and Scala Sancta – Fast-track tickets

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  • The priority access to the Vatican

  • Discovering Rome's major basilicas and cathedrals

  • The chance to pray at the foot of the Scala Sancta

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Durata 8 hrs 30 mins

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  • inglese

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Orario di inizio 08:30, 08:45

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Head for a day out to discover the Vatican and Rome’s main basilicas. Take a moment to reflect in front of the Scala Sancta, or Holy Stairs, in the company of your guide. 

You will start your day by exploring the Vatican Museums in a small group. Skip the lines with your priority-access ticket and go in to discover the Raphael Rooms or even the Gallery of Maps. You will then reach the iconic Sistine Chapel, where you can admire the ceiling painted by Michelangelo. 

Your guide will then take you through a special entrance to Saint Peter’s Basilica directly from the Vatican Museums. Upon entrance into the most important Christian basilica, you can contemplate Michelangelo’s Pietà, Saint Peter’s tomb and Saint Peter’s Baldachin, by Bernini. 

Then, take 2 hrs. 30 mins break for lunch or to relax before continuing your tour at Rome’s three other major basilicas and the Scala Sancta.

Climb aboard a private air-conditioned bus to get to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the remains of Saint Paul are housed, among mosaics from the 5th century.

Then, get back on the bus to head to the Archbasilica of Saint John Latran, built by Emperor Constantine before the construction of Saint Peter’s Basilica. It is still the main seat of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. 

You will then stop off at the 28 white marble steps that make up the Scala Sancta, which Christ supposedly climbed during the Passion. If you do not have time to climb all the steps, saying a prayer at each one as Christian tradition dictates, you can just climb the first step and take in the special atmosphere of this sacred place for Christians all over the world. 

Finally, you will end your trip at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and see its spectacular sculptures and frescoes that surround Bernini’s tomb. 

Da sapere

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: Vatican Museums
  • The visit will take place in a group of up to 25 people. If it is busy, earphones will be given to you so that you can hear your guide
  • You will meet your guide at 2pm for the afternoon visit
  • Out of respect for the religious nature of the sites, participants are asked not to wear flip-flops, shorts, skirts falling above the knee, sleeveless tops, or any other inappropriate clothing
  • This activity is not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Strollers are not permitted on this tour
  • For safety reasons, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel reserve the right to check the content of all bags. Therefore, there may be a waiting time due to the number of visitors. Please note: bulky bags, tripods, umbrellas and backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican.  It is therefore advised not to bring large bags as you may be refused entry
  • Any person under the influence of alcohol or behaving in a manner that would spoil the tour will be denied access. In this event, no refund will be given
  • This tour involves a lot of walking and stairs, consequently we recommend that you wear comfortable footwear.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted during the whole tour except in the Sistine Chapel, where photos and talking are forbidden
Condizioni di annullamento

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Il prezzo comprende

  • The services of an English-speaking guide
  • Priority-access ticket for the Vatican Museums
  • Priority access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admission to the basilicas and the Scala Sancta
  • The transfers between the basilicas in an air-conditioned bus
  • Headphones so that you hear what your guide is saying at all times

Il prezzo non comprende

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Purchases made during your visit
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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