24 or 48hr Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Skip-the-line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Tours & Sightseeing in Rome

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Explore Rome at your leisure with this CitySightSeeing hop-on- hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48-hours. These feature gives you the opportunity to choose your own schedule and spend your time however you desire. * Departure times can suffer variation during the season and are subjected to availability
You can use the CitySightSeeing panoramic bus with the Hop-On Hop-Off formula 24 or 48 hours. You have 10 stops all around the city centre.  On board you have digitally recorded commentary in 9 different languages. Hop on board to explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history.This combo tour gives you so many opportunity to have your best experience in Rome.Once you have choosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near Vatican Museums, at the Roma Round Agency. Begin 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.The Vatican Museum was founded in the 16th century by Pope Giulio II, and since then has been enriched by a large number of masterpieces through time. It is one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, covering about 7 km (4,35 miles) of chambers and corridors. You will be taken into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside you will find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces of Michelangelo. For example, you can admire the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. Or Raphael's chambers that collect some of the best paintings of this famous artist - such as the Transfiguration, his last one.Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more. Enjoy a view over the Vatican Gardens. You will be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church and you will hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. At the end of the tour your guide will escort you to have a privilege entrance for the Saint Peter Basilica.  You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves where many popes are buried, including Pope John Paul II.Tour's Highlights:- Introduction on the Vatican City and Vatican History- Chandelier Gallery- Tapestry gallery- Maps Gallery- Apartment of San Pio V- Sistine Chapeland many more on the way- at the end of tour you will have direct access to Saint Peter Basilica

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • CitySightSeeing Panoramic bus ticket valid for 24-hours or 48 hours
  • Headset for the panoramic bus

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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