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Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane)

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Popes have been interred in St. Peter’s Basilica for centuries, and while many papal tombs are inside the basilica, others are located underground in the Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane). Take the stairs down from the transept to view the final resting places of dozens of popes along with a number of royals.

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Piazza San Pietro, Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City

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Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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Check off the must-sees of Rome and Vatican City with this all-in-one pass that can be used over two days. Allowing you to visit the sights at your own pace, the prebooked sightseeing voucher includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the papal tombs. Just make one booking, and then use your pass to visit the landmarks at your leisure.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.86
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Save time with priority access and admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Early Express Sistine Chapel and Basilica semi-private tour

Early Express Sistine Chapel and Basilica semi-private tour

The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are two of the UNESCO–listed Vatican’s top attractions, and the entry queues can be long. On this tour, visit them in the early morning calm, and avoid the queues that form later in the day. With headsets to hear your guide clearly, learn the secrets of the Vatican Galleries’ beautiful paintings, and marvel at Michelangelo’s world-famous artworks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.72
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Small-Group Walking Tour in St Peter's Square and Basilica: Dome Top & Grottoes

Small-Group Walking Tour in St Peter's Square and Basilica: Dome Top & Grottoes

Combine a quality-guided experience of St. Peter's Square and Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panorama view of Rome. Be impressed by this art and architecture masterpiece with a small group (max. 8). Enjoy a bird's-eye view over the marble floors and take an exclusively close look at the mosaics of the dome. From the height of 136 meters, spot the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and other iconic monuments. Take delight in a breathtaking view of St. Peter's Square and the Vatican gardens. Marvel at colorful marbles, golden ceilings, and impressive mosaics all around you. Let the guide lead you through renowned works of Renaissance and Neoclassical art and get emotional in front of the Pietà of Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter's tomb, touch the ancient walls of the original 4th-century basilica and admire the beautiful frescoes in the underground grottoes. Be embraced by the colonnade in the Square and discover the visual effects wanted by its architect, Bernini.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour

Ultimate VIP Early Entry Vatican Sistine Chapel & Afternoon Appian Catacomb Tour

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Beat the usual rush during this early-morning, art historian-guided tour to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy a personalized travel experience in a small group capped at only 12 people as you get a first-hand peek at masterworks from Bernini and Michelangelo, plus the seldom-visited Vatican grottoes. Tours include audio headsets for unrestricted mobility.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$171.48
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Peter's Tomb: Exclusive Visit of the Basilica & Its Necropolis

Peter's Tomb: Exclusive Visit of the Basilica & Its Necropolis

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St. Peter’s Basilica may grab you with its grandeur, but much of its history lies in its hidden details. Head beneath the famous church and discover the Vatican necropolis, a Roman cemetery that’s said to house the relics of St. Peter the Apostle. Walk amid tombs that trace pagan Rome to the start of Christianity, then return to the basilica for a tour. Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ and Bernini’s bronze baldachin are among the highlights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) costs USD 33.31. Guided Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) tours start around USD 33.31 per person. See all 7 Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) tickets and tours on Viator.