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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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The heart of Rome's Vatican City is St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the grand space that provides a magnificent approach to St. Peter's Basilica. Designed by Bernini in the 17th century, Piazza San Pietro is lined by semicircular colonnades four columns deep on either side that seem to reach out and enfold visitors in an embrace.

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.69
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$58.69
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.66
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$70.66
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica 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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$32.34
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$32.34
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.69
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$58.69
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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

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Tick off two of Rome’s historic gems on this 3-hour walking tour of Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Marvel over the ancient fortress, take in the views from Ponte Sant’ Angelo and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Then, stroll over to nearby St. Peter's Square and admire the magnificent monuments of Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.91
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$49.91
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

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Maximize time during a visit to the Vatican Museums with a semi-private tour complete with skip-the-line access. Join a guide for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a group of 8 people maximum. Learn about Renaissance art and see masterpieces by artists including Raphael and Botticelli.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.65
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$112.65
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Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

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Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.33
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$38.33
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Visit the Vatican without the crowds on a private early-bird tour and enter the Vatican Museums before the complex opens to the general public. Enjoy an exclusive exploration of world-renowned art by Renaissance masters, visit the Sistine Chapel, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museums, without waiting in the main line. Upgrade for a prime version with even earlier priority access, including the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$287.44
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Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

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When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia port, make the most of your time with a self-guided, full-day shore excursion in Rome, customized to match your interests and preferred pace. Visit the heart of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square or step back in time to Imperial Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The day is yours to spend as you like, and your driver makes it all happen with ease. Please note that all food and entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.45
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$284.45
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Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.30
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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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$309.78
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Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

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Dive into the Rome of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel on this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour. Inspired by the book, the tour takes you on a journey through the Eternal City as you search for messages from the secret society known as the Illuminati. Along the way, admire Rome’s beautiful art and attractions like St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.65
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$76.65

Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

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Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.57
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$118.57
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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

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The Vatican Museums attract millions of visitors every year and have the crowds and lines to match. On this tour, avoid the crowds by visiting the Sistine Chapel before they arrive, and take a carefully-crafted tour of the rest of the museums. Since you get an early start, breakfast at the tour operator’s office is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.07
$110.58
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The Treasures of Rome

The Treasures of Rome

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Get more bang for your buck by booking this guided tour of Rome's greatest hits—from fountain-studded Piazza Navona to the intimate Campo de' Fiori to the winding lanes of the Centro Storico. By foot and private coach, the tour is a great way to see the best of the Eternal City. Or upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see even more: the sites of Imperial Rome and even the Church of St. Peter in Chains with its magnificent Michelangelo sculptures. Then finish the day with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.71
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$46.71
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

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Enter the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and enjoys Michelangelo’s masterpieces in peace before embarking on a thorough guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. There is simply no better way to see the highlights of the Vatican without the crowds that can overrun the galleries later in the day. NOTE: This tour costs less on Wednesdays because it does not enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Instead, we spend more time in the Vatican Museums and our guide will give you an introduction to the Basilica so you know what to look for if you want to visit later on your own. Free tour upgrade until the 31st October 2021: In order to ensure that you get inside the Vatican Museums before opening time in 2021, we've upgraded this tour to include an exclusive breakfast experience on a beautiful museum terrace. You'll spend an hour enjoying the buffet before your guide whisks you to the Sistine Chapel, ahead of the crowds and fully fueled for the adventure ahead.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.59
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Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's

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Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's

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Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.45
$82.64
$8.19 savings
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

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Get acquainted with Rome's most important sites, including skip-the-line entry at the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this whirlwind full-day tour. Optimized for travelers without time to spare, learn about ancient Rome's history, culture, art, and architecture. Round-trip transportation from downtown Rome included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.50
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$154.50
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$273.07
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$273.07
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Vespa Panoramic Tour in Rome

Vespa Panoramic Tour in Rome

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Discover the Eternal City as the Romans do on a 3-hour Vespa tour. You can ride solo, with a friend, or enjoy a personal driver as you traverse the city streets like a local.  The comprehensive tour takes you past all of Rome’s main attractions, including the Colosseum, Vatican City, and Saint Peter’s square. Along the way, learn about the monuments from a convenient audioguide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.12
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$113.12

Rome in a Day

Rome in a Day

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.28
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$165.28
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

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For an easy, relaxing way to get to Rome when your ship arrives at the Civitavecchia cruise port, book this independent shore excursion that provides private transportation into the city with a knowledgeable driver. You can design your own sightseeing adventure with the help of your driver to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks. Perhaps visit Ancient Rome sites like the Colosseum, baroque attractions like the Trevi Fountain, lively squares like Piazza Navona or the artistic masterpieces of the Vatican. It’s up to you!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$415.87
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Rome City Bike Tour in Small Groups

Rome City Bike Tour in Small Groups

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Discover the highlights of Rome as you ride through millennia of history on a roughly 3.5-hour bike led by a knowledgeable guide. Pedal to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, and check out the intricate Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo and Spanish Steps. Learn about the architecture of Piazza Navona and hear informative commentary from your guide at each stop. Your small-group tour is limited to eight participants and proceeds at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for photo ops, providing a fun sightseeing tour of the Eternal City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.14
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$61.14
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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$838.37
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What are St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation?
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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 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 381 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) costs USD 3.58. Guided St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tours start around USD 3.58 per person. See all 381 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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