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24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus and Vatican Museums tickets

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Availability: Monday - Saturday (holidays excluded)
Duration: Flexible
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Skip the long lines at the Vatican Museums and spend more time inside
  • Discover some of the world's most iconic art pieces
  • Choose the ticket that better suits your needs: a 24 or 48-hour open bus ticket to explore Rome at your pace
What to expect

The visitor center in Via della Conciliazione and the one in Termini Station will remain closed. Customers can exchange vouchers at the Visitor Center located in Via IV Novembre (from 9.00 to 18.00) or directly on board the bus.

Get past long lines at the Vatican Museums and spend more time exploring the world’s most incredible art collection and less time waiting outside.

You can use the ticket on any date and at any time from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

On Monday 24 and 31 December Vatican Museum, last entrance will be at 1.00pm.

See all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. Discover the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. A definite highlight of your visit comes when you visit the Sistine Chapel. Take some time inside this world-famous room to pick out the details you heard about – Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait for example, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again.

24h or 48h Open Bus

Get onboard the Rome City Sightseeing Open Bus and discover the Eternal City's highlights at your pace. You can get on and get off at any of the provided stops along the route 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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What's included
  • Welcome and assistance at the City Sightseeing Visitors Center next to St Peter's Square
  • No-wait access for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
What's not included
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5 years): free
  • Children (6-17 years): reduced
Where
Meeting point:

Please redeem your voucher onboard the Open Bus or at any City Sightseeing Visitor Centers:

Vatican Visitor Center, Via della Conciliazione 4 - inside Auditorium Conciliazione; Timetable: 9.30am - 4.30pm every day

The Visitor Center Musei Vaticani (Via Sebastiano Veniero 74) will remain closed to the public until further notice. It will be possible to exchange vouchers at other visitor centers in the city or directly on board the bus. Vatican Museums Visitor Center, Via Veniero 74 - in front of Vatican Museums; Timetable: 8.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Saturday

What to remember
  • The language and time of the visit can be chosen at the time of the voucher change at any City Sightseeing Visitor Centers
  • Certain sites or sections of sites included in the tour may occasionally be subject to last-minute changes, for example unscheduled closures. In such cases, the tour operator shall be pleased to offer an alternative tour
  • Large handbags, haversacks, etc. are not permitted inside the museum. Wardrobe services are available inside the Vatican Museums
  • Free tickets for disabled visitors and for accompanying persons may not be booked online. The free tickets are issued at the "Special Permits" desk or "Reception", located in the entrance hall to the Vatican Museums
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When

The Open Bus service is available every day according to the season timetable:

  • High Season (April-October): bus service available 9.00am-7.00pm with a bus every 10 minutes
  • Low season (November-December): bus service available 9.00am-5.00pm with a bus every 20 minutes

Vatican Museums - Opening times:

  • From Monday to Saturday: 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Closing times: Sundays and all Religious holidays
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Provider
SightseeingExperience - CitySightseeing Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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