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48-hour hop-on hop-off bus and Vatican Museums tickets
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Availability: Monday-Saturday (holidays excluded)
Duration: 2 days
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
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  • Skip the long lines and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • A 48-hour open bus ticket to explore Rome at your pace
What to expect

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 09:00am to 03:00pm.

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.

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 9am to 5pm.

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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
  • 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Ticket
What's not included
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
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  • Infants (0- 5 years old): free price
  • Children (6-17 years old): reduced price
Meeting point:

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

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

    • High Season (April-October): bus service available 9am-7pm with a bus every 10 minutes
    • Low season (November-December): bus service available 9am-5pm with a bus every 20 minutes

    Vatican Museums - Opening times:

    • Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
    • Closing times: Sundays and all Religious holidays

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