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Skip the Line: Vatican City Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train

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Florence, Italy

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Check out Vatican City on a day trip to Rome from Florence by fast train. The ideal way to see the sovereign state in a short space of time, this trip packs in a guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with fast-track admission. Learn about influential Renaissance artwork such as ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo, and then spend the afternoon exploring Rome at your own pace. A Rome metro ticket is also included.
  • Day trip to Vatican City, Rome from Florence by high-speed train
  • Take a skip-the-line tour of the UNESCO-listed Vatican Museums with a local guide
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and learn about the Creation of Adam fresco
  • Discover the highlights of Museo Pio-Clementino and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Enjoy an afternoon of free time in Rome, and perhaps visit the Trevi Fountain
  • Make use of a metro ticket to explore the Italian capital at your leisure
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Roundtrip high speed train tickets from/to Florence
Assistance at Santa Maria Novella Train Station at departure in Florence
1 day Rome Subway ticket
Professional guide in Rome
Monolingual Small Group tour
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica skip the line tickets
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
No tour leader on the tour. Clients are requested to reach the meeting points in Rome on their own

Departure Point di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties
  • The train from Rome to Florence departs at 8pm or 8:30pm, according to availability
  • Please note that on Wednesday mornings, when the Papal Audience takes place, there is the chance of the St Peter's Basilica being closed for the public. In this case we offer an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No tour leader on the tour. Clients are requested to reach the meeting points in Rome on their own
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Vatican City Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train?
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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You may want to book your own train...
Troy K
, Mar 2018
You may want to book your own train travel and arrange for the tour in Rome directly.
Once we arrived in Rome and met with...
Deanna G
, Oct 2017
Once we arrived in Rome and met with the tour guide, the trip was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour guide, and he led us through the maze of tourists amazingly well. I do, however, have recommendations for future trips. I as surprised to see we were the only two participants from Florence, so we were given very limited information and the train/Metro tickets for Rome. If I had not already traveled to Rome on my own, I would likely have been overwhelmed to have been left on my own in this way. This was the point of signing up for the tour. The schedule had changed to an afternoon tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's rather than in the morning, which would have been fine if we had been informed. The map provided to us for the meeting location for the afternoon tour was virtually worthless - scale and fuzzy copy did not allow finding nearby streets. We walked for blocks and blocks and finally stopped someone to ask if he could tell where we were to meet. He could make nothing of the map but googled the location - we were blocks and blocks off target and almost missed our tour. So, my recommendation is if you are going to offer the trip from Florence, then fully support it - provide better directions as to where to meet at the Florence train station another complete mystery and in Rome, and provide pre-trip updates. Otherwise, just do the tour from Rome.
It was glorious!! The guide was very...
Kathleen O
, Aug 2017
It was glorious!! The guide was very knowledgeable. I'm sorry that I only had one day in Rome, but one day is better than none
This is a great tour! The only...
Michelle S
, May 2016
This is a great tour! The only downside is they didn't send us on a train early enough to get to Rome to meet our tour group. Luckily, they waited for us.
We were met at SMN Train Station on...
, Mar 2016
We were met at SMN Train Station on time by the rep who explained thoroughly what we were supposed to do, first we went to Rome, aw the Colosseum, Went to any open church / cathedral in sight, there were just too many, Visited the Pantheon, Altar of the Fatherland, Imperial Forum, Temple of Venus and Rome, before going to the Vatican City. Had the best gelato ever in Rome. The Vatican!! Incredible. No words can convey how beautiful it actually is, the art, drawings, tapestry... out of this world! Got there during Holy Week! Visitors, Pilgrims, not the best mix but we made it through. Had to wait for the procession during service, but it was an awesome experience!

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