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Where to stay in Vatican City

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Top hotels in Vatican City

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,790 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
3.8/5Good! (1,626 reviews)

"Great hotel location.... Do NOT purchase Expedia “Hotel Booking Protecion Plus”. Do not waste your money on this fake insurance coverage. They will not pay you once/if you make a claim...they will find whatever reason to not pay you."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Hilton Rome Airport
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Rome, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs18,295 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"The 24 hour room service was incomplete. Snacks only and no bar after midnight."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
1880 Atypical Rooms
1880 Atypical Rooms
via Nazionale 66, Rome, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,968 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
4.7/5Exceptional! (314 reviews)
Great short stay at 1880 Atypical Rooms

"Our stay was really nice at 1880 Atypical Rooms, the room was like on the photos, we got really good option of breakfast every morning and the location of the accommodation is amazing in Rome."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

1880 Atypical Rooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vatican City Holiday Packages

Whether or not you are Catholic, visit this fascinating city-state to learn about its historical importance and appreciate its art and architecture. The Vatican City is the Pope’s residence, the Roman Catholic Church headquarters and a city-state with enthralling history and beautiful art. Stand in its famous square and venture inside the basilica and museums to view some of the world’s most acclaimed artworks.

Visit the world’s smallest country, at only 109 acres (44 hectares). Although religious structures have been on the grounds since the 300s, the Holy See became the sovereign city-state of the Vatican City only in 1929.

Colonnaded Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter's Square) has hosted hundreds of thousands of people on special occasions where the Pope makes an appearance. Notice the tall Egyptian obelisk at its centre and the two 17th-century fountains. The Papal Swiss Guards in red, orange and blue uniforms have a brief midday change-of-guard ceremony.

Beyond the square, Renaissance-style St. Peter’s Basilica features tall columns and a large dome. Look up toward statues of Christ and the apostles at the top of the structure and to the balcony where the Pope sometimes appears. Inside, look for La Pietà, Michelangelo’s marble sculpture of the crucified Christ in his mother’s arms.

Enter the Vatican Museums and view impressive frescoes on the walls and ceiling. Michelangelo spent years creating artworks here including the Last Judgement, an immense, detailed fresco of the second coming of Christ. Gaze up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel where The Creation of Adam shows the familiar scene of near-touching hands of God and Adam.

Climb to the top of the Cupola di San Pietro to view the Vatican gardens and much of Rome from the roof. Purchase Vatican City stamps and mail postcards from bright yellow Vatican Poste mailboxes.

See Vatican City on a tour of Rome. The city-state is west of the Tiber River, about a 30-minute walk from the Pantheon . Visit the square and basilica for free. Avoid long lines for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by pre-purchasing tickets online. Select from many tour options offering access to additional areas.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Vatican City holiday package cost?
Browse and book everything in one place with our Vatican City holiday packages, which start from only . Pick the flights and hotels that suit your travel plans. Then, add on a few sightseeing activities for an unforgettable adventure.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Vatican City holiday package?
You sure can, and we’re here to help. You may be able to change or cancel your Vatican City holiday package for free within 24 hours of booking. But you may be charged a fee by your hotel, airline or car rental company for older bookings. If life gets in the way of your holiday, visit our Customer Service Portal for further information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Vatican City?
One of the simplest ways to save cash (and time) is to combine your bookings with Expedia. Flights, hotels, activities and rental cars — we’ve got them all covered. Pick the combination that suits your style and save up to 21.4%. And of course, we do get that a package deal is never an one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer more than 400 partner airlines and 321,000 properties from all over the world, so you can create your very own customized Vatican City getaway.
When is the best time of year to visit Vatican City?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll land the best deals, pack your suitcase and head for Vatican City in . By contrast, is the most expensive month to take a break here. Peak season falls in and is a thrilling time to visit — if you don’t mind the crowds. is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Vatican City holiday?
Reserving your flight early with Expedia means one less thing to have to worry about. Most air carriers display prices up to 12 months prior to departure dates. This is generally the cheapest time to book. If circumstances have left you booking late, last-minute deals to Vatican City occasionally appear a few weeks before departure.
What does an Expedia Vatican City travel package include?
It all comes down to what sort of getaway you’re thinking about. Vatican City travel deals can include hotels, car rentals and flights. You can mix and match to find the bundle that suits your style and budget. You can also add on experiences and activities after you’ve booked to land even bigger discounts.
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Can I choose my airline with a Vatican City Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s simple too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines around the world. Our packages give you the freedom to pick from available flight, hotel or activity options that suit you.