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St. Peter's Necropolis Scavi Tour; Booking Info, Websites, History?

St. Peter's Necropolis Scavi Tour; Booking Info, Websites, History?

Sep 13th, 2007, 04:07 PM
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WE leave for Rome in just 2 weeks. Does anyone think it will be possible to get a reservation for the scavi tour in such little time? I didn't realize people were booking it so far out in advance.
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Take this tour - my husband and I travelled through Italy during our honeymoon in July 2001 and after using all the resources on this site, booked this tour while we were in Rome and, for us, it was one of the highlights of our stay in Rome! Enjoy!
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Sep 14th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Sep 14th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Teri01: We leave in 7 days. We sent in our request in July, as soon as we knew we were going, and received a response 2 weeks ago: no openings, sorry! We are totally bummed, but plan on taking others' advice and just going to their office first thing in the morning, after we arrive in Rome, and ask if there have been any cancellations. good luck to you!
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Sep 15th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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I just got a response back stating that the tours were full and they had no available sessions. Like you, I too will try to get there early one morning and see if there are any cancellations. Hopefully we both luck out! Everyone seems to rave about this tour.
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Sep 26th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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Author: ChanB
Date: 09/26/2007, 11:33 am
Wow...I emailed my first request for SCAVI Tickets on Monday-9/24 and recieved confirmation today - 9/26 for November 19th. Got the date and the time I requested. There are 6 of us and wasn't sure if that would help or hurt our chances?!

I think I will also take the risk and email my cc for payment.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what time we should plan on getting there for a 10:30 am tour. I know we only need to be there 10 minute prior...but should we plan something before?

Thanks everyone for all the great info.
Yeah!

P.S. - I shared this info w/ another post but wanted to put it on this one too because all the info here has been so helpful and inspriring!

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Sep 26th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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"Does anyone have any suggestions for what time we should plan on getting there for a 10:30 am tour. I know we only need to be there 10 minute prior...but should we plan something before?
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Arrive early and take a tour of St. Peter's. You will not be let into Vatican City for your tour until 10 minutes before it starts.
A couple years ago we took the 10:30 tour. We arrived a little before 8 and joined a very good 45 minute tour of St. Peter's. When the tour finished we had a quick lunch and headed for the Vatican museums. With little to no lines ,we were able to get right in.
A full day at the Vatican.,
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Jan 25th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I'm kicking this to the top for StLgrrl.

Also for others to post any more recent info.

Now this month (jan) I have read a couple of posts here where a poster booked a tour something like 2-3 weeks out and another booked a tour for I believe Sept.

So disregard my idea about booking 90 days out for the best results. This worked for me a few times, once I emailed my request early Monday and was completely confirmed by Friday, couple of other times ~10days.
Regards, Walter
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Jan 25th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Hi Walter,
I booked recently for a tour on November 27, 2008 and got my confirmation the next day! I was shocked, having not expected to hear from them until late summer at the earliest. Makes my trip planning easier though
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Jan 25th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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bookmarking.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Awesome post. Bookmarking.
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Feb 4th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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someone posted on Trip Advisor Rome board this morning that the Via Triumphalis request he made got a reply that the Vatican is ONLY doing group bookings for 2008 in lots of 30--he could not get a reservations and was not given any info about how to get INTO a group of 30...
post is on TA Rome forum--might have to scroll down or go to next page to read it
Anyone have any other info on this change--don't think it is on the Vatican scavi page
Anyone have any idea about how to apply if you want to be in a group of 30?
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Feb 4th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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We will be in Rome in Sept and I just sent a request for the Scavi tour. Do you mean that you cannot see the Vatican unless you are on a tour?
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Dec 11th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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The 1st Link in the [For Info] section is dead, this is the new one http://www.ucd.ie/cai/classics-irela.../Curran96.html

That Link is a condensed version but the 2nd Link goes into alot more detail. www.stpetersbasilica.org/Docs/RemainsofPeter.htm
Regards, Walter
[Hi Mike ]
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Dec 11th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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bookmarking..thanks walter!
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Dec 11th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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just adding - I went on the scavi tour this Sept and it was amazing. the female your guide was so knowledgeable and really got us engaged in the story. we were lucky and were a small group of 8. there was a large emphasis at the last stop of the tour which was the graffiti wall and the bones of St. Peter. everything in the beginning of the tour lead up to that last moment when the bones were revealed. it was a truly memorable and unique experience. I highly recommend it!
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Dec 27th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Mar 27th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Walter, I just wanted to say thanks for posting this wonderful information.
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Oct 15th, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Oct 16th, 2009, 05:45 AM
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