Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

 
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Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

Tour in a small group that never exceeds 25 people

See all the most important sights in the Vatican City

Feast your eyes on the artwork of old masters like Michelangelo and Raphael

Explore the Pio Clementine Museum, Belvedere Courtyard, and more

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  • English Tour

    Duration: 3 hours Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

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    A maximum of 12 participants will be on this tour.

    Duration: 3 hours Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

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Live guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Meeting point:

8 Via Germanico, at the intersection of Via Germanico and Via Leone IV

Overview:

Discover one of the most beautiful and storied sites in the world with skip-the-line access to the Vatican. On this fantastic 3-hour tour you will see the Vatican Museums, the exquisite Sistine Chapel, and the dramatic St. Peter's Basilica.

Description:

Take a 3-hour tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums. This exceptional tour includes a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel, a tour of the Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Pio Clementino's Rooms, Tapestry Gallery, Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard and much, much more within the Vatican corridors.

Vatican City is one of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the world; your expert guide will take you to some of the major attractions, as well as to some lesser-known spots that other tourists often miss. You will receive a broad base for understanding the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican.

The walking tour goes beyond the gold, pomp, and stateliness, revealing a history full of dark tales of deceit and lust. Get a taste of it all as you uncover the nitty-gritty and the high and mighty, the dirty politics and the ethereal beauty of this most remarkable of Renaissance creations. A world of discovery awaits you.

What's Included:

• Headsets
• Skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

What's Not Included:

• Entrance tickets - purchase these at the meeting point on the day of the tour
• Transportation

Good to Know:

• St. Peter's is closed to the public on Wednesdays from 8:00-12:00. During this time slot, the tour will not include St. Peter's Basilica.
• At the Vatican, please abide by the dress code and keep shoulders and knees covered. This dress code is strictly enforced and you may be refused entrance if you do not follow it.
• Tickets for the Vatican Museums cost 23 EUR for adults and 16 EUR for students under 26 who have an ISIC card. The ticket fee must be paid to the guide in cash on the day of the tour. This ticket fee already includes the EUR 4 ticket booking fee and EUR 2 fee for headsets.
• On 24 and 31 December, the tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.
• On Fridays, the 15:00 and 19:30 tours don't include a visit to St.Peter's Basilica, as it will be closed; the tour will visit other parts of the museums at this time.
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair-accessible, due to the route taken through the Vatican Museums.

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  • Rating: 3 “Guide not necessary!”

    Reviewed by S from Denny, United Kingdom on September 16th, 2014 Our guide was lovely and my mother (who is hard of hearing) could hear everything she said (our group was small so my mother was able to stand near to her). We enjoyed our tour with the guide but I felt that, on hindsight, a guide was really not necessary for the Vatican Museum, Chapel or Basilica as everything has a wee placard telling you about it.


  • Rating: 4 “Awe inspiring visit to Vatican”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Plymouth, United Kingdom on September 15th, 2014 Very compressive trip to everything interesting at the Vatican


  • Rating: 5 “Valentina - a real roman guide that shows you what is most important”

    Reviewed by Katharina from Wien, Austria on September 15th, 2014 Especially because of the quality of our guide Valentina, we took a german tour, the Vatican tour was very interesting and also entertaining. Always with a glimpse of humour she brought the history of this area to us in a very interesting way. I enjoyed all 3 hours of the tour, even when the masses of tourists in the vatican are sometimes a little bit stressful. Anyhow the vatican museums are simply huge and going there with a guide makes it much easier to pick out the most important/interesting ones. Thank you Valentina and Enjoy Rome Tours, we will definitely come back to Rome and do another tour.


  • Rating: 4 “Worthwhile”

    Reviewed by Anne from Hornsby, Australia on September 14th, 2014 Very well organised


  • Rating: 5 “a wonderful and very informative guide!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Frankston, Australia on September 13th, 2014 I have been to Rome several times and would recommend booking a guide for this tour. It was very informative and the guide was extremely passionate about the history of Rome. Thank you so much.


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  • “Perfect!”

    “Very well organized. Timing of the tour was just right. Size of the group was good.
    Guide spoke German very well. Can only recommend.”

    Josef from Frauenkirchen, Austria

  • “It was very good”

    “Amazingly factual high-quality tour, sometimes we were told a little too much and shown too little”

    Cornelia from Berlin, Germany

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