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Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

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Skip the ticket lines on this guided group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover the highlights of the papal collection and Michelangelo's frescoes with a licensed Vatican guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish


  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description

Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Learn about Michelangelo and Raphael and discover their incredible artworks. Your guide will walk you through the amazing galleries and share with you many stories and anecdotes.

See the marble statues of the Apollo of Belvedere, the Laocoon and his sons, and the Torso which was used as a model by Michelangelo for representing the characters in the Last Judgement. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of Vatican City and its Museums.

Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and admire the beauty of the Creation of the World and the Last Judgement painted over a 9 year period.

  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Tips for the guide
  • Transportation
  • Tours on Wednesdays and those after 2:30 PM do not include the entry to St. Peter's Basilica

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Important information

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  • Disabled visitors and a guest receive free entry to the Vatican Museums. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that staff may handle your request.
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4.5 /5

based on 2017 reviews

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We had a great tour with Diego, our guide. He was perfect on time, shared lot of history as we walked through Vatican musium. We started tour at 3pm and he perfectly knew importance of timing the tour to ensure we cover every important point before closing time. Very satisfied with overall experience.

October 21, 2022

Mateo is a unbelievably AMAZING skillful, knowledgeable and passionate guide we have never seen before. He made our first day in Vatican spectacular!!!!! If you are wondering which tour guide you should ask, Mateo( company: Vivicos International Travel) is definitely the one you need to try. According to the tour mate who came to Vatican a couple of times, this tour was absolutely well prepared and organized. Thank you so much! Grazie!!!!

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October 20, 2022

This tour was nothing short of amazing! Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and she answered any and all questions we had. We saw a lot throughout the Vatican Museum and she gave us a thorough explanation of each prominent piece throughout. You could spend hours - days trying to admire everything here but she pointed out the best and most well-known stuff. It was pretty busy the Saturday we went, so it was nice to meander through the crowds to go see the popular/well-known stuff rather than being stagnant viewing everything! She also took about 30 minutes to explain the artwork within the Sistine Chapel, which was so helpful once we went inside. The meetup spot was easy to find, and was a quick walk away to the Vatican entrance. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, we enjoyed every moment.

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October 17, 2022

Product ID: 127022