Discover the treasures of the Vatican, from Michelangelo to Raphael and Bernini on a private guided journey through centuries of art, religion, and power. Delve deep into the most important Christian site of worship and its remarkable masterpieces.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- COVID-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Private group
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 3 hours
- Starting times 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM
- Skip the ticket line
- Instant confirmation
- Live tour guide
- German, Spanish
- Wheelchair accessible
- Skip the ticket line and explore the Vatican Museums without the hassle of waiting
- Learn about the history of the Vatican from your knowledgeable guide
- Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Leonardo
- Private guide
- Skip-the-ticket-line entry
- Tips (optional)
- All required protective equipment is provided
- Customers must keep distance in vehicles
- The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
- Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
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What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Short skirts
- Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
- All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
- There is a dress code that must be followed. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
- Note that large bags and umbrellas will need to be checked and retrieving these items can impede your ability to cover all the points on the suggested itinerary.
- Photos and videos are not permitted in the Sistine Chapel, but are permitted in the museums, basilica, and square. The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays. Wednesday morning tours are not recommended as access to St. Peter's Basilica may not be possible due to the papal audience in the square.
- Tours are offered at 09:30 and 14:30. It’s usually less crowded in the afternoons, so the 14:30 option is recommended.
- You will receive confirmation within 48 hours of booking (subject to availability).