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Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Tour including Papal Tombs

Product ID: 131925
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Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Gaze in awe at masterpieces of architecture and art from the papal collections. Visit the Papal Tombs to complete the ultimate experience of Vatican City.
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Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and many more
  • Enrich your experience with an expert guide in your chosen language
  • Admire the final resting place of many popes and royals in the Papal Tombs
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vatican City on a guided tour of all of its most important treasures. Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs all included with fast-track access to make the most of your day.

Begin your experience by discovering masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums by some of the world’s most distinguished artists. Follow a guide in your chosen language to the most important areas of the museum, including the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries.

Enter the Sistine Chapel to contemplate the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece, “The Last Judgment”, one of the most famous pieces of art ever made. Then, experience the magnificent interior of St. Peter’s Basilica with fast-track entrance. Be awed by one of the holiest sites in the world and admire Michelangelo’s stunning “La Pieta”.

Complete your visit of Vatican City in the Papal Tombs to see the resting place of many popes and royals. Appreciate the religious importance of this burial site as you observe the sarcophagi, frescoes, and tombs near the grounds of St Peter's burial.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Papal Tombs
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket and visit to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entrance to the Papal Tombs are not included in the evening tour option, this is because St. Peter's Basilica is closed in the evening
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait may be up to 30 minutes
• Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
• On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend the full amount of time in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. No refund will be offered
• On rare occasions, Papal tombs are subject to closure without notice. No refund will be offered
• Shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English and German tours, at 9:30 AM on the Spanish tour and at 10:00 AM on the French tour
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From US$ 79.26 US$ 63.41 per person

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Product ID: 131925