Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum Tour with Phd Guide

Product ID: 49078

From US$98.05 Per group up to 2

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Key Details
3 hours
Skip the Line
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Live Guide
English, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Skip the lines outside the Vatican and experience a tour at your own pace
  • Discover Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini's lives with a true Art Historian
  • Discover the history of the Catholic Church, the Papal State, and the international politics of the Renaissance
Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with professional and friendly "PhD guides". All of them have a Masters Degree or PhD in Art History and Archaeology. All of them know how to make a tour entertaining and enjoyable for every age.
What to Expect
Discover the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo, the marvelous statues of the Gallery of the Candelabra, the incredible Gallery of the Maps with 36 frescoes of the Italian regions thanks, and the beautiful and gigantic Sistine Chapel's ceiling painted in just four years by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

From the Sistine Chapel, skip the line to get into St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church of the world, where you will see the Baroque canopy by Bernini and the Michelangelo's Pieta, the highest dome in Rome, and some of the most important popes tombs including John Paul II's.

Your visit will end in the gigantic St. Peter's square, where thousands of pilgrims meet together every week to be blessed by the Pope. Due to afternoon sevices, the tour inside the Church cannot be conducted, but at the end of the tour you can enter alone, exploring it for as long as you like up to the closure. Please, consider that St. Peter's is a Church and there could be changes in the opening and closing time according to last minute celebrations.

You will enjoy an unforgettable experience across centuries of history, having a friendly, enthusiastic guide who will answer any question with passion and a great knowledge of Italian Art History.
What's Included
  • Skip-the-line entry the Vatican Museums
What's Not Included
  • Tickets cost
  • Headsets (EUR 1.50)
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

The meeting point with your guide is at the Caffè Vaticano, a big cafè on Viale Vaticano n.100, opposite the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Please, be there 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Your guide will be at the meeting point holding a Joy of Rome sign. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
To get the Vatican do not forget the dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered.

Pictures are allowed in most of the Vatican but you need to turn your flash off.

Do not take big backpacks or big umbrellas with you (just small bags and umbrellas are permitted).

Ticket cost is not included. Tickets must be paid cash on site, to the guide, the day of the tour (20 euro adults, 14 euro under 18 yo)

Due to the time of the tour and the crowd in the Museums, Raphael's Rooms can sometimes be replaced by the Pio-Clementino Museum (the Pope's breathtaking collection of Ancient Roman Art).

Headsets are needed for groups bigger than 6. They cost EUR 1.50 per person and their cost is not included in the tour cost.

Tickets must be paid cash on site, to the guide, the day of the tour (20 euro adults, 14 euro under 18 yo)

From US$98.05 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 49078