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Vatican: Tour of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Product ID: 196820
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Discover the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica on this incredible 3-hour tour with a professional guide.
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  • Enjoy a 3-hour guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Appreciate the awe-inspiring architecture of the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn the remarkable history of the Vatican City
  • Marvel at the incredible artworks of Michelangelo
  • Admire the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica
Full description
Take a 3-hour journey through art and religious history with skip-the-line entry to the unmissable Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour starts at Piazza della Città Leonina, where your expert guide will provide an overview of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican City.

You’ll explore some of the lesser-known spots that are often missed by other tourists, before taking in the famous paintings, sculptures, and artworks collected by popes over the centuries. Then enjoy priority access to the exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican.

See Michelangelo’s breathtaking painting, The Last Judgement, one of the most famous artworks in the world. The tour will continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world. Admire the stunning masterpiece The Pieta, as well as the church’s ornate altar and impressive dome structure. 
  • 3-hour tour including the Raphael Rooms
  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Professional guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Entrance to the tombs of the Popes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• All children must be accompanied by an adult
• Vatican has a strict dress code. Entry requires wearing appropriate clothing with your shoulders and knees covered
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
• Unfortunately, this activity is not wheelchair accessible
• St. Peter’s Basilica has airport-style security checks at the entrance. Please ensure to have no liquids, large bags, or sharp items as these may be confiscated. At peak times, the wait time can be impacted by security checks.
• The tour requires a minimum number of guests to operate. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
• Skip-the-line access is guaranteed except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican Museum management
• In high season, the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel may be limited

From US$ 72.35 per person

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Product ID: 196820