1. Italy
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  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Afternoon Small Group Tour

Product ID: 241787
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Discover the many wonders of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on this 3-hour guided tour, enjoy fast-track access with the bonus of visiting the Basilica of St. Peter’s and Michelangelo’s Pieta avoiding the lines along the way.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones

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  • Explore the wonders of the Vatican Museums in only 3 hours!
  • Learn everything about the history of the artworks from your expert guide!
  • Skip the lines to visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica!
  • Experience the beauty of the Vatican Galleries with over 20,000 artworks on display!
Full description
Enter the Vatican museums with fast-track access by joining a small group accompanied by an expert guide. Receive your personal headsets, provided to help you hear your guide perfectly and head towards the main galleries to find a range of statues from the Roman and Greek periods that will astound you with their beauty and history. Let your guide share the stories behind these magnificent artworks and know that this is only the beginning.

As you move around the Vatican galleries, allow your expert guide to point out the most significant artworks as they share stories of Ancient Rome and much more. Proceed through Vatican Galleries to the Sistine Chapel to discover Michelangelo’s remarkable talent and learn about the Creation of the World and the Last Judgement. You will surely experience art on a new level by admiring Michelangelo's frescoes!

Move on to the Pio-Clementine Museums, where you will see the Apollo and Laocoon marble group and the much-celebrated Torso of Belvedere, admired by Michelangelo. Once you reach the Round Room in the center,  you will have the chance to admire Nero’s bathtub, it is made of rare porphyry marble and situated over a Roman mosaic floor. Access St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel, as you get to avoid the lines and enter to enjoy more marvelous artworks. Michelangelo's Pietà is as close to perfection as possible and you will notice it is signed by the artist. Bernini’s artworks will also be a highlight of one of the world's most iconic chapels.
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • 3-hour tour with expert guide and headsets
  • A small tour group of no more than 20 people
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note the Vatican Museums have a strict dress code and the following items are not permitted inside the premises: shorts above the knee, sleeveless t-shirts, big back packs, umbrellas, and pointed objects
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From £63.25 £50.60 per person

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Vivicos International Travel

Product ID: 241787