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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican City: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Private 3-Hour Tour

Product ID: 46079
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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
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Skip the ticket line on a private 3-hour Vatican tour for up to 2 persons. Your private guide will lead you through the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, highlighting the most important masterpieces.

Experience centuries of art, as your knowledgeable guide recounts the intriguing stories behind the masterpieces you see, and tells how they ended up at the Vatican.

You’ll marvel at the astonishing Sistine Chapel, and you’re sure to be in awe as you stand and take in the magnificence of Michelangelo's frescoes that surround you!

The tour continues with a visit to St. Peter’s, the largest and most important basilica in the Roman Catholic world. You’ll be amazed by the architecture and the works of art inside the church – including Michelangelo's Pietà.

When you exit the basilica, you’ll find yourself in spectacular St. Peter’s Square, a masterpiece designed by Bernini.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Viale Vaticano 100

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • 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).

From US$ 332.11 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 46079