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Vatican City: Behind the Scenes Highlights Tour

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Join the first exclusive walking tour inside the Vatican City, and discover the smallest state in the world on a 3-hour guided tour. Skip the line at the Vatican Museums, take a special entrance to the Sistine Chapel and step inside St Peter's Basilica.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens
  • Go inside the Sistine Chapel and see miraculous frescoes by Michelangelo
  • Enter the largest church in the world at the Basilica of St. Peter's
  • Walk behind the scenes at the Vatican
Full description
Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican: you will see the Pope Emerito House, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, the Vatican Government Palace, a piece of the original Berlin Wall and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone “, a lovely fountain with nice water games. This is an exclusive visit, since it is possible to enter Vatican City only by special permission. In the afternoon, when it is completely forbidden to enter, the Pope typically walks around to stroll and pray. 

See St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a very singular perspective! Take some photos in the beautiful Vatican gardens and discover one of the most prestigious museums in the world, with 6 million visitors per year and 4.5-miles worth of masterpieces. 

Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras and the Chapel of Pio V before entering the Sistine Chapel and admiring one of the greatest masterpieces in the world. Michelangelo’s frescoes are magnificent works that changed the course of art forever: open your eyes and experience this spectacular view.

After taking in all of the Sistine Chapel’s beauty, your Vatican guide will escort you with special access to St Peter’s Basilica, which will allow you to avoid long lines and save on time. Discover the largest church in the world, stroll through the striking aisles and admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
Includes
  • Welcome and assistance at the meeting point
  • Vatican City walking tour
  • Vatican gardens visit
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel guided tour
  • Basilica of St. Peter's guided tour
  • Headset
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up

When you get there

Meeting point

Redeem your voucher at the Touristation desk located in Viale Vaticano, 97 near the Vatican Museum Entrance. Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time.

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Know before you go
• This tour involves long periods of standing with a lot of walking, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Late arrivals will not be accommodated and missed tickets cannot be refunded
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Product ID: 64133