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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Product ID: 23914
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See the famous sites in Vatican City on a small group, personalized 3-hour tour. Your expert guide will take you through the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica on an informative journey focusing on art, history and archaeology.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Audio guide/headphones
English, Spanish, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Hear about art history and archaeology from an experienced professional guide
  • Explore unique attractions of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Feel comfortable and relaxed with headsets
  • Learn the secrets behind each monument, room, and piece of art
Full description
Skip the line and explore the Vatican on an 3-hour walking tour!  You will be led by an expert guide among the must-see sites of the area, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. The best part? There is no wait!

Your tour begins at the Vatican Museums, boasting 2,000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world. Listen as your guide, a specialist in art history and archeaology, provides you with a detailed and intriguing history of what you are seeing.

Walk through the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the art of Michelangelo before proceeding to the imposing beauty of St. Peter's Basilica, the dome and floorplan of which were also designed by Michelangelo. Head to the famous sculpture, Pietà, and continue on to admire the gold and bronze Altar Baldaquin made by artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Continue out into St. Peter's Square, where you can opt to spend the rest of your afternoon basking in the historical richness of the city.
Includes
  • Headsets
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Entrance into the Vatican Museums requires a strict dress code and the tour company cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended
• St. Peter's Basilica is closed to the public on Wednesdays from 08:00 to 12:00. During this time the tour will not include St. Peter's Basilica
• It is important to note that although this is a small group tour, the Vatican Museums remain a very popular tourist attraction. This activity will ensure that you skip the long lines to the Museums, however please be prepared for the eventuality that there may still be crowds inside
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 407 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

Organized by

Gartour by Destination Italia

Product ID: 23914