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Rome: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums Small Group Tour

Product ID: 50882
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Skip the ticket line to the Vatican Museums on a 3-hour small group tour in Rome. See one of the world’s great art collections, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest church.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums
  • Discover one of the world's greatest art collections
  • Wander the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by pupils of Raphael
  • Look inside St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • See ancient maps in the Gallery of Maps
  • Go to the Raphael Rooms in the papal chambers
Full description
Enjoy an exclusive, small group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, with a maximum of 12 guests per guide for a more intimate experience.

Skip the ticket lines to access the galleries, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities. Collected by popes over many centuries, the collection includes stunning works by Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, among many others.

Go inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes. See the Belvedere Apollo statue in the Octagonal Courtyard. Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps.

Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Rapahel and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s “La Pieta,” beneath the dome of the world’s largest church.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide during the tour
  • Entrance fee to the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide opposite the Hosteria dei Musei on Via Sebastiano Veniero (corner with Via Leone IV)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • 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. Please leave liquids and sharp items at home.
• Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed from 07:00-13:00 on Wednesdays due to the Papal Audience. The basilica may also be closed on 24 December and 31 December
• Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times inside the Vatican
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure

From US$ 84.07 per person

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Product ID: 50882