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3-Hour Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums

Product ID: 13398
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Join this Vatican tour to enjoy super-fast skip-the-line access to the world's smallest state, rich in treasures. Enjoy a full tour from an expert, local guide of the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's frescoes, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • Marvel at Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Admire Raphael's Vatican tapestries
  • Experience the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Benefit from skip-the-line access to the amazing Vatican Museums
  • Enjoy a full tour from your guide, an art history expert
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Your expert guide will take you to the treasures of the Vatican Museums Collection. Experience Renaissance art at its most refined in the Raphael Rooms. Enjoy the charming novelty of the Gallery of Maps. You’ll see this, and so much more, on this small group or private tour of the Vatican City with skip-the-line access.

Is there another room as brilliantly decorated as the Sistine Chapel? People of all faiths are moved to tears by the masterful depiction of mankind’s tragedies and triumphs. Michelangelo’s frescoes are the highlight here – the scale of the frescoes leave an indelible impression. Your guide will illuminate the secret meanings behind this iconic work.

St. Peter’s Basilica is an architectural triumph of the High Renaissance, where Baroque and Renaissance impulses unite to create a building in praise of God and the ingenuity of man. Find yourself hushed to silence when strolling below the iconic dome, and tremble when faced with Michelangelo’s masterful depiction of maternal suffering, his Pieta.
  • Priority entrance to museums
  • Semi-private, 3-hour group tour with a knowledgeable guide (maximum of 12 participants)
  • Entrance fees to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano 100 - in front of Caffè Vaticano (opposite the entrance to the Vatican Museums)

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
• Vatican City is a place of Christian worship and has a strict dress code: no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed, legs and shoulders must be covered for men and women. You may be refused entry if you do not comply with the dress requirements.
• This tour does not accommodate people with limited mobility or walking difficulties due to the steep staircases located along the way.
• Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Knives and weapons of self-defense are prohibited from entering, and food/beverages cannot enter the exhibition halls.
• This walking tour is only available in English.
• The Vatican state holds the rights to close the Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s church with or without notice for events, strikes, or other reasons. In the case this occurs, you will be offered an alternative itinerary and a partial refund.

From US$ 210.74 per person

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Product ID: 13398