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Vatican City Small-Group Tour with St. Peter's Basilica

Product ID: 66553
Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a semi-private VIP morning tour of the Vatican. Admire works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and others in the Vatican Museums. Marvel at the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and get privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, Spanish, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long ticket lines to the monuments of Vatican City
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See works of art by Michelangelo and many other artists
Full description
Take a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art in the papal collections by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli.

Get insights from your guide and learn information that isn't readily available in tour books. Learn the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! Travel throughout the various areas of the Vatican in a small group for a more personalized experience.

Navigate the miles of galleries at the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel and be mesmerized by the frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue into St. Peter’s Basilica, where highlights of ecclesiastical art include Michelangelo's "Pieta" and Bernini's baldachin on the High Altar.

Areas You Will Visit:

• The Art Gallery (Pinacoteca)
• The Octagonal Courtyard 
• The Gallery of Tapestries
• The Gallery of Maps
• The Round Room (Sala Rotonda)
• The Greek Cross Room (Pio-Clementine Museum)
• The Raphael Rooms (when possible)
• The Gallery of the Muses
• The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes)
• St. Peter's Basilica
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line admission
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Students must bring a valid student ID card to enter.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants under 6 years old travel free.
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 295 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Had previously booked with get your guide and was certainly not disappointed. To navigate such a vast experience without an expert guide, in my opinion is a no go. We skipped past the lengthy queues, avoided congested areas, to return when more settled. The guide Alexandra was amazing, her knowledge, eagerness and going above and beyond what one expects from a guided tour, made this a lifetime memory for us. From start to finish we felt welcomed, not rushed in any way and that we had missed anything out. I personally learned so much about the paintings, tapestries and history surrounding this amazing city. We could approach her with any questions, which she readily answered. The actual Vatican tour in itself is incredible, however, I would highly recommend a small group tour as it allows one to experience that personal touch. Thank you Alexandra, it was a pleasure meeting you. You are one incredible lady.

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October 24, 2017

The guide we had was exceptional. She made our visit a wonderful.

Our guide was without doubt exceptional and is a credit to your company. She truly loves her subject and went way beyond what we expected. I really want to thank her for a fantastic day. The tour was meant to be 3 hours and she spent over 4 hours with us, certainly she was more interested in making it a day to remember and not worried about just doing her job.

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October 8, 2017

Amazing and educational

We where on a vip tour, we didnt know until we got there. But i loved it! Our guide was an arthistorian and knew alot about everything. Great for the art interested but for my mom and grandma who doesnt care about that it was really long and boring. Guess it depends on who you are and what fascinates you.

September 10, 2017

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Product ID: 66553