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Vatican City: Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, & Museum Tour

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Activity provider: Discovery Live Tours
Day trip

Vatican City: Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, & Museum Tour

Activity provider: Discovery Live Tours
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From US$ 92.16 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a Papal audience on a trip through the Vatican. See St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museum’s art collection, and the Sistine Chapel.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Spanish


  • Listen to Pope Francis speech
  • Skip the line at the Vatican museum entrance
  • Marvel at the incredible work of arts in the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Once you arrive at the agency, you will start the tour right away. You will participate in Pope Francis' audience which takes place every Wednesday either in St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall, inside the Vatican State.

You will then venture through the walls of the smallest sovereign state in the world, your guide will explain to you the history of the magnificent St. Peter's Square and the reason why it is so important for catholic people all over the world.

With your skip-the-line tickets, the guide will take you directly inside the Vatican Museums, a place enriched by rare and unique treasures. You will be able to see the masterpieces of famous Renaissance artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo.

The marvelous Renaissance paintings and frescoes are not the only works you'll see, your guide will lead you to the Pigna's gardens and the octagonal courtyards, where you will admire the stunning ancient Roman sculpture of the Laocoon.

At the end of the tour, you will enter the well-known Sistine Chapel, hold on tight — the extreme beauty of the celestial is something very unique and special. Pope Giulio II gave carte blanche to Michelangelo who developed this original and colossal fresco work.

At the very end, you can choose either to spend more time in the Museums or to exit along with your guide.

  • Tickets for the Papal Audience
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide (if more than 4 people)
  • Skip-the-line Vatican Museums Entrance Tickets
  • Licensed Tour Guide with badge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the local parter's office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • You shall bring a vaccination Card (for Covid 19)
  • Knees and shoulders need to be covered when entering the Vatican
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Loved our tour , albeit an early start but fortunately our hotel was nearby. We were given tickets to attend the papal audience which was fantastic and then after it had finished to meet our tour guide Dina for the Vatican museum tour and Sistine Chapel. Dina was very informative and certainly knew her stuff. She left us at St Peters Bascillica with clear instructions .....that place was amazing .....beautiful.

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March 31, 2023

the papal address was canceled and the guide got in contact with us and moved us to a different time that day for the remaining tour of vatican and sistene chapel. It was very crowded as it was a national holiday that day but our guide did a great job keeping us together and explaining the various works of art in both.

March 31, 2023

Ein Programmpunkt mit Familie, Kinder 12 & 14 Jahre alt … Leider ist die Audienz kurzfristig ausgefallen. Dennoch eine empfehlenswerte & informative Führung durch die Geschichte Roms. Zunächst aufgrund der Eindrücke sehr kurzweilig, zum Ende hin zog es sich etwas. Es war sehr voll und in jedem Fall sollte in den warmen Sommermonaten eine Flasche Wasser nicht fehlen.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 414112