Guided tour

Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

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47 reviews

Activity provider: QUO VADIS TOUR

Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Activity provider: QUO VADIS TOUR
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From US$ 121.34 US$ 97.08 per person

Enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover more about the history of the Vatican city
  • Visit the Renaissance-style St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire masterpieces painted by Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
Full description

Experience the highlights of Vatican City with this walking tour. Discover the treasures at the Vatican Museums with the help of a knowledgeable guide. Gaze up at the masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Learn about the Pietà, Bernini’s Baldacchin, and relics in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Meet your guide and make your way to the Vatican Museums to see a massive art collection spread throughout 54 galleries. Let your guide help you navigate through 7 kilometers of artistic treasures, including the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries.

Visit the Sistine Chapel which is home to Michelangelo’s incredible frescoes. See first-hand the artwork that earned Michelangelo his global legacy. Find out more about Michelangelo's life and work from your guide.

Explore St. Peter’s Basilica which is thought to be located above the burial spot of St. Peter. Admire the architectural and artistic merit of this iconic church with the help of your informative guide.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Entry to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

•For bookings until March 22: the meeting point is in Piazza della Città Leonina, 2, 00193 Roma RM, Italy •For bookings from March 23: the meeting point is via Sebastiano Veniero 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the museums
  • Certain areas of the attraction may be closed due to religious events and national holidays
  • Children and students must bring an ID or student card with photo and validity period
  • The exact timings and reservations may vary, depending on the Vatican's administration offices availability and decisions on the booking day
  • The Basilica of St. Peter's may be subject to unscheduled closings and late openings for religious ceremonies. As these are often last-minute, the Vatican's administration don't often inform the local tour provider. In this case, a complete tour is provided by exploring the Vatican Museums in detail
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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This tour is a day program, because in the morning it takes almost 3 hours to go through the security check at and in St. Peter's Basilica. Then it went almost seamlessly to the Vatican Museum. Another security check and everyone got new headphones to follow the tour guide's information. There were an unbelievable number of rooms and exhibits that required an explanation. After about 2-3 hours we reached the Sistine Chapel. At that point at the latest, everyone was happy to finally be able to sit down. It was still an incredibly interesting day with impressions that you will never forget!

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April 24, 2022

We were in Rome for four days and our guided tour with Alberto in St. Peter's Basilica and through the Vatican Museums was the absolute highlight. Above all, we can recommend Alberto, he speaks German very well and simply knows everything and can tell wonderful stories. He took his time and knew an answer to every question. We will recommend him to all our friends!

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March 20, 2022

We could not have been happier with the time spent with our guide, Andrea. She was knowledgeable, spoke and walked at a reasonable pace for us (both in our late 60s) and was able to mix in some humorous commentary that we enjoyed. All and all a very special experience! We will not hesitate to use the services of "getyourguide" again!!

February 16, 2022

Product ID: 408128