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Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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Explore the underbelly of the Papal seat of power and see the many treasures that it holds on this guided visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica which also gives you dedicated entry so you can skip the long ticket purchase lines!

Highlights

  • Save your precious time by bypassing the notorious ticket queue with a local expert and head straight to the intriguing Vatican Museums and explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms and many more!
  • You will also get the chance to marvel at the breathtaking murals of the adored Sistine Chapel and the famous Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement.
  • You will enjoy an immersive guided tour unlike any other at one of the most important temples in all of Christendom, St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Your Experience

Bypass the notorious ticket queue and head straight to the intriguing Vatican Museums with a local expert

The Vatican Museums is easily one of the most popular attractions in the world, receiving over 5 million visitors annually. Hence, ticket purchase lines at the venue can be anywhere between 1 to 3 hours long and, should you manage to purchase a ticket, your entry may be for a time that is hours later. Purchasing your ticket online before your visit not only helps you save time but also allows you to choose an entry slot according to your convenience. Once you buy these tickets, you can head directly to the Vatican Museums where a local expert will walk you through the vibrant history of one of the world's most premier art collections in the world.

Marvel at the breathtaking murals of the widely renowned Sistine Chapel

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483 the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Final Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

Enjoy an immersive tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important temple in all of Christendom

With a local expert by your side, you will get to experience the symbolic history of St. Peter's Basilica. A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. Apart from being a center of religion, St. Peter's Basilica is a treasure trove of Renaissance art. You will see classic Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Pieta, Bernini’s Chair of St. Peter and also have the chance to pay homage to the tomb of St. John Paul II.

Usually, a visit to the Vatican is a once in a lifetime affair and we are here to deliver an unparalleled experience that is bound to take your breath away. We're here to help you discover the best with the best.

For just €56, you will benefit from the most cost-effective tour of all three significant attractions of the Vatican City.

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Inclusions

  • Entry tickets.
  • Professional guide.
  • Wireless audio headsets.
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

On Wednesday mornings & afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square. If you wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, please plan to travel on another day. The Basilica is also subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies.

Timings

This tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica takes place on all days except Sunday at 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

Getting There

The closest station to the Vatican is the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. Line A of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. The meeting point is Piazza del Risorgimento (just at the center of the square you will find our staff members at the “Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono”). Your meeting point, as well as the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, is a 5-minute walk from this metro station.

Dress Code

Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Kathy McAuley
Kathy
Reviewed in September, 2018

Maro was an excellent tour guide his academic background brought much more to the tour experience. This is our second City Wonders tour the other was the Borghese Gallery and gardens with Angie, also an excellent tour guide. Both guides knew their stuff and could handle any question. I would definitely recommend City Wonders tours to friends.

Xenia Granic marinov
Xenia
Reviewed in September, 2018

Excellent experience

Ruben Wilson
Ruben
Reviewed in September, 2018

We had a wonderful guide, who made sure everyone in the group had a good time enjoying the tour!

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Meeting Point

Caffetteria L’Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento.

How to Get There:

You will meet your tour guide at a cafe in Piazza del Risorgimento, a small square right outside the walls of the Vatican Museums, a 3-minute walk from the main entrance gate. The cafe, Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono, is on the eastern side of the piazza. At the cafe, you will meet your tour guide - look out for your guide wearing a white/pink t-shirt with an "I LOVE ROME" logo on it.

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Where?

Bar L'Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy, Roma

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