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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb

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Discover the wonders of Italy’s classical and renaissance periods on this exciting VIP Vatican City tour and he Basilica of St. Peter!

Highlights

  • Begin your tour by climbing up to the terrace of St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy unmatched panoramic views of Rome from Michelangelo's Cupola.

  • Discover the wonders of the Renaissance with a skip-the-line VIP Vatican tour, where you'll be guided by expert English-speaking guide.

  • Explore the charm of the Basilica and see Michelangelo's famous sculpture, the Pieta. Admire Renaissance masterpieces by Bernini and Michelangelo at the Papal Sarcophagi.

  • Experience the enchanting Sistine Chapel and admire cherished murals, including the painted ceiling and Michelangelo's The Last Judgement.

  • Fun Fact: The Vatican Museums house a series of rooms known as the Raphael Rooms or Stanze di Raffaello. These rooms are adorned with stunning frescoes painted by the renowned Italian artist Raphael and his workshop.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line VIP access to Vatican Museums

  • Admission to the Sistine Chapel

  • Admission to the St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Dome climb and visit to the Papal Sarcophagi

  • Headsets (for groups of six or more)

  • Reservation fees

Exclusions

  • Transportation

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Visit to the Necropolis / St. Peter’s Tomb / Scavi

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Spain and over 66 countries have loved this experience
Emnet sebhatu

Emnet

5/5

Jun, 2024

Valentina was a great tour guide, very informative and highly qualified (PhD in History). Do yourself a favor and sign up for this tour.
James McGee

James

5/5

Jun, 2024

Guide was great. His instructions for each step of the tour were clear and easy to understand. We had some members of the tour who showed up late and continued to disrupt the timeline by not observing the agreed upon meeting times when given free time. He pulled them aside and talked to them. Pace of the tour was good with bathroom and snack breaks built in. No issues with ticketing.
Steven Smith

Steven

5/5

Jun, 2024

Great tour operator and guide. Chiara of ItaliaTours was fantastic. Kept us in the shade and out of long lines. Was good and engaging with our children. We got through everything we could handle by 1pm. Exhausting but priceless experience.
Alexia Elaine Rodrigues

Alexia

5/5

Jun, 2024

Sandra was an amazing tour guide! I would recommend this company for sure. First time in Italy and she was very informative regarding the history.
Sandra Davis

Sandra

5/5

Jun, 2024

Our tour guide was very funny and explain clearly all related to the history of vatican city. Claiming to the cupula was an adventure, tough more than once I was the guy almost touching Gad on Miguel Angels's painting. Was agreat experience!!

Explore St Peter’s Basilica

Join your guide at St. Peter’s Square and begin the ascent to the St Peter’s Basilica’s terrace. The architecture of the Basilica is of a unique Barocco style, and it houses many important cultural artifacts, such as various striking mosaics and Michelangelo's Pieta, all of which you can see for yourself. The top of Michelangelo’s Cupola is an ideal spot to see many of Rome’s most famous monuments. This will be followed by an exhaustive tour of St Peter’s Basilica and its fantastic Papal Sarcophagi, where you will get a chance to marvel at the Renaissance masterpieces of Bernini and Michelangelo!

VIP Tour of Vatican Museum

Walk through the Vatican with VIP access and visit its many museums with fast-track entry. Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking guide who will enhance your experience with in-depth knowledge

Later, skip the long lines and allow your guide to take you to the Sistine Chapel nestled in the Apostolic Palace, the official home of the Pope himself. Gaze at the legendary ceiling of the chapel and The Last Judgement that were painted by Michelangelo himself.

Important Information

  • Note that the tickets allow you to skip the ticketing lines and not the security lines.

  • It's recommended to wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.

  • Photography allowed.

  • Guided tour available in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

  • On the days surrounding religious holidays in Rome, St. Peter's Basilica and/or the Papal Tombs occasionally undergo unpredictable closures. Alternatively, we will substitute an alternative attraction in lieu of the closed attraction

  • During peak season in Rome and especially on and around religious holidays, there can be some unavoidable waiting time in order to pass through the security checks and enter inside the monuments

  • We are unable to accommodate late arrivals on walking tours. No refunds will be given for failure to arrive at our tour meeting point by the scheduled departure time

  • For wheelchair-accessible tours in Rome, please contact us for a private tour option tailored to your requirements.

  • Note: The Spanish tour only runs on Mondays and Saturdays.

Restrictions

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: tripod, flash photography, knives, weapons, or sharp objects.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions

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