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Join our comprehensive guided tour to discover the exquisite marble treasures of Vatican City. Enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line entrances to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, accompanied by an expert tour guide who will breathe life into these stunning works of art.
Please note that St. Peter’s Basilica is a place of worship and may be closed for religious activities without prior notice. We recommend keeping this in mind when booking our All-In-One Vatican Tour.
Explore the Vatican Museums with our expertly guided Vatican Museum Tour, which promises to be an unforgettable experience. Your English-speaking guide will lead you through the famous museum halls and provide you with comprehensive information about the history and culture of the Vatican City.
Our Vatican Museum Tour allows you to bypass the long lines with skip-the-line access, allowing you to maximize your time at the museum. You will be able to witness world-renowned works of art, including the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps, and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “The Last Judgement.”
Throughout the tour, our guide will share fascinating stories and insights into the artwork and history of the Vatican City, making your visit an enriching experience. You’ll be able to ask questions and engage with your guide throughout the tour to ensure you get the most out of your visit.
The tour concludes at St. Peter’s Basilica, where you can admire the beautiful architecture and works of art within. Please note that entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is not included in the tour and requires separate admission.
Join our Vatican Museum Tour for an unforgettable experience of art, history, and culture in one of the world’s most iconic museums.
Experience a comprehensive Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour that exceeds your expectations. Gain genuine insights into the Vatican City with our expertly guided tour. Discover sculptures that you may have never heard of before.
Our Vatican Museums route encompasses all the must-see sights that you desire. Once the tour concludes at the Vatican Museums, your visit to the Sistine Chapel will commence. As these museums are located within the Vatican Museums, you won’t need to purchase any additional admission tickets.
From the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms to extraordinary ancient sculptures that you might not be familiar with, our tour of the Vatican Museums takes you to all the places you wish to see and more.
By the time you reach the Chapel, your guide will have unveiled the history and secrets behind the paintings, as well as their symbolism and why they’re renowned.
St. Peter’s Basilica, located near the Vatican Museums, is a place of great religious significance and has its own entry and rules. Our Vatican Tour concludes with the last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica, and our tour guide will provide you with comprehensive information about this holy place. While our guide will gladly show you all that this iconic landmark has to offer from the outside, entry into the Basilica requires separate admission and follows a different set of rules.
You may enter St. Peter’s Basilica when it is open for visits, and it is important to note that it may be closed for any religious occasion without prior notice. Please keep in mind that St. Peter’s Basilica is closed on Easter, December 24 and 31, and other religious holidays. In such cases, the 3-hour tour will take place in other sections of the Vatican Museums.
However, our Complete Vatican Tour assures that you can get inside the Basilica without waiting in line, giving you the opportunity to view its remarkable features, including Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s baldachin, and St. Peter’s throne.
Every day, except Sunday
Via Germanico, 40, 00192 Roma RM
A maximum of 24 people can participate.
25 minutes before the tour start time.
The tour can be started at a time that is convenient for the travelers.
The Vatican City, located in the heart of Rome, is the smallest state in the world. However, it houses an incredibly vast collection of Renaissance paintings, making it the world’s largest. To explore these masterpieces, you can embark on a Vatican tour with an expert guide. With their help, you can gain a thorough understanding of the history and context of each painting, which will allow you to appreciate their beauty even more.
The Vatican tour guarantees to skip the long lines, saving you hours of waiting time to visit the major attractions within the Vatican City. You will be able to explore the wonders of the Vatican with ease and learn about the treasures housed within the city’s historical buildings.
The tour will take you on a journey through time to explore the timeless works of legendary artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, and others. You will create some lasting memories as you witness these incredible works of art and learn how these artists contributed to the massive collection of artwork in the world’s tiniest nation.
Moreover, the guided tour will take you to visit some of the most iconic attractions within the Vatican City, including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica. With an expert guide, you will gain a sense of the state’s history and architecture, and see how the Vatican City has evolved over time.
Overall, a Vatican tour with an expert guide is the best way to explore the wonders of the Vatican City, and appreciate the beauty of its Renaissance paintings. With skip-the-line access, you will be able to save time and energy, while experiencing the majesty of this incredible city firsthand.
Our team of dedicated experts has spent years assembling to provide you with an unforgettable experience of the Vatican. With their knowledge and expertise, combined with a small group of like-minded individuals, you can expect a successful and enjoyable sightseeing experience.
During peak season, we have access to privileged entrances to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing us to skip the long general access lineups that can take hours to get through. However, it is important to note that as the Basilica is a religious place, it may be closed during any religious activity without prior warning. Therefore, if your tour falls on a religious holiday at the Vatican, your access to the Basilica may be restricted.
With our Reserved Entrance, you can skip the wait and start exploring the Vatican right away, while also learning about the painters and Popes who walked these corridors before you. We have implemented additional security measures and social distancing protocols to ensure that you can enjoy a safe and exciting journey through the Vatican.
Now is the perfect time to plan your Vatican tour because the number of visitors allowed in the museums is limited. This means that you will not have to compete for space with other visitors, allowing you to get up close and personal with the amazing artwork throughout the Vatican. You can create unforgettable memories of this incredible setting without feeling overwhelmed by crowds.
Visitors with a verified disability of 74% or more are eligible for free admission to the Vatican Museums. Additionally, a free entry ticket is available for a companion accompanying the disabled visitor who is not self-sufficient.
These free entry tickets for disabled visitors and their companions can be obtained directly from the special permissions and/or reception desks in the museum hall by presenting a valid disability certificate. Priority skip-the-line entry is provided for the companion of a visitor with a disability, if necessary.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Museum cloakroom upon presentation of a valid ID and deposit.
The Vatican Museums are committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities and offer free tours tailored to the needs of blind and deaf visitors upon request. However, visitors with disabilities are not permitted to tour the Vatican Gardens.
Each Vatican tour group can have a maximum of 24 members.
Children under the age of 6 can enter the Vatican Museum for free, while young visitors between the ages of 6 and 18 can enjoy discounted prices upon presenting a valid passport to verify their age.
Additionally, students under the age of 25 can also take advantage of discounted prices by presenting a valid student ID and legal documentation, such as a passport or driver’s license, as proof of eligibility.
EU citizens between 18 to 25 years old are eligible for reduced-price admission tickets, while complimentary tickets are available for EU citizens aged between 6 to 18. However, please note that some places may still require full-price admission.
Photography inside the Sistine Chapel is not allowed. However, visitors are permitted to take photos outside of the museum.
If you have mobility issues, please contact us for information on private access. However, please be aware that the sites are not wheelchair accessible, so unfortunately, if you use a wheelchair, you will not be able to visit.
You are allowed to bring a small bag with necessary items during your visit. However, large bags or luggage are not allowed inside the attraction. Please avoid carrying them to ensure smooth entry into the venue.
We recommend arriving at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid any delays. It is the responsibility of the customer to arrive on time. Unfortunately, if you arrive late or do not show up, we cannot accommodate you as we will already be at the tour destination with other participants. Additionally, please note that the Vatican tour ticket price is non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. Therefore, if you miss the tour, the ticket cost will not be refunded.
The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open to visitors every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, except on Sundays. However, please be aware that St. Peter’s Basilica is closed on certain days such as Easter, December 24 and 31, and other religious holidays. During these times, the 3-hour tour will be conducted in other areas of the Vatican Museums instead.
It’s important to note that St. Peter’s Basilica is primarily a place of worship, and may be closed for religious activities without prior notice. In such cases, a visit to the Vatican Library will be arranged as a substitute.
Usually, there is a door that allows visitors to walk straight from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica. However, this door has been blocked since the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, guided tours or any other tours are not currently permitted to enter the basilica from the interior. All visitors must exit the Vatican and enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a separate entrance.
However, the government has lifted this restriction, and entry to the Basilica for guided tours is now permitted. Visitors can continue their guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica until further notice.
Certainly! We offer a hotel pick-up service for an additional fee, which is entirely optional. If you choose to use this service, simply select the “Hotel Transportation” option when booking your tour, and we will arrange for your transportation accordingly.
Once you have confirmed the booking, the reservation for this tour is considered final, and falls under the ‘All Sales Final’ policy, which means that it is non-refundable and cannot be canceled.
To cancel a trip, please get in touch with us by dialing +39 081 188 16603 or +39 327 742 0062.
Our customer service team is available from Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Prior to canceling your tour, kindly review the other frequently asked questions regarding cancellations for this tour, as well as the Cancellation & Refund Policy of “Explore Italy Today”.
We at “Explore Italy Today” strive to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information.
As per the latest COVID-19 regulations, tourists are not required to present a vaccination certificate, test certificate, or “Green Pass” to enter the Colosseum or other places like restaurants, museums, and historical sites.
Please note that wearing a mask is mandatory when visiting the Colosseum. Failure to comply with this rule will result in denial of entry. Additionally, your temperature will be checked at the entrance, and entry will be refused if it exceeds 37.5C (99.5F).
While in the open-air areas of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the mask requirement may be relaxed. However, a mask must be worn when entering the Roman Forum area.
Please refer to the Covid-19 Travel Notice for the latest travel updates during the pandemic.