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Rome: Vatican Museum & St. Peter's Tour

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Rome: Vatican Museum & St. Peter's Tour

Activity provider: specialqualityrome

From US$ 81.40 per person

Visit some of the most significant locations in Christianity with an expert Vatican Museum guide. The tour explores the smallest country in the world, which holds the largest collection of artistic masterpieces including the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the fascinating Vatican Museums with an official guide
  • Admire Michelangelo's breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • See world-famous masterpieces from renowned artists throughout history
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and learn about its significance to Christianity
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Meet your friendly guide at the local partners office and listen to a short briefing about the sights and landmarks on the tour. From there, walk to the Vatican Museum which holds the largest collection of masterpieces in the world. This impressive gallery complex houses world-famous paintings, sculptures, and tapestries from some of history’s most renowned artists. Follow your guide to see the most important pieces on display, and pass by the Pinacoteca, the Egyptian Museum, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pius-Clementine Museum, and the Gallery of Maps. Arrive at the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes, including the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement. Next, benefit from fast-track access to one of the most beautiful churches in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica. Inside, learn about the fascinating history and architecture of the church and get a better understanding of its importance to Christianity. At St. Peter’s you can also view another of Michelangelo’s impressive masterpieces, La Pieta.
  • All fees and taxes
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Fast track entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Exit Ottaviano subway station and take the first block on the right of Via Ottaviano. The office is located 50 meters from there on the left side of the street. Please arrive at the meeting point 30-minutes prior to departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember that the Sistine Chapel is a sacred place and requires appropriate clothing. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • No pictures can be taken inside the Sistine Chapel and the guide can not give explanations inside, you will get all the information you need before entering
  • Infants under 5-years-old are free
  • A children's discount is applied for travelers between 6 and 18-years-old, with a valid ID card to be shown on site
  • During religious holidays and special events (audiences, beatifications, masses of the Pope) the Basilica is not accessible. The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica
  • The Sistine Chapel can be subject to sudden closures and the tour can suffer delays because of this
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

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I was initially a little cautious about the tour, as we received a text telling us to meet somewhere other than was mentioned on the listing. We arrived late and were rebooked for the next tour. I was very thankful for the flexibility of the company in allowing us to still make a tour, with almost no hassle.

June 27, 2022

I cannot imagine touring the Vatican without a guide. Andy did a terrific job showing my family of 5 persons around. My three children are ages 15, 12 and 10. He made the tour interesting and asked them questions to remain involved. As an archeologist, Andy definitely knew all about the history, art and facilities he was showing us. I highly recommend.

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October 4, 2020

The experience with our fantastic guide Rosa, an expert in history and in the city of Rome, generous and very nice.

July 9, 2021

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