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The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; Small Group Tour - Skip the Line!

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Where: Rome, Italy
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • This is a small group tour, with a maximum of 12 people which makes for an intimate experience and allows for interaction with the guide
  • Skip the Line entrance to the Vatican
  • The tour is led by an English speaking guide

Tour the important sights of the Vatican and discover the rich culture and history of the city though its landmarks.

This small group tour is an ideal way to tour the Vatican as the numbers are limited which gives all participants the opportunity to interact with the expert local guide.

Enjoy a tour of one of the largest art collections of the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes and their glamorous lives during the Renaissance period of Roman history. Admire the works of important renaissance masters at the St. Peter's Basilica and Square and see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine chapel.

This Vatican tour will provide an enlightening insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of the one of the oldest civilisations in the world.

Customer reviews

Great tour! Sergio, our tour guide, was excellent - his knowledge of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Bascillica was exceptional. Value for our dollar was...

Joseph John Fewer Canada
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The guide is just lovely with lots of information. Thank you Avventure Balissmo...

Tse Kit Sing Stephen Taiwan
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Meet your guide outside the main entrance to the Vatican museum at 1300h (1:00pm) for your Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour. You will visit:

Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Church: See one of the largest art collections in the world, spanning from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary art. Learn about the famous Popes of Rome, their love for art and their glamorous lifestyle during one of the most enlightened periods in Italian history, the Renaissance.

Sistine Chapel: The Sistine Chapel, located in the Apostolic Palace, is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The chapel is famous for its architecture, and the frescos by the greatest Renaissance artists, including the legendary ceiling by Michelangelo.

St. Peter's Basilica and Square: This immense area houses many precious works including the breathtaking Pieta by Michelangelo, and Bernini's papal canopy. The tomb of Saint Peter is the focal point of the basilica.

The tour ends in St Peters Square at around 1700h (5:00pm).

Please note
Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, at least a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

The guide will be holding a sign with the name of the activity operator written on it. And the name of the activity operator will be on your booking voucher.

This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum 12 passengers per person. However a minimum of 5 are required to operate the tour. If you book this tour and the minimum of 5 passengers is not met you will be given the option to move to another departure or a full refund will be given.

Religious sites require a dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Large bags and glass bottles are not allowed.

Headphones provided when the group is over 5 people.
  • English speaking local expert guide
  • Reservation and entrance fees to enter the Vatican museum without standing in line
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 Jan 14 - 31 Mar 14: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
01 Apr 14 - 11 May 14: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
12 May 14 - 17 Jul 14: Daily Except Sunday
18 Jul 14 - 05 Sep 14: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
06 Sep 14 - 15 Oct 14: Daily Except Sunday
16 Oct 14 - 31 Oct 14: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Nov 14 - 31 Dec 14: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
01 Feb 15 - 08 Mar 15: Monday & Saturday
09 Mar 15 - 31 Mar 15: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
4 hours
Start time
1300h (1:00pm)
Meeting point
The tour departs from the main entrance to the Vatican museum, your guide will be waiting outside holding a sign with name of the tour written on it.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends in St. Peter's basilica
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Additional information
Tour is operated in English.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
Do wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a moderate amount of walking.

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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