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Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel Tour, and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

     Daily except Sundays

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    Several departure times

    On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the bottom of the steps, across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums.
    The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani)

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends near St. Peter's Basilica.

Key Highlights

  • Witness one of the greatest collections of art in the world, including Michelangelo’s Last Judgement
  • Sink into the treasure trove of art, history and riveting politics at the Vatican Museum
  • Headsets, so even on a busy day there will be no issue hearing the guide
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica on this exclusive and fully guided small group walking tour. First, allow an expert English-speaking guide to introduce you to the defining highlights of the Vatican Museums. Visit the Gallery of the Maps, and much more.

Then, step inside the Sistine Chapel to witness Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes for yourself. After learning all about the chapel’s rich renaissance history, finish your tour with a trip to St. Peter’s Basilica. Bypass the long lines as your guide provides an overview of this magnificent church. When you finish, you are free to remain inside St. Peter’s Basilica to experience more of this amazing church at your leisure or return outside to St. Peter’s Square to admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion and the basilica’s heavenly façade.

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities of Italy.

Inclusions

  • No Wait Access into the Vatican Museums
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • 3-hours guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet, you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

Security Measures:
There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.

Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.

Dress Code:
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

The service ends at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Saint Peter’s Basilica is subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we're happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we endeavour to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to the Basilica's opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

On Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audiences, access to St Peter's Basilica is not possible until 1pm.

Additional info

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Diana McVey

    The guide was interesting, caring and informative on the site. Wonderful tour, highly recommend this tour company

    10/02/2019
  • Silvia Thorpe

    We enjoyed our Vatican tour very much. Again, our guide Julianno was very nice and knew what he was talking about. We learned facts we didn't know and he clearly knew his information. It makes a difference when the guide is qualified.

    United States 06/17/2019
  • Chong Ng
    Excellent

    Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Well organised. See all I wanted to see and much more that I wouldn't have without a guide. Thanks....

    United Kingdom 06/07/2018

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