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Vatican Walking Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peters

  • When does it run?

    Daily Except Sunday

  • Start time


  • Duration
    3 hours
Inclusions
  • English, German, Spanish or French speaking guide (as per the option chosen)
  • Guaranteed entry to the Vatican at a specific time (as per option chosen)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (19+)
  • Child (6-18)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Experience the enchanting world of the Vatican and the Pope
  • Bid farewell to the legendary queues of this iconic destination with our Skip-The-Line access
  • Witness the masterpieces of Michelangelo - The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam
  • Feast your eyes on the spectacular frescoes of Sistine Chapel and La Pietà of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Regale in the riveting history and world of turbulent politics enveloping the Vatican
  • Visit the fascinating Pio-Clementino Museum, the magical Gallery of the Candelabra and the renowned Gallery of Maps
  • Enjoy a visual feast at the Gallery of Tapestries with the exquisite Flemish tapestries
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Treat your senses to the timeless presence of the Vatican with this unforgettable walking tour that presents you with a comprehensive and incredibly enriching experience of this iconic destination. Making this tour the perfect one is a convenient Skip-The-Line access that allows you to avoid the huge crowds and notoriously long queues. This special tickets also lets you make an advance booking with the option to pay on arrival.

The seat of the Pope and an impeccable treasure trove of immortal art works, the Vatican is known to leave every first time visitor slightly overwhelmed. Marvel at the ancient statues that inspired Renaissance artists, walls covered with fresco-ed maps and a remarkable collection of vibrant Flemish tapestries made in Brussels from drawings by Raphael’s pupils at the Gallery of Tapestries. Trailing an array of famed spots as well quite a few offbeat ones, our expert guide will regale you in an enchanting journey through the riveting world of Vatican history, architecture, and politics, dotted with a cinematic-level darkness of human behaviour and actions rarely found anywhere else.

This tour will present you with some of the most iconic artworks of all times, including the legendary Sistine Chapel and the La Pietà of St. Peter’s Basilica - both done by the inimitable Michelangelo, along with his other renowned works like The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam. While the former is the seat of papal administration, St. Peter’s Basilica is surrounded by rumours of it being St. Peter’s burial site.

Witness a visual feast with this tour that takes you through some of the most integral places in the Vatican, including:

  • The Pio-Clementino Museum which is full of ancient sculptures including the renowned Apollo Belvedere and the celebrated Laocoön.
  • The Gallery of the Candelabra, which contains classical Roman sculpture from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD along with glorious painted ceilings.
  • The Gallery of Maps, where 40 maps representing papal properties in the 16th century are frescoed on to the walls.

From the magnetic heritage of Catholic traditions to the tempestuousness of global politics to a bank of eye-popping artworks, this tour of the Vatican will not just leave you mesmerised but also make you want to come back for it over and over again!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily Except Sunday

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    For Other Language Tour: Make your way via Vespasiano 46B, 00192, Rome.

    For English – Language Vatican tours will be at Via Germanico 8, 00192 Rome.

    So there's no last minute rush please arrive at the start point 25 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the St. Peter's Square

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English, German, Spanish or French speaking guide (as per the option chosen)
  • Guaranteed entry to the Vatican at a specific time (as per option chosen)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission fee for Vatican museums

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

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.

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

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  • August Hafner, Austria 06/06/2018
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    Tal Ben-Tsevi, United States 01/24/2018

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