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Vatican and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour with Priority Access

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    As per the calendar

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    2pm

  • Meeting Point

    The meeting point for our "Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour" is outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums, where you will find our guide holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. 

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends in St. Peter's basilica

Key Highlights

  • See the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine chapel
  • The tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • 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
  • See Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment fresco without the daytime crowds at the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy priority access to the Sistine Chapel and explore in a crowd-free atmosphere
  • Admire classical statues, Etruscan artifacts and Renaissance paintings at the Museum
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

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.

You will be exploring the following:

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Highly qualified local expert English speaking guides
    • Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    • Hotel pick up (if option selected)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off

    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!)

    Maximum 8 people per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience. Tour confirmed with minimum 4 people.

    This tour is of an historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for wheelchair users.

    At times, St. Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.

    There is a dress code for St Peter’s Basillica. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed.

    Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.

    The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.

    Tour operates with min 4 participants/ max 8 people

    Access to the Vatican Museums and all related areas will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.

    Customer Reviews

    • Robert J Shannon
      Excellent your of Vatican

      Our guide Francesa was excellent. She was interesting and easy to understand. She was especially attentive to my elderly parents needs. She made sure we were seeing what we...

      United States 04/11/2015
    • Joseph John Fewer
      Great tour for all things Vatican!

      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...

      Canada 10/15/2013
    • Tse Kit Sing Stephen
      Excellent Tour

      The guide is just lovely with lots of information. Thank you Avventure Balissmo...

      Taiwan 06/19/2013

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