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Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour

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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

See the best of the Vatican Museums with this 3-hour tour including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Learn about the amazing collection inside the vast museum from your knowledgeable guide. Join a group of no more than 20 people to ensure more chances to interact with your guide.
  • 3-hour Vatican Museums tour including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums to avoid the long lines
  • See the highlights of the museum with your professional guide
  • Marvel at the beautiful Michelangelo frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St Peter's Basilica following the museum tours
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Get off at "Ottaviano" Stop on Metro A line.From the station, walk on Via Ottaviano following the indication to St. Peter square.When you arrive across at Via Germanico, go to the right follow the street.After 100 mtr, Via Vespasiano will be on your left. At the number 28, you will find our office.

Return Details

00120, Vatican City
Explore the famous Vatican Museums with a 3-hour tour that includes the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Enjoy skip-the-line access with your licensed guide to bypass the long lines at the museum's entrance. Learn about all the highlights of the vast collections inside the Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms. See the gorgeous Michelangelo frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel.

Make your way to St. Peter's Basilica via a special skip-the-line passage. Walk through the enormous church. Learn about the history of the church and its artwork. Enjoy more time to explore St. Peter's Basilica at your leisure after the tour is over, including a chance to climb the dome (own expense).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums and Pope's apartment, School of Athens by Raphael.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Galleries including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Frescoes of Michelangelo
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
  • Please be on time otherwise entry to the Vatican will be denied.
  • Please note that due to security or ticket availability situations, there might be a slight change in scheduling and when this happens you will be notified.
  • Near public transportation
  • Please let us say that few days after Easter and in some days after bank holiday or summer time you might find some groups inside the Sistine Chapel but you still will avoid the huge daily crowd.
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIVICOS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SRL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour.

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  • "Also, make sure to budget extra time to climb St. Peter's Basicalla, since it is a must see when at the Vatican!!" See review

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star-5
Great guide, very...
sarpolisaolcom
, Nov 2021
Great guide, very enthusiastic about the art and museums. Patient and charming. This was our second visit and he showed us so much more than we were promised.
star-5
Vatican
Marina_D
, Oct 2021
Wonderfull! nothing can compare to this museum. I will come back to see it again, anyway it is impossible to view even a little part at once..
star-4
Nice hour at the basilica
Peter_G
, Aug 2021
Good guide, well informed and friendly. This tour could have been a bit longer and more inclusive as there are many areas of St Peter’s not addressed.
star-5
A Great Morning at the Vatican
Wesley J
, Dec 2019
This tour was a great opportunity to see the Vatican without any stress. Our guide was wonderful and it was a very small group with just 4 people on the tour. I would highly recommend the experience. Also, make sure to budget extra time to climb St. Peter's Basicalla, since it is a must see when at the Vatican!! I would recommend this tour!
star-5
Overwhelming!
Timeout111
, Aug 2019
You definitely have to go! Book online ahead with a private guide. Wear comfortable flat shoes, the marble floors are a killer! Bring water as the line up to the cafe is long......take in everything.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
We always recommend comfortable shoes and a refillable water bottle. Thank you for this beautiful review!
star-5
Great Tour
Mark_M
, Jun 2019
Fea was a terrific tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate! She fielded questions extremely well and really gave the right context to the art in the museum.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
We pick enthusiastic guides because we want to ensure our customers are able to fulfill their curiosities, thank you for sharing your experience of our Vatican Museums - Small Group Tour!
star-4
Vatican Small Group Tour
Tamara Z
, Jun 2019
So I thought that booking this tour would help you beat the long lines....not so much. We waited in lines with other "pre booked" tours and it still took over an hour (in the rain no less). Our guide's Italian accent was so heavy that my husband couldn't understand most of what she was saying- even with a head set. Having been to the Vatican several times before - I was excited to see some newer areas with artwork, etc...that we had not seen previously. The Sistine Chapel of course is always the highlight, but keep in mind it is very crowded and very controlled. Your time there is limited.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you, Tamara, for sharing your experience. From what you wrote, you probably had a tour day with heavy weather. We are sorry for all the unforeseen complications. For the future, please note that while you may be assigned an Italian guide, they are fully enthusiastic and ready to adapt your needs and so if you require them to speak more slowly or clearly please feel free to ask, the same goes for any details regarding the artwork or tour sites. The Sistine Chapel is indeed the highlight and it is very well protected.
star-3
Average Guided Tour
Murtaza_M
, Oct 2018
Initially wasn't very clear where we meet and we nearly missed it arriving jst a few minutes before it started.The guide was very knowledgeable and her English was very good and could communicate effectively with all of us.It felt a bit rushed the tour and not having time to appreciate the artefacts, paintings, sculptures and carpets. There was not enough time allowed to spend in the Sistine Chapel though we were suppose to be there for 35 minutes but ended up leaving after 20 minutes to go to the St Peters Ballistica. It didn't allow us time to really experience the quality of the artwork, history or how it must have been completed. We felt short changed here.At St. Peter's Ballistica this was rushed also.Overall we did not enjoy the tour and appreciate the Vatican as it should have been better for what we paid. Looking back it would be better to pay to go in on your own and use an audio guide or a specific tour book that you can follow whilst waking around. We do not believe it was value for money for paying over £110 for of us. I will add this on Trip Advisor as well.
star-5
Diego
Jo H
, Sep 2018
Our guide Diego was great! He was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide!!!! I would highly recommend a tour with him.
star-3
A must if you can cope with the...
Anthony_S
, Jun 2018
A must if you can cope with the hordes of people. Fast track tickets only helps to get in faster, from then on its bedlam.

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