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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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Access Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica on this skip-the-line guided tour, showcasing Europe's iconic landmarks.

Highlights

  • Bypass the queue to explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a guide of your choice in 6 languages. Then, visit St. Peter's Basilica at your leisure.

  • See historic artifacts, sculptures, and incredible artworks by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Caravaggio at the Vatican Museums.

  • Marvel at the murals of the revered Sistine Chapel and the famous fresco of the 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo, one of the largest frescoes ever painted.

  • Wander through St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world's largest churches, inspiring generations of pilgrims and art enthusiasts with its faith and beauty.

  • Fun fact: The iconic dome of St. Peter's Basilica was designed by Michelangelo and stands at a height of 448 feet, making it one of the tallest domes in the world.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica

  • Expert local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese-speaking guide

  • Audio equipment

  • Group tour of 25 or less

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, Spain, France and over 100 countries have loved this experience
David Roldan Arreola

David

4/5

Apr, 2024

Lo único que no me gusto fue que con el pretexto de que nos tardamos en entrar, la visita a la basilica ya no fue guiada y solo nos dieron una explicación en la parte exterior. Me parece que por el precio pagado, se debió complementar en todo el recorrido. La
Ines Winter

Ines

5/5

Apr, 2024

Ein sehr aufgeschlossener unterhaltsamer Guide hat uns die Geschichte, die Kunst und alles wissenswerte zur Kirche übermittelt. Die Information waren sehr wertvoll und gut verständlich. Ich kann diese Tour empfehlen.
Christiane Merz

Christiane

5/5

Apr, 2024

Excellent guide Antonella. She was friendly and knowledgeable, she paced the visit extremely well , always smiling, great english speaker.
Elizabeth Sinisterra Lozano

Elizabeth

5/5

Apr, 2024

La experiencia fue increible, muy bien organizado, el guia (Marcus) genial, sabe de lo que habla, fue despacio ya que mi madre es muy mayor y no caminaba rapido y el fue muy amable. Los recomiendo.
Maria Begoña Ortega Bartolomé

Maria

5/5

Apr, 2024

Daniella la guía fue super agradable, explicaba todo de una forma muy amena. Se los hizo el tour corto. La visita fue espectacular, 100% recomendable.

Discover the Vatican Museum

When you visit the Vatican Museum, you will be greeted with a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the world, ranging from ancient to modern times. The sheer scale of the museum can be overwhelming, with galleries and halls stretching for miles. The grandeur of the architecture and the religious significance of the site make for a truly awe-inspiring experience. You can choose to take this tour with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German guides.

Marvel at the murals of the Sistine Chapel

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483 the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous Ceiling and The Last Judgement painted by Michelangelo.

Enter Christendom's most important temple

Experience the symbolic history of St. Peter's Basilica. A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. Apart from being a center of religion, St. Peter's Basilica is a treasure trove of Renaissance art such as Michelangelo’s Pieta, and Bernini’s Chair of St. Peter, and also has the chance to pay homage to the tomb of St. John Paul II.

What to bring

  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.

Accessibility

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.

  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.

Additional information

  • St. Peter’s Basilica may be closed on Wednesday mornings and afternoons as the Papal Audience takes place in St. Peter’s Square. If you’re considering visiting St. Peter's Basilica, please make plans for another day.

  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.

  • The Basilica may be subject to last-minute closures. In the event that it is closed, the tour will be extended inside the museums.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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