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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 the Holy See's iconic landmarks.

Highlights

  • A guided tour that hits all the spots! Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica in your choice of 6 languages.

  • 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 including the famous Last Judgment by Michelangelo, one of the largest frescoes ever painted.

  • Wander through St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world's largest churches. Upgrade to climb up its majestic dome and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

  • 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

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with entry

  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica

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

  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica Dome (optional)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, France, Spain and over 103 countries have loved this experience
Adriane Bonnard

Adriane

5/5

Jul, 2024

Excellent tour of Vatican City with Justine, she transported us back in time with her explanations, you can feel the passion she has for the subject. And what a memory!!! We had a superb time, thank you for everything ☺️
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MAGNE Alexandre

Magne

5/5

Jul, 2024

The 3-in-1 tour with Antonio: informative and humorous Of course it goes by quickly, but the Vatican Museums require at least 3 to 4 days.
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Peter Lehner-Junkowitsch

Peter

4/5

Jul, 2024

Despite the tropical temperatures, the guide tried to make it as pleasant as possible for everyone. The tour was entertaining and interesting. There were an extremely large number of people that day - so unfortunately you were pushed through more than being able to look at the exhibits in peace. Otherwise great tour - well organized access etc. 👍
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Declan Kane

Declan

5/5

Jul, 2024

Gigi the tour guide was outstanding and a real expert who engaged the entire group. I would happily recommend Headoit and Gigi !
berthel franck

Berthel

4/5

Jul, 2024

The guide was great, very good. Explanations and always made sure the group followed. A little disappointed that on the site when ordering, there was no mention that for women, you needed an outfit where the shoulders were not bare. But this problem was solved by the agency on site, which was able to sell us a chale.
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Discover the Vatican Museums

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.

With a simple upgrade, you can climb to the top of Michelangelo’s Cupola, an ideal spot to see many of Rome’s most famous monuments.

What to bring

  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a lot of walking.

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

  • Purchasing this tour implies an agreement to stick with the assigned guide, without whom you cannot access the Vatican Museums. Opting out or missing the tour means losing ticket rights, without refunds.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes guides are not allowed to give tours inside the St. Peter's Basilica. On such rare occasions, they will share a brief introduction outside and you'll be free to explore the basilica by yourself.
  • Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are active places of worship, some areas may be subject to sudden closures without prior notice.
  • 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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