Exclusive Vatican| Papal Audience and Sistine Chapel | Skip the line guided tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Take part in a rewarding experience you can only have here in Rome! Attend the Papal Audience, one of the most spiritual traditions in the world, and have the opportunity to see Pope Francis, pray with him and receive the Apostolic Blessing.
Assure yourself the possibility of seeing and hearing Pope Francis I in person as well as visiting the fine art inside the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica, skipping the lines. With this tour, you can have the best experience of Roman Catholicism and see impressive artistic masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel. Immerse yourself into the holy spirit of Saint Peter's square and receive the papal blessing. Skip the line and visit the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica. You will have a special experience that will fully invest your spirit and your heart with beauty and holiness. Suitable for families.
  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by an art historian

Booking and confirmation of participation in the audience
2,5-hrs Vatican Museum Skip-the-line entrance
Vatican Museum Guided Tour
Professional Guide inside the Vatican Museum
Food and drinks
Gratuities (reccomended)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation from attractions
Guide service during the Papal Audience

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Enjoy an audience with Pope Francis I, and pray with him to receive the Apostolic Blessing on a full-day tour of the Vatican City. The weekly Papal Audience is a special event for Catholics and non-Catholics alike and lasts approximately 2 hours, during which there are speeches in Italian and other languages.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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Vatican City
After the Papal Audience, take some time to visit on your own Vatican City, so you can even lunch (not included) and have some rest before your Vatican Musem tour starts.
Admission Ticket Free
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Vatican Museums
After the blessing and a break for lunch (not included), get back to our office by 1:30 pm to get prepared for your Vatican Museum guided tour. Let's get into the history and secrets of the Catholic Church and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists.  Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a huge number of masterpieces collected through time. Admire the best of the ancient world visiting the Greek and Roman sculpture section. A collection of classical art masterpieces where admire the beauty of several sculpture groups, as for example the statue of Laocoön and His Sons that is one of the most famous ancient sculptures.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Vatican Gardens
Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Vatican Garden and much more ...
Admission Ticket Free
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Galleria dei Candelabri
Pass along the Chandelier Gallery, named by the several marble chandelier decorating this section.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Gallery of Tapestries
Be astonished by the elegant Tapestry gallery, wallpapered by the finest tapestry worldwide, realized by Raphael's disciples.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Gallery of Maps
Visit the Maps Gallery, a complete exhibition of maps representing Italy as it was seen by cartographer in 1581.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Sistine Chapel
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more Towards the end of this tour you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You will visit the Basilica at your leisure, without the guide. Inside you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. 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
  • To get inside the monuments it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Seats during the audience cannot be guaranteed as it is a public event
  • We inform you that the papal audience ticket is totally free, so, in the event that the Papal audience does not take place for reasons not dependent on our will, a partial refund for the on-site assistance service we will be guaranteed.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check.Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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