Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Popes Tombs

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

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Take a tour of the sacred city-state of the Vatican on this small-group walking tour. Avoid waiting in line for hours with skip-the-line admission and jump right into the history of the Vatican. Visit the Vatican museums including the Room of Muses and the Gallery of Candelabra, see Michelangelo’s most famous fresco at the Sistine Chapel, and take a tour of the sumptuous St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Explore Vatican City on this 3-hour small group tour
  • Avoid long queues with skip-the-line admission to Vatican City
  • See the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of 10 guests or less

Local taxes
Local guide
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins. The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus.  Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls.  The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins. The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus.  Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls.  The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins. The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus.  Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo's frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls.  The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter's Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo's perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area. One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini's square.
Duration: 1 hour 
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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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