Small Group Tour: Vatican Museums and Basilica with Hotel Pick-up

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Overview

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Even if you’ve got limited time in Rome, this tour allows you to tick off the city’s highlights with ease. A small group limited to 10 people ensures personalized attention while a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican saves you hours of waiting. Plus, you’ll enter the Sistine Chapel via a door reserved for tour groups and benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide.
  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line admission to the Vatican
  • Discover one of the world's most popular attractions without the stress of advance planning
  • Receive personalised attention in a small group limited to 10
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Sistine Chapel via a special doorway

Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional tour guide
Hotel pick-up
Small group tour (Max. 10 people)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Skip the line admission tickets
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Vatican Museums
In this exclusive tour at the Vatican museums, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation with one of our professional English-speaking drivers. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance where you will meet the tour guide and with your "skip the line" entry tickets, you will skip the huge entry line and access directly the metal detector check. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through all the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artefacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then, through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don't want our clients to feel uncomfortable in big groups.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Inside the world renowned Sistine Chapel, you will admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, considered by many art historians, as one of the greatest masterpieces in history. "Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving." Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1787)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Pickup time from hotel lobby is at 11:00 am. Tour will begin at 11:30 am depending on traffic conditions.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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