Ultimate Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with St.Peter’s Basilica Fast Access

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more
Overview

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Discover the wonders of The Vatican City on this action-packed day tour. Enjoy having a personal headset so you can hear the guide, who provides a wealth of information on one of Rome’s most popular and ornate destinations. Highlights include the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • See multiple top sights of The Vatican City, including Sistine Chapel
  • Hear clear commentary throughout through audio headsets
  • Admire artwork by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn fascinating historical insights from your guide along the way

Headsets to hear your guide clearly
All taxes, fees and admission included
A live expert guide
Personal headsets
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Given the Vatican’s importance as a religious and historical destination, it’s no surprise that it is consistently brimming with tourists. Attractions like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel regularly have long lines for entrance, and papal addresses are heard by thousands of people beneath the window of the Apostolic Palace. Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with special galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael. Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most consequential works and offering valuable information along the way.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel has drawn admirers from around the world for over five hundred years, ever since the completion of Michelangelo’s great Sistine Chapel ceiling. The magnificent frescoes that make up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance. To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. In order to prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Your guide will escort you to the St. Peter's Basilica, using a special shortcut that will make you skip all the access lines for it. The tour will end in front of the largest catholic Basilica in the world, giving you the opportunity to visit yourselves all the little corners and masterpieces indicated previously by your tour guide.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases have to be checked in the Vatican cloakrooms,located at the entrance of the museums,while your tour will end up in front of the Basilica. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • NO REFUND FOR LATE ARRIVALS! EVERYONE NEEDS TO COME IN THE OFFICE, 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE TIME.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • On Wednesday, due to the weekly Papal Audience, and on religious ceremony there is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica will be unavailable during which the access to St Peter's Basilica is closed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can’t be held responsible in case of sudden closure of the Saint Peter’s Basilica or any other room inside the Vatican Museums without notice, as this is a decision of the Vatican Administration itself and we have no control over it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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