Guide tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

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Experience Highlights

You’ve come all this way, don’t you deserve to be at the front of the line? And don’t you deserve an expert to share the inside scoop on these three Vatican jewels: the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica? Of course you do! This guided 3 hour tour will deliver, turning a pleasant walk through spaces into a stimulating journey through history and all the art and architecture of this hallowed place. When you book this experience you will:

  • Skip the lines to see the most important sights of the Vatican including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Benefit from an expert guide who will share the history and importance of these iconic places over a 2.5 hour period
  • Be guaranteed priority access tickets to avoid queuing at the ticket office.

What’s included

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • A 3 guided tour by a Vatican expert

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Step by Step

Moments of contemplation. Remarkable artwork, architecture and objects. A story of centuries past still present. 

If you’re heading to Rome, this is a must do. No long lines, just direct and guided access to the most hallowed and magnificent structures in the Vatican. This two and a half hour tour delivers the context, depth and meaning you want to really understand the role the Vatican has played in the lives of millions if not billions of people. Take in the multiple galleries of the Vatican Museums and marvel at the masterpieces of the most famous Renaissance painters including Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael. Wallow in the awe inspiring beauty of the Sistine Chapel, a 15th century chamber that remains the place where every pope is elected. And get ready for the peaceful embrace of St. Peter’s Basilica where you can sit with Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's altar and consider this imposing church as the seat of the Catholic world and the tomb of its many popes. 

The expert guided groups are limited to no more than 20 people, ensuring that you will be able to both hear and your questions be heard. Headphones are also available should you not want to miss a thing. 

Reviews

4.8
· 14600 Reviews
  • M
    Mark
    4
    (0 Reviews)
    The guide goes too fast and does not allow time to appreciate the museum properly.
  • F
    Francis
    4
    (0 Reviews)
    The visit was a bit too quick for the amount of things to see, but the explanations were very good.
  • L
    Lidia
    5
    (0 Reviews)
    Entering the Pio Clementino museum is like being in a medieval movie. I have never enjoyed a tour as much as this one, one of the best experiences of my life. To repeat in the future.
  • R
    Rebeca
    4
    (0 Reviews)
    Beautiful tour, I went with my children and they kept asking the guide questions, very patient and very good with the children. It was a Saturday and there were a lot of people.
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