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Vatican Highlights Small Group Tour

When in Rome, the Vatican Museums are a must-see. 70, 00o works of art, divided into 54 galleries. With the help of a professional guide, as well as an Art History Pd.D, you'll become an expert on all things Vatican. Join us and discover the Vatican Treasures!
Take advantage of our Skip the Line entrance and avoid standing in line for tickets!
You'll pass many galleries, like the Gallery of Tapestries where you can admire a one in a kind needlework, the Gallery of Maps, and see how the understanding of the world has changed in time.
Explore the start of Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel. Here you'll have time to stop and gaze at the unique frescoes that decorate the walls and the ceiling of the Chapel.
Once outside of the Chapel, your guide will lead you to St. Peter's Square, where you can stop to admire the amazing Basilica from outdoor. After the tour, you can make your own way in.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide for 3 hours
    • Skip the line
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Visit the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Explore the Stanze of Raffaello, part of the apartment of Pope Julius II, where the young Raphael spent many hours decorating the walls of the rooms with beautiful frescoes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Visit the Borgia rooms, part of the papal apartments painted by Pinturicchio and his scholars.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The Modern art and contemporary galleries were put together as an homage to Pope Paul VI who, during a homely in the Sistine Chapel underlined the importance of the link between the Church and Art.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    Get lost admiring the unique frescoes that decorate the interiors of the Sistine Chapel. Painted by some of the greatest masters of the Renaissance period, the decorative frescoes depict Biblical episodes, such as the Creation of Adam and Eve, and many more.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Explore the St. Peter's Square and admire the breathless St. Peter Basilica from outdoor, led by your professional guide. After the tour you can make your own way in.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • St. Peter's Basilica is a church. As such the Vatican can decide to close it with no notice. In this case you will spend longer in the Vatican Museums with your guide
    • Departure times may vary
    • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 as proof of age
    • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers at Vatican Museums entrance
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Italy Wonders SRLS

Activity ID: V-41348P11

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