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Vatican City Skip-the-Line Private Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 50467
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See one of the world’s great art collections on a private 6-hour tour of the Vatican City. Marvel at art and antiquity collected over the centuries by the Vatican. Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
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Duration: 6 hours
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  • Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums, and see one of the world's great art collections
  • Marvel aat art by Bernini, Da Vinci, Raphael and more
  • See Michelangelo's majestic Sistine Chapel
  • Go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see the tomb of St. Peter
  • Discover ancient maps, and tapestries by Raphael's pupils
  • Get a view of the pope's residence from the outside
Full description
Marvel at art and antiquities gathered over many centuries on a full-day tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Skip the long lines to access the Vatican Museums, located beyond a massive bronze door that, like magic, takes you out of Italy and into the smallest country in the world. Discover an immense treasure chest of valuable objects, statues, paintings, tapestries and archaeological finds.

Follow in the footsteps of popes, cardinals, ambassadors and kings, not to mention the greatest artists of the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see one of the greatest art treasures of all time.

Next, skip-the-line to the highest temple of Christendom; St. Peter's Basilica. Admire Michelangelo’s “Pieta” and his imposing dome. See the tomb of St. Peter. Marvel at Bernini's “Baldacchino.” Get views of the pope's residence from the outside.

End on St. Peter's Square, and the Vatican Grottos, the final resting place for most popes.
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fees to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Priority entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets (EUR 6)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Vatican Museums entrance. A map and pictures of the exact Vatican meeting spot will be provided after booking.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that you will be required to go through security to enter the Vatican: no sharp objects (Swiss knives, scissors, etc), backpacks or umbrellas are permitted inside the museums
• There is a strict dress code for this tour: no bare shoulders or knees to enter the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
• Please note that for parties of 6 persons and more, headsets are required by the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica to hear your guide better. This incurs an additional cost of EUR 6 per person, payable on the spot

From £827.16 per person

Organized by

Marco Pontuali

Product ID: 50467