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Vatican City Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 66553
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Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a semi-private VIP morning tour of the Vatican. Admire works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and others in the Vatican Museums. Marvel at the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and get privileged entrance to St. Peter's Basilica.
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Duration: 3 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian
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Spanish, English, Italian

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  • Skip the long ticket lines to the monuments of Vatican City
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See works of art by Michelangelo and many other artists
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and benefit from the expertise of an art historian guide. See stunning works of art in the papal collections by Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli and Signorelli.

Get insights from your guide and learn information that isn't readily available in tour books. Learn the Vatican’s historic secrets and feel inspired to learn even more! Travel throughout the various areas of the Vatican in a small group for a more personalized experience.

Navigate the miles of galleries at the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Octagonal Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Enter the Sistine Chapel and be mesmerized by the frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue into St. Peter’s Basilica, where highlights of ecclesiastical art include Michelangelo's "Pieta" and Bernini's baldachin on the High Altar.

Areas You Will Visit:

• The Art Gallery (Pinacoteca)
• The Octagonal Courtyard 
• The Gallery of Tapestries
• The Gallery of Maps
• The Round Room (Sala Rotonda)
• The Greek Cross Room (Pio-Clementine Museum)
• The Raphael Rooms (when possible)
• The Gallery of the Muses
• The Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s frescoes)
• St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip-the-ticket-line admission
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
• Students must bring a valid student ID card to enter.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants under 6 years old travel free.
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.

From £57.85 per person

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Product ID: 66553