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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums 3-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 61793
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Visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. This 3-hour guided morning or afternoon tour also explores the papal treasures and magnificent art of the Vatican Museums.
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Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Hotels located in Rome's city center. Pick-up is not available from B&Bs, guesthouses or apartments. If your hotel or accommodation is not listed on the tour operator's website, please make your way to the meeting point.

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  • See the Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel
  • Go inside St. Peter's Basilica (except on Wednesdays)
  • See the Raphael Rooms, part of the Papal Apartments
  • Skip the line for fast entry into the Vatican's most famous sights
Full description
Visit one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 3-hour guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums, including a visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. With exclusive skip-the-line access, don't waste time waiting in long queues outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered among the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the Vatican Museum.

Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you see paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel.

If your tour is in the morning, admire Bernini’s colonnade in St. Peter’s Square and go inside the Basilica. Built over the centuries by famous architects including Michelangelo, its dome is one of the iconic symbols of Rome.
  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Transport
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Drop-off
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Tours run every day except Sundays and religious holidays
• Strict dress code: no skirts above the knee, no shorts, no bare shoulders (tank tops or sleeveless blouses), and you must wear shoes (no flip flops). You will not be permitted inside the basilica unless you are dressed appropriately
• The Vatican Museums allow baby buggies inside the museum, however these are not permitted inside the Basilica, therefore it is strongly recommended that you do not carry the buggy with you when entering the museums
• Please note that on Wednesdays the tour will not visit the interior of the St. Peter's Basilica due to the Papal Audience
• This tour is not available on: May 1, June 29, August 14 and 15, December 8, 25 and 26, January 1 and 6, February 11 and March 19
• A maximum of 30 participants will be on this tour

From US$ 95.48 per person

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Product ID: 61793