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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican City Small Group Tour with St. Peter's Basilica

Product ID: 66553
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Skip the lines and enjoy a semi-private VIP early 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.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the monuments of the 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
Full description
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
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Headsets
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Via Germanico 16, Rome.

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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
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Student ID is required and you must be under 26 years of age to qualify for the student rate
• You will receive confirmation at the time of booking, unless booking is made within 1 day of travel. In this case you will receive confirmation as soon as possible, subject to availability
• A dress code is required for entering the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered (for both men and women). You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30,000 visitors per day. Skipping the line means entering before the non-reservation line, however there is still the possibility of an unexpected wait
• Please note that admission is free on September 27 (World Tourism Day). The rates displayed for that date are already discounted
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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From US$ 84.84 US$ 67.87 per person

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Overall rating
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based on 292 reviews
Review summary
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Maya tours

Product ID: 66553