Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums Guided Tour

4.2 / 5

6 reviews

Rome: Vatican Museums Guided Tour

From US$ 73.36 per person

Tour the famous Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry, with the Sistine Chapel included. Encounter the most famous works of art of the Renaissance, with your guide on hand to provide insight into your surroundings as you travel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Save your precious time by bypassing the winding ticket queue and heading straight into the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, and many more
  • Encounter the highlights of the Vatican City in one day
Full description
After gathering at the meeting point just outside the city's walls, begin your tour of the famous museums of the Vatican City. These museums contain one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Enjoy the collection of statues ranging from Ancient Rome and Greece before encountering the Renaissance popes, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Hall of the Muses, and the Round Room with the sculpture of Hercules. Traveling further, encounter the Greek Cross Room with the sarcophagus of Constantine, the Maps Gallery - which overlooks the Vatican Gardens, the Raphael, and finally the wonderful Michelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. Travel through the history and secrets surrounding the Catholic church, and hear the stories of rivalry that existed between Renaissance artists. Following your visit to the Basilica of St. Peter, be surprised by the masterpieces of the Baroque genius Bernini - whose pallium is the largest bronze object in the world, and the majestic “Pieta”, by Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Guide and headsets
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Papal Tombs
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Please note that lunch is not included in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The tour leader was the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!!! She told stories and made it sooo very interesting.

October 17, 2021

July 6, 2021

We had a very professional guide, with a lot of knowledge who did his job with a lot of passion. Thank you Saverio !

June 28, 2021

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