Guided tour

Rome: Vatican City Complete Semi-Private Tour

4.6 / 5

10 reviews

Rome: Vatican City Complete Semi-Private Tour

Activity provider: What a Life Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 79 per person

See masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Skip the long lines to the popular monuments to get a complete Vatican City experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the main monuments of the Vatican City
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art from Ancient Greece and the Renaissance
  • Explore the Vatican Museums with your tour guide
  • Learn about different artistic techniques and the rivalry between artists
  • See mosaics, golden ceilings, and memorable statues at St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

Save precious time with skip-the-line access to the popular monuments of the Vatican City, and explore on a guided tour for only your party for a more personalized experience. Follow a meticulously designed itinerary to see the best of the city-state and admire priceless treasures such as the massive bronze statue in the Pinecone Courtyard and the historic maps in the dedicated Gallery of Maps. Look at the enigmatic sculpture of Laocoön and His Sons, and discuss techniques used by different artists with your expert guide. Marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, and get inside details about the 4 years of back-breaking labor it took to complete. Conclude your tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Witness the incomparable grandeur of its mosaics, golden ceilings, gigantic statues, and the spectacular dome.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
  • All entrance and reservation fees
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Access to the dome at St. Peter's Basilica
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended
  • All visitors must cover their knees and shoulders to enter the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  •  Bags measuring more than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters, tripods, large umbrellas and objects that could be harmful to other visitors or damage the works of art are not allowed into the Vatican Museums and must be stored in the cloakroom
  • The cloakroom is a 20-minute walk from the end point of the tour
  •  St. Peter’s Basilica is an active parish church and subject to unforeseen closure for spiritual celebrations. In the event this happens, the local tour operator will contact you in advance with an alternative tour time or itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Without doubt : one of my favourite tour ever! Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by our guide, Elaine. We felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! Elaine was extremely kind, energetic, funny, flexible and gifted with an impressive knowledge! We truly enjoyed walking by her side, discovering the Vatican City. This tour clearly added up to our entire experience in Roma. All respect for Elaine who does a great job there; a true sample of excellent tour guide! Thanks again!

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March 7, 2022

It was a great experience, Michael was fun, accurate about the historical events, and we learned all the information needed!! It was a great experience and I definitely suggest it!!

May 8, 2022

Very nice visit! Very nice to visit the Vatican on a weekday early in the morning - almost empty.

February 24, 2022

Product ID: 61140