Guided tour

Rome: Small-Group Vatican Museums and Basilica with Pickup

Rome: Small-Group Vatican Museums and Basilica with Pickup

From US$ 145.95 per person

If you’ve got limited time in Rome, this tour allows you to tick off the city’s highlights with ease. In a small group limited to 10 people, you will skip the line and receive personalized attention, saving you hours of waiting.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line admission to the Vatican
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
  • Receive hassle-free hotel pickup
  • See the best of the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica by exploring with a guide
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Sistine Chapel via a special doorway
Full description
Your exclusive tour of the Vatican museums will begin with complimentary pickup service from your accommodation with a professional English-speaking driver. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet your tour guide. With your skip-the-line entry tickets, you will cut the huge entry line and access the security check directly. From here the tour will begin over a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a stunning view of St. Peter's Dome, overlooking the Vatican gardens. Your guide will then walk you through all of the highlights of the museums, which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine Museum, which is famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group. You can also gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before passing through the Hall of the Painted Maps where you will enter the Sistine Chapel. This chapel's impact on history, religion, and visual arts has no parallel in the world. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, you will pass through a special door available only when accompanied by your tour guide. Through this door you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept, and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour will then end in St. Peter's Square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. Finally, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, your tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop, before eventually showing you to the nearest taxi station or subway.
  • Complimentary hotel pickup with air-conditioned transportation
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Small-group tour of 10 people or less
  • Audio headsets to hear your guide
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfer back to your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • This tour is unforutnately not wheelchair accessible
  • You will receive instant confirmation
  • This tour is free of charge for children under the age of 6
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums, no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed and knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • Audio headsets will be provided only if there is minimum of 8 people in the group

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