Guide, insurance, entrance ticket “skip the line” to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, earphones
Euros 55 per person (discount for groups and families)
Every day at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
In front of the main entrance of Vatican Museums (viale vaticano 100) – the guide will wait there with the logo of our agency
English, Italian (other languages on request: German/French/Spanish)
Reservation within 72 hours before. Tour starts with a minimum of 2 participants. In case the tour will not start, we refund the amount paid. This tour includes long walking distances. It is therefore highly recommended to wear comfortable shoes. The Tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for disabled people who require special assistance. Entry to the Vatican is regulated by strict restrictions on clothing: shorts and tank tops are not allowed; knees and shoulders must be covered. Those who do not follow these guidelines may be denied entry and the local operator will not be held responsible for that. The security check before entering the Basilica is the same as for airports: it is not allowed to carry liquids and sharp objects. On peak days, waiting times may increase because of these security checks. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before starting time (under penalty of no entry and no refund of the amount paid). St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesdays from 08.00 am to 12.00 am due to the Papal Audience and on the 24th and 31st of December. In these cases, the visit of the Basilica will be replaced with the visit of other rooms of the Vatican Museums. On rare occasions, it may occur that the Basilica closes without notice. In this case the Tour will include a 3-hour visit of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. It will not be possible to request any refund. During the high season, the length of visiting time inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited following the decision of the Vatican Museums’ staff.
What you will see
The Vatican Pinacoteca (Art Gallery) – with the view on St. Peter's Basilica
The Pigne Fountain
The Chiaramonti Museum
The Gallery of the Candelabra – ancient sculptures
The Gallery of Tapestries
The Gallery of Maps
The Raphael's Rooms
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Square
How it works
You have to book at least 72 hours before the start of the tour.
You can cancel the booking up to 48 hours before the start date of the tour; if you respect this condition, part of the amount you have already paid shall be reimbursed.
The tour will go ahead when a minimum of 2 people have signed up; in the event that the minimum threshold is not reached, the amount you have paid shall be reimbursed.
The tours are offered in English and Italian; you can request a guide in another language by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tour is guaranteed to go ahead even in the event of bad weather. As they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing
The Vatican is the one of the most popular destinations which attracts more than 8 million tourists each year. This Tour will allow you to get without waiting to places of greatest interest together with an expert guide. No waiting, either in the row for every customer or in the priority one. Together with our expert guide you will be able to discover and admire the artworks kept in the Vatican Museums. You will learn about the most famous artists from different eras and the stories which inspired their works. You will see the Pine Cone Fountain and you will visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. You will continue your tour visiting the magnificent Sistine Chapel where you will listen to the incredible stories that lie behind its creation, such as Michelangelo’s self-portrait from which it strongly emerges his idea of preferring a painful fate such as being "peeled" rather than having to work again on the fresco of the chapel. The majesty of this building where you will be immersed will make you understand and feel from close up how difficult it could be to complete such a great work, so meticulous with attention to every detail. After this visit that will leave you breathless, you will continue your tour in the St. Peter's Basilica by entering directly from the Sistine Chapel thanks to a door that connects the two holy places. Here you will admire the extraordinary altar and let be enchanted by the beautiful sculpture of the Pietà by Michelangelo. At the end of this tour you will go straight out onto St. Peter's Square where you will be able to admire the astute Bernini’s optical illusion, the Pope's balcony and take some pictures of the Basilica from the outside.