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ATTRACTIONS & GUIDED TOURS
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Complete skip-the-line Vatican tour for small groups

Free cancellation
Duration: up to
Language: English
Availability: Monday-Saturday (depending on season)
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Save your time! Guided tour with entrance ticket included

A route specially designed to include all the treasures

Gape at Michelangelo's works in the Sistine Chapel

See the Bernini's Baldacchino Altar and Michelangelo's Pietà

What to expect

This is the tour for people who want to see everything and get the total Vatican experience. With an expert guide, you’ll spend three hours seeing everything you’ve heard or read about, including:

  • Express tickets to skip the lines
  • Tour of the galleries: the famous pieces and some surprises
  • The Raphael Rooms
  • The Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere sculpture and the Laocoön group
  • The Pinecone Courtyard
  • The galleries of the Candelabra, the Maps, and the Tapestries
  • The Sistine Chapel with detailed viewing tips
  • St. Peter’s Basilica direct via the exclusive 'guides-only' passage
  • One hour to enjoy the glory of St Peter's
  • Michelangelo’s Pietà (the only piece he ever signed)
  • Bernini’s soaring Baldacchino Altar
  • The feet of St. Peter, which pilgrims rub for good luck
  • St Peter’s Square
  • Groups limited to 20 people for enhanced contact
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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Skip-the-line access ticket and guided visit to the Vatican Museums

Skip-the-line access and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica

Headsets for every guest

Expert guide

Small groups of 20 people or fewer

What’s not included

Gratuities

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Location

Piazza del Risorgimento, Rome, Italy

Meeting point:

  • Meeting point is at the green bar (called l'Ottagono) in Piazza del Risorgimento. This is the only bar/cafè located on the square. The bar is on the side of the square towards via Crescensio - close to Tram stop number 19
  • The closest Metro/Underground stop is Ottaviano

Provider

Walks of Italy

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • As with all museums, particular galleries of the Vatican museums can sometimes be closed without prior notice and pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the museums instead
  • On rare occasions, when St. Peter's Basilica is being prepared for high Masses or a special private event, including the Easter ceremonies, the tour group exit and/or the basilica itself can be closed without prior notification. Your guide will still give you an introduction to the church should you wish to visit this on your own at a later occasion. Refunds or discounts will not be provided
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction
  • Free tour upgrade valid for all customers who booked tickets until Dec 31st, 2021: with this upgrade, you'll spend an hour enjoying the buffet before your guide whisks you to the Sistine Chapel
  • Due to covid restrictions the corridor between St.Peter's Church & the Sistine Chapel is temporarily closed to the public. The distance between the two sites without this access means that a guided visit inside St.Peter's Basilica will not be possible. To make the most out of your visit, your guide will give you a full introduction to the Basilica and explain how to visit the Basilica on your own after the tour