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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour (8.30am)

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour (8.30am)

From:  72,00

DURATION: 3.5 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 8.30am

FREQUENCY: every day except Sundays & religious holidays

 LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German

MEETING POINT: Piazza Risorgimento (8.15am)

 

Skip hours of notorious lines outside the Vatican and see wonders like the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in one day. Our expert guides will walk you through the history and insights of these masterpieces.

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Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Skip the Line Morning Tour Vatican Museums Highlights

  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Visit of the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Easy-to-find meeting point
  • Exclusive group of no more than 30 people

Skip the Line Morning Tour Vatican Museums Inclusions

  • Entrance Tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headsets

Tour Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation
TOUR ITINERARY

Explore some of Rome’s greatest masterpieces on this one-day tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. Don’t worry about spending your time in the notorious hour-long lines, with our tour you will skip all the lines and access the areas immediately. Our expert guides will walk you through the history and insights of these masterpieces, giving you an insider’s point of view.

The Vatican Museums

Visiting the Vatican Museums is a must on your trip to Rome. These museums are the third most visited museums in the world and are home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Get ready to see first-hand some of the world’s most famous artworks by artistic geniuses like Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and Giotto.

The Sistine Chapel

Probably the most famous chapel in the world, the Sistine Chapel is known for its stunning frescos, especially Michelangelo’s world-renowned ceiling fresco: The Last Judgement. The Sistine Chapel is the 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums, completed around 1483. Apart from holding some of the world’s most inestimable artworks, it is still used today for religious reasons such as the Papal conclave, the process where the College of Cardinals elects the new Pope.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest and brightest example of Renaissance architecture in the world. It is the biggest of the four Papal basilicas of Rome, and it’s the center of Catholicism and the symbol of the Vatican State.

PLEASE NOTE

Ticket Reductions:

  • Child ticket valid for children of 3-7 years of age
  • Free for children from 0-2 years of age

General Information:

  • The meeting point is at 8.15am in Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, 400 meters from the nearest subway stop Ottaviano
  • At the meeting point you will find our assistants in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo and carrying pink flags.
  • Note that the tour is available in French only on Saturdays from 1 November to 31 March.
  • On Wednesdays the tour will not cover the Basilica due to the Papal Audience.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • This tour ends in St. Peter's Square.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations without penalties within 24 hours before tour date
  • 100% penalty from 24 hours before tour departure and for no-shows

14 reviews for Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour (8.30am)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent tour guide and we really did skip the massive queues 😀

  2. 5 out of 5

    Muy simple el proceso de reserva y compra.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Great tour – good audio, tour guide was knowledgeable and understandable.

  4. 4 out of 5

    There were a lot of ppl but our group was a great size of 22 which made it easier to move around

  5. 5 out of 5

    Very knowledgeable tour guides

  6. 4 out of 5

    Excellent gide. Very well organized.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tolle Tour, intensive 3h mit sehr guter Führung.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Very busy place to truly take in the maginificant chapel.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nice place, long lines, but Francesco make it easier..

  10. 4 out of 5

    It would have been better if we had been given a map of the Vatican Museums so that we knew what we were looking at and it would have been a keepsake. The crowds were horrendous and you were moved about like sheep but that is not the fault of the company.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Great tour. Very interesting and worthwhile

  12. 5 out of 5

    Great walkthrough with good level of detail from the tour guide.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Duktiga på historia , kultur samt ev myter kring saker och personer

  14. 5 out of 5

    Poula, our tour guide was awesome


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