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“Unforgettable!”
Mark

Ultimate Vatican Tour of Rome

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This sightseeing tour covers the most important places in Vatican City – the remarkable Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. All while you skip-the-line with our Fast Track entry.

Our licensed guide will escort you through the extensive collection of some of the world’s most distinguished paintings, frescoes, and sculptures. Highlights of the Vatican Museums include: Museo Pio-Clementino, Borgia Apartment, Raphael Rooms*, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabras, and the Pieta of Michelangelo.

After exploring some of the greatest works of art in Italy, the tour continues on to the Sistine Chapel – one of the most famous destinations in the world. See the glory of Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece first-hand before making your way to the last stop on this tour – St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

itinerary

  1. This essential Vatican City tour in Rome begins with a visit to the Vatican Museums- one of the main destinations and top things to do in Rome. And you can skip the line, allowing you more time to discover great works of art by Michelangelo and Raphael. (Please note: Raphael Rooms are available only for the first morning tour)
  2. Explore works of art in the Pio-Clementino Museum and travel through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. At 75 meters long, the Gallery of the Tapestries is named after the elaborate Flemish tapestries that drape its walls. The Gallery of the Maps, painted between 1580 and 1585, takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls, representing each of the Italian regions and papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII.
  3. Our sightseeing Vatican visit continues to one of the most revered places to see in Rome – and the world – the Sistine Chapel. An absolute must-see in Rome, our guide will walk you through amazing works of art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by one man. As you explore the endless wonders, our guide will tell you the stories behind these famous masterpieces on this breathtaking Sistine Chapel tour.
  4. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Basilica- without having to leave the museums. The most renown work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world, a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica is essential to your Rome itinerary. Covering the most significant and spiritual destinations in the world, this Vatican City tour in Rome is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

what's included

  • Skip the line access
  • Expert tour guide
  • Standard tour (Maximum 25 persons per group) or Semiprivate (Maximum 12 per group)
  • Headsets
  • Raphael Rooms tour

what's not included

  • Pick up and drop off

meeting point

Your meeting point is on Vespasiano 46A (take Metro OTTAVIANO stop on Line A). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour to check-in with a member of our staff.

Please note that starting from 01st of April 2019, the meeting point for English – Language Vatican tours will be at Via Germanico 8, 00192 Rome.

ending point

Our tour ends with on the steps of St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the beautiful white columns and Bernini’s fountains.

dress code

Please note- the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. And make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

important informations

The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways
  • Luggage
  • Pets
Large bags and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Vatican. There is a free Vatican cloakroom service once you have gone through the metal detectors. But please keep in mind that there is no bag check at St. Peter’s Basilica. Strollers are permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:

On Wednesdays, Easter, Christmas and other religious holidays and feasts, Saint Peter’s Basilica will be closed. In that case, a three-hour tour will be offered inside the Vatican Museums.

*The Raphael Rooms visit is only during the first, early morning tour.

accessibility

If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.

cancellation policy

FREE Cancellation
SCORE REVIEWS
5/5
with 3 user reviews
Andrew
Walk Of Life Tours. Vatican City
Our Tours About guide does a number of tours including the Vatican, St. Peter's, and Roman Forum. We took her Vatican Tour and, having taken a number of guided tours through the Vatican Museums, I have to say that Giulia's was the best. She is incredibly knowledgeable about both Roman and art history and is able to communicate that learning in a way that is engaging and interesting. She also has a very funny sense of humor.
19/02/2018 10:52
Paula
The Top
Until you've been, you can't quite grasp how astounding the Vatican is. We were fortunate to have a great guide. He has great knowledge of the Vatican and an entertaining way of bringing the information and stories to life. We had our teenage son with us and he made sure our son was interested and engaged. I would highly recommend you tour with a guide to get a rich understanding of the magnificence of the Vatican.
19/02/2018 10:24
Mark
Unforgettable!
With so much to look at, having a tour guide at the Vatican makes your trip a lot easier. Our guide Giulia did an amazing job at giving us fun stories about what we were seeing and teaching us some history as well. Skipping the lines is also amazing — those lines can be long. This tour is definitely worth it!
19/02/2018 10:10
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