Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums small-group tour
Attractions & guided tours

Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums small-group tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , German
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Skip the very long lines to the Vatican Museums
  • Discover one of the world's greatest art collections
  • Wander the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by pupils of Raphael
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • See ancient maps in the Gallery of Maps
  • Go to the Raphael Rooms in the Papal chambers
What to expect

Skip the lines to the Vatican Museums on a 3-hour small-group tour in Rome. Discover one of the world’s great art collections, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world.

Enjoy an exclusive, small group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, with a maximum of 12 guests per guide for a more intimate experience. Skip the long lines to access the galleries, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities: collected by popes over many centuries, it includes stunning works by Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, among many others. Inside the Sistine Chapel, you'll see Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes as well as the Belvedere Apollo statue in the Octagonal Courtyard.

Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s La Pietà, beneath the dome of the world’s largest church.

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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
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Licensed guide
    • Entrance fee to the museum
    • Headsets to hear your guide during the tour
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-1 years): reduced
    • Children (2-17 years): reduced
    Where

    Via Leone IV, 2, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide opposite the Hosteria dei Musei on Via Sebastiano Veniero (corner with Via Leone IV)

    What to remember
    • Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour departure
    • This tour requires a minimum of two participants per booking
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    When
    • From Monday to Saturday
    • 9.00am: tours in English and German
    • 9.30am: tours in French
    • 2.00pm: tours in English, German, French and Italian
    • Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed from 7.00am-1.00pm on Wednesdays due to the Papal Audience
    • The Basilica may also be closed on 24 and 31 December
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    Provider
    Mea Tours&Events
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
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