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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums small-group tour

Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, German
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  • 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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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

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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  • 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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