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Complete skip-the-line Vatican tour for small groups

Based on 74 reviews
Availability: Monday-Saturday (depending on season)
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • 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 15 people for enhanced contact
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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 15 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (4-12): reduced price
Where

Via del Governatorato, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Meeting point:
  • Meeting point is at the green bar (called l'Ottagono) in Piazza del Risorgimento.
  • We meet just outside the green bar in the middle of Piazza del Risorgimento Square. 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.
What to remember
  • As with all museums, particular galleries of the Vatican museums can sometimes be closed without prior notice and pieces 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. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. As a result, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on any of our group Vatican tours.
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When
  • From Monday to Saturday at 09.45am (meet strictly at 09.30am)
  • Except every Wednesday until 28 Feb 2018: departure at 01.00pm (meet strictly at 12.45pm)
  • Departure Time from 01 Mar 2018:
    • At 9.45am (meet strictly at 09.30am)
    • At 01.30pm (meet strictly at 1.15pm)

Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

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Provider
Walks of Italy
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