Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the hidden and less known treasures of the Vatican with a fully dedicated guide
  • Take home the best photographic memories of the Vatican Museums artworks and galleries
  • Admire the stunning Sistine Chapel frescoes and explore St. Peter's Basilica on a small-group tour
What to expect

Discover the Vatican's top attractions following the explanations and route traced by your expert tour guide! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

With a collection of more than 70,000 works of art gathered by the popes over the centuries, some 20,000 of which are displayed in 54 galleries, the Vatican Museums are counted among the biggest museums in the world. Not only they have a record of grandeur, but they also contain priceless treasures including the best known Ancient Roman statues and the most iconic works of the Renaissance. Next to the museum, rises the majestic St. Peter's Basilica, "the greatest of all churches of Christendom", which holds additional gems of inestimable artistic and religious value.

Begin your experience by skipping the long lines and accessing the Vatican Museums. Once inside, your guide will lead you through its labyrinthic structure covering the most important parts of it. Walk along the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Candelabra, take your time to appreciate the masterpieces by Raphael, Bellini, Leonardo, Titian, and Caravaggio, and admire in awe the frescoes realized by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel. Then, head to the Basilica where you'll have the chance to appreciate Bernini's baldachin, Pietà by Michelangelo, and the outstanding dome.

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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
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized 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
  • 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
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 3-hour small-group tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip-the-line ticket
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-18)
    Where

    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider at the top of the flight of stairs just after Caffé Vaticano.

    What to remember
    • Until further notice, it won't be possible to enter St. Peter's Basilica with the guide. An extended tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered, as it is not possible to pass through the Sistine Chapel inside St. Peter's Basilica due to the provisions concerning the containment of the contagion from Covid-19
    • You will visit in a small group of up to 16 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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