Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica skip-the-line morning tour
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica skip-the-line morning tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Discover the most famous masterpieces and art collection of the world
  • Morning guided walking tour with skip-the-line access to the attractions
What to expect

Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines. You'll be ensured that you skip the lines and your expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view.

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums which are composed of 54 galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. The Museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483 the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Final Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

As a popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

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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
    • Entrance tickets
    • Professional guide
    • Wireless audio headsets
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-7)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free admission
    Where

    Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, please be there no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.

    What to remember
    • On Wednesdays, the tour will not cover the Basilica due to the Papal Audience
    • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case, the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library. This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed
    • This tour ends in St. Peter's Square
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

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    Provider
    rome@grayline.com
    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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