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Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Skip the line
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Vatican Museums where you will enter with skip the line tickets. Your guide will offer detailed commentary as you explore the museums with their numerous galleries. Visit the Octagonal Courtyard, which houses an extraordinary collection of antique sculptures collected by Pope Julius II, such as the Apollo of Belvedere, the Torso of Belvedere, and the Lacoon.
Continue on to the Gallery of the Candelabra, which contains Roman copies of Hellenistic originals from the 2nd to the 3rd century BC and great 2nd century candelabras. Then proceed to the Gallery of Maps, where the walls and ceilings are frescoed with a series of topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti. You will also see the amazing Borgia Apartments and Raphael’s rooms, famous for their frescoes.
Then, visit the incomparable Sistine Chapel to learn about the intricacy and history. Finally, enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved, skip the line passageway.
If you wish to visit also the Pinacoteca (painting gallery) and see artworks of the italian masters Raffaello, Caravaggio and Leonardo Da Vinci, choose to upgrade your tour with an hour extra private guide!
Entrance fees (Vatican)
Professional guide for 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours (depending on the option you book)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
St. Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not wheelchair accessible
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Kids from 0 to 5 years old are considered infant. Kids aged 6 years old and older, pay as adults
If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
Entrance to the Vatican Museums
Morning tour: 9:00am Afternoon tour: 2:00pm Morning Tour with Pinacoteca: 9:00am Afternoon Tour with Pinacoteca: 13:30