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Tickets for Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Tour the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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Overview
Opening hours
Vatican
Today:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Today:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Starting time
11:00
Duration
3 hours
Highlights
  • Explore the best of the 5.5-hectare Vatican Museums with a guide
  • See two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment) in the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour the spiritual center of the Vatican and see Renaissance masterpieces in St. Peter's Basilica
Description

Want an in-depth encounter like no other at the Vatican? This 3-hour guided tour will give you all the facts as you go. Skip the lines and visit the Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

The Vatican Museums are a must-see in Rome, not just because of their extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology, all collected by the Popes over the years. They're also the site of some of the most lavishly decorated halls and galleries in the country!

Explore the best of this 5.5-hectare complex with a guide, who'll deliver all the history you can handle as you go.

See some of the Vatican Museums' best classical statuary at the Pio Clementino Museum. Marvel at the huge marble candelabra at the Gallery of the Candelabra, walk a corridor of amazing, intricate tapestries at the Gallery of the Tapestries, and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy in the Gallery of the Geographical Maps.

Head to the four Raphael Rooms, which all form a suite of reception rooms in the palace, famous for their frescoes. Then, in the Sistine Chapel, see two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment).

In the mighty St. Peter's Basilica, tour the spiritual center of the Vatican and the world's largest church building. See Renaissance masterpieces and the home of Saint Peter's tomb!

When in Rome... it's a must!

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
  • 3-hour English guided tour of the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica
  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Geographical Maps
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Visit to the Vatican Gardens
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, pass the security check, and scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI. You will receive further information from the staff on where to meet your guide inside the Vatican Museums
  • Please make sure to be at the entrance of the Vatican at least 15 minutes before your booked timeslot in order to get in on time for your guided tour!
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
Key info
Live guide
English-speaking
Additional info

Note:

The visit to the Basilica of St. Peter may not take place during the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of the Holy See or of the Vatican City State. If the Basilica can't be visited, the guided tour will be carried out only in the Vatican Museums (for about 3 hours). In this case the ticket purchased will not be refundable.

Reviews
Mar 21, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
The commentary was very informative and the knowledge of our guide was brilliant.
Beat the queues and went to plan.
Mar 21, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
It was incredibile.
Mar 18, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
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Mar 15, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Our guide was very clear and knowledgeable. The whole experience was easy and very informative
Mar 14, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Highly recommended! It was an amazing experience to see and get mesmerized by the beautiful artworks of such genius artists; Raphael, Michaelangelo and other artists. It's worth the time and the price.
Mar 10, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
We had a fantastic experience, the instructions on collecting our tickets and meeting our guide were excellent, everything ran smoothly and we truly skipped the long queues. I would highly recommend taking the pre booked guided tour, there were many vendors outside the Vatican which were a nuisance. The Vatican was extremely busy, but our guide Francesca kept us together and was really knowledgable and informative, answering all our questions. Similarly, we entered St Peter's quite easily where our guide showed us around and then left us to enjoy it at our leisure. I will definitely use this company again!
Mar 9, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Well worth skipping the line and tour guide was great 😀
Mar 9, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Very comfortable, becouse can get qiuck acses everywhere. We was late a bit, but with this skip the line was very quick. And good tour. After you can explore on your own.
Mar 7, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
It was amazing to visit museums with professional guide, covered and explained most of all art points
Mar 6, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
A really well organised tour. Jo, our guide was knowledgeable, experienced and really passionate about the art and history.
We Learned so much and barely noticed how crowded it was because of her enthusiasm
Thank you
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