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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
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  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
Jan 15, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
I had a private tour with a wonderfull guide!!!
Jan 8, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Our guide (forgot her name) was super, answered every question we had and was very informative. Entering and get around to meet the guide is really simple. After the tour you can explore the Basilica more if you want.
Jan 6, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
no bad surprise. Ce ticket nous a permis d'éviter 2 heures de queue.
Jan 4, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Worth to visit it!
Jan 4, 2019
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Great tour and our guide was awesome. She explained many details and emphasized on what's important to remember
Dec 22, 2018
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
no lines. No waste time. Very easy. Probably if you dont buy tickets from here, you would pay a bit less, but it worths
Dec 10, 2018
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Excellent guided tour of the Vatican, a must see when visiting Rome, it is breath taking.
Book for early morning to avoid the crowds. Getting in and finding the meeting point was very straightforward.
Dec 5, 2018
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
Perfect handling.
Dec 4, 2018
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
It was great and our tour guide Francesca kept us well informed and entertained all the way! Highly recommend
Nov 28, 2018
Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
I would recommend this tour if you are highly interested in Art and the history behind all the paintings and monuments. It is very detailed and the lady that done the tour had amazing knowledge of everything and kindly answered any questions people had. What I liked about the tour is that we got to see all the main sites of the Vatican like the Sistine chapel and the galleries. Once again though I would only book this tour if you are very interested in history of art etc because it can be very long winded.
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