Posted on 2021-05-17
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Vatican Museums Tour: 3-hour guided tour in the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica

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Take a Vatican Museums Tour and enjoy a 3-hour small-group experience of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the highlights of the papal collection with a professional guide and learn all about the works of Michelangelo that stand unequaled in the centuries.

◾ Marvel at the sight of Michelangelo’s genius work - the Sistine Chapel, one of the world's most famous and fascinating places
◾ Admire the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica, with its dome designed by Michelangelo, and its decorated, precious interiors
◾ Learn all about the Vatican Museums on this 3-hour, small-group tour with your art-loving, local guide
◾ Skip the line tickets are included, don't waste your time waiting for the whole day!

About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours
MEETING POINT: Viale Dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 (100 mt from Vatican Museums' Main Entrance)
STARTING TIME & LANGUAGES: 10.30 am (English) 11.45 am (English, Spanish, French, Italian & German), 2.30 pm (English & Spanish)
OPENING SEASON: All year round, daily, except Sundays
WHO CAN COME: Vatican Museums Tour is suitable for all. However, not appropriate for wheelchair users

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation is available

Description - What to expect

With 2000 rooms compiling some of the greatest art collections in the world, managing your way around the Vatican Museums alone can be overwhelming. On this small-group Vatican Museums Tour, you will be led by an art and history passionate guide. Your guide will take you on a journey through time as you discover world-renowned works of art collected by generations of Papal rule.

Marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and fascinating sites in the world. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed! However, the Vatican Museums encompass much more than just the Sistine Chapel... Your guide will show you artistic jewels such as the Pio-Clementino Halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Candelabra, the Tapestries, and the Maps Galleries.

After your Vatican Museums tour, head to admire the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo and has become one of the symbols of Rome. Inside the church, you can ponder at the beauty of the world-famous sculpture “La Pietà” - another Michelangelo masterpiece and the only sculpture personally signed by the artist.

Follow your guide to discover the originality of yet another art genius - Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Admire the gold and bronze covered Baldachin Altar, a truly incomparable work of art in its uniqueness, breaking all boundaries at the time. Your Vatican Museums Tour tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, where you can stay in Vatican City for the rest of the day to further explore the place on your own.

What's included, what's not

✔ 3-hour Vatican Museums Tour
✔ Professional local guide
✔ Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums
✔ Skip the line access to St Peter's Basilica

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Important information

◾ Comfortable shoes are recommended for this Vatican Museums Tour
◾ Entrance into the Vatican Museums and Churches requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ Safety measures
All areas that customers touch are frequently disinfected
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
◾ Traveler requirements
Customers are required to bring and wear masks
Customers will have a mandatory temperature check