Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter Basilica

This carefully planned tour of the Vatican highlights ensures that you won’t miss any of the “must-see” masterpieces of art and architecture that make this such a unique place. Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the Museums and, with fast-track access, you’ll by-pass the queues and head inside. You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before starting the tour.

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  • What's included :
    • skip the line tickets
    • local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    On this fantastic half-day tour, you’ll get to see the treasures of the Vatican, accompanied by a top-rated, expert guide. You’ll benefit from fast-track access, enabling you to by-pass the long queues of tourists and immediately begin your tour. You’ll see Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to much more!

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    The highlight of any tour of the Vatican is, of course, the famous Sistine Chapel, the most visited attraction in all of Italy. You’ll learn more about Michelangelo’s frescoes - The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis - as well as some specifics of the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance masters. The Sistine Chapel is still used today, most notably for Conclave – the secretive papal election. You’ll hear some anecdotes and little-known secrets about this amazing place.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    The tour ends with a visit to the most significant Catholic Church in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here you’ll view another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà, as well as hear more about the architecture and the rituals of the Basilica. You will also see the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Finally, you will enter Saint Peter’s Square to see Bernini’s famous statues and the chimney where the white smoke appears, to tell of a newly elected Pope. After a few final anecdotes your guide will bid you farewell and leave you to wander around this impressive square. A perfect end to a tour of the Vatican!

  • Departure Point :
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Caesar Tours

Activity ID: V-111062P5

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