Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

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Skip the lines and discover one of the world's best collections of Renaissance art

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  • Bypass the long lines to buy tickets and enter the Vatican Museums with fast-track “skip the line” entry tickets
  • Marvel at the Michelangelo’s frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, including influential works such as The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam
  • Explore the Vatican Museum’s huge collection of western art, including some of the most celebrated paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance era
  • Discover St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest of Catholic shrines and burial site of St. Peter, founder of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Learn more about the stories and history behind the many exhibits with a professional multi-lingual guide
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  • 20 Feb 2018
    Guide was knowledgable and the pace of the tour was just right. She is also very experienced and had a sense of humor.

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  • Morning Tour Without Transfer (T3C AM) (Nov-Mar)

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  • Morning Tour Without Transfer (T3C AM) (2018-Apr-Oct)

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  • Morning Tour With Transfer (T3 AM) (Nov-Mar)

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    • Professional multi-lingual guide

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  • Morning Tour With Transfer (T3 AM) (2018-Apr-Oct)

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  • Afternoon Tour Without Transfer (T3C PM) (Nov-Mar)

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  • Afternoon Tour Without Transfer (T3C PM) (2018-Apr-Oct)

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  • Afternoon Tour - With Transfer (T3B PM) (Nov-Mar)

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    • Professional multi-lingual guide

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  • Afternoon Tour - With Transfer (T3B PM) (2018-Apr-Oct)

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What To Expect

The Vatican has been commissioning and collecting art from the early days of the Catholic Church and the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica contain a treasure trove of western art, including many masterpieces from the Renaissance era. Explore the Vatican collections on this guided tour with fast track entry. Over 6 million visitors come to the Vatican museums every year, so there are always long lines to get in. A professional guide will pick you up at the meeting point and lead you to a Vatican Preferred Partner entrance that will allow you to bypass the queues and head straight into the museums. The collections in the museums are vast and can take hours to explore. The multi-lingual guide will introduce you to some of the better known highlights of the collections, including the Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Geographical Maps, and the Raphael Rooms. After touring the galleries, head into the Sistine Chapel and admire the magnificent frescoes on the walls and ceiling. Don’t miss Michelangelo’s masterpieces in this room, especially the frescoes of *The Last Judgement* and *The Creation of Adam*. Once you have completed the tour of the museum, head into St. Peter’s Basilica to see one of the holiest shrines in the Catholic world, and the resting place of St. Peter, founder of the Catholic Church.

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Itinerary

Itinerary:

Morning Tour - Without Transfer
  • Available from Monday to Saturday
  • 8:30am/11:00am Departure from meeting point (departure at 11:00am only available from April to October)
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through fast track entrance
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, except on Wednesdays where this attraction will be replaced by a visit to the Vatican Library)
  • 12:00pm/ 3:00pm Tour ends at Vatican area
Morning Tour - With Transfer
  • Available from Monday to Saturday
  • 7:30am Hotel pick up from centrally-located hotels in Rome
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through fast track entrance
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, except on Wednesdays where this attraction will be replaced by a visit to the Vatican Library)
  • 12:00pm Tour ends at Vatican area
Afternoon Tour - Without Transfer
  • From November-March: Only available on Fridays and Saturdays
  • From April-October: Available daily except Sundays
  • 2:30pm Departure from meeting point
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through fast track entrance
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 5:30pm Tour ends at Vatican area
Afternoon Tour - With Transfer
  • From November-March: Only available on Fridays and Saturdays
  • From April-October: Available daily except Sundays
  • 1:30pm Hotel pick up from centrally-located hotels in Rome
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through fast track entrance
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 5:30pm Tour ends at Vatican area
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket for 3 museums combo: Age 3-7
  • Infants aged 0-1 receive free entry
  • Tours do not operate on the following blackout dates: 1 and 6 January; 11 Feburary; 19 March; 2 April; 1 May; 29 June; 14 and 15 August; 1 November; 8, 25, 26 December
  • Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed when visiting the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Gardens
  • The Vatican Museums cloakroom is free of charge. You will be required to check all oversized bags, umbrellas, sticks, stands and video cameras
  • You are NOT allowed to to take photographs or films with any type of electronic equipment inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Drawing inside the Vatican Museums can only be done in pencil and requires special authorization from the Directorate of the Vatican Museums

Multilingual Guide Availability:

  • English and Spanish from November-March
  • English, Spanish and German from April-October
  • Morning Tour Without Transfer will have an extra departure at 11:00am, with an English guide
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meeting Information:

Meet up:
  • Meet up time: 8:30am, 11:00am, or 2:30pm
  • Meet up location: Piazza del Risorgimento, at the center of the square at the bar L’OTTAGONO
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time
  • Look for tour assistants in pink jackets with the I Love Rome Logo
Hotel Pick Up:
  • Pick up time: Starting at 7:30pm for Morning Tour - With Transfer / 1:30pm for Afternoon Tour - With Transfer
  • Our customer service staff will double check hotel pick up time with the operator and inform tourists by email
  • We kindly ask tourists to arrive at hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time, so that tour coordinator/guide will be able to collect the group. Tourists can easily spot coordinators wearing shirts or jackets that expose operator's brand logo
  • Look for tour assistants in pink jacket with I Love Rome Logo
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (31) 4.6
  • Jia Hao 20 Feb 2018
    Guide was knowledgable and the pace of the tour was just right. She is also very experienced and had a sense of humor.
  • Chun To 14 Feb 2018
    very good tour! Fabio the guide is great
  • Sen Wei Marc 6 Feb 2018
    Fantastic tour! Rita was an amazing guide with a sense of humour. Her passion shone through as we went through the museums and Basilica, and she prepared us for what to expect and look out for at the Sistine Chapel. Very glad we took up this tour.
  • Ziv 28 Jan 2018
    The guide was great. We recommend taking a tour guide when visiting the Vatican.
  • Justin Renn Aun 3 Jan 2018
    The tour was good. Much better than having to queue for hours.
  • Pui Yee Tessa 11 Dec 2017
    The tour is really nice and informative
  • Ngai Ho 29 Nov 2017
    The tour guide is good and the tour is nice and enjoyable
  • Leahanne 19 Nov 2017
    I had very limited time in Rome and booked the tour to help me manage my time. The afternoon was spent well and the hotel pick up was perfect to ease the time constraints vs having to figure out where I need to go. Davide, our guide, from I Love Rome is very knowledgeable and nice. He had perfected his quips and jokes as well. Overall, a wonderful experience.
  • Kira 5 Nov 2017
    This was an amazing day trip and for me on the other side of Rome which was completely different to where I’m staying and an amazing walk to continue the city when it was finished
  • Michelle Ann 2 Nov 2017
    I would enjoy it more if the guide let us explore the gardens and see the famous staircase. But all in all it was a good experience. Not 100% but good. Thanks Klook!
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