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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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
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  • English
  • Join In Group
  • 1-30 Travelers Per Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • 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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  • 9 Dec 2018
    wonderful experience. guide is very knowledgeable and humorous at times. be prepared to do lots of walking

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  • Morning Tour Only (T3C AM) (Nov-Mar)

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    • Skip the line entry tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
    • Audio guide headsets
    • Professional multi-lingual guide

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    US$ 61.49

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

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    • Skip the line entry tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
    • Audio guide headsets
    • Professional multi-lingual guide
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    US$ 71.70

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    • Professional multi-lingual guide
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  • Afternoon Tour Only (T3C PM) (Nov-Mar)

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    • Skip the line entry tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
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    • Professional multi-lingual guide

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

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    • Skip the line entry tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
    • Audio guide headsets
    • Professional multi-lingual guide
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    US$ 67.15

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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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Package Options
Itinerary

Itinerary:

Morning Tour Only (T3C AM)
  • Operates every Monday-Saturday
  • 8:30am/9:30am (19 Dec 2018)/11:00am (Apr-Oct) depart from meet up point
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through a fast track entrance
  • Visit Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica (except on Wednesdays where this attraction will be replaced by a visit to the Vatican Library)
  • 12:00pm/2:30pm(Apr-Oct) tour ends at Vatican area
Morning Tour with Transfer (T3 AM)
  • Operates every Monday-Saturday
  • 7:30am/8:30am (19 Dec 2018) pick up from hotels located in Rome city center
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through a fast track entrance
  • Visit Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica (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 Only (T3C PM)
  • Operates every Friday-Saturday (Nov-Mar)/every Monday-Saturday (Apr-Nov)
  • 2:30pm depart from meet up point
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through a fast track entrance
  • Visit Sistine Chapel
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 5:30pm tour ends at Vatican area
Afternoon Tour with Transfer (T3B PM)
  • Operates every Friday-Saturday (Nov-Mar)/every Monday-Saturday (Apr-Nov)
  • 1:30pm pick up from hotels located in Rome city center
  • Guide leads tourists into Vatican Museums through a fast track entrance
  • Visit 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
  • Please note: there's a special departure time for morning tours on 19 Dec 2018 due to the postponed opening time of the Vatican Museums

Multilingual Guide Availability:

Morning Tour with Transfer
  • Bilingual English and Spanish tour guide
  • Bilingual German and French tour guide (Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays only)
Morning Tour without Transfer
  • This service will have an extra scheduled departure at 11:00am with an English tour guide
Afternoon Tour with Transfer
  • Bilingual English and Spanish tour guide
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up and Hotel Pick Up Information:

Meet Up
  • Meet up time: 8:15am/9:15am (19 Dec 2018)/10:45am (Apr-Oct) (morning) or 2:15pm (afternoon)
  • 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 tour departure time
  • Look for tour assistants in pink jackets with the I Love Rome Logo
Hotel Pick Up
  • Pick up time: Starting at 7:30am/8:30am (19 Dec 2018) (for Morning Tour only) or 1:30pm (for Afternoon Tour only)
  • 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
  • Pick up service is not available for Airbnb or private apartments
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (167) 4.4
  • Wei Xiang 9 Dec 2018
    wonderful experience. guide is very knowledgeable and humorous at times. be prepared to do lots of walking
  • Lee Lee 9 Dec 2018
    Our English guide Andrea (if I got her name correctly) was very patient and knowledgable. Overall good tour as we managed to skip the lines into the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and saint peter’s basilica. And was easy to find the meeting point too. Overall it was hassle free.
  • Jessa Ericka 6 Dec 2018
    All the venues were amazing! I don't even know where to look first because everything was laden with wonderful details you just can't afford to miss out on. This is an experience I won't easily forget. Glad I took this trip.
  • esther zuo en 1 Dec 2018
    very very pretty! very amazed with the pretty chapel. just nice got wedding march in. haha! lucky us.
  • Peter 29 Nov 2018
    Quack express. Luckily we bought KLOOK vouched before visit to Vatican City. Lots of tourist but we have no problems with enter Vatican City. 5 Star tour.
  • Seng Lee Alex 29 Nov 2018
    Skip the line tickets coupled with an engaging guide - Good value for money package!
  • Carell Joy 25 Nov 2018
    convenient and hassle free. glad i had skip the line tickets. otherwise it’ll be frustrating especially it was the middle of the summer when i went for this trip!
  • Yan Liang Daryl 23 Nov 2018
    Was gd to skip the tours and really beats going to Vatican by ourselves as we would not have known the significance or stories behind different art pieces. It was a Wed and the guide managed to point out the Pope there. Some other people in our group had a lunch package which we didn’t have but guess in Rome it’s easier to find good restaurants by yourself.
  • YiChen 21 Nov 2018
    very detailed explanation
  • Gangadevi 19 Nov 2018
    Highly recommeded. Amazing tour and guide. Olga our local guide is very informative.
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