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Take a small group walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica, and jump the queue by booking ahead. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won’t waste any time waiting in line!
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Multiple departure times and locations available
- Skip the line – No queuing
- All entrance fees included
- Small group tour
- Champagne breakfast included
- Conducted in English
Your knowledgeable guide will escort you into the Vatican Museums to explore the world’s most extensive collection of art. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and share the stories and secrets contained within the Vatican’s walls.
Highlights of the museums are Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter’s Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your small group guided walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter’s Square, as your guide points out Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion.
Do you want to skip the line AND the crowds too?
Upgrade to the 8:10am tour and not only will you skip the long lines (which can last up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums but gain access as soon as the doors open – before the general public step foot inside! Tours are arranged exclusively for our guests and groups never exceed 8 people in total. No upgrades available on Wednesday.
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Departure Dates: Daily, except Sunday
- 9:30am or 2:30pm STANDARD (maximum 20 people)
- 8:10am UPGRADE (maximum 8 people)
Departure Point: Tour departs near the Vatican Museums entrance.
Return Details: Concludes at St. Peter’s Basilica.
- Small group walking tour
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability.
By pre-booking this ticket it enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security.
Tours departing Wednesday. There is the possibility that you will be unable to include St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. This is due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter’s Basilica could be closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer a ticket with St. Peter’s Basilica and Square guaranteed to be included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date.
We are unable to accommodate other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives late cannot be accommodated
Do you cater to wheelchair users? Do you or the Vatican provide wheelchairs? This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after entrance, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes.
Local Operator Information:
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