Tickets for Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Tour the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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Overview
Opening hours
Vatican
Today:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  Closed
St. Peter's Basilica
Today:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  Closed
Starting time
11:00
Duration
3 hours
Highlights
  • Explore the best of the 5.5-hectare Vatican Museums with a guide
  • See two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment) in the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour the spiritual center of the Vatican and see Renaissance masterpieces in St. Peter's Basilica
Description

Want an in-depth encounter like no other at the Vatican? This 3-hour guided tour will give you all the facts as you go. Skip the lines and visit the Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

The Vatican Museums are a must-see in Rome, not just because of their extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology, all collected by the Popes over the years. They're also the site of some of the most lavishly decorated halls and galleries in the country!

Explore the best of this 5.5-hectare complex with a guide, who'll deliver all the history you can handle as you go.

See some of the Vatican Museums' best classical statuary at the Pio Clementino Museum. Marvel at the huge marble candelabra at the Gallery of the Candelabra, walk a corridor of amazing, intricate tapestries at the Gallery of the Tapestries, and over 40 16th-century topographical maps of Italy in the Gallery of the Geographical Maps.

Head to the four Raphael Rooms, which all form a suite of reception rooms in the palace, famous for their frescoes. Then, in the Sistine Chapel, see two of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes, and Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment).

In the mighty St. Peter's Basilica, tour the spiritual center of the Vatican and the world's largest church building. See Renaissance masterpieces and the home of Saint Peter's tomb!

When in Rome... it's a must!

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
3-hour English guided tour of the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica
Pio Clementino Museum
Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Geographical Maps
Raphael's Rooms
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Visit to the Vatican Gardens
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, pass the security check, and scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI. You will receive further information from the staff on where to meet your guide inside the Vatican Museums
  • Please make sure to be at the entrance of the Vatican at least 15 minutes before your booked timeslot in order to get in on time for your guided tour!
  • For reduced tickets you must bring a valid ID/student ID
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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Reviews
Jun 14, 2019
Our tour guide was excellent. He was clearly knowledgeable and took the time to explain. A wonderful experience. Thanks.
Jun 10, 2019
No issue getting in, skipped the huge line waiting to get in,went straight through to security. No issue with ticket . Tour guide Francesca was excellent, knowledgeable & waited for some of us lagging behind. Would highly recommend going on this tour.
Jun 10, 2019
Very good organosation! Im impressed.
Jun 4, 2019
Our guide was one of the best, if not the best ! He explained everything in details but not boring!
Jun 4, 2019
It was amazing. Glad we chose a guided tour. We realized that without a guide we could not get even half of what we can see. Our guide was an excellent communicator and with apparent vast knowledge about the Vatican museum and St. Peter's Cathedral. And suddenly three hours had passed.
Jun 1, 2019
Well organized, but guide did present information well and was difficult to understand (because of quality of earphones and speaking very fast). The museum was also crazily crowded, of course
May 31, 2019
Tour guide was excellent, very knowledgable, Vatican is a must see. Avoid Monday as it is always busy (other museums are shut). Too much to see in one day, so felt a bit rushed, but expect to want to visit again another day to see the bits you missed. Skip the line is a must, people must have queued for hours... and we walked straight in.
May 29, 2019
Wonderful, knowledgable guide, eager to explain everything! Grat, geat experience.
May 28, 2019
Very easy to get to the museum
May 27, 2019
Buying online and avoiding the queues is the most sensible decision

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