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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:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Today:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
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.

Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
Key info
Live guide
English-speaking
Additional info

Note:

The visit to the Basilica of St. Peter may not take place during the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of the Holy See or of the Vatican City State. If the Basilica can't be visited, the guided tour will be carried out only in the Vatican Museums (for about 3 hours). In this case the ticket purchased will not be refundable.

Reviews
Apr 13, 2019
5/5
Apr 11, 2019
You truly skip the line. And the guide was informative bringing averything we saw to life.
Apr 11, 2019
It was very impressive and beautiful
Apr 8, 2019
Too many People at the same time. We could’nt see anything but people all over . We are very sad about the visit. Too crowded. NOT nice to take so many people in the museum at the same time . The sixtinske chapel was so crowded and people was pushing and hurrying to move faster through. Really bad expirience of a beatiful place.
Apr 8, 2019
fabulous day skip the line is a must, the tour guide that we had gave us great detail about the Vatican and showed passion throughout. Will always remember this trip.
Apr 6, 2019
Super
Apr 5, 2019
Just a great experience of art, history and religion.
Apr 2, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyable and excellent guide. Well worth the money
Mar 27, 2019
Very good tour and the guide Ciara was brilliant.
Mar 25, 2019
Everything was perfect!
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