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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:  09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
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!
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
Dec 10, 2018
Excellent guided tour of the Vatican, a must see when visiting Rome, it is breath taking.
Book for early morning to avoid the crowds. Getting in and finding the meeting point was very straightforward.
Dec 5, 2018
Perfect handling.
Dec 4, 2018
It was great and our tour guide Francesca kept us well informed and entertained all the way! Highly recommend
Nov 28, 2018
I would recommend this tour if you are highly interested in Art and the history behind all the paintings and monuments. It is very detailed and the lady that done the tour had amazing knowledge of everything and kindly answered any questions people had. What I liked about the tour is that we got to see all the main sites of the Vatican like the Sistine chapel and the galleries. Once again though I would only book this tour if you are very interested in history of art etc because it can be very long winded.
Nov 27, 2018
Recommended
Nov 26, 2018
The visit was fantastic despite the crowds. It was well worth booking on line before leaving UK in order to miss the queues even in November.
Nov 20, 2018
Our guide made it a very lovely experience, by sharing funny anecdotes and showing us Mandy interesting places.
Nov 19, 2018
Was able to get the tickets from Tiquets where I could not get them from the vatican directly. Group tour was good, and lasted good amount of time with good information.
Nov 17, 2018
We had a great time visiting the Vatican! Our guide was knowledgeable and really made our visit memorable. Thank you!
Nov 16, 2018
Definitely a great experience
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