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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
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
09:00 - 18:00
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
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
Aug 6, 2018
The Guide is experienced but quite aggressive and I would say even racist. Reality is it helps with keeping the group together when she told other tourists to keep off our paths.
Jul 30, 2018
So glad we booked a guided tour with Tiqets. The Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s basilica were so amazing but so overwhelming!! Having a tour guide to take us through and point out the highlights was definitely worth it. Our tour guide was briliant. She had so many fascinating facts to make the tour really interesting!! We loved it.
Jul 25, 2018
Worth while... Makes you avoid the Huge lineup
Jul 25, 2018
It worked so well! There was a "skip the line" line to come in but it only took 15 min and was way faster than the other line. We had a great guide! He spoke english very well and seemed to know everything about the place. Would recommend using a guide as you would never be able to get as much out of the experience on your own.
Jul 21, 2018
Good tour overall. Was very crowded at 9:30 am. Suggest the afternoon tours to avoid the crowds.
Jul 20, 2018
Claudia was a friendly and well informed tour guide.
Aug 10, 2018
Mergulho em uma época histórica, o local é muito rico de detalhes e história, então tem muita coisa pra ver e admirar, as pinturas e obras de artes são bem conservadas e fáceis de serem observadas, o fato de não ter que enfrentar fila é maralhoso, pois as filas são enormes e se for no verão o sol não perdoa, a guia explicou muito bem e os detalhes mais importantes, não tem como ela explicar tudo porque como disse antes o museu é enorme e tem muitas obras, um dia será suficiente para conhecer o essencial, mas se quiser conhecer ponto a ponto, deve reservar pelo menos uma três a quatro dias para ler e entender sobre cada obra,vale muito fazer a visita guiada!
Jul 31, 2018
Otimo
Jul 15, 2018
Como prometido: sem filas.
É só chegar, e apreciar a visita completa ao Vaticano.

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