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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
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
Closed
St. Peter's Basilica
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
Closed
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
Oct 18, 2018
The tour was well organized and guide was great.
Oct 18, 2018
A brilliant guided tour, we had reservations upon booking but they were quickly put to rest. The entrance was very easy to find using Cirpo metro and we really did skip the line. We booked on an 11 o clock tour but we managed to find our way in, get through security and get checked in with 15 minutes. The tour was amazing, our guide was very knowledgable and caring of the needs of our group (young baby). The Vatican is a must see when in Rome and getting to see the Sistine chapel and all of the amazing wonders really brings it to life, thank you Tiqets for a great tour, highly recommended
Oct 16, 2018
Very recommend, lovley tour guid (megi).
Oct 16, 2018
We had a great guide and tour was well paced and informative.
Oct 13, 2018
Great experience !
Oct 11, 2018
I totally recommend this tour!
Oct 9, 2018
Our tour guide, Roberta (which, coincidentally, is my name) was excellent. She was kind and very patient with our stragglers. We learned so much from her about the Vatican, and even though it was my second visit, it was like I had never been there before.
Oct 7, 2018
All perfect. Met at time as stated and went on longer. Very informative. Nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend
Oct 7, 2018
Eric was really good guide, easy to understand and interesting to follow. We suggest 100%.
Oct 4, 2018
This guided tour was the most interesting thing we did in Rome!!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and explained to us almost the whole history in three hours! We found it in a logical price and it was worth it!!! I recommend to everyone coming in Rome to close this tour before come in Rome in a very good price!!! Have a nice trip!!
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