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 Museums
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Sunday:  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
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
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
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
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Ratings & reviews
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Jan 13, 2020
I enjoyed very much the way I got my tickets, the explanation of how to enter, and the fast way I got in.
Jan 7, 2020
Alexandra was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. We saw some amazing art and spaces. Highly recommended.
Jan 5, 2020
First of all, the &#34;skip the line&#34; services was really really useful, since there were hundreds of people who were waiting in the line for several hours, while we entered directly the Vatican museums and started our tour. I totally recommend. Also Laura was a great guide! She explained everything in detail and inclueded very interesting facts about the Vatican! Also, my grandmother used a wheelchair during the tour and Laura was so kind to wait for us and help us find eleveators or ramps to facilitate us! Also it was very easy to book the tickets through the &#34;tiqets&#34; site and with no hidden cost.<br>

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