3 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Explore the treasures of one of the world’s greatest art collections with this expertly guided small-group tour through the Vatican museums. Skip the long lines to head straight inside the labyrinth of galleries, where your knowledgeable guide leads you to ancient and Renaissance highlights including the Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Laocoön sculpture and, of course, the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Learn the stories behind the masterpieces, and then get direct entry into the stunning interior of St. Peter’s Basilica.
- Small-group tour of the Vatican Museums
- Skip the long lines with priority entry
- Hear the stories and scandals behind some of the world's greatest masterpieces
- Gain direct entry into St. Peter's Basilica
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Mix main Vatican sights with lesser-known gems like the red sarcophagus of Constantia.
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Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 10
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink
Departure & Return
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Max 10 people groups allow us access to a privileged line for faster than skip-the-line entrance. (Only for the Early Morning option we are in a group of 12)
- Please note: On rare occasions, St.Peter's Basilica may be closed without prior notice, in which case a partial refund might be acknowledged
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered.
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
- "It will be better if the guides carry some kind of a sign/ mark with them so that people can see them from a distance." See review
- "It helped when at times she bought the microphone up to her mouth, helpful, but having it half way down her shirt whilst negating the people, simply did not work." See review
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