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Angels & Demons Tour

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Angels & Demons Tour

Experience the thrilling rush of Tom Hanks aka Robert Langdon through Rome. You mainly travel in small groups in a comfortable minivan.

Duration:
3.5 h
Languages:
German
from 59.50 $ per person

'To Rome with Love' Tour - Romantic city tour Rome at sunset

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'To Rome with Love' Tour - Romantic city tour Rome at sunset

Offer your love romantic sunsets and Rome's top sights during a guided city tour in comfortable electric golf cars

  • THE IDEAL tour for Valentine's Day
  • INCL. GLASS of Prosecco
Duration:
3.5 h
Language:
English + 2 more
351 $ price (private)

Small groups Vatican tour: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica without queuing

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Small groups Vatican tour: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica without queuing

An almost private Vatican tour in a small group: Tour to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica - without standing in line anywhere

  • GROUP WITH max. 12 persons
  • UNQUEUED
Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 1 more
from 66 $ per person

3 days - OMNIA Vatican and Roma map

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3 days - OMNIA Vatican and Roma map

This unique Rome City Pass gives you access to the most popular sights of the city. You will also receive a 3-day Hop-on/Hop-off bus ticket.

  • OFFICIAL CITY pass of the city of Rome
Language:
English + 1 more
from 122.50 $ per person

Rome: Tickets without queuing - Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Rome: Tickets without queuing - Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

A professional Vatican tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica without waiting at the entrance

  • INCL. TICKETS for the Vatican
Duration:
3.5 h
Language:
German + 4 more
from 69.50 $ per person

Guided tour of Rome for cruise guests - from the port of Civitavecchia

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Guided tour of Rome for cruise guests - from the port of Civitavecchia

Enjoy a guided tour of Rome as you travel through the centuries and experience the highlights and classical masterpieces of the city.

Duration:
8 h
Language:
English + 1 more
from 42.50 $ per person

Skip-the-Line: Ticket for the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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Tickets to the Sistine Chapel no line

Visit the unique Vatican Museums and the famous Sistine Chapel, which are absolute "must-sees" for your trip to Rome!

  • NO GUIDANCE
Duration:
1 day
46.50 $ per person

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica

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Touristengruppe Vatikan

Top selling Vatican guided tour on rent-a-guide. It is worthwhile for all those who want to use their time in the Vatican effectively and competently.

  • AVOID THE long lines of 3 hours and more
  • TICKETS FOR the Vatican Museums already included
  • OVER 10,000 international customers
Language:
English + 4 more
from 69.50 $ per person

VIP ticket for the Vatican Museums - accompanied admission skip-the-line

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Petersdom

Skip-the-Line Ticket for the Vatican Museums: Go directly past the queues (up to four hours waiting time!) to the Vatican with priority access.

  • BOOKABLE UNTIL 2 hours before entrance
  • SKIP THE long lines
33.50 $ per person

Skip-the-Line evening tour: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Skip-the-Line evening tour: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

During this individual evening tour through the Vatican, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael's Stanzas await you.

  • SMALL GROUP tour
  • ALWAYS ON Fridays
Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 3 more
from 71.50 $ per person

E-bike rental in Rome for 2 days

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E-bike rental in Rome for 2 days

Rent an e-bike and enjoy your trip to Rome. Easily see all the important sights and arrange the day according to your wishes.

Duration:
2 days
54 $ per person (private)

Discover Rome individually - E-Bike rental

Discover Rome individually - E-Bike rental

Discovering Rome is twice as much fun with an e-bike. See all the sights of the city effortlessly and on your own

Duration:
1 day
27 $ per person (private)

Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® - for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 days

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Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® - for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 days

The discount pass is already worthwhile if you only use the admissions to the top sights and the airport transfer. Free of charge: approx. 100 further discounts

  • TO THE Vatican and the Sistine Chapel
  • FREE ENTRY to sights and museums (e.g. Colosseum, Forum Romanum and Palatine)
  • FREE RIDE with Metro Rome, Bus, Tram + Airport Transfer Rome
instead of from 85 $ for a short time from 70.50 $ per person

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Ticket skip-the-line

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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Ticket skip-the-line

Visit the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel. Your ticket for priority access for the museums in the Vatican.

  • AVAILABLE AT many times
  • ALSO BOOKABLE with Audio Guide
Language:
English + 4 more
from 30.50 $ per person

Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® "Flex" - 2, 3 and 6 days

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Sightseeing Pass Rome BLUE SIAT® "Flex" - 2, 3 and 6 days

Choose between a hop-on hop-off tour, an airport shuttle and a German-speaking Vatican tour in our Sightseeing Pass "Flex" version.

  • TICKET OR guided tour for the Vatican
  • AIRPORT TRANSFER and hop-on hop-off tour
  • USE OF public transport with the Roma Pass
from 10,798 $ per person
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Travel tips for buying tickets for the Vatican Museums

Without a guided tour to the Vatican Museums?

It is possible to visit the Vatican Museums without a guided tour as well as a visit on a guided Vatican tour. It is recommendable to buy a skip-the-line ticket in order to pass the endless queue. As the Vatican Museums are huge, you should find out in advance which tour of the Vatican Museums you would like to take. Since you are on your own without a guide, you can easily get lost in the mass of sights in the museums.

Best time for the visit

The museums of the Vatican are among the most popular sights in the world. Already early on tourists make a pilgrimage to the Vatican City to avoid the long lines. Those who want to visit the museums with priority access should either come early (opening hours from 9:00 a.m.) or visit the Vatican Museums around 1:00 p.m. when most of the tourists have lunch. As a general rule, more visitors come in summer than between November and February.

Opening hours

 


Monday through SaturdayEvery last Sunday of the month

Opening hours9:00 - 18:0009:00 - 14:00

Last admission4:00 p.mat 12:30

 

Admission fees & free admission

The attractions of the city of Rome are expensive. Tickets for sights cost between 10€ to 20€. If you pre-order tickets for the Vatican Museums online, you pay about 26,00€. If you want to save this entrance fee, come on the last Sunday of the month. The Vatican Museums are open on these Sundays between 9:00 and 12:30 and admission is free for all visitors. Attention: the free entrance to the Vatican Museums attracts many visitors and one must expect excessively long lines in Vatican City.

The easiest way to the Vatican

Getting to the Vatican is easy, as Vatican City is easily accessible by all means of transport. Metro Line A stops at Ottavio - S. Petro-Musei Vaticani and Cirpo stations. From here you walk about 10 minutes to the Vatican Museums. The bus 49 stops right in front of the entrance of the Museum and the tram 19 stops at Piazza del Risorgimento, which is a 5-minute walk from the Vatican and its museums. Parking spaces are available for those arriving by car.

Tricks to avoid waiting times

Rome is popular and skip-the-line it is almost impossible to go anywhere. How they are still a little faster than the other visitors? Pre-order the skip-the-line ticket for the Vatican Museums on the Internet or join a public guided tour! This way you can pass the line and save yourself the waiting time in the blazing sun! Another possibility is the Rome Sightseeing Passes with which you not only use public transport free of charge, but also enjoy free and preferential admission to the sights of the Vatican before other tourists.

How much time to plan

Those who do their own tour through the Vatican Museums with the simple tickets should plan some time for it. Depending on how many museums you want to visit, you should plan at least four hours for highlights such as the Sistine Chapel, Stanzas of Raphael, Rotanda and the Pinakothek. The Vatican itself has put together various tours of the museums, which can take up to 5 hours.

Tour of the Vatican Museums: 7 highlights you should have seen

The Vatican Museums are among the largest art collections in the world. Since the beginning of the 16th century. At the end of the 19th century, the popes collected art treasures, paintings and statues that can still be seen here today. The Vatican's collection comprises more than 50,000 art treasures from antiquity to modern times. A tour of the entire Vatican Museums would mean a walk of 14km. It is therefore impossible to see all the diversity. We have compiled the highlights that you should not miss.

1. Sistine Chapel

Without doubt: the Sistine Chapel alone is worth a visit to the Vatican Museums. The ceiling fresco by Michelangelo is the main attraction here. "The creation of Adam" is particularly famous. Another highlight is the painting "The Last Judgement", also created by Michelangelo. It is worthwhile to bring a mirror with you, as it allows you to better view the paintings on the ceiling. By the way: tickets only for the Sistine Chapel are not available. If you want to visit the Sistine Chapel, you have to buy tickets for the entire Vatican Museums.

2. Punching of the Raffael

Raphael's stanzas comprise four rooms that once belonged to the private apartments of Pope Julius II. For the artist, the commission meant the breakthrough. Despite the fame Raffael was not able to complete the work. After his death his students finished decorating the rooms. A total of 16 years was spent working on the Raphael's punches.

3. Pinacotheca

The Vatican Pinacoteca owes its existence to Pope Pius (1922-1932). In 18 halls, visitors can admire more than 450 masterpieces by Italian painters. Among the artists are Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Tiziano and Giotto.

4. Rotonda

The Sala Rotonda is a splendid hall with a round cupola, which particularly delights visitors because of its fascinating mosaic floor. The centre of the room is adorned by a large basin, which must once have been part of a large public square in Imperial Rome.

5. Etruscan Museum

In this museum the millenary history of the Etruscan people is told. The collection houses art treasures found during the excavations in southern Etruria. The works include Greek vessels, Italian vases as well as bronze and glass objects, ceramics and teracottas.

6. Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

The Gallery of Maps shows the regions of Italy, city views and landscapes from 1580. No less breathtaking is the ceiling of the gallery.

7. Vatican Gardens

The Vatican Gardens have always been considered a place of meditation. Since 1279, when the Pope's residence was moved from the Lateran to the Vatican, the lovingly designed gardens have been a place of relaxation. People of all nations brought plants of all kinds as gifts for the papal garden, which today also impresses with its diversity. Those who wish to visit the Vatican Gardens must book a guided tour at least one week in advance. Besides the visit of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens are particularly popular. For the Vatican Gardens you need an extra ticket.

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