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

Touristengruppe Vatikan
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The tour (St.

Georg
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Very competent guide, good professional guidance.

Robert
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From front to back an absolutely instructive tour.

Marc-Ramon Peters
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The tour was very interesting and time flew by.

Karolina
great

It was great, very nice guides.

Sharon Levi Kluge
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Great German speaking tour guide, learned a lot, saw a lot, was worth it

Fam. Kolb
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MW
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Absolutely professional, quiet tour with all the highlights in the Vatican.

Martin Mehringer
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A really great and informative tour.

Jörg
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Very useful for the long waiting times and very informative

Ilona

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.

  • Over 10,000 international customers
  • Tickets for the Vatican Museums already included
  • Avoid the long lines of 3 hours and more
from 69.50 $ per person
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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.

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Details

  • Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Participants: 2 - 18
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
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Reviews for this offer

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The tour (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel )took place on 30.12.

The tour was good from the guide.

Negative: It is advertised with "WITHOUT STANDING", the reality was 55 minutes with 4 degrees and windy weather. The crowds are huge and you are pushed through by the masses, of course the organizer can't help it. But this does not really make it a special experience.

good

Very competent guide, good professional guidance. Only without queuing ca. 45 min. it did not work, there are so many people who want to see this.

great

From front to back an absolutely instructive tour.

Marc-Ramon Peters
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The tour was very interesting and time flew by. Our guide Stefano was very well informed and could answer all our questions. We were very satisfied!

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It was great, very nice guides. Everything perfectly organized . Without snake small group perfect 👌

Sharon Levi Kluge
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Great German speaking tour guide, learned a lot, saw a lot, was worth it

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Top

great

Absolutely professional, quiet tour with all the highlights in the Vatican. In spite of the many people we got to see all the sights. It was a great day!

Martin Mehringer
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A really great and informative tour. Absolutely recommendable, actually a must for every visit to Rome. By booking early, you avoid the several hours of waiting at the ticket counter. However, one is not completely spared the wait, because the many groups without queuing were slowed down by the bottleneck at the security checks (metal detectors as in the airport). However, we were already very well prepared by our guide during the 45 minutes in the row for what awaits us inside.

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Very useful for the long waiting times and very informative

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Your experience

Highlights

  • See the top highlights such as the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Learn the most interesting stories and secrets of the Vatican from your local tour guide
  • Enjoy more individuality during the tour with a small group of maximum 18 participants

Description

Your time is precious: enjoy the masterpieces of the Vatican on a special tour. Don't waste your precious time waiting in the long lines at the ticket office of the museums (under the blazing sun or in the rain, in high season also 3-4 hours) and at the metal detector control from St. Peter's Basilica, as this guided tour provides an internal direct passage from the museums to St. Peter's Basilica.

Tour highlights:
- 3 ½ hours guided tour
- More individuality: small group with maximum 18 participants
- Audio equipment with headphones to understand your guide
- All entrance fees
- Raffael Rooms
- Gallery of tapestries
- Gallery of maps
- Candelabra Gallery
- Pio Clementino Museum
- Sistine Chapel with frescoes by Michelangelo
- St. Peter's Basilica with Michelangelo Buonarotti's Pietà

The tour starts at the Vatican Museums. The magnificent museum complex is one of the most important museums in the world and offers galleries, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, tapestries and antiquities of Roman, Greek and Egyptian origin.

Your professional guide will take you through the Raphael's Rooms, to the "Cortile della Pigna" courtyard, which takes its name from a huge bronze pine cone almost 4 metres high, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pio Clementino Museum and the Gallery of Candelabras.

The tour continues in the Sistine Chapel, unique and impressive in the world, where you can admire Michelangelo's world-famous frescoes "The Last Judgement" and "The Creation of Adam" up close. As the crowning finale of the tour you will visit with your guide the largest church in Christendom, the truly impressive St. Peter's Cathedral. You will also learn more about the history of Michelangelo's works of art and statues and you will see one of his most famous statues, the "Pietà", live. Also the immense "canopy" and papal altar of the Bernini as well as many other extraordinary works of art are waiting for you!

But the Vatican is not only gold and glory, its history also contains dark chapters of seduction and even lust! Be curious what your travel guide has to tell you! The tour ends at the Petersplatz. After the tour you can continue to explore the Eternal City on your own.

The famous Vatican Museums are a must in Rome. Whether you are just starting out or already an art lover, our professional guides, all with degrees in art history or archaeology, will give you an unforgettable tour to take home as a souvenir of Rome's art

The group will have a maximum of 18 people, so that the guide can guarantee individual attention to the participants. Questions are therefore always welcome!

Please note

Additional information

The entrance to the Vatican is already included, therefore the tour cannot be combined with the Vatican tickets from the Omnia Pass or the Roma Pass.

There is a strict dress code in St. Peter's and Vatican: knees and shoulders must be covered, male visitors must wear long trousers.

We recommend small luggage: large rucksacks and umbrellas as well as water bottles must be locked away when entering the museums (this means that at the end of the tour you have to walk about 10 minutes back to the entrance of the museums in St. Peter's).

Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for prams.

In exceptional cases it may happen that St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square cannot be visited due to masses (e.g. on 24.12. and 31.12.). If this happens, you can alternatively spend more time in the Vatican Museums. Unfortunately, it can happen from time to time that masses in St. Peter's Basilica that are scheduled at short notice are only announced at the last minute. Your guide will then show you other sights.

Best times: early morning, afternoon and Friday evening (between April and October)

Included in the price

  • Audio equipment with headphones to understand your guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Ascent to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Transfer

Meeting point

Meeting point is 15 minutes before the tour starts at the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV at the flower stall (opposite Burger King). How to get to the meeting point: Take the metro line A to the metro station "Ottaviano". When you come up from the subway station, take the second exit on the left. Go past the kiosk and then straight on until you reach Via Leone IV at the corner.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

Opinions and Experiences

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2228 customer reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars - great
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The tour (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel )took place on 30.12.

The tour was good from the guide.

Negative: It is advertised with "WITHOUT STANDING", the reality was 55 minutes with 4 degrees and windy weather. The crowds are huge and you are pushed through by the masses, of course the organizer can't help it. But this does not really make it a special experience.

Reply of the supplier on 28. January 2020

Das tut uns sehr leid aber der Massenandrang in der Hochsaison (Feiertage) ist außer unserer Kontrolle. Die Museen lassen bis zu 25.000 Menschen pro Tag ein, inklusive der vorbestellten Gruppen mit Sondereinlass, das absolut zu viel ist. Wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt beim nächsten Mal in der Nebensaison Rom zu besuchen!

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Very competent guide, good professional guidance. Only without queuing ca. 45 min. it did not work, there are so many people who want to see this.

Reply of the supplier on 28. January 2020

Das tut uns sehr leid aber der Massenandrang in der Hochsaison (Feiertage) ist außer unserer Kontrolle. Die Museen lassen bis zu 25.000 Menschen pro Tag ein, inklusive der vorbestellten Gruppen mit Sondereinlass, das absolut zu viel ist. Wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt beim nächsten Mal in der Nebensaison Rom zu besuchen!

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From front to back an absolutely instructive tour.

Reply of the supplier on 28. January 2020

Vielen Dank, bis bald wieder in Rom!

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