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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do 3-hour Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert Spanish-speaking guide introduce you to its defining highlights. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. If you want to see these sights with just your sole group, upgrade to a private tour and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line Vatican tour with a Spanish-speaking guide including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • This tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway and we guarantee you will not wait in any long lines
  • Pass through captivating sites like Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco – considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica on a Vatican walking tour and see the famous La Pieta sculpture

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line Vatican Museums Walking Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide: Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica

Admire Michelangelo's ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Head straight inside with your guide and enter the world’s most extensive private collections of art.

Hear the stories and secrets of the intriguing Vatican while following your guide through incredible rooms like the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, a seemingly never-ending corridor adorned with intricately detailed Italian maps. Pass through the Gallery of Candelabras, seeing ancient sculptures and opulent candelabras from Imperial villas, and wander through Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard to pose for pictures in front of the bronze Pigna statue.

Amble through Raphael’s Rooms, marveling at the interconnecting galleries that showcase the artistic genius of Raphael, and then enter the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel – the crowning glory of any visit to the Vatican. Gaze up at Michelangelo’s famous The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco, see The Last Judgement on the chapel’s back wall and absorb the sacred ambiance of the pope’s private chapel.

Your tour finishes with a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, the home of the Catholic Church, where more artistic masterpieces await. See La Pieta, a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, and admire Bernini’s Baldachino – the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St Peter’s high altar. Bid your guide farewell and take a stroll through St Peter’s Square if you wish.

Private Tour:
Upgrade to the private tour and see the sights of the Vatican Museums (as detailed above) with your very own private guide! If you have a special interest in certain pieces of art, or different historical or religious events, simply let your guide know! Your itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests.

Customer Reviews

vhbedoya
Ecuador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Knowing the place where are the rests of Saint Peter Jesus apostol and Juan Pablo II and where the Pope Francisco lives is very excited and full of art and history. Excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Muy bien todo, puntualidad, organización, amabilidad de Valentina. A todo caso esperábamos un contenido con más explicaciones sobre el arte.

MatiNacho
Costa Rica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Our guide was excellent, she explained all the important things in great detail. The tour itself is very good, hitting all the highlights in Vatican City that we were interested in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Of course!!!!!!! Wonderful !!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

excellent 5-star experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Muy bueno el tour en general y 10 puntos para el guía que lo hizo muy entretenido!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

excelente el guia tiene conocimiento y sabe los lugares importantes, ademas mantiene el grupo informado y entretenido, excelente guia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Elena, our guide, was spectacular. She not only was an expert on information about the Vatican tour material, but was also considerate, funny, and accomodating to our wishes. It was truly a delightful tour. Viator is quite blessed to have a guide like her!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

the session was well organised viator staff being very friendly and very helpful they made my wife and i feel most welcome the guide was wonderful absolutely perfect enjoyed it all thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

It was easy to find the meeting spot for this tour. Our guide was very informative and we loved the tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. We chose to stay in the Vatican Museum and not go to St. Peter's as we had done that another day, which worked well for us.

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