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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Get skip-the-line access to explore the Vatican's highlights with a small group. During the 2.5-hour experience, you'll explore the Raphael Rooms, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel with an intimate tour group, limited to 15 people or fewer. After the conclusion of the guided tour, you'll have access to St. Peter's Basilica to explore independently.
  • 2.5-hour Vatican highlights tour
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Optional entrance to St. Peter's Basilica after the tour
Meet your guide and small group in Piazza del Risorgimento, then proceed directly into the Vatican museums with skip-the-line access. The tour group is limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide, the chance to ask questions, and an intimate experience. 

See Apollo Belvedere and Laocoön and Sons in the Belvedere Courtyard and stroll through the Raphael Rooms. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Pinecone Courtyard. 

Pause outside the Sistine Chapel so your guide can explain the history behind the iconic ceiling frescoes, then proceed inside to view one of the world's most famous artworks for about 20 minutes. 

Upon exiting the Sistine Chapel, choose to double back through the Vatican Museums to see more of the collection; or your guide through a special door directly into St. Peter’s Basilica for an independent visit.

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D
, May 2017

I Sieve was amazing. He was knowledgeable on all things Vatican and Rome. It was the best tour we've taken. Highly recommend!

D
, Dec 2016

It was my wife's first time in Rome and my first time using a guided tour of the Vatican. We highly recommend using their service! The guide was friendly, warm, patient and so knowledgeable. We took the 2:30pm tour in the last week of December. The tour was approximately 2.5 hours. So in winter, that means the tour ends at around dusk... beautiful! The highlights of the Vatican was just what we needed, it was not too long, and it gave us time to take in the magnificent details all the art work that the Vatican City had to offer.
At the end of the tour, you are left by the guide to peruse at your own leisure the St Peter Basilica -- but only after she gave us tips on what to see inside the Basilica. A little tip from us: if you speak a little Italian, and the evening mass is commencing, ask one of the guards in the Basilica if you can participate, because we did! We got to sit in the pew! Amazing.

C
, Aug 2016

Our guide Simone was well informed but the tour seemed a bit rushed - there is a lot to pack in during a short time. A good overview of the galleries and would recommend as you won't have to wait around long.


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