Benefit from No Wait Access and enter the Vatican Museums immediately through the exclusive priority entrance. Enjoy a meticulously crafted itinerary that takes you directly to the most iconic sights, including Raphael’s Rooms, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Explore the Vatican the best way possible, with the knowledge and expertise of an official Vatican guide.
Meet our Expert Guide at foot of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums, and depart for this visit at some time sharp, don't be late!
The Vatican may be the smallest country in the world, but with 9 miles of priceless artwork held in over 2,000 rooms, navigating it can be overwhelming. Even before exploring this vast collection visitors can endure a wait of up to 3 hours in the public queue, and even up to one hour in the Skip the Line queue. If you want immediate access to the museums and to be taken on the absolute best route through the most iconic sights, leave yourself in the capable hands of an Official Vatican Partner. This highly exclusive status, earned through taking over a million visitors through the museums over the years, grants you the privilege of No Wait Access through the Partner's Entrance, as well as the most comprehensive itinerary on the market, honed through a decade of experience.
As you stroll past the long lines, your English-only speaking guide will provide you with your own personal headset, ensuring you won't miss a moment of their educational and entertaining commentary. With so many fascinating artefacts to admire, you'll appreciate having the freedom to get up close to these masterpieces without having to remain by your guide's side to hear their incredible stories. Your group of 20 people or fewer gives you the flexibility to move easily from room to room while affording you personalized attention from your guide and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.
Be astonished as your guide takes you through rooms such as the Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, and Maps, where treasures from the past surround you and come to life with your guide's enthralling storytelling. Meet artistic giants such as Raphael and Michelangelo as you admire the intricacy of the famed Raphael Rooms, and have your breath taken away by the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel.
End your comprehensive tour in St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll benefit from privileged Skip the Line access, ensuring you waste no time in seeing another artistic triumph; Pietà. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of this cathedral, topped by the famous towering dome, before emerging in St Peter's Square to pick out the balcony from where the Pope delivers his public addresses.
The service ends at St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square.
St. Peter's Basilica
Shoulders and knees must be covered.
Low cut, sleeveless tops or shorts are not permitted for both men and women.
I recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rome. The booking process, the tour guide and the places to visit is worth every dollars spent! The meeting point was easy to locate and someone will be there to assist you immediately. The tour guide memorized all our names at the very start of the tour and made sure to talk to us to make sure we are having a great time. She was very knowledgeable, i have learned a lot from her and she made it very interesting that i decided to buy a book to learn some more. The activity was fun from start to finish. There was never a dull moment with her!
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On Wednesday mornings & afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square. Customers who wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica are advised to travel on another day.
The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, a longer tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.
Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
Due to specific Vatican rules, tour guide commentaries for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica will be given at the start of the tour outside the premises of both sites.
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I recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rome. The booking process, the tour guide and the places to visit is worth every dollar...s spent! The meeting point was easy to locate and someone will be there to assist you immediately. The tour guide memorized all our names at the very start of the tour and made sure to talk to us to make sure we are having a great time. She was very knowledgeable, i have learned a lot from her and she made it very interesting that i decided to buy a book to learn some more. The activity was fun from start to finish. There was never a dull moment with her! more
More than I expected... although it would have been nice to take a little more time to take it all in.
Our guide was wonderful. She had great knowledge of the material. She was funny. We were unable to truly appreciate the venue as i...t was way too crowded. While visiting a Church you shoulb be able to take your time and appreciate the antiquities housed there. It was so crowded that you were continually being jostled by others. Unfortunately for a Church popee were not on best behaviour. The Sistene chapel was so crowded it was impossible to move and therefore difficult to appreciate. the best views of it are found outside in the courtyard with the hanging posters. more
Had a great experience the lady that showed us around was very informative. She was by aware of everyone in our group. Could not ...have asked for a better guide. We were given a vast amount of information told in away that was easy to take in. So glad we booked this tour. more
Vatican is a city worth visiting in your life. Architecture, paintings and sculptures are outstanding. It has numerous number of t...ourists every time and I strongly recommend to join this tour. The tour provides us a fast track ticket for Vatican museums and we can save our time for waiting in a long queue. The tour guide coordinates our tour very well and I could understand Vatican with listening to her illustration. Enjoy your day in Vatican and Rome. more
The throngs of people enjoying these venues makes it a challenge to focus on what you are actually seeing. Our guide was very kno...wledgeable, and did his best to take opportunities where we had relative quiet and space to prepare us for what we were about to see. The uses of microphone and earbuds were indispensable in keeping us informed and together as a group. All the important and iconic points of interest were seen and appreciated, in spite of the crush of people. Be prepared for the crowds, and do your best to focus on what you are witnessing. It is a very beautiful and amazing place! more
Jeff & Nancy
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