Vatican Tour: Access Vatican City, Christianity's most sacred site ensconced in the heart of Rome. View the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and more. Get skip the line tickets (included in the price), and enjoy this truly unforgettable guided tour in the Vatican.
Popes home: Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world and a sacred site for all of Christianity. However, Christian or not, everyone will enjoy the immersion in history that this group tour offers.
With this tour you will have the chance to access fastly the Vatican Museums, thanks to the skip the line tickets already included: it will allow getting delighted in the Vatican's Renaissance ambiance while visiting some of the most famous buildings in the world. It is once in a lifetime eXPerience and an one-of-a-kind guided tour will grant you special access to the most prominent attractions in Vatican City, beyond what the average tourist receives.
Your tour guide leads you and your group on a journey to discover the secret history and knowledge hidden within the hallowed halls of the Vatican.
Admire the revered works of art adorning the walls of the Vatican Museum, interspersed with interesting ancient artifacts. Gape at St. Peter's Basilica, one of the world's largest churches and the most renowned work of architecture ever. Finally, contemplate the famous frescoes of Michelangelo and others which adorn the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
Also, you will experience the magnificent Gallery of Tapestries, which houses Flemish tapestries made in Brussels from paintings of Raphael's pupils. In the Gallery of the Candelabra, walk among second-century candelabras, as well as Roman copies of original Hellenistic ones. In the Belvedere courtyard, you can marvel at the Gallery of Maps, which contains a series of topographical maps spanning the entire Italian Peninsula.
Your guide will discuss everything from the history and politics of the Vatican to those of the Church that built it. Histories like these are always the most fascinating when you can walk among their legacies and see the grounds upon which they unfolded with your own eyes. In this group tour setting, you'll get to study the architectural features of these incredible, majestic buildings and grand works of art that cover the walls of this holy complex.
We would like to remind you that this tour is also available with pick-up included! Furthermore, if you are looking for a more exclusive eXPerience, you should take a look to the tour of the Vatican with small group tour or to the
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Price, duration, discounts for kids and language for this tour depend on the day and starting time of the activity.
On Wednesday morning access to the Basilica is forbidden due to the Papal Audience. IT WILL BE REPLACED WITH THE VATICAN LIBRARY.
The itinerary of the tour may change due to unforeseen Vatican events.
To access the St. Peter's Basilica you must have your knees and shoulders covered.
In high season tours of 8.30 AM and 2.30 PM will be conducted in a Monolingual mode in English, Spanish and German, and in bilingual mode French/Portuguese; in low season the 8.30 AM tour will take place in monolingual in English and Spanish; in the bilingual mode in French and German on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.