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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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Roma, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Revel in the Renaissance relics of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive tour. Explore the highlights of the famous museums as you stroll through the vast galleries and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's magnificent frescos. Next, head to St Peter's Basilica—with skip-the-line admission—where your guide points out priceless monuments like Michelangelo’s 'Pietà' and Bernini’s 'Baldachin.'
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See art by Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Perugino, and Raphael
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Learn more about the legendary works from an expert guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Guided Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Access to St. Peter's Basilica not Guaranteed during COVID-19 Emergency
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No guided tours allowed in the Basilica during COVID-19 Emergency

Departure Point

Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that St Peter's Basilica can be closed last minute for private services
  • Your guide will give you an introduction to the basilica and you are free to decide how long you want to stay inside
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica.

Traveler Tips


  • "Try to catch the morning tour so that you the option to venture on your own in the Vatican ." See review
  • "I can recommend taking a tour, especially as you don’t want to be queuing up for either the museums or the basilik (February is calm, but the queues still looked horrid from afar)." See review
  • "Does get extremely crowded and hot going through the building." See review

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Amazing Place and needs a guide to fully appreciate the place
Wingers
, Aug 2020
Fantastic guide Andrea, very informative, felt like we learnt a lot without being overloaded with facts. A good balance of information and time to admire the place. Would definitely recommend and thank you
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Great Tour & Patient w Toddler
Lori
, Jul 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the art and history of the Vatican. He was also super patient with our toddler and it was kind of him. Great tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Dear Lorinda, Thank You for your kind review and our best wishes for you
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Loved the whole experience
Charlotte_H
, Mar 2020
Such a beautiful place, this tour is a must have to get lots of extra information. We had tour guide Christina, she was brilliant! She gave us lots of information, and she made interesting. You could definitely tell she was passionate about what she was talking about, and she made the whole tour very fun and entertaining.
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Well worth the money. Amazing tour.
Jenny_M
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour guide (Christina) who made the experience interesting and educational. She made sure everyone got the most out of the well organised tour. So much better than going around on our own.
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Great tour
Sharmeen-zaman
, Feb 2020
Try to catch the morning tour so that you the option to venture on your own in the Vatican . The guided tour moves fast but at a comfortable paced . Too much to cover before the place closes . Loved it. Our guide was great !
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Excellent and reasonably priced tour of the Vatican and collections
Christopher_D
, Feb 2020
(Feb 2020). We were originally signed up for a more extensive tour, but a papal audience required the tour company to offer us an alternative tour. The communication was proactive, the tour arrival was smooth and well organized. The tour route was very good- we entered through the professional tour entrance, skipping the enormous line at the main entrance. We then had a session using the Vatican's big screen maps to explore the sistine chapel before our entry, then had a very well planned tour of the vatican collections. Our tourguide, Christine, was fantastic. Her knowledge of the collection and the history behind it was extensive, and she easily managed a group of 25. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Impressive visit with nice guide
Dutchie_Dutchess
, Feb 2020
Really nice tour. Our guide Gabriel, Maya tours, gave us an earpiece through which you could clearly hear how he explained things via a microphone and had an iPad to clarify the pieces even more. Good level of English and really helpful (went extra when I asked him if my wife could sit down for a minute in the Sistine Chapel). I can recommend taking a tour, especially as you don’t want to be queuing up for either the museums or the basilik (February is calm, but the queues still looked horrid from afar).
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Phenomenal Tour
James
, Feb 2020
Christina was magnificent throughout the tour. She gave a lot of history about the Vatican and it’s architecturally mesmerised buildings.
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Vatican tour
richardbrice
, Feb 2020
Christina gave us a great tour. Very friendly and informative. The tour was very smoothly organised and Christina convey a real sense of enthusiasm for the site. It lasted just over two hours followed by free time to explore the basilica.
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Great visit to Vatican Museums by Christina
nixonmak
, Feb 2020
Specifically I would like to thank you Christina for her in-depth knowledge and guidance for the tour around the Vatican museum. It was great and really appreciate of the whole thing. God job and will recommend to others coming to Italy and visiting the Vatican.
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