Art and Faith Itinerary (duration of the tour is 3 hours). The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, and the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Attention: the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica is made in accordance with the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of Holy See or of the Vatican City State.
The reservation allows individual visitors to be part of a Vatican Group Tour with guides provided by the Vatican. After clearing security, the meeting point will be at the "Guided Tours" booth, which is located straight ahead up the small staircase on the left.
IMPORTANT: the Vatican Museums request the name and date of birth of all the participants of the group, please enter the names and dates in the appropriate field in the order form, after adding the reservation to your cart.
Maximum 10 people per group, tickets NOT refundable.
PLEASE NOTE: museum confirms the visit around two months before the date, so reservation guarantees the insertion into the waiting list. Credit card charge is made the business day after the reservation request.
It is possible to change the date and time of the visit, according to the availability, up to3 business days before the visit. It's not possible to change the number of persons reserved.
For all the guided visits, it is possible to stay inside the museums after the end of the visit, until closure time. Guided tours are available in the following languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Swedish and Portuguese.
To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document.
You will receive an e-mail with the confirmation voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the Customer Care Staff.
PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum. Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during opening hours.
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Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations
IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (two business days after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL mailbox users.
Cancellation policy: tickets CANNOT be canceled and they are NOT refundable.
Open from Monday to Saturday; entrance times will be indicated at the moment of the reservation.
Sundays (except for the last Sunday of each month, excluding Easter, June 29th and December 25th and 26th)
January 1st and 6th (Epiphany)
February 11th (Lateran Pacts Anniversary)
March 19th (St. Joseph), 23rd and 24th (Easter - Easter Monday)
May 1st (Ascension Thursday) and May 22nd (Corpus Christi Day)
August 14 (Assumption Vigil) and 15th (Assumption Day)
November 1st (All Saint's Day)
December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), 25th (Christmas Day) and 26th (St. Stephen's Day).
For all the guided tours, it's possible to stay inside the museums at the end of the guided visit, until closure time.
Before You Book
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
Discover the world’s largest museum complex and one of the largest churches ever built with the certainty that you won’t miss the highlights! The Art & Faith Guided Tour follows an itinerary which includes the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. Relax, and enjoy a 3 hour tour you won’t regret!
Art and Faith: Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica
The Art and Faith Guided Tour gives you the support you will need when visiting both one of the largest museum complexes in the world, and Saint Peter's Basilica.
Saint Peter's Cathedral was consecrated on November 18, 1626. This late Renaissance marvel was principally designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno, and Bernini, and is one of the absolute highlights of any visit to Italy.
It is one of the world's largest churches – here are some of the staggering numbers:
- Floor area of 21,477 square meters/231,176.5 square feet
- External perimeter is 1,778 meters/5,833 feet
- Length is 186.35 meters/611 feet
- Width is 97.5 meters/319 feet wide
- The main nave is 40 meters/131 feet high
- At the dome the height reaches 138 meters/152 feet
- There are 44 altars, 11 domes, 778 columns, 395 statues, 135 mosaic panels
From Saint Peter's portico you enter the main entrance hall, with its five doors. On the right you can see the Holy Door, which is opened only every 25 years, in Jubilee or Holy years.
The Vatican Museums are the largest, richest, most compelling and perhaps most comprehensive museum complex in the world. Many treasures of the city's history are here, from both classical and later times, and many of the Renaissance's finest artists were in the employ of the Pope.
The Vatican Palace holds a collection of museums on very diverse subjects: displays of classical statuary, Renaissance painting, Etruscan relics, Egyptian artifacts, not to mention the furnishings and decoration of the palace itself.
The Vatican Museums are the Egyptian Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Museum of Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, Gregorian Museum of Etruscan Art, Antiquarium Romanum, the Vase Collection, the Biga Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, the Apartment of Saint Pius V, the Sobieski Room, the Room of the Immaculate Conception, Raphael's Rooms and Loggias, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Sistine Chapel, the Apostolic Library, the Vatican Picture Gallery, the Gregorian Museum of Profane Art, the Christian Museum, the Missionary Museum of Ethnology, and the Carriage Pavilion.
Justly known as one of the most famous places in the world, the Sistine Chapel is the site where the conclave for the election of the popes and other solemn pontifical ceremonies are held.
Once the visit is confirmed, you can not cancel or modify.