Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica Tour

Visit highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's unparalleled frescoes - with an expertly guided group tour!

Overview

The Vatican Museums are the largest, richest, most compelling and perhaps most comprehensive museum complex in the world. On your Vatican Museums Tour, an expert guide will take you to visit some of the absolute highlights – the beautiful spiral staircase, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the magnificent Sistine Chapel with its frescoes by Michelangelo.

Throughout the tour, you will be guided by a multilingual expert who will help you discover these treasures of Rome.

 

Tour is available as follows:

From April 1 to October 31: Daily departures at 8:00am and 2:30pm

From November 1 to March 30:

  • Mondays, Saturdays, December 24 and December 31: 8:00 am
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am and 2:30 pm

The tour is not available on Sundays and holidays

 

Meeting Point: to be determined upon reservation. Free pick up available from centrally located hotels

Drop-off: There is no return to your hotel. Your bus will make drop-off stops at Via Veneto – Piazza Barberini – Piazza Venezia – Piazza della Repubblica – Stazione Termini and Greenline Tours Terminal at Via Giovanni Amendola 32

Duration: about 4 hours, with guide

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Russian

Please note:

  • The visit to the Basilica is without explanation. It will not be possible to visit the Basilica during religious celebrations and ceremonies (hearings, beatifications, masses officiated by the Pope)
  • Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing (no shorts, miniskirts, or bare shoulders)
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes

Tour must be reserved at least 1 business day in advance

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

 

Intro

The Vatican Museums are the largest, richest, most compelling and perhaps most comprehensive museum complex in the world. On your Vatican Museums Tour, an expert guide will take you to visit some of the absolute highlights – the beautiful spiral staircase, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Geographical Maps, and the magnificent Sistine Chapel with its frescoes by Michelangelo.

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Palace holds a collection of over 20 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. On your Vatican Museums Tour, an expert guide will take you to visit some of the absolute highlights.

On your way to the Vatican City, you'll pass some of the most famous sights of the city, starting with the Piazza della Repubblica with its Naiad Fountain, and the beautiful Piazza Barberini with Bernini's lovely Baroque Tritone Fountain. Continuing along the famous Via Veneto, your bus will reach and then follow the ancient Aurelian Walls passing by the impressive Villa Borghese park to the Piazza del Popolo, the northern entrance into ancient Rome with its Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II.

Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will lead you into the Vatican Museums. You'll take the beautiful and famous spiral staircase to the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the Sistine Chapel with its magnificent frescoes of the Book of Genesis, prophets and sybils, and the Last Judgement, by Michelangelo.

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.

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