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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour

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Overview
Skip the lines to the Vatican Museums on a 3-hour small group tour in Rome. See one of the world’s great art collections, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world.
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You'll start at
Via Leone IV, 2
Via Leone IV, 2, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyMeet your guide opposite the Hosteria dei Musei on Via Sebastiano Veniero (corner with Via Leone IV)
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
St. Peter's Square
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityThe tour will terminates in St. Peter's Square
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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line, small-group guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Tours are limited to 13 people for an intimate museum visit
  • Slip past the entrance crowds with exclusive admission tickets
  • Learn about Renaissance masterworks from an art historian guide
What to Expect
The Vatican Museums contain some of the world’s standout attractions, including Renaissance masterworks from Michelangelo and Bernini. A visit to sites, such as the Sistine Chapel, with its famous 15th-century ceiling frescoes, needs to be savored, not rushed. Most people wait hours in line to explore the Vatican, but you get an exclusive, firsthand peek at its most legendary treasures. During this exclusive, skip-the-line small-group tour, slip past the entrance crowds and save time for viewing and discussing artworks, not waiting in line. Tours are limited to only 13 people, guaranteeing an intimate viewing experience. Your art historian guide provides informative commentary and engaging anecdotes on the works of art on display and the Renaissance artists who created them. Get an in-depth introduction to treasures, such as Raphael’s Rooms, which are hung with paintings from the legendary painter, and the Gallery of Maps, containing colorful 16th-century plans of Italy.
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Departure Point
Via Leone IV, 2, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees are not included - those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior tour departure in cash only.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: with this tour you will not Skip the security lines. Security control is mandatory for everyone
  • Admission fees to the Vatican Museum are not included in the tour rate. Those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior tour departure in cash only. Admission fees are $24.25 USD (24€) for all those between 18 and over. For guests between 6yo and 17yo, admission fees are $16 USD (€15). All students between 18yo and 25yo with a valid student ID, admission fees are $16 USD (€15) per person. To all those infants under 5yo, admission fees are free of charge
  • If you are a Student between 18yo and 25yo, please select "YOUTH" price section, and specify it to us in the "Special Requirement Section", in this way we can provide for you a reduced ticket. Without any specifications we will provide a ticket for an Adult. Please bring with you a formal Sudent ID to show prior Tour departure.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I just want to say how much we enjoy and appreciate your guide Eturk during our tour to Vatican on Dec 23rd. He is very knowledgeable and even managed to keep my 2 teenagers interested the WHOLE time. Overall we have a very pleasant experience. Thank you, Sandra
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Response from MeaTours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
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Erturk made our Skip-the-line Vatican Museum tour an amazing and memorable experience! He is very knowledgeable, knows the history in depth with facts and figures. His attitude and disposition is marvelous! He entertained all and any questions we all had. He waited for us
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Response from MeaTours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
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The tour started outside the museum at 2.30 PM, but is was already one hour later, when we really went in. People that don't buy skip the line tickets, have to wait several hours at the entrance. No wonder, that as from next Year, a max number of people will be allowed in the
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Cannot recommend this tour enough - so worth the money to skip the line and get a personal tour of the Vatican museums! Serena provided a lot of excellent information and history and was able to answer our many questions.
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We happened to get lucky with a private tour (nobody else booked) from an extremely knowledgeable guide. The guide, Rosaletta, knew all the nooks and crannies of the Vatican (and everyone there including Vatican guards seemed to know her). She was able to help us avoid long
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Response from MeaTours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour
Responded 14 Oct 2018
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
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By: Mea Tours
Vacation815389
10
City break with Friends
Serena was the perfect tour guide that anyone could ask for, for such an important part of the cities culture.
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E f
10
Excellent
Very informative and friendly guide. Exactly what I was hoping for, and a great introduction to Rome.
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Peter F
Ottawa, Canada
97
Great Way to visit and Learn
What an excellent guide who is super informative, very interesting...Making an enjoyable tour! Highly recommend!
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John C
10
Tour of Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum
Our guide Erturk proved to be extremely knowledgeable and made our tour an amazing experience and I would
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lisaroutledge
82
Excellent value for money.
Thoroughly enjoyable tour. In depth history and explanation of the sites explained by Ertouk. He was very well
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Ashley
Auckland, New Zealand
70
Felt Like a Gladiator!
Getting a tour of the colosseum, pantheon, and forums was great because we learned so much about those times. The
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maryra
53
Mr Stephen Jones
Absolutely superb, our guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable Would highly recommend to anyone considering
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Sonja B
80
A must
Lucia was amazing and so knowledgeable! We spent over 3 hours learning so much about the history of Rome. If you
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Sandman
41
Great tour
Taking a tour is the way to go! So happy we skipped the line and had our guide, Francesca. She was very
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corner-lot10th
Seattle, Washington
219
Awesome Guide
I just want to say how much we enjoy and appreciate your guide Eturk during our tour to Vatican on Dec 23rd. He is
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