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Small Group Highlights of the Vatican Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • 2.5-hour Vatican highlights tour
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
Small Group Highlights of the Vatican Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel
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3:15 PM Afternoon Tour in English.
2:45 PM Afternoon Tour in English.
Get skip-the-line access to explore the Vatican's highlights with a small group. During the 2.5-hour experience, you'll explore the Raphael Rooms, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel with an intimate tour group, limited to 15 people or fewer. After the conclusion of the guided tour, you'll have access to St. Peter's Basilica to explore independently.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in Piazza del Risorgimento, then proceed directly into the Vatican museums with skip-the-line access. The tour group is limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide, the chance to ask questions, and an intimate experience. 

See Apollo Belvedere and Laocoön and Sons in the Belvedere Courtyard and stroll through the Raphael Rooms. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Pinecone Courtyard. 

Pause outside the Sistine Chapel so your guide can explain the history behind the iconic ceiling frescoes, then proceed inside to view one of the world's most famous artworks for about 20 minutes. 

Upon exiting the Sistine Chapel, choose to double back through the Vatican Museums to see more of the collection; or your guide through a special door directly into St. Peter’s Basilica for an independent visit.
Reviews (60)
1 - 5 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Exceeded my expectations!

Our tour guide Camilla did an outstanding job of guiding us through the masses of people. She was extremely knowledgeable, fascinating, and enjoyable. Never felt rushed or overwhelmed with information. Highly recommend taking this tour with Walks of Italy

Thank Safari777853
Reviewed 2 days ago
Highlights Indeed!

We picked the highlights tour because we had been to the Vatican before. However, our guide, Mario, really made the most of the short time allotted for the many highlights of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Mario's knowledge of the many works was vast and...More

Thank Riesenfeld
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fabulous, informative - recommended!

We had a fabulous time with Toni. She was informative and organised and made our visit to the Vatican so enjoyable. Thank you especially for the tip to ask the Swiss Guard for tickets to the Papal mass the following day. We were able to...More

Thank fiona l
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour, so much to cover!

Ilaria was an excellent guide who was very informative, courteous and entertaining. Her knowledge of the Vatican is tremendous and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. She did mention that many people get "tour fatigue", with all the amazing history and information to absorb - and...More

Thank Singharoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. Our tour guide Sev was top notch! He was very knowledgeable and provided interesting comments and information. We appreciated his plan to visit the Sistene Chapel first to avoid the large...More

Thank Lisa G
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2 June 2018|
Response from LTKJ | Reviewed this property |
They cannot pick up the tickets till they are actually on site. It took only a few minutes, and most used the wait as a chance to take a bathroom break.
1 June 2018|
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Response from Travelpro56V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after the Vatican art, we walked through St. Peter's and the guide pointed out the highlights, and I learned about many things that I hadn't known or noticed before!