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

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    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.

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bar L'Ottagona, Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    2:45 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica (optional)
    • Expert Walks of Italy English speaking tour guide
    • Small groups, never more than 20 people
    • Headsets
    • Skip the Line Access tickets to the Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Belvedere Courtyard
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Also, please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
    • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
    • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas etc must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the Vatican Museums entrance to collect these after the tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Fabrizio did a great job working his way through the crowds. He was very informative (sometimes too much!) and the tour went for nearly 3 hours and 15 minutes. The kids got a bit bored in the end! The Sistine Chapel and its magnificence makes...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Michael O
    TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Michael O, Thank you for your feedback from your recent Vatican tour, we appreciate you taking the time to share it! We agree that the Vatican and the awe inspiring Sistine Chapel is a must see while in Italia, although we understand that sometimes...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Very knowledable guide, very good tour even on a busy day. Tour guide pointed out things I would have never realized. Skip the line is good but still can get backed up at some points, but tour guide worked through it marvelously!More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Go265839
    TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Go265839, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us whilst on our Vatican tour, and that you found our guide so helpful and informative - that is absolutely what we aim for all of our guests to experience! We hope...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    Our Guide Laura was fantastic, she was knowledgeable and very friendly and ensured we made the most of the tour. Fantastic experience

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Maria P
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    Our guide was excellent. He exhibited knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the tour. To see the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in person is definitely something to experience.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank StephenChess
    Reviewed 28 July 2019

    What an amazing tour! Gastone was a fantastic guide, keeping even our teenagers engaged! We loved how his stories brought the Vatican to life. We would never have enjoyed our visit to the same degree without this tour. Even though it was very busy, Gastone...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lori M
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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 LTKJ | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry this is so late but yes the basílica is included
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