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Vatican City tours, things to do and tickets

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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica

Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica! Head inside the world’s largest collection of private art with an expert guide, and see for yourself why the Vatican is a mecca for millions of travelers. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms (available only during the early morning tour) and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Finish with a tour of St Peter’s Basilica, and see the beautiful ‘La Pieta’ sculpture while learning about it from your guide. Choose from a selection of different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (16 people maximum).

Before you start, our multilingual staff will welcome you at our fully equipped, air-conditioned offices.

Skip-the-Ticket-Line Vatican Tour, Sistine, & St. Peter's

Duration: 3 hours
Spend more time inside when you skip the ticket line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Duration: Flexible
Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 1 Day, 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in 5 languages and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Duration: 3 hours - 3 hours
See all the most important sights of Vatican City with a guide in your chosen language. Skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to spend more time gazing at masterpieces of art. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica after on your own.
Private

Be a Roman For a Day Walking Tour!

Duration: 4 hours
Let's have a walk through the streets of Rome, the wonderful city I live in! I'll offer you a completely private tour designed to suit your wishes! I'm gonna take you around, from the most popular attractions like the Vatican city to the most hidden and local paths and squares. We will pass by one of the most beautiful bridges of Rome, Ponte Sant'Angelo" and walk trough the most hidden and picturesque paths and squares like, "Via del Governo Vecchio" or "Piazza Sant'Eustacchio", places where no other guides will take you. I will also show you wonderful streets and little square like "Piazza Farnese" or "Via Giulia." Together, we will discover the best Roman places and see how a typical Roman local spends his days. I will show you typical bars, cafes and restaurants, that only a native Roman could tell you about. You'll have a taste of our local culture, history, traditions and architecture, while being surrounded by typical Italian colours, smells and sounds. I'll tell you about our folklore, including traditional, passionate and hypnotic music and dances. And of course, after all that walking, I'll take care of your stomach too, showing you the best places to eat our local cuisine, which is famous all around the world. I'll tell you about the Roman food spots where only local people eat. I know a few places where you'd be able to try mouthwatering typical dishes you really have to try! I'll create a unique experience just for you to take home. I believe each experience is unique and represents a "life souvenir". Definitely something money can't buy! See you soon in Rome!"
Private

Pope, Pizza, Prosecco Tour!

Duration: 3 hours
Get away from the touristy crowds in the Vatican and instead hear incredible insights and stories about this holy city and the Pope from your local host. Explore the surroundings of the Vatican city and the local districts around where you can discover hidden gems while taking and off-the-beaten-track. Plus, you’ll get to taste the best Pizza and Prosecco of the entire state! Curious about how's life in the Vatican? Want to know more about the Pope? Your local host has the best stories to share with you about this subject! As you take a stroll from the center of Rome towards St. Peter’s square together your local host will captivate you with stories and insights that you can't find anywhere else. In the end, the locals know best! The best thing? You'll also get a chance to visit beautiful sights and iconic Roman locations. Cheers for prosecco and pizza! Visit one of the best sommeliers of both the Vatican and Rome and pop open a bubbly prosecco bottle. His friendly charm and infinite knowledge about wines are a great addition to the route past famous monuments. And mamma mia! The pizza here is absolutely the best! This storytelling tour will help you understand and discover the real Vatican city. But, if you want to visit the city and the museum, your local host can share with you the best way to do it. From where to get the tickets, the best days and hours and other necessary insights. The local hosts can’t wait to share some unique insights with you. Any changes? Your tour is 100% personalized, all you have to do is let your local host know. Choose the local you like the most and get ready for a one-of-a-kind holy experience!

St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

Duration: Flexible
See the best of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on a comprehensive 1.15-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable Vatican guide, your tour starts with a short walk from St Peter's Square, before continuing into St Peter's Basilica with a priority-access service. As you walk, hear tales of the popes, pilgrims and legendary artists who, throughout history, have helped make St Peter's Basilica the awe-inspiring place it is today.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this St Peter's Basilica tour, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized experience.
Private

Skip the Line Tour: Vatican City & Secrets

Duration: 3 hours
The Vatican city holds behind walls some of the most precious pieces of art in the world. Can't wait to explore it? Follow a knowledgeable local and don't wait in line with a priority entrance ticket. Explore its rooms & galleries and discover secrets along the way! Within the Vatican city, there are significant religious and cultural sites such as St Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. And you will see them all with the help of a knowledgeable local that will be there with you to show you the best & the hidden gems of this holy place. The museum displays some of the most important sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world, collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Don't miss any detail, thanks to your new local friend. The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo's masterpieces are a must during this experience. This place is full of past & present history, and this private experience will cover all! To top off this exciting journey, explore St Peters Basilica. Regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines, it's beautiful dome dominates the skyline of Rome and offers an incredible view. Want to know more about the Vatican? Ask your favorite local! They can also add other stops to the tour to satisfy your curiosity. Pick the one you like most and let them customize this experience just for you! IMPORTANT: Entrance fees to the museum are not included in the price; please pay the amount in cash to the host as the host will buy the tickets upfront. Thus, you don't need to worry about buying the tickets yourself! *Tickets are NOT REFUNDABLE

Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore 2 historic sites of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Learn the history of an ancient fortress, commissioned by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Marvel at Bernini’s colonnades in the Vatican City.

Vatican City: Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Ticket

Duration: an hour - a day
Take an amazing journey to discover the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, who was an artist, engineer, sculptor, architect and scientist. Admire a full-sized reproduction of The Last Supper, the controversial painting in Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code.

The Original Entire Vatican & Vatacombs Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Spend 3+ hours browsing world class art and sculpture inside the Vatican City with an expert Art Historian guide! Your Vatican guide will cover all the most important Vatican masterpieces and more. We include the magnificent rooms of Raphael and ancient Roman and Greek pieces which will engage and inspire. The Sistine Chapel is surely one of the main reasons why you are in Rome and you will stand just a few feet away from Michelangelo's remarkable frescoes! This is our flagship Vatican experience, THE original full scope Vatican journey copied by every tour operator in Rome but never matched! You will bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica too. Book well in advance to guarantee availability!

Skip-the-line Vatican Tour — Small-Group of Max 10!

Duration: 3 hours
Discover all the secrets of the Vatican City on this small-group tour, with a max. of 10 or 12 participants. Accompanied by an expert guide, in an intimate group, discover the hidden histories behind the treasures of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Your tour begins in the Vatican Museums: one of the world's oldest galleries, and home to some of its greatest art. Follow your expert guide through the labyrinthian Vatican Museums to its treasures — including the Raphael Rooms, Borgia Apartments, and Gallery of Maps.

Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where you'll get to enjoy Michelangelo's magnificent frescoes. Learn the turbulent story behind their creation and admire their unparalleled beauty.

Finally, head down a secret passageway — that only tour groups can access — to St. Peter's Basilica. See one of the greatest triumphs of architecture, a collaborative work of great genius with works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Borromini, and Bernini, to name a few.

Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Duration: Flexible
Discover the best of Rome with an 8-stop, hop-on hop-off bus tour that covers the highlights of the Eternal City. Choose between a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket, and visit quintessential Rome landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Circus Maximus, as well as Vatican City. Along the way, listen to recorded commentary about the city, its rich past, and its best-known sights. Each option includes four guided walking tours through the best pedestrian areas of the city, and the Premium / Deluxe tickets include a route past the catacombs.

Rome in a Day: Seven Hours Experience with Local Expert Guides

Duration: 7 hours
Rome in a Day begins on Piazza Navona, a remarkable and beautiful square where Bernini's Baroque fountains take center stage. Next stop Pantheon, the most spectacular building on earth! Be sure to toss three coins into the clear blue waters of the Trevi Fountain! Let's go back 2,000 years inside the extraordinary Roman Forum, a chocolate box of historical anecdotes, and get priority Colosseum Arena Floor entrance through the Gladiator's Gate! In the afternoon it's all about the Vatican. Amazing art and ancient sculptures will inspire and you will see that the Sistine Chapel is more colourful in real life! From St. Peter's Square get skip-the-line access into St. Peter's Basilica for a final look at man-made magnificence!

Early Access Vatican Tour

Duration: 3 hours
This 3 hour tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a friendly small group, away from the daily crowds. With your expert guide, you will enter the museums before the opening to the general public and visit the highlights of the Vatican museums and the Sistine chapel before enjoying priviliged, skip-the-line entrance to St Peter's Basilica. The Vatican City is jam-packed with an overwhelming number of mind-blowing works of art. Your guide will ensure you don't miss any of the must-sees! The whole group will marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned Sistine Chapel. Enjoying the luxury of being inside with a limited number of people thanks to the special early entrance 1 hour ahead of the public. Fast access to the Basilica of St. Peter, where you will see the first "Pieta" sculpted by Michelangelo and the baroque art work by Bernini the "Genius" of the Baroque. After the tour free time to spend inside the church.

Vatican City and Ancient Rome Full-Day Small Group Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Spend the day in the company of pope and emperors on a 6-hour tour of the Vatican City and Ancient Rome. Spend the morning at the main attractions of the imperial city, including the Colosseum. Then, discover the highlights of the Vatican Museums.

Vatican, St. Peter's, and Sistine Chapel Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Discover one of the world’s finest art collections on a 3-hour semi-private tour of the Vatican City in Rome. Skip the long ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Then, marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. End in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Sistine Chapel and Vatican City Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Tour one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 3-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums, followed by a visit to the Sistine Chapel and the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica.
Private

Early Vatican Semi-Private Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy an exclusive semi-private tour of the Vatican with early entrance, you will access 1 hour ahead of the e general opening. You will meet our team and passionate Vatican guide and right after you will be in the priority line ready to fast enter at 8:00 am. We aim to show you the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the daily crowd could enter. Our storytelling guide will point out the main art works of the galleries, guide you in the Raphael's Rooms & tells you stories hidden behind the art-works. You will access the Sistine Chapel,discover Michelangelo's talent and find out in his frescoes several characters painted as a response for being criticized. Fast entrance to St Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pieta. Privileged entrance1 hour ahead of the general public, you will enjoy Vatican City in a much less crowded environment. Touring in a semi private group your experience will be personal & you will be able to interact to your guide. Personal headsets provided.
Private

Private Transport from Rome Hotels to the Vatican City

Duration: Flexible
Prebook private transport from your Rome hotel to the world-famous Vatican Museums in Vatican City, and ensure a hassle-free start to your day of sightseeing. Simply book this air-conditioned transport service with a private driver at a time to suit your schedule, and travel from your central Rome hotel to the Vatican City with ease.