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Roma, Italy
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary.
  • Art history tour of the splendid Vatican Museums
  • See highlights of the sprawling collection with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the artists and their patrons through live audio headset commentary
  • Walk beneath the sacred ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access
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Professional art historian guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Skip-The-Line Access
Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Via Germanico, 16 , Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Maya Tours in Via Germanico 16 - (almost at the corner of Via Leone IV) This tour starts from our office. Please make sure that you check in at least 15 min. prior departure time.

Vatican Museums , 00120, Vatican City

Exit of the Vatican Museums

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour, you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter the Sistine Chapel!
  • Please note that on the day of your visit certain areas of the monument/attraction can be closed due to either religious events and national holidays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attraction’s administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Follow Me SRLS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Tour meet-up was at a location about a 5m walk from the Vatican entrance so it was convenient." See review
  • "The Vatican is massive and it gets crazy there at 8 am; without skipping the lines, you would be lost for sure!" See review
  • "The cost of the tour is very reasonable and certainly gives one a great overview of the history and artifacts that can be found in Vatican City." See review

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star-5
Highly Recommend!
Alexander_M
, May 2022
This was a great tour with an amazing guide! If you enjoy art history, this is for you. The guide, Alexandra, was informative, personable, and fun
star-5
An excellent place. Well preserved.
Elvira_P
, May 2022
Our Tour guide is very clear in talking about the history. The gadget we use is excellent enable to hear him. He always make sure that we are ok.
star-3
Great guide, poor communication from tour company
Gina_M
, May 2022
Upon arrival the guide explained to is that we had to pay an additional 23 euros each because it was the entrance fee for the coliseum. Just about everyone didn’t know or have the money so everyone was scrambling for cash. Apparently it’s in the fine print but not the exact amount. Also the pantheon is free. In addition women need to be covered up that became an issue. Fortunately the guide was very knowledgeable and did a first rate job. Be aware.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Gina, We do not operate tours of the Colosseum or Pantheon and there are definitely no added costs to your purchased products. You have left this review for the wrong company. We are a Vatican only tour operator.
star-5
Deborah was our guide and...
JaeYoung_Y
, May 2022
Deborah was our guide and she was amazing! She’s very knowledgeable and passionate about the art at the Vatican and does a great job with keeping the group entertained while navigating through the hectic museum!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Sandra_W
, May 2022
Christina was a great guide: knowledgeable, funny, and good at maneuvering through then throngs of people in the Vatican Museum.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Miguel_S
, May 2022
The experience was amazing, but our tour guide Maria was exceptional!!! Her knowledge of Rome, history and the Vatican was impecable. If you can take the tour in Spanish we strongly recommend her 👍🏼
star-5
Tour guide very...
Regina_S
, May 2022
Tour guide very knowledgeable and made experience very enjoyable will recommend ( this too long) Next time probably will not bother with survey
star-5
Well worth it
Stephen_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide Deborah was amazing she was very informative and had a great sense of humour. Would recommend this tour
star-5
A tour filled with treasure and surprises
daniel_t
, May 2022
This guided tour exceeded our expectations and was a wonderful way to experience everything that The Vatican Museums have to offer. Christina was an excellent guide, very personable and full of knowledge! This tour really finished off our trip with a great flourish! Daniel and Sarah
star-5
Awesome tour!!!
Marco_B
, May 2022
Our tour guide was very engaging, fun and knowledgeable.We enjoyed the tour so much while learning Rome’s rich history.

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