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Skip the Line: Rome, Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Walking tour Description

Take a small group walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica, and jump the queue by booking ahead. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Your knowledgeable guide will escort you into the Vatican Museums to explore the world's most extensive collection of art. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and share the stories and secrets contained within the Vatican's walls.

Highlights of the museums are Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your small group guided walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.

Do you want to skip the line AND the crowds too?

Upgrade to the 8:10am tour and not only will you skip the long lines (which can last up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums but gain access as soon as the doors open - before the general public step foot inside! Tours are arranged exclusively for our guests and groups never exceed 10 people in total. No upgrades available on Wednesday.

Do you want to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at Night?
Upgrade to the 7:30pm tour and gain access to the museums after the official closing times – an opportunity available for a strictly limited season. The general public are not permitted into the Museums in the evening – you must pre-book a guided tour to gain access. Hurry! The season will run from May 06 every Friday until July 15. Then it will stop to start again from September 02 until October 28.

St Peter's Basilica (interior) in Vatican, Rome, Italy - walking tours | Travel Italy Guide
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Walking Tour additional information

  • Small group walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
from € 60,00
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