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Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Ticket Details

  • Guided tour of the  Vatican including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica 
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Vatican Museums
  • English-speaking guide and personal headsets
  • Hotel pick-up from centrally located hotel (if option selected)

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Our guide to Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

As you arrive at the Vatican admire the beautiful architecture of St. Peters Basilica and St Peters Square before meeting your guide close to the entrance to the Vatican Musuems - here you are given your skip-the-line admission ticket.

Enter the Vatican Museums, taking in the beautiful spiral staircase and accompanied by your guide, discover some of the treasures contained within the 2000 rooms and 14 kilometres of corridors.

Highlights include the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Also see the Rooms of Raphael and Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard.

Each guest will be given a personal headset so you can listen to the guide's enthusiastic commentary which provides a full background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches while distinguishing between truth and popular legends promulgated by Hollywood and popular books.

Afterwards, head to magnificent St. Peters Basilica, the largest Church in the world,  where you will find golden mosaics, several Tombs of Popes and Michelangelo's most important statue 'La Pietà'. Also see the massive Baldacchino sculpted in bronze by Bernini, the Transfiguration by Raphael and other monuments of artistic importance.

Your tour concludes in St Peter's Square where you view Bernini's impressive colonnade and learn about the history of the Vatican State including its Swiss Guard and the design of St Peters Square.

Departure Location: Tours depart from Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 which is 100 metres from the Vatican Museum main entrance.

Departs: Daily except Sundays.

Duration: Around 3 hours.

Hotel Pick Up: Pick-up is included from centrally located Rome hotels if you select the hotel pick-up ticket.

Start Times: 9.30am (except Wednesdays & Sundays); 10.30am (Summer only except Wednesdays & Sundays) or 2.00pm (Monday-Saturday in the Summer. 2.00pm Wednesdays and Saturdays only in the Winter)

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