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3-Hour Vatican Skip-the-Line Group Tour

Product ID: 59089
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A 3-hour tour for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of group, away from the daily crowds. Choose to enter the museums before opening to the general public and visit highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

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  • Enjoy skip-the-line service
  • Learn more about the artwork at the Vatican
  • Get exclusive access
Full description
You will meet with your guide and the rest of your group (maximum 24 people), and be issued with headsets to ensure you can better hear your guide during the tour.

The group will then enter Vatican City, bypassing the ticket line of those already waiting to enter the museums at 9 am when the doors open to the general public! Your group will be guided through the many stunning galleries, making stops at all the must-see works of art. The whole group will be captivated by the rich history of the artworks and the Vatican itself, recounted by your expert guide in a way that is engaging and relatable for every participant.

After you have explored the Vatican galleries you will enter the 'piece de resistance' of the museums, Michelangelo's breath-taking Sistine Chapel. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be able to fully appreciate the incredible genius of Michelangelo with the help of your guide. Finally, your group will be accompanied from the Sistine chapel through a special, reserved passageway, skipping the line to St Peter's Basilica.

Your tour will finish here, so you can spend as long as you wish in the Basilica and St Peter's square. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds at the Vatican museums!
  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip the line access
  • Professional licensed guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Drones
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• St Peter's Basilica is a church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend more time in the Vatican galleries with your guide
• Not wheelchair accessible
• For booking with kids, kindly bring with you a copy of the ID or passport otherwise the kid tickets cannot be provided and the new ticket should be purchased directly on site
• A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for children under 18 years old as a proof of their age
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From US$ 80.12 US$ 64.10 per person

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Product ID: 59089