Guided tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

Vatican City: Best of the Vatican Small Group Tour

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From $44.54 $35.63 per person

Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a small group tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Discover highlights of the papal collection with a licensed guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description
Get an introduction to the highlights of the Vatican City, and then skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Wander the vast network of galleries to see highlights such as the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Raphael Rooms. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of the Vatican City. Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art and more. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties.
  • You must bring your passport or ID.
  • You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code.
  • There is a maximum number of 25 people for this tour.
  • It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 370 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Lumi our guide made this tour a memorable evening. She was knowledgeable. Relaxed, personable and she knew the people and neighborhood. This is not your usual rigid tour, it’s really getting to know Rome though the perspective of a native. We made it to all the major stops but also stops along the way that were not on list. We highly recommend this tour and hope you get Lumi!

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August 21, 2021

Beautiful tour full of detailed explanations of the guide Francesco, very kind and well prepared. a 3h tour, time has flown by crossing centuries of history, starting from the halls of the Vatican museums, visiting the Sistine chapel and finally the imposing St. Peter's Basilica. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Rome, thanks Francesco and thanks get your guide.

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August 9, 2021

We had a tour with Renata. She could explain very well and informatively. The visit was very nice and was really worth it. Unfortunately we only found out from Renata that there is no longer any direct access to St. I would have had this information before, because one reason to book this tour was the direct access. To this day it is wrong on the get your Guide website. That should be changed.

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August 7, 2021

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