MUSEI

Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano, Roma, RM, Italia - 13 Reviews
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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • See the famous Laocoon, the amazing Sistine Chapel and the Raphael's Rooms
  • Admire the imposing St. Peter's Basilica and the amazing Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Tour with an official Vatican guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • Stay inside how long you want after the guided tour

Sanctity and Art

Museums

From the ancient Egypt to some modern and contemporary art works, all the most beautiful masterpieces are hosted in this magnificent and impressive complex that are the Vatican Museums.

You will walk through ancient environments always created thanks to a Pope's will, as the astonishing Sistine Chapel founded in 1475 by Sixtus IV, that was painted by the genius of many artists, like Perugino, Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and many others. Anyway the most famous fresco of the chapel is definitely the Last Judgment by Michelangelo (1536-1541).

Further there are the Candelabra Gallery, the Gallery of Maps decorated under Pope Gregory XIII and the Gallery of Tapestries, the Pio Clementino Museum (founded by Pope Clemente XIV) and many many others.

St. Peter's Basilica

Symbol of the Vatican State, the construction of the Basilica of St. Peter was started in 1506 and ended in 1626, while the arrangement of the square in front was made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1657 and 1667.

Among the beautiful art works here contained, such as the famous St. Peter Baldachin by Bernini, the one that attracts billions of visitors is definitely in the first chapel on the right, the Pietà by Michelangelo (1499), a masterpiece of impressive beauty and of an extraordinary talent.

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Local guide officially authorized
  • After the guided tour, stay inside as long as you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • Whisper System

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • Children under 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

To remember

  1. It is necessary to book at least 5 workdays before the visit.
  2. The ticket is valid 1 day, starting from entrance time. After the guided tour you can stay inside as long as you want until closing time of the Museums.
  3. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
  4. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. It is advisable to arrive 20 minutes early with a valid document to pass the security controls; we suggest to have little bags with you.
  5. In front of museum you will be allowed to skip the line choosing the lateral entrance designed for groups. Also the ticket-office where you have to change your voucher with real tickets is the group's one. After clearing security, the meeting point will be at the "Guided Tours" booth, which is located straight ahead up the small staircase on the left.
  6. You are invited to dress appropriately.
  7. Italy Tickets is not responsible for eventual lack of service caused by the ticket offices or activities of the Holy Father.

13 Reviews
United States
3 months ago

Maria

"It was worth paying extra to buy the Vatican Tour tickets in advance. We got in quickly and our tour was very informative. Our tour guide spent a lot of time explaining the paintings in the Vatican Museum and there were a lot of people also there at the same time so we didn't get nearly as much time in St. Peter's like I wanted to, but we were able to stay after the tour and go through it on our own as well as the option to climb to the cupola if we wanted, so that was great!"

Chile
5 months ago

Ximena

"Todo perfecto!!!"

Canada
9 months ago

Sonia

"It was such a beautiful experience. Our tour guide was just wonderful!!! "

United States
9 months ago

Lori

"Our tour guide was lovely. She helped make our time worth the visit by taking us to the most prominent places and shared detailed information. The tour was well worth the price as a person could spend days at all of the museums and church there. "

Netherlands
10 months ago

Danielle

"Het was echt goed georganiseerd. We hadden een hele fijne gids. Ze vertelde een hoop en op een leuke manier! "

Romania
10 months ago

Ionescu

"Excepțional. Nu trebuie ratat. Lipsește doar ghid sau audioghid în română "

Netherlands
10 months ago

Marcel

"Goede informatie, korte wachttijden! Alle hoogtepunten gezien. "

Italy
1 year ago

Linda M.

"Ottimo il sistema di prenotazione online che ci ha permesso di entrare in 2 minuti ai musei. La nostra guida era molto preparata e ha rispettato i tempi previsti per la visita. L'unico aspetto negativo è stato l'eccessivo sovraffollamento dei musei per la durata dell'intero percorso, che non ha reso possibile soffermarsi nemmeno per qualche minuto nelle varie sale. Eravamo letteralmente imbottigliati nella folla di visitatori. "

Romania
1 year ago

Mihai-Zamfir

"Organizare foarte buna.Ghidul excelent.Merita banii!"

France
1 year ago

Nadine

"Très bonne organisation et quel gain de temps . Merci"