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Small Group: Stories of the Vatican Tour + St. Peter's Basilica Access

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Uncover the captivating stories behind every masterpiece on our small group, Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour. With groups of 10 or fewer, breeze through the entrance.. Read more

  • Get the stories behind the Vatican art.

  • Small groups of 10 or less. 

  • Insider guides lead the way.

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(19+)
Children
(7 - 18)
09 january 2023
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Small Group: Stories of the Vatican Tour + St. Peter's Basilica Access

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About the tour

Uncover the captivating stories behind every masterpiece on our small group, Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour. With groups of 10 or fewer, breeze through the entrance, getting to know your fellow explorers before delving into the Vatican Museums.

This isn't an average Vatican tour. Your personalized itinerary unveils the stories, history, legends, and secrets behind the Museum's most cherished works. Guided by an expert English-speaking Vatican guide, you'll fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Vatican Museums. Cap off your visit with a special entrance to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will prepare you to marvel at Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece.

Your insider guide ensures an optimized visit on the day of your tour, guaranteeing you witness the Vatican Museum's most significant highlights. Perfect for first-timers, the tour covers key destinations like the Pinecone Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Maps during a typical Vatican tour.

At the conclusion of your tour, you will enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica, excluding Wednesdays and special events.

Daily except Sunday

2.5 hours - departure Various

English


what’s included
  • Tour as described
  • Skip the Line Vatican Museums entrance tickets
  • English-speaking Vatican Guide
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica (excluding Wednesdays and special events
what’s excluded
  • Hotel pick up, drop-off
  • Gratuities
Melanie_W

Viator 20 May, 2024

The best tour we took in all of Rome

Our guide Bogdan was just wonderful We learned so much on this tour and thoroughly enjoyed every minute Highly recommend this tour

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Itinerary

Starting Point

*THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET*

*DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REDEEM THIS VOUCHER DIRECTLY AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS*

Plan on arriving to our meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your selected departure time. Meet our representative on the steps in front of Via Tunisi, 4. The steps are located at the corner with Via Sebastiano Veniero. Your Ticket Host will be holding a flag with the green EcoArt logo.


Ending Point

Vatican Museums or St. Peter's Basilica

Itineraries vary from day to day and at the discretion of your guide who will adapt your route.

This itinerary covers the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, including but not limited to: Pinecone Courtyard, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps.

When available, Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica will be automatically provided at no extra cost. No guided tour will be provided. Please note that the Basilica is a separate venue to the Vatican Museums, is free to enter and does not require a ticket. It is not possible to always guarantee access to the Basilica, which may close with little or no notice.

Additional information
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Leave big backpacks at your hotel! Only small purses are permitted inside the Museums.
  • Something to cover your knees and shoulders.
  • Photos are allowed in almost all rooms of the Vatican Museums, except for the Sistine Chapel. Please note that bulky or clearly professional photographic or video equipment, such as tripods, large video equipments, and equipment backpacks, will not be permitted inside the Museums.


Daily except Sunday

  • We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
  • Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.
  • *THIS VOUCHER IS NOT A TICKET* You must redeem this voucher at the meeting time and location designed on this voucher, with one of our designed Ticket Coordinators.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in.
  • To enter the Vatican Museums, shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
  • Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.

Tour goes forward rain or shine! Your Vatican Tour may be cancelled for a full refund or may be switched to a different date/time as long as your request is received no later than 24 hours before your original departure time and date. Multiple changes are permitted. To request a cancellation or change of time/date, send an e-mail to info@ecoarttravel.com.

Reviews
Joe_O
Viator
03 May, 2024
Missing Saint Peterss square and Basilica

Great tour Only wish we could have seen Saint Peters square and the basilica Would love to go back


Lisa_W
Viator
03 May, 2024
Great experience

Skip the line the only way to go Monica was an excellent guide Going first thing in the morning was also a winner


X7590UGjohnh
TripAdvisor
03 May, 2024
Vatican MuseumsSistine ChapelSt Peters Access

This was the best organized of the various tour companies that we used during our visit to Rome Our guide Stefano was great informative with a great sense of humor to go with it


200lisaw
TripAdvisor
03 May, 2024
Great tour

Monica was a very good guide She provided so much information about the Vatican and its holdings You cant get away from the crowds and she did very well managing the flow of our group throughout the buildings Definitely need the skip the line and the early tour is best


Jennifer_L
Viator
02 May, 2024
Great guide and skip the line is key

Riccardo was a wonderful guide and shared many insights into the history of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel Skip the line was the only way to go Thank you for making this such a great experience



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