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

Insider Guides and Exclusive Groups of 10 or less
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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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Adults
(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
Safari11136322866

TripAdvisor 21 Jun, 2024

A great tour of the Vatican with Oscar

The tour was enlightening and entertaining Our tour guide Oscar is superb He provided elucidating and amusing information about the art architecture and history of the Vatican while keeping us moving through its mazes and avoiding juggernauts Five stars for the tour and five stars for Oscar Thank you

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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
Bruce_S
Viator
14 Nov, 2022
It felt like a private tour

Our guide Lilie explained the history of what we were going to see prior to viewing which provided meaning and context which enhanced our experience. She was very personable and engaging


Jamie_h
Viator
14 Nov, 2022
Fantastic experience with Lindy

We had Lindy as our guide and she was awesome. Her English was very easy to understand, and she made it really interesting. This is my fourth visit to the Vatican, and hands down this was my best experience yet. If you have children, she is great as she keeps them engaged and is witty. I highly recommend her and this tour.


157lornaw
TripAdvisor
10 Nov, 2022
Excellent

Pasquale was an excellent guide! Loved the humour and enthusiasm. Would highly recommend this tour. Great communication regarding meeting points and details through email and tx


Caron_K
Viator
07 Nov, 2022
Amazing place

Thought end of October would be less crowded, but I was wrong. Glad we had a great guide to get us through the maze. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour pleasant. He tried to help us see anything else on the property, if we wanted to look longer in the museum or go to the Basilica.


Lynda D
TripAdvisor
07 Nov, 2022
Très belle expérience.

Facilité d’accès grâce a un billet coupe-file. Nous étions un petit groupe de cinq personnes avec une guide au top ! Merci beaucoup Yaya. Nous n’avons pas lâché le drapeau ??



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