Enter the Vatican Museums before the general public and experience this incredible collection at a slower pace on our Semi-Private Vatican Tours.
With an expert, English-speaking guide on hand you’ll gain a true appreciation of the Vatican masterpieces – from the real-life characters featured in Michelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgement’, to some of the world’s oldest and most influential sculptures.
In just three hours we’ll cover all the highlights of the nine-mile Vatican Museums, seeing the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms as well as less-known sites such as the Hall of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries.
We’ll also have time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Special Skip the Line Access means we enter directly from the Sistine Chapel, saving a 30-minute walk and hours of waiting in line.
With group sizes of 12 people or less on our Semi-Private Vatican Tours, your group will be intimate and your expert guide easy to interact with, while headsets for every guest give you more space to take photos without losing your guide and their commentary in the crowds.
At nine miles long, it’s impossible to see all of the Vatican Museums in just one visit. Let us take the hassle out of your time at the Vatican with No Wait Access, small group sizes, a carefully planned route and an expert, English-speaking guide to ensure that you get the best from your time.
St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access.
It is possible to climb the Dome on your own if you wish, however you will need to purchase a ticket directly on site. Our tours do not include a visit to the Dome. Please note that if you intend to climb the Dome after your tour ends, you should make sure to book a morning tour (not on a Wednesday) as the Dome access is already closed in the afternoon before our afternoon tours reach Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Basilica is often closed on Wednesday mornings.
The tours meet at a location very close and convenient to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Full details of the exact location are included on the confirmation voucher you will receive when you book your tour.
Throughout most of the Museums and in St. Peter's Basilica it is possible to take photographs. However, photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel.
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