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Small Group Highlights of the Vatican Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • 2.5-hour Vatican highlights tour
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
Small Group Highlights of the Vatican Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel
From US$68.35
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3:15 PM Afternoon Tour in English.
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2:45 PM Afternoon Tour in English.
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Get skip-the-line access to explore the Vatican's highlights with a small group. During the 2.5-hour experience, you'll explore the Raphael Rooms, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel with an intimate tour group, limited to 15 people or fewer. After the conclusion of the guided tour, you'll have access to St. Peter's Basilica to explore independently.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in Piazza del Risorgimento, then proceed directly into the Vatican museums with skip-the-line access. The tour group is limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide, the chance to ask questions, and an intimate experience. 

See Apollo Belvedere and Laocoön and Sons in the Belvedere Courtyard and stroll through the Raphael Rooms. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Pinecone Courtyard. 

Pause outside the Sistine Chapel so your guide can explain the history behind the iconic ceiling frescoes, then proceed inside to view one of the world's most famous artworks for about 20 minutes. 

Upon exiting the Sistine Chapel, choose to double back through the Vatican Museums to see more of the collection; or your guide through a special door directly into St. Peter’s Basilica for an independent visit.
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Reviews (63)
1 - 5 of 60 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2018
When even skipping the line takes an hour and a half....

...It's not a problem when you have such a competent, interesting and voluble historian for a guide!

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 28 October 2018
This was a highlight of my Rome visit!

Barbara was a fantastic guide! She is a Roman by birth and knew wonderful stories about Rome, interesting historical background about the Vatican Art Museum, the Vatican and the church. She had a great humor, and could answer our questions as they arose. I'd take...More

Thank Lydia C
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Great Tour Guide

Our guide, Julietta was fantastic, she made an overwhelmingly large museum so much more interesting! Her art history knowledge was wonderful. Meeting the group is fairly easy but do wear comfy shoes, there is a lot of walking and standing.

Thank rachelarubenstein
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Exceeded my expectations!

Our tour guide Camilla did an outstanding job of guiding us through the masses of people. She was extremely knowledgeable, fascinating, and enjoyable. Never felt rushed or overwhelmed with information. Highly recommend taking this tour with Walks of Italy

Thank Safari777853
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Highlights Indeed!

We picked the highlights tour because we had been to the Vatican before. However, our guide, Mario, really made the most of the short time allotted for the many highlights of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Mario's knowledge of the many works was vast and...More

Thank Riesenfeld
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2 June 2018|
Response from LTKJ | Reviewed this property |
They cannot pick up the tickets till they are actually on site. It took only a few minutes, and most used the wait as a chance to take a bathroom break.
1 June 2018|
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Response from Travelpro56V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after the Vatican art, we walked through St. Peter's and the guide pointed out the highlights, and I learned about many things that I hadn't known or noticed before!