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Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and Basilica Small Group Tour provided by Europe Odyssey Tours

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Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and Basilica Small Group Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Via Leone IV, 29
    Via Leone IV, 29, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Our Guide will be holding up a Sign reading "Europe Odyssey Tours- Viator" 10 minutes ahead of the starting time of the tour.
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Our tour ends in the center of St.Peter's Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Leone IV, 29, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel first
  • Professional English speaking guide with a clear diction
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The itinerary is not wheelchair accessible unless the person in the chair can stand up, climb and descend a few stairs.
  • The tour itinerary is 2.3 km long on hard marble. Hence wear comfortable sneakers or shoes with orthopedic inner soles.
  • Please bring a bottle of water per person.
  • If it is raining carry umbrellas that are compact and can be folded and not ones that have sharp pokey end. The long one give by your hotels will have to be checked into the cloakroom of the museum and involves a 1 km walk to get it back again.
  • Carry medium size back packs as large ones will be checked into the cloak room and involves a long walk to get them back.
  • The following items along with the bags will have to be checked into the cloak room: glass bottles of any kind, swiss knives, wine openers, large tripods and large bags.
  • Photography is permitted in most rooms but without flash. It is prohibited to photograph inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • The tour ends in front on the Basilica. You can spend more time inside the Basilica but you cannot go back to the Sistine Chapel nor the Museum.
  • You can also chose to climb the dome on your own, for a separate fee.
  • On Wednesdays the Basilica is closed until noon due to the Papal Audience.
  • On extraordinary cases the Basilica can be closed without notice. This is out of our hands, but will give you an extended tour of the museum and description of the Basilica. Refund will not be offered due to the closure of the church.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cynthia C wrote a review May 2020
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This was one of the most amazing trips that we’ve ever done. Rahul and his team were outstanding! It was my teenaged daughter’s first trip to Italy and all the tour guides kept her engaged and they are very knowledgeable of the country’s history. Everything was arranged for us,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Aarna wrote a review Mar 2020
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Personally my experience with Europe Odyssey was quite splendid. The guides were very professional and well aquatinted with the region and history of the place while answering all questions we had. They made sure we were comfortable throughout the entirety of the tour. We
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Date of experience: July 2019
Missouri_Traveler010 wrote a review Dec 2019
Brookline Station, Missouri2 contributions
We actually used Europe Odyssey Tours for two tours: one for the Vatican, the other for a side trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Both guides were beyond nice (as was the driver - and the vehicle was spacious and comfortable). The guides (Rahul and Alberto) couldn't have
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from EuropeOdysseyTours, Owner at Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and Basilica Small Group Tour
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Thanks a lot for your assessment. We are thrilled to now that we exceeded your expectations. Kind Regards
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Jay W wrote a review Nov 2019
San Jose, California50 contributions24 helpful votes
We actually went with Odyssey for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, & Vatican tours and had the same guide for all three, Rahul. He was very good and made the experience easy and educational, touched on all the important features. Also, Odyssey was extremely great; we had to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Nastastia M wrote a review Oct 2019
Shoreline, Washington4 contributions4 helpful votes
We have a two year old and Rahul was such a great tour guide for all of us. We were able to see all the sights included in the tour (with our toddler). He was so knowledgeable and accommodating to our situation of having a toddler with a stroller and carrier. On top of his
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Date of experience: October 2019
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