From EURO
per person
€ 96.00
Adult (Age 12+)
Child (Age 3-11)
Infant (Age 0-2)

Skip the Line: Exclusive Extended Vatican Museum Group Tour

0 / 5 total 20 reviews
Duration: 5 hours
Product code: 3379
Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and enjoy a stroll through the peaceful Vatican Gardens, an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the Vatican City, decorated with idyllic fountains, sculptures and springs where very few people ever venture. Then access the Vatican Museums to see one of the most beautiful art collections in the world.

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to fifty-four different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

Our exclusivity is the inclusion of the 1505 Bramante Staircase, a section of the Museums now closed to the general public. People can only visit it on occasion of special openings for considerable sums of money, but thanks to our partnership with the Vatican we are able to let our customers enjoy this mind-bogglingly fascinating structure for free.

The Bramante Staircase boasts granite Doric columns and a herringbone pattern on the floor, and was designed to allow people and animals to go up and down without interruption, but, above all, to permit Pope Julius II to enter his private rooms without getting off his carriage, being the ascension of the several flights impossible in heavy papal vestments. In this corner of the Museums, you will live special moments of ecstasy admiring quaint views and listening to your guide as they tell you about this unique architecture which inspired numerous copycats.

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and The Last Judgement painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

Last but not least, St. Peter's Basilica - a popular pilgrimage site - is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. You won't ever forget having partaken in this value for money guided visit to Rome.

Highlights
  • Exclusive visit of the Bramante Staircase
  • Guided visit of the Vatican Museums
  • See the flourishing Vatican Gardens
  • Exclusive visit of the Bramante Staircase
  • Explore the Pigna Courtyard
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Tours do not depart on the 2nd of April, 1st of May, 29th of June and 14th/15th of AugustTours do not depart on the 2nd of April, 1st of May, 29th of June and 14th/15th of August
  • Departs Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30am, except religious holidaysDeparts Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30am, except religious holidays
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local guide
  • Headset
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food or beverages
Meeting Point
Please make your way to the departure point 20 minutes prior to the tour start time: Caffè Vaticano located in Viale Vaticano 100, opposite from the Vatican Museum entrance. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
Know Before You Go
  • No revealing clothing should be worn and shoulders should be well covered
  • It is forbidden to bring strollers, have bulky bags and carry umbrellas on your person
  • If you have a metal coated pacemakers, all relevant paperwork/ID cards should be carried for security checks
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case, the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • In case of an unexpected closing of the Gardens by the Vatican Security, the tour will be affected, following the itinerary of the regular tour.
  • It is forbidden to pick flowers or plants inside the gardens.
Customer Reviews See all review >
Add new review
Name *
Email *
Country *
Ratings (the higher the better)
Rating *
Comments *
Video
No Discussion Comments found.