a tour of the Vatican City and Museums - admission fees with skip the line included
The Vatican Museums are an enormous complex composed of more than two dozen distinct collections. You do need to plan your time in the museums and the best way to do so is to hire a local licensed guide like me. So you won't miss anything!
In the Vatican Museums you will find the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. The Museums hold many priceless works of art including the "Raphael Rooms" and many galleries of sculpture, tapestries and frescos.
The church of S. Peter's Basilica is built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic center of Rome. This was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD. St. Peter is considered the first pope, so this church is considered the most important for all Christianity and it is full of historical treasures, where artists like Michelangelo and Bernini worked.
Closing days 2018
Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12. 30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)
January 6; February 11; April 17; May 1; June 29 (St. Peter and Paul); August 15, 16; November 1; December 8, 25, 26
- Meeting the guide at the entrance of The Vatican Museum, in Viale Vaticano
- Courtyard of Pigna; Courtyard Ottagono; Pio Clementino Museum
- Gallery of Animals; Gallery of Muses; Gallery Rotonda
- Candelabra Museum; Tapestry Museum
- Gallery of the Maps
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Basilica with St. Peter's square
** Restrictions for Vatican and DRESS CODE **
Only small backpacks or handbags
Dress Code: For men, women and kids equally: knees and shoulders must be covered, so NO SHORTS (Bermuda and Capri trousers are ok)
Please wear something to cover your shoulders
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Outside The Caffè Vaticano in Viale Vaticano.
End location: St. Peter's square
Duration: 3 hours
- My guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour
- Skip the line tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - souvenirs or drinks
- Any kind of transportation, it can be arranged on request.
All my tours can be customized to meet your needs, please send me your inquiry and I will make an itinerary just for you!
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16 june 2018 we had the pleasure of a private Vatican tour with our Vatican certified guide, Claudia M. First experience with ToursByLocals. We were delighted by this company generally and with Claudia in particular, from the initial booking to follow-up emails with Claudia. She always responded promptly met us on time at the exact meeting place . She was recognized quickly by Vatican guards moving us easily on a crowded Sat. Very knowledgeable excellent English perfect tour! Highly recommend Claudia!