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Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano) Tours and Activities

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Vatican City (Città del Vaticano) may be the smallest sovereign nation-state in the world, but it's a religious and cultural superpower. Home to some of the world’s greatest artistic and architectural marvels—namely St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums—it's located wholly within the confines of Rome, covers 110 acres (44 hectares), and has an official population of about 800.

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.62
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.44
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Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Small-Group Tour

Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Small-Group Tour

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Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your leisure and avoid the long lines with this skip-the-line admission ticket. Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance. Once inside, independently explore galleries like Raphael’s Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with its iconic frescoes by Michelangelo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.38
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$58.38
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel reserved entrance

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel reserved entrance

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As one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Vatican attracts lines that are often in excess of three hours. Spend less time waiting and more time gazing at the Sistine Chapel’s ceilings with a skip-the-line admission ticket that proves an obvious choice for time-pressed travelers. This flexible option allows you to choose a time slot to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.70
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$41.70
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.30
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Entrance Tickets

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The long lines that the Vatican attracts are a testament to its status as one of Europe’s most famous attractions. If you’ve got limited time in Rome, don’t waste a moment waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican. You are able to explore the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms independently while still benefiting from priority entry, usually only reserved for visitors taking a guided tour.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.17
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$32.17
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Small-Group Tour of Vatican City: with Skip-the-line Tickets
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Small-Group Tour of Vatican City: with Skip-the-line Tickets

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Explore the treasures of one of the world’s greatest art collections with this expertly guided small-group tour through the Vatican museums. Skip the long lines to head straight inside the labyrinth of galleries, where your knowledgeable guide leads you to ancient and Renaissance highlights including the Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Laocoön sculpture and, of course, the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Learn the stories behind the masterpieces, and then get direct entry into the stunning interior of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$92.93
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Early Access Vatican Tour

Early Access Vatican Tour

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Get an early start to your sightseeing at the Vatican Museums with admission before opening hours. Follow an expert guide through the complex before the general public and avoid the crowds during your tour. Marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned works at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy privileged, skip-the-line access to the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.38
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Vatican City Express
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Vatican City Express

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If you have limited time in Rome but don’t want to cut the Vatican Museums out of your itinerary, take in the highlights of the galleries, Raphael’s Rooms, and Sistine Chapel in just hours with this guided express tour. Save time with skip-the-line tickets and follow your guide to the main masterpieces in the vast collection, learning about works by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and other greats during your visit.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.49
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Vatican Skip-the-Line Tour Packages: Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museums from Rome

Vatican Skip-the-Line Tour Packages: Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museums from Rome

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Embark on an unforgettable tour of the world-famous Vatican Museums with a choice of three tailor-made itineraries. Short on time? Opt for 1.5-hour ‘Silver’ tour and visit the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. First time at the Vatican? Choose the 2-hour ‘Gold’ tour and check off the highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and skip-the-line entrance to St Peter’s Basilica. Don’t want to miss anything? Sign up for the 3-hour ‘Platinum’ tour for a comprehensive tour of all three attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.27
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Vatican City 3h Walking Tour in Rome

Vatican City 3h Walking Tour in Rome

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Avoid the lines and wait times when visiting Vatican City on this guided walking tour. It includes must-see attractions like the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s work, and St. Peter's Basilica. (Please note that the Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintain a strict dress code year round.) Participants receive headphones to hear the guide clearly and enjoy fast-track entry into the sites.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.96
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Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

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See the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public with this comprehensive tour of the Vatican Museums. Learn about the stories behind works of  art by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, and more from an English-speaking guide. This half-day tour includes the Gallery of Maps, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs. This intimate tour is limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.94
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour
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Rome Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Early Morning Express Tour

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The Vatican Museums are among the most visited museums in the world and they often have lines to match. This small-group express tour offers early access to the Vatican before the crowds arrive, so you can take in highlights such as the Hall of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps; marvel at the Sistine Chapel; and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to St. Peter's Basilica (except Wednesdays, when the Basilica is closed to the public.)
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum Ticket

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum Ticket

The Vatican Museums houses one of the world’s premier collections of art, but the wait to enter can stretch into hours. Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the museums, letting you zip past the crowds and dedicate more time to marveling at the masterpieces inside. Take in the galleries, courtyard, Raphael Rooms, and Michelangelo’s famed frescoes in the Sistine Chapel at your own pace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.89
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Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch

Best of Rome in One Day: Colosseum, Vatican, Squares with Transfers and Lunch

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Skip the long lines at the Colosseum and the Vatican and see the highlights of Rome in one day on this tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and travel through the city with your guide. Visit the archaeological site at the Roman Forum, admire the Sistine Chapel, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Enjoy a 2-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.69
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Friday Night Vatican Tour with the Sistine Chapel
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Friday Night Vatican Tour with the Sistine Chapel

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During Rome’s hot summer, the Vatican Museum opens its doors for reservations-only Friday night tours that include an appetizer buffet and classical music (music on select Fridays only). This 3-hour Vatican Museums tour is led by a professional art historian, and is limited to 10 people for a more intimate, personal experience of the Sistine Chapel, the Upper Galleries, and other Vatican Museums highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel, Fast-Access Tickets & Hotel Pickup

Private Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel, Fast-Access Tickets & Hotel Pickup

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This is a private 3-hour tour with the services of your own local, expert guide.  With skip-the-line access you visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica amongst other famous sites.  Your guide will recount the history of these amazing places and tell you stories about some of the many treasures to be found in the Vatican. Hotel pick up is included for a no stress experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.92
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semi-private Vatican museums tour, Sistine chapel

semi-private Vatican museums tour, Sistine chapel

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this is a semi-private tour up to 10 people, you will avoid big noisy groups! skip the line entrance and you will have time for questions and pictures .. i'm a professional guide very passionate in my job and i would like to make this experience unforgettable. With this tour you'll see the marvelous frescoes inside the sistine chapel, the galleries with a huge collection of statues and finally i'll provide informations about St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.23
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Papal Audience in Rome Private Tour

Papal Audience in Rome Private Tour

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Availability ONLY on Wednesday when Pope is in Vatican City. Find yourself only from the Holy Father's Guide to Papal Audience Service, where we will get your tickets ready for you, greeting followers and priests from around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.59
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Skip-the-line Vatican Tour of Must-See Sites Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

Skip-the-line Vatican Tour of Must-See Sites Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

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This is more than a whistle-stop tour of the Vatican.  Join us on one of the most comprehensive half-day tours of the Vatican in the company of a local, expert guide.  Visit the galleries and rooms of the Vatican Museums; the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps and Raphael’s Rooms as well as the colossal ancient Roman and Greek statues.  Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.18
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Vatican Night Tour - Rome

Vatican Night Tour - Rome

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See a different side of Rome and Vatican City when you embark on this evening walking tour. Meet your guide once the sun has set, and begin in the heart of Rome. You’ll see many of the Eternal City’s most recognizable landmarks lit up after dark, from the Spanish Steps and Ara Pacis to the Castel Sant'Angelo. Then, continue into Vatican City—one of the world’s smallest countries—to continue exploring.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.56
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano) costs USD 3.56. Guided Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano) tours start around USD 3.56 per person.
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