Rome Vatican’s Museum and Sistine Chapel + Basilica S. Peter (Shared)
This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and “Last Judgment”, gorgeous works by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino and other treasures all incredibly united under the roof of the world renowned Vatican museums.
- Skip the line to enter the Vatican museums
- Enjoy the view of St.Peter’s dome and Vatican gardens from the panoramic terrace
- Walk through the highlights of the Vatican museums
- Learn about some of the most popular ancient Greek-Roman sculptures
- Walk through the gallery of the beautiful Flemish tapestries
- Enter and gasp at the unique beauty of the Sistine Chapel
- Finally, if possible, enter the largest and arguably most beautiful Catholic church in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica
This tour allows you to enjoy an infinite number of masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and “Last Judgment”, gorgeous works by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino and other treasures all incredibly united under the roof of the world renowned Vatican museums. The numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican, continuously enriched it with different art works but the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and its sublime ‘Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, are surely the real attraction.
After meeting with your tour guide, you will reach the usually packed museum entrance, where, skipping the check-in line, you will enter the museums through a panoramic terrace with a stunning view of Saint Peter’s dome overlooks the Vatican gardens. Throughout the tour, you will admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world!
All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people since we don’t want to make our clients feel uncomfortable in big groups.
Due to the COVID-19 safety measures the corridor that connected the Sistine chapel with the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica has been closed. This means that every visitor must exit the museums and wait in line in order to visit the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica the largest Catholic church in the world. Depending on the time we have left, we will decide whether to queue for the Basilica or tour it from the outside. The greatness of this structure and care of details will overwhelm you. This is where Michaelangelo’s sculpture “Pieta” is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II’s and St. Peter the Apostle. Depending on the time we have left, we will decide whether to queue for the Basilica or tour it from the outside.
Availability: year round
Days of Operation: daily except Sunday and religious Holidays
Duration: 6,5 hours
You will share your tour experience with other people up to maximum of eight. We can try to satisfy your needs or requests in accordance with needs or requests of the other participants.
Tour starts: 07.30 AM
Meeting point: Largo della Pace. TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle-bus drop off area you have to exit from the port and we wait for you just outside of the exit holding a sign with your name on it”
Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B’s and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and its address. The time will be at 07.30 AM approxmatively, due to the traffic conditions you could wait 5 – 10 minutes more
Additional services on request: fixed menu lunch in a typical restaurant
This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed without notice due to weather and traffic. You can start the tour directly from the meeting point. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you.
For safety reasons, all visitors must pass through metal detectors and there is sometimes a line for this.
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
Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the rules may apply to you, read here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.
Good to Know Before You Go
You may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican (smaller than 40cm length x 35cm width x 15cm depth). Anything bigger than this, or any umbrellas or camera tripods, must be checked into the Vatican Museums cloakroom at the beginning of the tour. Thus, we recommend traveling light and leave any unnecessary belongings at home.
The Vatican Museum reserve the right to deny entrance to any individual not adhering to their entrance rules and restrictions including, but not limited to, providing proper identification and conformance to its dress code.
For cancellations before 48 h in advance of scheduled departure: No cancellation fee, charging only the costs incurred for booking tickets;
For cancellations before 24 hours (1 day) in advance of scheduled departure: 50% of tour price per person
For cancellations less than 24 hours (1 day) in advance of scheduled departure: 100% of tour price per person
No-show: 100% charge