“Our guide, Sarah, was fantastic. She was a student of archeology and extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was extremely organized and the skip the line is a must! ! ! Would highly recommend City Discovery to use for your sightseeing needs. ...Janice B., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
Stroll the Vatican Museums, which houses over 2000 rooms and 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the Museums brim with treasures and history. They will share the stories and secrets contained within the Museum's walls, pleasures originally meant for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter's Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pietà. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter's Square.
As an officially licensed tour operator, Vatican City Tours are authorized by the Vatican to skip waiting in the long line (which can last up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. The tours are always done in small groups that will never exceed 20 people in total and so your articulate, English-speaking Vatican Tour guide can personally cater to you and make your visit to Vatican City a special and unforgettable experience. Their wit and knowledge make the labyrinth of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, a cinch to visit - and all in a single morning!
Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City and more with this unique Vatican City Tour.
St. Peter's Basilica
No Wait Access and Skip the Line entrance into the Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
Headsets to facilitate hearing the guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Please inquire for private tours in Spanish, Portuguese, German and French.
There will be no charge for children under 6 years of age and reservation is not required. Please provide proof of age.
Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code.
The service ends at St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with strollers or baby carriages on this tour.
On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.
Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area. The group will not be able to wait for those who need to check their baggage.
Shoulders and knees must be covered.
Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes