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Highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica

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    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    Take a stirring three-hour journey through art and religious history with skip-the-line entry to the unmissable Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

    The tour starts at Piazza della Città Leonina, where your well-informed guide will provide an overview of the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican City. You will explore some of the less-discovered spots that are often missed by other tourists, before taking in the famous painting, sculptures, and artworks collected by popes over the centuries.

    You will then be taken through a priority line into the exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, featuring the breathtaking work of Michelangelo’s 'The Last Judgement', one of the most famous artworks in the world. The tour will continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world. Here, you will admire the stunning masterpiece 'The Pieta' alongside the church’s ornate altar and impressive dome structure.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza della Città Leonina, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Official certified guide
    • Radio system to hear the guide
    • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel
    • Visit to Raphael Rooms
    • We guarantee "Skip the Line" even during peak season, except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican museum management.
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
    • Tombs of the Popes
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the Vatican has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed.
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
    • Peter’s Basilica has an airport-style security check after skipping the long line outside. No liquids, large bags, or sharp items are allowed. On peak days the wait time can be impacted by security checks.
    • "Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the Vatican Museum management)
    • In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
    • On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds
    • You are not permitted to enter theses attractions with suitcases or large bags. Please note that there is no cloakroom on site
    • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
    • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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