This morning you will have an early morning tour of the Vatican. Following the tour the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight select Rome hotel.
Activity: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael’s Rooms Half-Day Tour with VIP tickets to Vatican City
Get the most from your Vatican visit by joining one of our guided Vatican tours, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. See all the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide. With No Wait Access via our special partner's entrance, you’ll save time queuing, getting you more time inside.
Traveling in small groups of 20 people or less, our Vatican group tour covers all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from ancient sculptures, tapestries and paintings to the famous Raphael Rooms. For many visitors the highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sistine Chapel, even more fascinating now your guide has explained all the stories and characters hidden in the work by Michelangelo.
With special access, we exit the Vatican Museums directly from the Sistine Chapel, skipping long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica. Before you enter, your guide will provide you with a full description of the treasures inside, filling you in on the little details you should be looking for. Then you’ll enter the Basilica directly. Visiting on your own time and at your own pace, you can take as long as you want to explore the incredible altar, Michelangelo’s Pieta and the quieter side chapels of the Basilica.
Covering all the highlight of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica in just a few hours, this tour is perfect for visitors who want to get the most from their time in Rome.
Please note that on Wednesday morning tours, St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience. Customers who wish to see the Basilica are advised to visit another day. The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. The remainder of the day is to be spent at your leisure