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Exclusive Vatican Tour:Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica

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Roma, Italy
Exclusive Vatican Tour:Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica

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Overview

The Vatican Museums' long lines and vast galleries can be daunting. With this tour, you’ll zip past the crowds and follow your guide directly to the highlights to cover the museums and Sistine Chapel in just two hours. Enjoy guide commentary about works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael; admire the Sistine Chapel's famous frescoed ceiling; and end with free time to visit St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Optimize your time with an express Vatican Museums' and Sistine Chapel tour
  • Save hours and avoid a line at the entrance with fast-track admission tickets
  • Focus on the highlights in the vast gallery complex with a guided visit
  • Linger as long as you like inside St. Peter's Basilica after the tour
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Fast Track Ticket
Radio Headsets
Official Tour Guide
Entrance fee to St. Peter's Dome
Guided Tour inside St. Peter's Basilica
Privileged Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica is suspended due to covid
Via Germanico, 28 , Via Germanico, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Sistine Chapel , 00120, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with wheelchair
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go Ticket And Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Exclusive Vatican Tour:Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Exclusive Vatican Tour:Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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star-1
Waste of money, guide knew little or did not care to share!
Jorge
, Jul 2022
Taking other tours this one was very poor. Our guide explained the obvious (you are in the basilica, well yes and? Tell me something I don’t know). Other guides have passion for what they do, are knowledgeable and will share their passion with you, give you the history, tips, show and speak to details. This was a complete waste of money. Paid €80 pp for skipping the line basically! Go somewhere else and do yourself a favor.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience. At Goticketandtour, our aim to deliver top quality services in all of our tours, and we are Really Disappointed to hear that your experience with our staff and guide did not Match up to your expectations. We will make sure to forward your comments to our guide Management team to make sure that the necessary actions are taken. Please contact us directly at goticket.tour@gmail.com to share more details with us (your booking reference number and full name) So we can investigate the matter. And thanks again, to let us know. We can improve our service. Kindest Regards.
star-4
Great History
GiovannaArzaga
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was excellent. She provided lots of history. She was patient with our group and ensured no one got lost.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much. For your Valuable Review sharing in TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you to take a moment to written this review. For us it’s very important, to make sure our clients is satisfied in our service. Also your Review help us to, improve our service. Thanks again. Regards.
star-2
Disappointed/not worth it
Nyree_A
, Jun 2022
The Vatican itself was an amazing experience. The tour, however, failed to meet our expectations. After waiting 40 minutes past our meeting time in the scorching heat, the tour company walked our small group to the entrance to the Vatican Museum where another group joined our tour (seemed like this was a ticket broker rather than an organized small group tour).The group tickets were not purchased in advance; we had to wait for the group tickets (and it didn’t appear as though we skipped any lines). The tour guide was very nice and professional, but longwinded and boring. It was very hard to follow what she was talking about and difficult to focus on what she was saying. An excessive amount of time was spent outside in the garden at the beginning of the tour, while the time in the museum was rushed. We didn’t have opportunities to stop and take pictures during the tour, as the tour guide didn’t stop at all and kept going even if people stopped to observe the exhibits. Sadly, we were underwhelmed by the tour and felt taken advantage of by the tour company. This tour was a waste of money for us - we were bored for most of the tour; we would have preferred a self-guided tour. We didn’t feel like we gained an adequate understanding or special knowledge of the Vatican Museum or Sistine Chapel with this tour. We would have preferred more time in the Sistine Chapel and less time outside in the garden looking at photos of what we would see inside the museum and Sistine Chapel. St. Peter’s Basilica is not included in this tour; we walked there on our own after the tour. It is definitely worth going and was the highlight of our excursion.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience. At Goticketandtour, we aim to deliver top quality services in all of our tours, and we are disappointed to hear that your experience with our staff and guide did not live up to your expectations. We will make sure to forward your comments to our Staff Management team to make sure that the necessary actions are taken. Please contact us directly at customer.service@goticketandtour.com to share more details with us (your booking reference number and full name) so that we can investigate the matter. We wish you safe Travels. Kindest Regards
star-4
Visiting the Museum.
Gustavo_V
, Apr 2022
The Sistine Chapel was exquisite. Getting information about the Vatican Museum artists and time period was adequate for the duration of the tour. The company was very helpful in changing my time of entrance since we had a train to catch.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much. For your Valuable Review sharing in TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you to take a moment to written this review. For us it’s very important, to make sure our clients is satisfied in our service. Also your Review help us to, improve our service. Thanks again. Regards.
star-5
Marta was great
layla_S
, Apr 2022
Our guide Marta was very knowledgeable and provided a great experience. I would definitely recommend and would do again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much. For your Valuable Review sharing in TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you to take a moment to written this review. For us it’s very important, to make sure our clients is satisfied in our service. Also your Review help us to, improve our service. Thanks again. Regards.
star-3
Great tour but not appropriate for elderly
Zoevonda_S
, Apr 2022
This is a great tour, but the reason I only gave it 3 stars was the description of the tour should be more clear including the pace of walking involved, number of steps to climb, and distance to walk. We had elderly people in our tour and they were extremely challenged by this tour, as it was the most physically demanding of our 12 day travels. Would not recommend for anyone who cannot walk quickly for a sustained amount of time and for whom climbing several flights of steps is not easy.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience. At Goticketandtour, we aim to deliver top quality services in all of our tours, and we are disappointed to hear that your experience with our staff and guide did not live up to your expectations. We will make sure to forward your comments to our guide Management team to make sure that the necessary actions are taken. Please contact us directly at customer.service@goticketandtour.com to share more details with us (your booking reference number and full name) so that we can investigate the matter. We wish you safe Travels. Kindest Regards
star-5
Great experience
Anna_M
, Apr 2022
Our trip was changed from 10.30 to 8am, but this turned out to be a good thing due to massive crowds in the Vatican over Easter weekend. Ilaria (apologies if spelled incorrectly) was an exceptional guide. Her knowledge and understanding of the art was brilliant, and she was so enthusiastic and kept the group together despite the busy crowds. Absolutely stunning place and would recommend a guided tour to get the most out of it. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much, for sharing your experience with us. Your review is very important to us. It’s going to be improved our service. Thank’s again. Hopefully see you again.
star-1
Last Minute Cancellation
Brittney_L
, Apr 2022
Unfortunately, this tour got cancelled the night before which was a huge bummer. They told us our English tour guide was ill. I think this company should have a back up plan for these emergencies. The guy that texted me was not able to offer me the same time (10:30) for the rest of the week. We were on a tight schedule and the few times and days offered did not work for us. To top it off, the person we were communicating with was not very flexible. Also- the website did not make it so you couldn’t rebook the tour for later in the week at the same time. So when I rescheduled it, I got a nasty text from the person in charge saying that “I already informed you that you cannot do a tour on Friday at 10:30.” Our original tour was scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30, so I’m not sure why Friday was still unavailable and yet viator let me book it… so in a panic, I had to find another company we could tour with it on such short notice. Anyway- long story short- SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO ELSEWHERE!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Brittney, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an really uncommon instance and We’ll do better in the future. Also we are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
star-4
Francesco is the best and...
MARIA_L
, Mar 2022
Francesco is the best and the most expert guide ever!!!It was all great except from the St.Peters Basilica that's not really included ...you have to visit on your own.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your valuable review. That’s really important for us to improve our services and quality. Hopefully see you again. Regards.
star-4
Sistine Chapel the Highlight
Erik_G
, Feb 2022
Our tour guide, Roberta, was great. She is a small ball of huge energy. The Sistine Chapel is simply magnificent. We found the Vatican museum to be kind of average and a bit disorganized. Stuff kind of just stacked everywhere, not a lot of plaques describing the displays, and a ton of sculptures. We are used to the exit paths forcing you through the gift store, but we had to go through two cafeterias, outside, around, inside another building, then around and around - all just to get out. Not sure if that was due to covid. At the time we toured, we could not get to St. Peter's through the tour due to covid, having to go around to the other side of the Basilica to be able to go inside. You may want to ask about that before booking.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much. For your valuable Review. See you again.
star-5
EXCELLENT TOUR!!Would recommend highly
Christine_B
, Nov 2021
Speechless ...the history and beauty were beyond words. The guide was knowledgeable and answered questions. Having this guide describe the art was so helpful. She pointed out and explained the tapestries, maps and history of the statues. It was as if she was a historian.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Una visita fascinante
Horacio_R
, Jul 2022
La excelente guía. Maribel que hizo una visita inolvidable Nos detalló muy bien la vetada a la capilla sixtina. Lo inadecuado fue que el tour comenzó una hora después de lo programado.
star-5
Guide parfaite,...
Bernadette_G
, Jun 2022
Guide parfaite, explications au top. Précises et documentées. Monuments superbes, tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much. For your Valuable Review sharing in TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you to take a moment to written this review. For us it’s very important, to make sure our clients is satisfied in our service. Also your Review help us to, improve our service. Thanks again. Regards.
star-5
Excelente vista al Vaticano y a lis museos
RAULALEJANDRO_B
, Mar 2022
Muy buena la guía que nos acompañó, clara, súper activa y lleva la excursión amena y didáctica en la forma de contarnos la historia. Nos hizo sentir en todo momento muy cómodos.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much, for sharing your experience with us. Your review is very important to us. It’s going to be improved our service. Thank’s again. Hopefully see you again.

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