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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour

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Roma, Italy

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums of Rome on a tour with an expert guide. Venture to see one of the world's most renowned art collections and get an introduction to the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica, Gallery of Tapestries, and Michelangelo’s stunning Sistine Chapel. Slip past the crowds and hear informative commentary from an art historian. Numbers are limited to 13 participants for a small-group experience; entrance fees not included.
  • Skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums (entrance fees not included)
  • Discover one of the world's greatest art collections with a professional guide
  • Wander the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish works by pupils of Raphael
  • Look inside St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
  • See ancient maps in the Gallery of Maps and visit the Raphael Rooms in the papal chambers
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 participants
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entrance fees are not included - those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior tour departure in cash only.
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Leone IV, 2, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: with this tour you will not Skip the security lines. Security control is mandatory for everyone
  • Admission fees to the Vatican Museum are not included in the tour rate. Those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior tour departure in cash only. Admission fees are $24.25 USD (24€) for all those between 18 and over. For guests between 6yo and 17yo, admission fees are $16 USD (€15). All students between 18yo and 25yo with a valid student ID, admission fees are $16 USD (€15) per person. To all those infants under 5yo, admission fees are free of charge
  • If you are a Student between 18yo and 25yo, please select "YOUTH" price section, and specify it to us in the "Special Requirement Section", in this way we can provide for you a reduced ticket. Without any specifications we will provide a ticket for an Adult. Please bring with you a formal Sudent ID to show prior Tour departure.
  • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mea ToursEvents S.r.l.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Got to see a lot,and had 15 mins in Sistine Chapel;all very worth seeing." See review

Reviews

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Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican
adriangane
, Jun 2019
Pleasant,informative guide. Small group,13 people. Guide asked us to stay together in the massive crowds;however,she kept striding of ahead of most of us,so we found it hard to keep together. Also,"Skip-the-line" did not stop us standing in long queues in the 32 degree heat!. Got to see a lot,and had 15 mins in Sistine Chapel;all very worth seeing. The toilet break before the Sistine was a good idea.
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This tour was excellent! Our guide...
Nancy G
, Jan 2018
This tour was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgable and excited to share her love of art with us. She got us in, and past a huge line, in no time and made sure we got the most out of our time together. We were a small group, which is great as the place was packed. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Excellent! Ended up with 3 people and...
justinconnors678
, Dec 2017
Excellent! Ended up with 3 people and our guide for the tour! Exceptional!
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This was the highlight of our Rome...
ann m
, Sep 2017
This was the highlight of our Rome trip and we barely scratched the surface of the treasures that are at the Vatican. Our small group tour turned into a private tour as some people didn't turn up so we were treated personally to an excellent trip through some of the museums museum of geographical maps was incredible ending up at the basilica itself. The guide was an archaeologist and was a wealth of knowledge - even took us underground. We wanted to do it all again!
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Tour guide was challenging to...
Kelley I
, Sep 2017
Tour guide was challenging to understand and the Vatican was very crowded. That being said, if you have never done the Vatican, it's worth doing.
star-5
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide...
Judy L
, Nov 2016
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything and I was able to appreciate what I was seeing so much more. Definitely recommended.
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This tour never happened! We were...
William L K
, Oct 2016
This tour never happened! We were contacted too late to meet our contact at the very crowded Vatican! Very disappointed!
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Francesca did an excellent job in...
Obie
, Sep 2016
Francesca did an excellent job in guiding our small group through the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's even though it was a very crowded day for tours. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't more restriction of access to allow the groups going through to have a better viewing experience of the incredble art in the collection.
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Francesca led my small group through...
Robin H
, Sep 2016
Francesca led my small group through the Vatican...and I can't recommend the tour and Francesca highly enough!!! She was amazing, bright and friendly and was a pleasure to walk around with!
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We booked this tour for our...
Sean D
, Jul 2016
We booked this tour for our honeymoon. We had booked a small group tour but no one else had reserved the same time slot so we ended up with a private tour! Our tour guide Francesca was AMAZING. She was so sweet and knowledgable. She customized the tour to just what we wanted! Highly recommended!

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