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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro)

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The enormous St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) dominates Vatican City, and its dome can be seen from all over Rome. Built on the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion and over his tomb, it’s the epicenter of the Catholic Church and the burial place of many popes, including Pope John Paul II. The lavishly adorned basilica is the largest church in Italy and all of Christendom, and it's also a museum full of priceless works of art—including Michelangelo’s spectacular “Pietà” and Bernini’s bronze baldachin.

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Open daily 7am - 7pm (6pm in winter)
Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, 00120

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.15
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$59.15
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Visit the Vatican without the crowds on a private early-bird tour and enter the Vatican Museums before the complex opens to the general public. Enjoy an exclusive exploration of world-renowned art by Renaissance masters, visit the Sistine Chapel, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museums, without waiting in the main line. Upgrade for a prime version with even earlier priority access, including the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$354.78
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.29
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$63.29
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

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Tens of thousands of people visit the Vatican Museums each day to see St. Peter’s Basilica, masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel. Get inside the UNESCO-listed complex before it opens to the general public on this early access tour that’s limited to just 10 participants. Enter through a reserved doorway to skip the lines, and stay a step ahead of the large crowds on this carefully planned route that ensures you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.98
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$83.98
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.86
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.49
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Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Private Vatican Museums Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Discover the renowned art and architecture of the Vatican on this skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museums. As you explore rooms like the Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel, learn about the Renaissance artwork of masters like Michelangelo with in-depth commentary from a knowledgeable private guide. You’ll also visit St Peter’s Basilica and hear insider details about the Vatican, plus skip past all the entrance lines, even the priority ones.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.96
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Group Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Group Tour

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Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary. At the end of the tour, gain direct entrance to the magnificent interior of St Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.86
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Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Tour: Dedicated Access to St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Tour: Dedicated Access to St. Peter's Basilica

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Enjoy the freedom to explore St Peter's Basilica at your own pace and on your own mobile device with this wifi audio guided tour. Use the access code and the Basilica's wifi to download the audio guide to your phone or tablet.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.73
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$23.73
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Skip the Line: Dedicated Access to St Peter Basilica & official audioguide

Skip the Line: Dedicated Access to St Peter Basilica & official audioguide

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To dig deep into the history and art of St. Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a self-guided audio tour. Explore St. Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, and jump past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims, and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.73
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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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Revel in the Renaissance relics of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive tour. Explore the highlights of the famous museums as you stroll through the vast galleries and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's magnificent frescos. Next, head to St Peter's Basilica—with skip-the-line admission—where your guide points out priceless monuments like Michelangelo’s 'Pietà' and Bernini’s 'Baldachin.'
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$103.45
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.81
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Tour | Semi-Private and Private Options

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Tour | Semi-Private and Private Options

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Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums on this small-group tour. Enter the Sistine Chapel before its opens to the public, and view the frescoes in a calm, crowd-free setting. Then, tour the Vatican Museums, seeing the highlights of the papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Gallery of Maps, before checking out the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.58
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Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

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See the Eternal City come to life after dark on a half-day, small-group tour of Rome at night. Kick off your evening over pizza in a classic Roman restaurant, then see the ancient sites and monuments with dramatic illumination. Take in the soaring arches of the Colosseum and the shadowy pillars of the Pantheon, then take a leisurely stroll through Piazza Navona to three picture-perfect fountains. Pause to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain and savor a cup of local gelato before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.57
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$130.57
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Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.64
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Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

Detailed Itinerary Vatican, Sistine & St Peter's Tour with Privileged Entrance

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See the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public with this comprehensive tour of the Vatican Museums. Learn about the stories behind works of  art by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, and more from an English-speaking guide. This half-day tour includes the Gallery of Maps, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Papal Tombs. This intimate tour is limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.73
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$119.73
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica

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Explore the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, the glorious Sistine Chapel and enormous St Peter's Basilica with this private skip-the-line Vatican City tour. Arrange the tour at your convenience at any departure time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.91
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Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica

Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica

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Treat the whole family to a Vatican tour that’s aimed to entertain kids and adults alike. With a skip-the-line ticket included, the experience ensures you’ll spend less time waiting in lines and more time discovering the highlights and quirky sights of the Vatican. Listen to fun facts as you explore the Pinacoteca Gallery and the Carriage Pavilion with its “popemobiles,” and check out the mysterious statues of the New Wing. Access to the Sistine Chapel is also included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.15
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Early Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

Early Tour: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

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Be mesmerized by the artistic treasures of the Vatican in silence and peace before the throngs of daytime visitors arrive. After starting the day with a traditional Italian breakfast (if option selected), enter the Vatican Museums 1 hour before they open to the public. Admire world-famous attractions including the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel while your guide shares the stories behind the art. You’ll also skip the long line to step inside the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Tour size is limited for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.32
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Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

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Skip the long lines and enjoy no-wait access to the Vatican Museums on this half-day tour. Visit the Vatican Paintings gallery, St. Peter's Basilica, and the spiral Bramante Staircase. Also, see Raphael’s Rooms, with frescoes painted by renowned Renaissance artist Raphael and the Gallery of Tapestries. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous 'Creation of Adam' and 'Last Judgement' paintings.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.97
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

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While Vatican City is home to many bucket list attractions, one of the hardest ones to see is often St. Peter’s Dome. Because most travelers visit St. Peter’s Basilica after the Vatican Museums, the line to climb the dome can get pretty extensive as the day goes on. This tour allows you to enter St. Peter’s Basilica right when it opens, allowing you to climb the dome while most travelers are touring the Vatican Museums.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.60
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Exclusive Private Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

Exclusive Private Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

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The Vatican Museum attracts over six million visitors a year. Beat the rush on this VIP private tour, which includes skip-the-line admission tickets. Jump to the front of the queue and get on-the-spot access to world-renowned galleries, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, plus an in-depth orientation from your guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.96
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

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Skip the lengthy lines and enjoy VIP access to the Vatican Museum’s many works of art on this private, guided tour. Hear the stories that bring the art to life. Visit the Vatican Pinacoteca art gallery; the Chiaramonti Museum, and a collection of Roman busts and statues. Also, see Raphael’s Rooms, four interconnected rooms with frescoes painted by Renaissance artist Raphael and the Gallery of Tapestries. Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” painting, plus St. Peter’s Basilica and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$284.00
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$284.00
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Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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See the top attractions of Vatican City with a private skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Explore the vast collection in the Vatican Museums with your knowledgeable guide. Finish your museum visit with some time in the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel to see the frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St Peter's Basilica next door to admire the art in the biggest church in the world.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.54
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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily 7am - 7pm (6pm in winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 957 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) costs USD 23.73. Guided St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tours start around USD 23.73 per person. See all 957 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.