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Skip-the-Line: Extended Vatican Tour with Bramante Staircase & St Peter's

by City Wonders
per adult Price is C$135
Duration: 4h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Fully-guided tour packed with highlights & hidden gems

  • Partner entrance lets you skip the lines & see much more

  • See often overlooked treasures like the Pinacoteca

  • Marvel at the Bramante Staircase, off-limits to most tours

  • Small tour groups, limited to 20 people or less

Highlights

  • Fully-guided tour packed with highlights & hidden gems

  • Partner entrance lets you skip the lines & see much more

  • See often overlooked treasures like the Pinacoteca

  • Marvel at the Bramante Staircase, off-limits to most tours

  • Small tour groups, limited to 20 people or less

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8:00 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
C$134.28

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Skip-the-Line: Extended Vatican Tour with Bramante Staircase & St Peter's

Activity Location

Vatican Museum

Viale Vaticano

Roma 00192

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 1 Via Tunisi

    Roma 00192


Description

Dig a little deeper at the Vatican, visiting all the highlights of the collection – plus some incredible gems not often seen by the public. As part of this Official Vatican Partner tour, you’ll also receive No-Wait entry through a private, partner entrance so you make sure to get the most out of your visit.

Your carefully crafted tour begins with the Pinacoteca, the Vatican Paintings Gallery. Often overlooked by independent sightseers, this is one of the quietest parts of the Museums. Enjoy the hush as you view masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio and the only Da Vinci left in Rome.

Then, you’ll make your way to one of the highlights of our tour: the Bramante Staircase. A Vatican Guard will escort you beyond a velvet rope to this engineering marvel. It’s usually closed to the public, so you’ll have this stunning helical staircase to yourself, with space to admire spectacular views overlooking Vatican City.

Next, visit some of the well-known sights of the Vatican including the Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms, and the stunning Sistine Chapel. Of course, no visit to the Vatican would be complete without seeing this iconic masterpiece, and your expert guide will be sure to give you all the background you need to truly appreciate Michelangelo’s most famous work.

Finish your tour with privileged access to St. Peter’s through a door leading directly from the Sistine Chapel, avoiding the lines so you have more time inside to discover works like Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Admission fees

  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Live tour commentary is provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate pushchairs or baby carriers.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.

  • The Basilica is also subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers a longer tour of the Vatican Museums in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Skip-the-Line: Extended Vatican Tour with Bramante Staircase & St Peter's ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 13 Oct. 2019

This tour was the highlight of a fantastic trip to Rome. Manuela was able to impart detailed knowledge in a way that conveyed her own excitement and interest in the subject matter. Thank you.

Thomas O

United States

4/5 30 Aug. 2019

Very Good tour with lost to see. Can be overwhelming in that it is a four hour tour. Our guide sent alot of time on the Museum. IF you don't do well with crowd and have a shorter attention span; would recommend doing a regular tour.