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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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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 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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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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$54.06
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$54.06
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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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$288.32
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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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$74.48
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$74.48
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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.93
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

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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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$129.61
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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Discover Vatican City including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about Raphael’s Rooms, the Michelangelo frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, the ‘La Pietà' sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Choose from several start times or upgrade to a small-group tour with just 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.04
$58.87
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.87
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$58.87
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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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$82.89
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$82.89
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.44
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.77
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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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$128.88
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$128.88
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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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Enjoy a VIP experience at the Vatican with this morning tour that includes breakfast on site. You’ll explore the Vatican Museums before they open to the general public so you can admire famous sights like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms in a more intimate atmosphere before finishing with skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance. When booking, select from two options: breakfast in the Pinecone Courtyard with a Vatican tour limited to 16 people or breakfast in the Vatican cafeteria with a Vatican tour plus a coach tour of surrounding Vatican City and the Vatican gardens, limited to 25 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.93
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.44
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Rome in a Day

Rome in a Day

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.78
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$273.90
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Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance

Best of Rome in Two Days Private Guided Tour and Chauffeur Service -VIP Entrance

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Discover Rome in two days with your own private guide, and check off the capital’s must-see sights alongside some lesser-known gems. During two full-day tours for a group of up to seven people, explore Rome’s historical center, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Appian Way catacombs, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Skip-the-line tickets plus hotel pickups and drop-offs are included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$587.45
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The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Begin your Vatican experience a little differently with a climb up the dome of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. After getting sweeping views of Vatican City and Rome beyond, proceed inside for a guided tour of the church itself, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. This half-day tour takes place in the morning, before much of the crowds arrive at the Vatican.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.93
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Early Access Vatican Tour

Early Access Vatican Tour

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Get an early start to your sightseeing at the Vatican Museums with admission before opening hours. Follow an expert guide through the complex before the general public and avoid the crowds during your tour. Marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned works at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy privileged, skip-the-line access to the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.06
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Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

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See the best of Vatican City on this small-group tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Skip the long lines at the Vatican and go straight to the remarkable art and architecture, including galleries, the Julius II apartments, the Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel. This intimate Vatican tour is limited to six people for a personal experience and individual service from the guide, and includes all entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.15
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Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

Private Early Morning Vatican Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Beat the crowds by visiting the Vatican first thing in the morning with this tour of one of Rome's most popular attractions. You'll get picked up from your hotel and head straight to the Vatican, with skip-the-line admission and a private tour! You'll see the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Basilica, and the Pio Clementine museum, full of famous sculptural masterpieces.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.32
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

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Enter the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and enjoys Michelangelo’s masterpieces in peace before embarking on a thorough guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. There is simply no better way to see the highlights of the Vatican without the crowds that can overrun the galleries later in the day. NOTE: This tour costs less on Wednesdays because it does not enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Instead, we spend more time in the Vatican Museums and our guide will give you an introduction to the Basilica so you know what to look for if you want to visit later on your own. Free tour upgrade until the 31st October 2021: In order to ensure that you get inside the Vatican Museums before opening time in 2021, we've upgraded this tour to include an exclusive breakfast experience on a beautiful museum terrace. You'll spend an hour enjoying the buffet before your guide whisks you to the Sistine Chapel, ahead of the crowds and fully fueled for the adventure ahead.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.92
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Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

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Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Then, visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (seasonal). You'll get to see all the Roman essential attractions in a single day and traveling with a tour guide means you get to skip the long entry lines at each attraction. Your experience includes pick up and lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.64
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$212.64
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Fulll-day tour of Vatican Colosseum & Best of Rome by Tommaso with Hotel Pick Up

Fulll-day tour of Vatican Colosseum & Best of Rome by Tommaso with Hotel Pick Up

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A great choice for first-time visitors, this tour offers an excellent overview of the Eternal City. The first half of the day takes you to Rome’s famous landmarks and monuments including the Colosseum, the Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Navona Square. After lunch (not included), tour Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and Saint Peter’s Square.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.22
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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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$161.64
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What are St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) hours of operation?
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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.
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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 1022 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) costs USD 8.40. Guided St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tours start around USD 8.40 per person. See all 1022 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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