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Best of the Vatican 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Product ID: 127022
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Skip the ticket lines and enjoy a 3-hour small group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Discover highlights of the papal collection with a licensed guide.
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Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
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  • Discover the highlights of the Vatican City with a licensed guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry
Full description
Get an introduction to the highlights of the Vatican City, and then skip the ticket lines to the Vatican Museums. Wander the vast network of galleries to see highlights such as the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Raphael Rooms.

Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn the history of the Vatican City. Hear about hidden meanings behind the precious art and more. Then, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica through a reserved passageway and choose to remain in the basilica to explore on your own or leave with your guide.
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry
  • Headsets for groups of more than 6 participants
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties.
• You must bring your passport or ID.
• You must cover your knees and shoulders in order to enter the Vatican and you risk being refused entry if you do not follow the dress code.
• St. Peter's Basilica is subject to closure by the Vatican without notice for religious functions and if this occurs you will spend longer in another part of the Vatican City with your guide.
• There is a maximum number of 24 people for this tour.
• It is recommended to dress for the weather because this tour operates in all weather conditions.
• You can bring normal sized bags but large backpacks are not permitted.
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From US$ 74.19 US$ 59.35 per person

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Vivicos International Travel

Product ID: 127022