Shared Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Morning Walking Tour
Visit the Vatican Museums and a part of the Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome. Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from an outside attack. We will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries (lines possible at the entrance). There you can admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, Raphael's Rooms, the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums we will arrive into the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica, one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and is built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica.
Tour will not enter the Basilica on Wednesdays because of the Papal Audience or on religious holidays and during special events.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
Risorgimento Square. Piazza Del Risorgimento/ Via Ottaviano. In front of the Bar-caffetteria L'Ottagono
08:30am except Sundays and religious holidays
Transportation, meals, beverages, gratuities
Dress code: Visitors in shorts, low-cut clothing or with uncovered shoulders are not admitted into the Vatican Museum or churches.
Tour does not operate January 1, 6, February 11, March 19, Easter Monday, May 1, June 29, August 15, November 1, December 8, 25 and 26.
Visitors are obliged to deposit the following articles at the cloakroom: suitcases and backpacks with dimensions larger than 15.5 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches, strollers, spike-tipped umbrellas, medium or large sized umbrellas, walking sticks unless required by disabled visitors, tripods, video cameras, signs, knives, scissors, any tools and alcoholic beverages. Firearms cannot be left at the cloakroom and are not allowed in the museum.
Works of art may be photographed without using a flash except in the Sistine Chapel where no photography or filming is allowed. Permission from the management of the museum is required for making drawings or sketches in the museum. Permission must also be obtained to use tripods and other professional equipment.
Use of a mobile phone is allowed except in the Sistine Chapel, but is not recommended.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible.