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Make your way to the Maya Tours office on via Germanico, where you’ll meet your guide. From here, take a 5-minute walk to the entrance of the Vatican Museums.

With this tour, you’ll gain priority admission to the Vatican Museums and have the option of exploring with an art historian guide.

Visit can’t-miss highlights like the Sistine Chapel while making about eight other stops at locations including the Gallery of the Muses, Raphael Rooms, and Gallery of the Maps. It’s a great way to orient yourself and see some of the Vatican’s top highlights in a matter of a few hours.

After making your way through the galleries, make your last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica. Take advantage of direct entry into the basilica, explore on your own, and finish the tour here.
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The Vatican Museums contain a vast art collection roughly nine miles long spread over 1400 rooms. It’s impossible to see all of the collection in one day. With this tour, make the most out of your visit by seeing some of the Vatican’s best highlights—including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms—in a few hours. Plus, you’ll save time by getting skip-the-line admission to the main entrance and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed by the vast collection: Go straight to the highlights
  • Opt for an art historian guide to get a quick, in-depth tour
  • Save precious vacation time with skip-the-line admission
  • Opt for an audio headset to hear your guide clearly
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Grant was amazing

Grant was the most knowledgeable tour guide I’ve ever had. Tough working conditions today, very hot and crowded but he was a fountain of knowledge, it was unbelievable how much he knows about art. And a great sense of humour mixed in here and there....More

Thank DonM1441
Reviewed 2 days ago
Splendid tour with Eugene

Eugene, out tour guide, was exceptional. His tour went above and beyond. It was wonderfully engaging and very thoughtfully done. Definitley the best way to visit the Vatican.

Thank beatricevanes
Reviewed 3 days ago
Highly recommended!

Great tour with lots of detail about the Vatican museums, St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel. I think our tour guide, Grant, made it for us though. He made it interesting and had a great sense of humour. It was well worth buying this ticket,...More

Thank cjrx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fun & Informative Tour

Our guide Grant gave a fantastic tour! We were part of a medium sized group and he made a point of speaking to each member of the group. Grant has an excellent sense of humour, and an obvious love of the subject matter which made...More

1  Thank Madelene A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Useful info about the tour

We went to Vatican City today and turned up without having booked anything. Firstly, when you arrive in front of St. Peters you will be pounced on by tour operators. They will tell you they work for the Vatican etc and that they are providing...More

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