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Small Group or Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel provided by Walks of Italy

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Small Group or Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Bar L'Ottagona, Piazza del Risorgimento, 52, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
2h 30m
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica (optional)
  • Expert English speaking tour guide
  • Small groups, never more than 20 people
  • Headsets
  • Skip the Line Access tickets to the Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Also, please remember that the Sistine Chapel is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair and stroller access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside the Vatican Museums. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas etc must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the Vatican Museums entrance to collect these after the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Valérie P wrote a review Jul 2020
14 contributions7 helpful votes
The tour was great, a highlight of our stay in Rome. Visiting the Vatican Museums now in July with so few people around was a lifetime experience. Our guide Jowita was giving a lot of information for the entire tour, mixing historical things and fun facts. Got to know so many
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Date of experience: July 2020
Dana H wrote a review Mar 2020
Sweet Home Alabama2 contributions
This tour did not disappoint, the second time around and during the daylight. I love the Walks guides because most of them have their master's degrees in art history. And that helps in such a tour as this. :) I loved this tour and enjoyed our guide. He was excellent. There
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group or Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear danah26, Thank you for the lovely review, and for trusting us once again with your holiday! Customer satisfaction is our main objective, and cannot express how happy we are when clients book with us again after years, as it means we have succeeded in making their time with us special :) About our guides, we pride ourselves in selecting only the best professionals, who are either art historians or archaeologists with great storytelling skills, and we are glad it shows. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, we truly hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, The Walks Team
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Michael O wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions
Fabrizio did a great job working his way through the crowds. He was very informative (sometimes too much!) and the tour went for nearly 3 hours and 15 minutes. The kids got a bit bored in the end! The Sistine Chapel and its magnificence makes the long trek worth it in the end.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group or Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Hello Michael O, Thank you for your feedback from your recent Vatican tour, we appreciate you taking the time to share it! We agree that the Vatican and the awe inspiring Sistine Chapel is a must see while in Italia, although we understand that sometimes it can be a little too informative for younger children. We will certainly be taking on board your comments for Flavio and all of the team to consider for the future! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Go265839 wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas4 contributions
Very knowledable guide, very good tour even on a busy day. Tour guide pointed out things I would have never realized. Skip the line is good but still can get backed up at some points, but tour guide worked through it marvelously!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group or Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Museums and Sistine Chapel
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Hello Go265839, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us whilst on our Vatican tour, and that you found our guide so helpful and informative - that is absolutely what we aim for all of our guests to experience! We hope to have you join us on another of our walking tours soon, we would love to have you back! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Maria P wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Our Guide Laura was fantastic, she was knowledgeable and very friendly and ensured we made the most of the tour. Fantastic experience
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Date of experience: July 2019
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