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guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica
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guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica

By eslam hamdy
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Ages 18-95, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2–3 hours
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Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • authorized guide who speaks your language
  • guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • guided tour of the Sistine Chapel
  • the "3 HOURS WITH BASILICA" option includes 3 hours of tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica
  • for bookings for 2024, made from December 2023, the entrance ticket is included
What's not included
  • privileged entrance skip the line to be paid in the office euro 22 per adult, euro 13 per child.
  • FREE TICKET ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. THE QUEUE CANNOT BE AVOIDED
  • reservations made by November 2023 on 2024 the entrance ticket is excluded (23 euros)
  • reservations for 2023: ticket excluded (23 euros)
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica


Start:
  • Via Mocenigo, 2, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Enter the office. Show your reservation to the staff at the desk. Finalize the payment. Meet your guide. Enjoy your visit!
End:
  • Sistine Chapel, 00120, Vatican City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 131680P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • an appropriate dress code is required: shoulders and knees must be covered
  • dangerous metal objects such as scissors are not allowed at the entrance
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 131680P9

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    Enter the office. Show your reservation to the staff at the desk. Finalize the payment. Meet your guide. Enjoy your visit!
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About the operator
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  • eslam hamdy
    33
    Rome, Lazio, Italy
    Joined in May 2019
  • wandermoreworryless
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was informative and inexpensive for the quality viewing and amount of history that we received.
    We love Piazza Navona, so having spent time there we stumbled upon the museum and had a lovely tour. Would definitely recommend. Very interesting
    Written June 12, 2024
  • dawnyh65
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peter Kay
    Went to see Peter Kay at the O2 with my daughter, a gift from her ..our first time at the O2 and we was very impressed..My daughter had prebooked parking a very short walk away from the O2, inside there are lots of lovely places to eat, we had a lovely meal at Frankie and Bennys the food was delicious. There is a cinema also and lots of shops . There was drinks on sale sweets all you could want. Peter Kay himself was unbelievably funny he was fantastic, we was wiping tears away from laughing, he certainly did not disappoint, I am wanting to go and see him again! All in all we had an amazing time loved every minute.
    Written June 3, 2024
  • BradM96
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    In our opinion not to be trusted.
    We booked a Vatican tour with this operator through Viator. We travelled to Rome and from abroad and this tour was cancelled in less than 24 hours with this tour agent through Viator. We were refunded through Viator, but this is terrible as we lost a booked trip to see the Vatican at extreme short notice. In our opinion this is not a trustworthy tour operator.
    Written May 2, 2024
  • Andrew N
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art and Crowds: A Swift Journey Through the Vatican Museums
    Touring the Vatican Museum, along with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, was a captivating journey, deserving a 4 out of 5 rating. The museum visit was necessarily swift given the extensive array of exhibits to be seen. Overcrowding within the Vatican detracted slightly from the experience, leading to some inevitable shoving, though no fault lies with the guide who was outstanding. Her expertise and engaging interactions were highlights of the tour. Although the price felt a bit steep, the overall experience was immensely enjoyable and memorable.
    Written November 4, 2023
  • lizlawyer056
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting underground site
    Interesting self-guided tour of a little-known historic site in Rome. We’ll worth visiting. Informative especially the video at the end that visually depicts how this underground stadium was constructed and how it serves as the foundation for current structures.
    Written October 18, 2023
  • stevemiles74
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Borghese Gallery
    An amazing collection of Art - well organised and not at all crowded. Fantastic paintings, sculptures and some wonderful painted ceilings. Staff were also extremely helpful. A really good morning out, and well worth booking tickets as they limit the number of people they allow in.
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Flyer52923292145
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good cheap tour 5/5
    Very insightful and quite underrated piece of history would recommend going to it if you are in Rome
    Written July 24, 2023
  • zoecody1
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    Very informative and interesting experience Would recommend to others, a must see. However our tour did not last the 2 or 3 hours stated.
    Written June 26, 2023
  • X6285MDtomm
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Borghese Gallery
    Spectacular collection of Italian art. Well organized, only 200 or so allowed in every 2 hours by reservation. The sculptures and paintings are magnificent. Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini, all in one beautiful space,,and very small crowds . A must see in Rome. You must book ahead at least a month or you will miss out.
    Written June 7, 2023
  • 226michelled
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip Viator! Can't be trusted!
    I'm not sure if this post is permitted but I thought it good to warn you of the experience we had with #Viator Travel. We booked two tours through them for our trip this month. The first tour of Castel Sant Angelo. To our surprise it wasn't a tour: when we got there we were given a ticket to get in and the code to an app we had to download and listen to during our walk through. Not what we expected for a guided tour. The second was worse. We booked the Borghese Gallery & Museum. As it turns out, they subcontract their tours to other companies. In this case it was #onceuponatime. We arrived to find out that Once Upon A Time never showed up. We (& others) were out of luck. We could not get into the Borghese. Viator refuses to refund our ticket fees even though we paid for services we never received. We will never purchase a tour through them again!
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Kurt B
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming but best audio guide I have followed
    I was not sure what to expect, overall I was underwhelmed as there is not much of the original stadium left, I can say the audio guide was top notch with out that I would have walked through in about 8 minutes
    Written March 20, 2023
  • vinnysmrs
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must in Rome!
    Fantastic! Perfect audio guide! A must do in Rome! Very reasonable with the pricing, honestly a highlight of the trip!
    Written February 5, 2023
  • Tami75d
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably awesome for locals
    I recently booked this adventure for myself and teenage son. I thought it was for tourists to have a creative way to learn about the sites in Trastevere. It is a really cool game/scavenger hunt that is also really difficult if you are not familiar with the area or do not speak Italian. I think we would have enjoyed it more if we had gone during the day rather than at dark as it was difficult to read the clues and navigate places without knowing where we were in the first place or how to speak Italian. The first destination you must enter was a hospital and the door was locked since it was after hours. We walked all the way around trying to get in, not understanding that a guard station was a place to enter. To us it looked like police. Once a guard helped us get in we were in what seemed like a deserted old hospital at night, alone. It was actually pretty scary and I found myself not feeling safe. We decided not to proceed and I let the company know. They did not offer a refund of our 60 euros which I guess I understand but it was worth it for me to stop playing rather than to feel like I was putting myself and son in potentially unsafe locations in a city we are unfamiliar with. If you go, go in a group, go during the day, and go ready to really be challenged. I would actually try it again someday as it did really seem like a cool set up if you had just a bit more comfort/knowledge of the area.
    Written January 26, 2023
  • K-m-c-r0101
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Everything was explained by the audioguide (they even have one for children) so you can do it at your own pace. As for accessiblity, it is very good. They have thought of people having difficulties descending and ascending stairs.
    Written September 16, 2022
  • Kristina G
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not purchase tickets through Viator- access denied
    We purchased 5 tickets in advance through Trip Advisor supplied by Viator. We received a confirmation from Trip Advisor that tickets were purchased and confirmed. Traveled to Borghese Gallery with our booking reference number and then were told we did not have access. Viator did not end up securing us tickets and we were turned away and denied entry. Contacted the tour operator, Eslam Hamdy of Viator, and we were told that it was the fault of Trip Advisor that we did not receive tickets. The woman we spoke to over the phone was very rude, told us she had no tickets available, said she would refund us and hung up on us. There was another family in the same situation at the entrance, who booked through Viator, and were also being turned away. It was a very disappointing and frustrating experience. I would never trust the Viator supplier in Italy for Borghese Gallery tickets. Stay away!
    Written July 3, 2022
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rob.r_1978
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Meeting point very close to the subway and Vatican museum main entrance. Staff very kind. Museum was busy the morning of my tour, but we went right past the lines except metal detector but obviously was not their fault. We had the most informative and wonderful experiences I’ve ever had at a museum. My guide was so knowledgeable and kind. Best experience in Rome for sure!
Written June 30, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed Vatican Museum and your guide. We hope to have you in future as our client for other city tours!
Written July 19, 2019
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shaz h
Portsmouth, UK110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Very disappointed in the tour. The Vatican was dangerously overcrowded and was difficult to see your guide. We lost her on several occasions. Poor value for money.
Written December 17, 2023
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Ali V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I had an absolutely magical time on this tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly throughout the whole tour. We learned so much! Thank you so so much!
Written November 10, 2023
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Ryan H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a complete scam! They promised that we would get into the museum and then put us in a 4 hour line. When we decided to leave the told us they would issue us a refund no problem. Now Viator is refusing the refund, although they broke the promise and contract. Avoid this tour at all costs, complete scam.
Written May 1, 2023
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take care to what you says because the word "scam" is liable to be denounced for slander. You booked a guided tour at the Vatican Museum for 11:45am The section inclusions/exclusions says that on last sunday of the month (your case) the price is cheaper, the ticket is free and the line cannot be avoided. We went to the Museum at 11:50am and at 12:10 you left the group. It's impossible wait in the line for 4 hours since 12:30 pm is the last admission on Sundays.... You left the group before to enter and our staff, Monica, told you that if you leave the group you cannot have a refund. And that's it....
Written May 2, 2023
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