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Elite Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour

Enjoy a half day tour covering the highlights from arguably the most important collection of art in the world with more than 1,200 rooms with our STL Vatican & St Peter's Basilica Tour.

Such highlights include the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel, and Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. Our guides provide a full background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches while distinguishing between truth and popular legends promulgated by Hollywood and popular books.

After leaving the Sistine Chapel we enter St Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world built over what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter. Included in this visit are The Pietà, and famous Dome designed by Michelangelo, the massive Baldacchino sculpted in bronze by Bernini, the Transfiguration by Raphael and other monuments of artistic importance.

Outside the church we cover the history of the Vatican State including its Swiss Guard and the design of St Peter’s Square.

  • Skip the Line access to Vatican & St Peter's Basilica
  • Monolingual guide ( English Only)
  • Small Groups - Max 25 Pax

Please note pick up transfers (one way) are available on this tour for an additional £15pp.

Please note transfers are only available for centrally located hotels; we regret that we are not able to offer transfers from outside the city centre.

Transfers are available from hotel to meeting point only.

Tour Information

Tour Operates:

Daily (except for Sundays and Religious Holidays)between 01 April - 31 October.

Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays between 01 November - 31 March.

Tour starts at 2.00pm.

Meeting Point : New Gartour’s Vatican Office Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21(100 meters from Vatican Museums main entrance). Please be at meeting point 15min before tour departure time.

Tour Duration: 3hrs approx.

Pick up services from centrally located hotels available for an extra charge, please contact reservations for a quote.

Entrance fees to the Vatican Museums and headsets included in tour price.

Entrance into the Vatican Museums requires a strict dress code. Gartour cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Unfortunatelythis tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility


** Please note that on Wednesday mornings, when the Papal Audience takes place, there is the chance of the St Peter's Basilica being closed for the public. In this case we offer and extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums.**