The best way to experience Vatican City highlights on a 2h tour with skip the Vatican line priority access. This Vatican tour covers the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, with an option to visit St. Peter's Basilica with your guide. You will visit together with our licensed tour guide of Rome the most wonderful collection of art in the Vatican Museums that houses one of the most extensive collections in the world. The tour will begin with the visit of the Vatican from the Gallery of Maps, the Pio –Clementino’s museum and finally the Sistine chapel, the cultural and artistic treasure of the Vatican City, known throughout the world for the frescoes of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope's messages. In St. Peter's Basilica we will see the dome of Michelangelo, Bernini's canopy, the bronze statue of St. Peter by Arnolfo di Cambio, the tomb of Blessed John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyla) placed under the altar of the chapel of St. Sebastian, the Pietà by Michelangelo another stunning masterpiece showing a perfection of anatomical detail. The tour will end in the fabulous Saint Peter's Square. Included: - Entry ticket to the Vatican museums - Priority skip the line Vatican tickets - Private guided tour with licensed and expert Rome tour guide - Visit of the Sistine chapel - Map DETAILS: WHEN DAILY except Sundays and public holidays MEETING TIME 10:45 am ( Nov - March ) 8:45 am & 14:45 ( April - Oct ) MEETING POINT Via Sebastiano Veniero,21. Please contact us a few days before the tour to reconfirm the meeting point INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Licensed guide, tickets to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, St. Peter's square. DURATION 2h approx MIN/MAX min 2 people DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING POINT Via Sebastiano Veniero 21. Full details in booking confirmation voucher. Get the Metro/subway red line (line A) towards Battistini. Get off At Metro Station CIPRO. As soon you exit the Main Entrance take the right stairs (above the news stand) at the top of which you find yourself at the pedestrian crossings on the corner of via Cipro and via Fra Albenzio (on the right). Follow via Fra Albenzio (150 m) to Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie where you find a church on your left (Sant Maria delle Grazie). Stand with your back to the front door of the church and you should be looking all the way down via Candia. Walk down via Candia (150m) and take the first right, via Mocenigo (which turns into via Sebastiano Veniero), CLOSE OUT DATES The Vatican museums will be closed on the 25.12- 01.12 - 6.04 - 1.05 - 29.06 - 14-15.08 PLEASE NOTE Please note that on Wednesday morning St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience. WHAT MORE No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance, free Rome orientation & local maps at our customer service center when you check in for your Vatican tour. Amenities include intranet points, lounge, wi-fi, rest rooms, refreshments, and a Roman gladiator photo shoot! DRESS CODE Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made. FULL DAY IN ROME Combine this tour with Rome by night tour for a full experience of Rome in one day. 5% discount when booking 2 tours at the same time.