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Vatican Museums Tour VIP Skip The Line with Sistine, Vatican Gardens & Bramante Quick Confirmation

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Skip lines to the Vatican Museums with an exclusive entrance & explore areas closed to the public on this VIP Vatican tour. Visit the Bramante Staircase, revel in the sights at the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica, and roam the Vatican Gardens.

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Feel like a VIP as you beat the crowds and explore areas normally closed to the public on this extended Vatican tour!

See the highlights of the Catholic Church's extensive art collection on your Vatican Museums tour and stare at the centuries-old Bramante Staircase, which is usually restricted from visitors.

Some of the Vatican Sights You'll Explore
Bramante Staircase Built in 1505, the staircase's innovative design ensured one-way traffic between carriages and the pope himself. From its location, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Rome.
Vatican Gardens Constructed as an oasis for the Pope, the Vatican Gardens boast sacred statues framed by vibrant greenery. View fountains, manicured lawns, and even the dome of St Peter's Basilica.
Pio-Clementino Museum See famed works like Laocoön and His Sons and the bronze statue of Hercules. You can also walk down the modern Bramante Staircase that was built in 1932.
Raphael Rooms Composed of 4 parts: Room of Constantine, Room of Heliodorus, Room of the Segnatura, and Room of the Fire in the Borgo. See Raffaello's masterpiece, School of Athens, at Segnatura.

With your Sistine Chapel tickets, drink in the opulent interior of the pristine church and look up to see Michelangelo's arguably most famous work, the Creation of Adam. Go from one storied place of worship to another as you use your St. Peter's Basilica tickets to admire bronze statues and marble floors.

Take a refreshing stroll through the Vatican Gardens and bask in the tranquil atmosphere.
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  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Vatican Gardens ticket / Exclusive access to the Bramante Staircase / VIP skip-the-line Vatican Museums ticket / Sistine Chapel ticket / St Peter's Basilica ticket / Use of headsets
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Schedule & Location
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  • 08:15 Check-in at the Steps Near Caffe Vaticano Opposite the Vatican Museums
  • 08:30 Start of Vatican Tour
  • Vatican Museums
    2015-06-04_130345 Pass through a special partner entrance and skip the line to the Vatican Museums with your guide. Admire the Museum's immense collection and see some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
  • Pio-Clementino Museum and Pinecone Courtyard
    Giant Fractured Sphere Take in the intricate details of centuries-old statues at Pompey's Theatre, including Hercules which is made from pure bronze. Take a leisurely stroll through the Pinecone Courtyard, where ancient Roman works are framed by vivid greenery.
  • Bramante Staircase
    Rome cityscape Gain exclusive access to the original Bramante Staircase. Only a few people are able to see the 500-year-old helical stairway. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Roman panorama from the window.
  • Gallery of Tapestries and the Candelabra
    Leo Norden on Unsplash, Vatican Museums tickets View stories from the Bible depicted in well-preserved tapestries covering the walls at the Tapestries Gallery. Marvel at the marble statues and the striking candelabra in the center of the Gallery of the Candelabra.
  • Raphael Rooms
    Vatican Museums tickets - unsplash Anastasia Dulgier Step into the mind of Raffaello as you gaze at his works adorning four rooms. Take in the intricate details of The School of Athens, Crowning of Charlemagne, and more.
  • Sistine Chapel
    2015-06-04_145810 Visit the famous Sistine Chapel and marvel at the magnificent ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Get the chance to see its most famous centerpiece, The Creation of Adam.
  • St. Peter's Basilica
    St. Peter's Basilica Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest in the world and a great example of Renaissance architecture. See the famous Holy Door, Pieta by Michelangelo, Bernini's Cathedra Petri, Gloria, the bronze statue of St. Peter and the Altar with famous Bernini's Baldachin.
  • Vatican Gardens (1 hour)
    vatican gardens Enjoy exclusive access to the stunning Vatican Gardens, established during the Renaissance and Baroque era, decorated with numerous fountains and sculptures.
  • 13:30 Tour Ends at St. Peter's Square
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • In places of worship and inside the Vatican Museums, it is strictly forbidden to bring strollers, bulky bags or umbrellas.
    • No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Additional Note(s)
    • It is forbidden to pick flowers or plants inside the Gardens. In case of an unexpected closing of the Gardens by Vatican Security, the itinerary will be replaced with a similar tour.
    • The tour is not available on religious holidays.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 25.
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What is the difference between Faster Than Skip the Line, VIP Skip the Line, and Skip the Line tickets?
  • Faster Than Skip the Line, No-Wait, and VIP Skip the Line tickets mean the same thing. It gives you access to the Vatican Museums through a dedicated entrance. This means the waiting time is significantly shorter since the only thing you'll wait for is the security check.

    Skip The Line tickets refer to pre-booked tickets so you'll avoid waiting in queues to buy tickets on-site. However, you will still have to pass through the line the general public has to go through plus the security check.
Can I take photos during my Vatican visit?
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in most areas of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. But, photography of any kind is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
What should I wear on my Vatican visit?
  • Men, women, and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times. Low-cut clothing and hats are not allowed.
What is the best time to visit the Vatican?
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, go really early or really late. There are tours on VELTRA that provide access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to the Vatican Museums after its operating hours.
What is the best day of the week to visit the Vatican?
  • Visit on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to avoid most of the crowds.

    Most of the museums in Rome are closed on Mondays, the Papal Audience is staged every Wednesday, locals are part of the crowds on Saturdays and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays.
Which Bramante Staircase does the tour visit?
  • There are two Bramante Staircases in the Vatican Museums and both are located in the Pio-Clementine Museum.

    This tour visits the original staircase that was constructed in 1505. It is usually closed to the public. It was originally used as the passageway for the Papal apartments and offers a great view of Rome.

    The other Bramante Staircase was built in 1932 and is used as the way out of the Pio-Clementine Museum.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 111.78
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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 5.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Fri, Sat


The small group tour was outstanding along with the "skip the line" pass. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Vatican City. Had a great time.
There was a lot to cover, but our guide was very good. Her optimal combination of faith & warmth gave the tour a humane compassionate touch. The crowds & the heat notwithstanding, it was a great tour ...more
We would highly recommend the small group tour of the Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel. The walk through the gardens was amazing. So glad that they are now open for the public to view. Our guide ...more

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