Extended Vatican Museums Tour

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Extended Vatican Museums Tour
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Available only during high season Walking tour Special rate for children Guide/Interpreter Admission fee(s) included

With No Wait Access you won’t waste precious time to see more of the Vatican collection, seeing some of the oldest parts of the collection in the Etruscan Museums and the newer Vatican Pinacoteca, with works by Raphael, Caravaggio, and the only Da Vinci painting in Rome.

This special tour of the Vatican Museums includes the fascinating Bramante Staircase, normally closed to the public.

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Extended Vatican Museums Tour

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  • Duration: Approximately 4 1/2 hours.
  • This tour is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from January 1st till early March. Daily from early March to the end of October (except Sundays)
  • Departure at 08:45AM from a central location in Vatican (details and map will be listed on your voucher).
  • Small group: maximum 20 persons
  • Languages: English
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed).
  • Rate is per person including taxes and services.
  • Children rate available (6 to 18), free if under 6
  • Free 30-day access to online Italian lessons

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

The Vatican Museums are home to over nine miles of art, much of which is never seen by the general public, either for timing or access reasons. Delve deeper into the Vatican Museums than ever before with this Extended Vatican Tour that takes you where the public can’t usually go and visits more general access areas of the museums than a classic Vatican tour.

This special No Wait Access tour crosses velvet ropes to gain rare access to the famous Bramante Staircase, a dizzying spiral of carved stone built in 1512 inside a square tower. It once bore the weight of horses, but few ever set foot on it these days, making this visit particularly special.

A sure highlight of the tour will be the beautiful paintings of the Vatican Pinacoteca painting gallery, including Raphael’s ‘Transfiguration’, Caravaggio’s ‘Deposition from the Cross’ and Leonardo Da Vinci’s unfinished ‘St. Jerome in the Wilderness’.

On top of that we’ll visit all the general access rooms covered in our basic Vatican Museums tour, from the Pinecone Courtyard to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra and a highlight of any tour – the Raphael Rooms.

Of course your tour also includes the Vatican Museums’ most famous room, a room whose threshold has a higher footfall than the museums themselves because so many visitors come twice. Over the course of your tour, your guide will have described the works in here, explaining with the aid of photos and drawings, what each section means so that when you arrive here – at the Sistine Chapel – you’ll have time to yourself to take it all in.

The last stop on our extended tour takes you through a special door in the Sistine Chapel and past another long queue to gain access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Every day but Wednesday (when the Papal Audience often means that the Basilica is closed) you’ll have a guided tour inside this colossal building – one of the most important in all of Christianity and home to Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, ‘La Pieta’.

This Extended Vatican Museums Tour is perfect for art-lovers and visitors with an interest in seeing a little more of what the Vatican Museums have to offer. With No Wait Access you won’t have to waste your precious time, and small group sizes of 20 people or less mean that your visit will be intimate, your passage around the museums seamless, and your guide easy to interact with.

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Pinacoteca (Painting Gallery)
  • Raphael's Transfiguration
  • Da Vinci's St. Jerome
  • Caravaggio's Deposition from the Cross
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Chiaramonti Museum
  • Apollo Belvedere
  • Laocoön
  • Bramante Staircase
  • Etruscan Museum
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Gallery of the Tapestries
  • Gallery of the Maps
  • Raphael Rooms
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica

What is included

  • No Wait Access into the Vatican Museums
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Headsets for groups of five or more, so you can always hear your guide
  • Groups no larger than 20 people
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide

What is not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Important notes

  • Gratuities for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • The service ends at St. Peter’s Basilica in St. Peter’s Square. On most Wednesdays, when the Basilica is closed, the service ends at the Vatican Museums entrance.
  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
  • The guide will be wearing City Wonders /Guideman branded blue polo shirts during the summer and blue jackets during the winter. They will be easily recognizable at the meeting point.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. City Wonders cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
  • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.
  • As the paintings in the Pinacoteca are world-famous masterpieces, they are often loaned out to other galleries for special exhibitions. For this reason we cannot guarantee that all of the listed works will always be on display in the Pinacoteca Art Gallery when we visit.

Meeting time and point

  • Meeting Time: 08:30 AM
  • Departure Time: 08:45 AM

Meeting point is at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani).

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Order Options

Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online. Paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement. You must print it and present it at the bus terminal located at the address listed on the voucher. You will have access to our voucher desk through a secure link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking changes and cancellations are VALID only when made through us by email at customer@conciergerie.com. You can change your reservation date at no charge if you notify us at least four (7) days before your arrival, subject to availability. If you cancel your reservation and you notify us at least five (5) days before your arrival, there is a 20% cancellation fee. After this time no refunds can be made. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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Prices in other currencies:

Approximate prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   128.23
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   121.03

AUD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.4408 AUD per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   736.15
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   694.80

CNY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 8.2714 CNY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Pound Sterling (GBP)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   70.60
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   66.64

GBP prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 0.7933 GBP per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yen (JPY)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   12257.06
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   11568.46

JPY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 137.7198 JPY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   822.08
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   775.89

SEK prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 9.2368 SEK per euro.

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Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Adult   119.14
Extended Vatican Museums Tour, Child 6 to 18   112.45

USD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.3387 USD per euro.

The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.