Official Vatican tour including the Sistine Chapel. Available Monday to Saturday at various times of day, lasts two hours.
This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately two hours covers the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Raphael Rooms and, finally, the Sistine Chapel.
Once the guided tour is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire. The essential difference between this, the two hour tour, and some of our longer tours is that a guided visit to St Peters is not included, although you are able to enter St Peters by yourself, without the guide. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.
Tours are available 6 days a week (not on Sundays) in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. They start at 8.30, 10.30 and 11.30 in the morning and 12.30, 2.00 and 2.30 in the afternoon. Being a pre-arranged tour you'll be skipping any entrance queues - there's a special desk for voucher-holders.
Reduced (slightly) price tickets are available for children between the ages of 6 and 18 (those under 6 pay nothing), as well as students under the age of 26 - ID will be required. Full priced tickets are necessary for everyone else, including those over the age of 65.
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