Art & Faith

Three hour guided tour with a focus on religious art and museums.

A three-hour official Vatican tour that explores in greater detail the religious galleries and museums in the Vatican, along with, naturally, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

Vatican 'Art and Faith' tour - 3 hours

A three hour group tour of the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel with an emphasis on the galleries and religious artwork of the various Vatican museums, most notably the 'Pio-Christian' museum. This official Vatican tour is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is usually available at 8.45 AM, 9.00 AM and 11.30 AM.

"The Museum truly displays a continuous interweaving between Christianity and culture, between faith and art, between the divine and the human" ... (From the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the staff of the Vatican Museums, 23rd of November 2006).

This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately three hours covers the the Pio-Christian Museum, the Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Once the guided tour is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.

Tour is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

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At a glance details:

This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.

This tours lasts approximately 3 hours.

The tour is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese and includes headsets so that you can hear your guide.

For a three hour walking tour you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 20 minutes before start time.

Please remember that as the tour includes a visit to religious places that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.

Vatican 'Art and Faith' tour - 3 hours
St Peter's Interior
St Peter's Interior
Pio Clementino gallery
Candelabra Gallery
Tapestry Gallery
Sistine Chapel ceiling
Sistine Chapel interior
Tapestry Gallery
Bernini's Baldacchino, St Peter's
St Peter's interior
St Peter's interior
Sala a Croce Greca

4.2 stars out of 5 from 5 ratings.

5 stars
MK, Austria
11th Oct 2015
Everything about our visit was great (guide was nice and knowledgable, efficiency of entering and finding our group was amazing), BUT there were too many people (groups and general pubic) to be able to enjoy the tour fully. Will go in November on our next visit
5 stars
AL, Hungary
5th Mar 2014
Great tour, nice operator, full service, as described.
4 stars
AB, Netherlands
13th Sep 2016
Unfortunately we were not able to go to the pinacoteca...
4 stars
CR, Brazil
24th Jan 2014
The visit was great and the guide was very calm and clear on all her explanations. My friend and I enjoyed it all very much. The only tiny problem was that we wanted to visit the Basilica going from the Sistine Chapel, but we got there when it was already closed, so we had to go back to the St. Peter Square to reach the Basilica. Apart from that, it was a great experience.
3 stars
SK, United States
28th Apr 2016
Tour was okay. Very crowded. Hard to hear guide and accent was very heavy. Concept of tour was good