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Arte Vaticana: Vatican Museums Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Survey the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Vatican Museums
$532 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
Art, History, Vatican
4 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore the Vatican in the company of an art historian or a church historian
  • Includes skip-the-line tickets into the Vatican
  • Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel
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3103 Reviews (4.77)

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Priscilla is an absolutely outstanding guide. She guided us effortlessly through the Vatican museum and St. Peter’s Basilica with amazing knowledge of the art, the symbolism, the history, and the essential pieces that were helpful and comforting, such as where to stand and where to have a quick break. She is a wonderful expert on every element while also a good conversationalist and injects good humor to make you feel at ease. Her knowledge of the subtleties, such as the scale of Bernini’s working models for the angels in St. Peter’s and symbols of different papal reigns, were among my favorite aspects. I had been to the Vatican several times as a student, and I learned more on my tour with Priscilla than I had ever learned before. In addition, the skip-the-line tour is so worth the money. She knows these buildings like the back of her hand, so we glide through and four hours felt like one hour. I will never go back to these sites without a Context tour guide, and if I do go back, it might only be with Priscilla.
We loved our Vatican Tour with Cecilia--we felt very prepared to fully appreciate the Sistine Chapel, and we lucked out with the Raphael tapestries on display as well. We realize we need to return many times to fully explore the treasures!
Jade was fun and stimulating! She kept our 13 year old grandson interested and engaged. She gave him a book she wrote about the Sistine Chapel and he was thrilled. We recommend her highly.

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