Art and Faith: Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica

Don’t miss some of the greatest art on earth - follow us through the Vatican Museums (with the Sistine Chapel) and Saint Peter's Basilica!
Art and Faith: Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica
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Overview

Discover the world’s largest museum complex and one of the largest churches ever built with the certainty that you won’t miss the highlights! The Art & Faith Guided Tour follows an itinerary which includes 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, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. Relax, and enjoy a 3 hour tour you won’t regret!

 

The Art and Faith Itinerary Guided Tour has a duration of 3 hours.

 

The tour itinerary includes:

Pio Clementino Museum

Gallery of the Candelabras

Gallery of the Geographical Maps

Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art)

Raphael Rooms

Sistine Chapel

Saint Peter's Basilica

 

Please Note: the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica is possible in accordance with the liturgical celebrations of the Holy Father or other events of the Holy See or of the Vatican City State.

 

  • The reservation allows individual visitors to be part of a Vatican Group Tour with guides provided by the Vatican.
  • After clearing security, the meeting point is at the "Guided Tours" booth, which is located straight ahead up the small staircase on the left.
  • Maximum 10 people per group, tickets are NOT refundable.

 

 

IMPORTANT:

The Vatican Museums require the names of all participants in your group. Once you have added the reservation to your shopping cart, please enter the names in the provided field on the order form.

 

PLEASE NOTE – Important information:

  • Please Note: Tickets will be confirmed subject to availability and confirmation by the Vatican no sooner than 2 months before your intended visit. We will confirm your visit as soon as the Vatican does.
  • Credit card charge is made on the business day after the reservation request.
  • The reservation allows you to enter the Vatican Museums without queuing up at the time and date confirmed on the voucher.
  • Late arrivals will not be admitted. We strongly suggest that you to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the time indicated on the confirmation voucher.
  • Your admission time may be delayed due to the large number or visitors entering the museums every day. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for possible delays caused by the Vatican Museums.
  • For all the guided visits, it is possible to stay inside the museums after the end of the visit, until closing time. Guided tours are available in the following languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Swedish and Portuguese.
  • To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you will receive by email together with a valid identification document.
  • You will receive an email with the confirmation voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are required to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the customer care staff.
  • Rooms closed at the time of the visit will be indicated at the entrance.
  • Access to the Vatican Museums is permitted only to visitors with proper attire.
  • All the reservations, dates, and times may be changed or cancelled by the Vatican Museums due to unforeseen circumstances related to activities of the Pope.

 

Cancellation Policy

Tickets CANNOT be canceled and are NOT refundable. It is possible to change the date and time of the visit, according to the availability, up to 3 business days before the visit. It's not possible to change the number of persons reserved for.

 

Opening Hours:

From Monday to Saturday; the Vatican Museum Ticket Office is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Vatican Museums close at 6:00pm.

Entrance times will be indicated at the time of the reservation.

The Vatican Museums are closed on the following days:

Sundays (except for the last Sunday of each month, excluding Easter, June 29 and December 25 and 26)

January 1 and 6 (Epiphany)

February 11 (Lateran Pacts Anniversary)

March 19 (St. Joseph)

March/April: Easter Sunday, Easter Monday – please confirm these moveable dates with the current calendar

May: Ascension Thursday, Corpus Christi Day – please confirm these moveable dates with the current calendar

August 14 (Assumption Vigil) and 15 (Assumption Day)

November 1 (All Saint's Day)

December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), 25 (Christmas Day) and 26 (St. Stephen's Day)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Save time ordering: Add all the service tickets you want into your basket, then fill in the form and send your request.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from help@waf.it.

Details

The Art and Faith Guided Tour gives you the support you will need when visiting both one of the largest museum complexes in the world, and Saint Peter's Basilica.

Saint Peter's Cathedral was consecrated on November 18, 1626. This late Renaissance marvel was principally designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno, and Bernini, and is one of the absolute highlights of any visit to Italy.

It is one of the world's largest churches – here are some of the staggering numbers:

  • Floor area of 21,477 square meters/231,176.5 square feet
  • External perimeter is 1,778 meters/5,833 feet
  • Length is 186.35 meters/611 feet
  • Width is 97.5 meters/319 feet wide
  • The main nave is 40 meters/131 feet high
  • At the dome the height reaches 138 meters/152 feet
  • There are 44 altars, 11 domes, 778 columns, 395 statues, 135 mosaic panels

From Saint Peter's portico you enter the main entrance hall, with its five doors. On the right you can see the Holy Door, which is opened only every 25 years, in Jubilee or Holy years.

The Vatican Museums are the largest, richest, most compelling and perhaps most comprehensive museum complex in the world. Many treasures of the city's history are here, from both classical and later times, and many of the Renaissance's finest artists were in the employ of the Pope.

The Vatican Palace holds a collection of museums on very diverse subjects: displays of classical statuary, Renaissance painting, Etruscan relics, Egyptian artifacts, not to mention the furnishings and decoration of the palace itself.

The Vatican Museums are the Egyptian Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Museum of Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, Gregorian Museum of Etruscan Art, Antiquarium Romanum, the Vase Collection, the Biga Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, the Apartment of Saint Pius V, the Sobieski Room, the Room of the Immaculate Conception, Raphael's Rooms and Loggias, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Sistine Chapel, the Apostolic Library, the Vatican Picture Gallery, the Gregorian Museum of Profane Art, the Christian Museum, the Missionary Museum of Ethnology, and the Carriage Pavilion.

Justly known as one of the most famous places in the world, the Sistine Chapel is the site where the conclave for the election of the popes and other solemn pontifical ceremonies are held.

Prices

Full price tickets only.

Free Admission for children under 6, no need to consider them while booking.

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