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Skip-the-Line Small Group to the Vatican Museum & Bramante Staircase

Skip-the-Line Small Group to the Vatican Museum & Bramante Staircase


The history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica will be uncovered as you enjoy real skip-the-line

4 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • Semi-private Tour only 20 participants or less
  • Vatican Museums Tour Operator Partner
  • Exclusive faster entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Visit the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • The Bramante Staircase a little-known hidden jewel


  • Entrance Tickets with Skip the line
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Welcome lounge service with free wi-fi a complimentary small bottle of mineral water and an espresso coffee

  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation

Please Note

  • The meeting point is in Via Leone IV, n° 33 just 800 meters from the nearest subway stop Cipro-Musei Vaticani
  • Only 200 meters from the Vatican Museums Entrance
  • On Wednesdays St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside daily, except on Wednesdays 8:00 am departures, it will be replaced with the Vatican Library) due to the Papal Audience.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • This tour ends in St. Peter's Square.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica is an active religious centre and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs. We are therefore not responsible for any inconvenience resulting from sudden closure of the Basilica.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users

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Skip-the-Line Small Group to the Vatican Museum & Bramante Staircase

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More than a simple tour of the Vatican! In an agile group of 20 people or less, you'll discover St. Peter's and the most impressive gems of the Museums: not only the world-famous Sistine Chapel, open to the general public, but also the limited-access Bramante Staircase and its unique Renaissance architecture.

An eternal amazing beauty, in a very Eternal City: we are talking of the magnificent paintings, churches and art galleries collected in the little, precious Vatican City. St. Peter's Basilica and Square, the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, the Raphael’s Rooms and the Renaissance treasures of the Vatican Museums represent just some of the unforgettable masterpieces you'll discover during this guided visit.

Our guide will lead you also to an exclusive area of the Vatican Museums, usually closed to the general public. It's the historic Bramante Staircase, opened to our guests with no additional costs thanks to our Official Partnership with the Vatican Museums. But why the Bramante Staircase is so special?

It was the staircase that Renaissance Popes used to enter their private rooms without getting off their carriage. You'll feel like one of their 16-century guests! The famous architect Donato Bramante designed it, as a spiral staircase adorned with columns and ending with a spectacular view, and it has become a model for the following artists in aristocratic palaces. Discover all its secrets with our guide!

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