Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Dutch Tour

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Vatican Museums Skip-the-Line Dutch Tour

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This tour is led by a Dutch-speaking guide, who will take you to the front of the line so you can enter the Vatican Museums without delay. Marvel at spectacular works of art, the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes, and St. Peter's baroque splendor.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Dutch

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines and tour the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with a Dutch-speaking guide
  • Discover the masterpieces of ancient art and the frescos of Michelangelo, and learn about the history of the Vatican state
  • Marvel at the masterpieces of Italian baroque architecture and decoration at St. Peter’s
Full description

COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy a 3-hour guided visit of the Vatican with a Dutch-speaking guide, and take in the incredible art collection housed in the Vatican Museums. You’ll admire antique statues such as the Laocoonte and the Apollo Belvedere and mosaics from ancient Roman villas. You’ll walk through the Gallery of Maps dating from the 16th century, and much more. Discover the secrets of the Sistine Chapel, hidden so well by Michelangelo. The frescoes are stunning, but the meanings are perhaps even more important. Michelangelo’s depictions are about much more than just beauty. Afterwards, your tour continues to the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and then St. Peter's Square. This is the site where the faithful wait for white smoke to appear from the chimney signifying the election of a new pope, and also for the papal benediction, Urbi et Orbi. Hear stories about the Vatican’s history, including intrigues and conspiracies in the papal court, displays of power, and the status and wealth of many popes. You’ll also hear about modest popes who wanted nothing more than the opportunity for contemplation and a return of the church to original Christian ideals.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Dutch-speaking guide
  • Headset (to ensure you can hear the guide)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Cafe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, Rome (opposite side to Vatican Museum entrance). 15 minute walk from St. Peter’s Square and metro stop A/Ottaviano. Your guide will be holding a ‘Gids Rome-LC Incoming’ (in Dutch).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Shorts
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
    • There is a strict dress code at the Vatican. Shoulders must be covered, and no shorts or skirts above the knee are allowed
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes, and be sure that there are no knifes in your bag and that you are not carrying a large bag or backpack. Large bags must be checked and picked up after the tour
    • In case of a last-minute closure of St. Peter's Basilica, or in the event of a religious celebration, there will be more a extensive visit to the Vatican Museums. All closures are by order of Basilica authorities and will not result in a refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 / 5

    based on 24 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.7/5
    • Value for money
      3.6/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.2/5
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    Great tour thanks to our guide Mario who is a walking encyclopedia!

    February 18, 2018

    Mario did give a real good informative guide! Thanks!

    Mario did give a real good informative guide!

    July 23, 2016

    October 7, 2020

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