No Stop Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Vespasiano, 46, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

While most of the Vatican Museums buildings are wheelchair-friendly, there are sections that can only be reached by stairs or elevator. On this specially designed tour, use your skip-the-line ticket to bypass crowds and explore the Pinacoteca Gallery, the Sistine Chapel, and other parts of the renowned complex on an entirely step-free route. Your privategroup won't miss out on any of the revered masterpieces that make up one of the greatest art collections in the world.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

Know More about this tour

The tour begins when you meet your guide at a designated point in Vatican city. Plug in a supplied, personal headset to ensure you hear your guide clearly throughout the tour, then bypass the queues with your skip-the-line ticket and head directly inside the Vatican complex.

Your first stop is in the Vaticans painting gallery, the Pinacoteca, home to some of the Western world's most influential pieces of art. Created for Pope Pius XI, the gallery showcases treasures, including Caravaggios Deposition from the Cross, Da Vincis unfinished St Jermone and Raphaels Transfiguration, that your guide brings to life with fascinating stories.

Continue to the Chiaramonti Museum, founded by Pope Pius VII in the early 19th century, to learn more about some 1,000 sculptures and statues of emperors, Roman gods, and cherubs that stand proud under the arched ceilings of the gallery.

Your Vatican tour culminates when you arrive at the the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo awe-inspiring fresco ceiling. It's also where cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Since talking inside the chapel isn't permitted, listen to your guide share the history and theories behind Michelangelos famous masterpieces before you head into the sacred site on your own.

Gaze upward to see the Creation of Adam fresco that shows God bringing Adam to life with the touch of his finger. Then, get close to The Last Judgement painted on the chapels back wall.

Please note: This tour is available Monday to Saturday. A valid disability identification card must be presented on the day of the tour. Those without walking disabilities, or those with a disability level of less than 74%, will be required to pay an entrance fee of approx. 24 euros (adult) and 16 euros (child) in addition to the cost of this guided tour. This fee can be paid for in cash at the beginning of the tour.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions

Entrance Ticket

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Visit to St Peter's Basilica (no entrance cost for main basilica)

Free Wheelchair to be provided only upon entrance inside the Vatican Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: wheelchair is not provided to clients by the local supplier; you can rent it inside Vatican Museums (a valid document must be presented). Alternatively you can bring your own wheelchair.

Luggage storage NOT available

Please note: The Vatican Museums entrance ticket is not included (approx. 24 euros per adult and 16 euros per child). Those without walking disabilities, or those with a disability level of less than 74%, will be required to pay this fee at the beginning of the tour

Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security

A dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements

This tour does not include a visit to St Peter's Basilica. However, you can visit St Peter's Basilica independently when the tour is over. Ask your guide to point you in the right direction

We cannot predict when individual museums will be crowded. In general, long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tickets enable you to skip the line if there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times are most crowded

Disabled ID Card must be presented on the day of the tour

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Had an incredible tour of the Vatican with Monica. She was so knowledgable and knew how to navigate us through the museum easily despite the crowds. Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!

  • 14-Nov-2018

    Our guide Ian was excellent, efficient, and kind. He was incredibly knowledgeable and navigated the whole tour for us with ease. He pushed my wheelchair for me and made sure I saw everything. Bravo. I can't recommend this highly enough.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Wheelchair tour was very nice. Chapel is beautiful. Still a distance to get to wheelchair rental. You should bring a pusher if you need one. A couple of steep ramps. Passing by the large crowds was very helpful. Guide was very nice.

  • 13-Jul-2018

    We took a small group of friends on this tour, one in a wheelchair, one using a walker and one walking but with a bad hip. The tour guide was knowledgeable, patient and helpful, pulling the walker for long distances. The problem with this tour is the distance, for handicapped individuals trying to walk it (and the inevitable crowds). Overall, the distance was certainly several miles; ok for the person being pushed in a wheelchair, but exhausting for the person using a walker or walking with a bad hip. Viator should strongly recommend that all mobility challenged persons use or obtain a wheelchair from the Vatican Library for this tour.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    The tour is amazing. Our guide (lady) is fantastic.

  • 19-Nov-2017

    Excellent tour guide - the whole family found it interesting and enjoyable

  • 22-Oct-2017

    Amazing , our guide Linda was so knowledgable, and we were moved at our pace with no queue, moving against the tide of people made for a great really informative visit .

  • 04-May-2017

    Our family had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide, Davide, was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and personable. We arrived later than our scheduled time but Enjoy Rome just moved us to the next available time slot. Anyone thinking of having a Vatican tour should feel quite comfortable choosing this company for the experience.

  • 14-Oct-2015

    We had an excellent tour of the Vatican. Our guide Sarah was so knowledgeable and really made it easy to navigate by wheelchair. I never could have made the tour without the wheelchair access and felt fortunate to have such an informative and efficient guide.

  • 29-Jul-2015

    Very good