CONTEXT TRAVEL

The Vatican with Context

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Unlock the Vatican

The Vatican attracts around 20,000 visitors daily, and as their ticketing system advances to meet this demand, it becomes increasingly challenging and time-intensive to facilitate your clients' visits to the Vatican.

We understand the struggle and are here to help.

Experiences Available

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Private Tours

Why Choose This Tour? 

  • Most complete Vatican tour — visits the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 4 hours with a local Vatican expert as a guide 
  • Skip the long line to St. Peter’s Basilica

Why Choose This Tour? 

  • A shorter but still comprehensive visit to the Vatican that includes the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • 3 hours with a local Vatican expert as a guide
  • Pro Tip: Can have good availability on Wednesdays, when our Complete Vatican Tour is unavailable due to the Papal audience.

Why Choose This Tour? 

  • Best for avoiding the largest midday crowds and summer heat
  • Skip the long line to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 3.5 hours with a local Vatican expert as a guide

Small Group Tours

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The Complete Vatican Tour - Small Group

$600.43

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Why Choose This Tour? 

  • Best for clients looking for premium experiences on a budget 
  • Tipped small group tours are guaranteed departures (just look for the "# spots left" tag!
  • Puts the "small" in "small group" has a maximum of 6 total participants
  • Hit the three major venues — the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Guaranteed Vatican Small Group Spaces Summer 2024

Below are all open small group tour spaces through September 30, 2024 for our Complete Vatican Tour - which includes the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. These spaces are guaranteed with guides and tickets already secured. 

Please note we update this quick reference guide weekly but availability can update at any time. Advisors should always refer to our website for most up-to-date availability. New guaranteed open spaces may appear for additional dates as new small group tours are opened up and confirmed. 

Availability is not reflective of private tour availability.

Day Date Time Duration Open Spaces
Tuesday July 2, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 2
Friday July 5, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 1
Saturday July 6, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 1
Monday July 8, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 4
Tuesday July 9, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Monday July 15, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 4
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Thursday July 18, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday July 20, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 5
Saturday August 3, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday August 17, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 5
Tuesday August 20, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 4
Monday August 26, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday August 31, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Thursday September 5, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 6
Friday September 6, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Thursday September 12, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 1
Friday September 13, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday September 14, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 2
Monday September 16, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday September 21, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Monday September 23, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 2
Tuesday September 24, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Friday September 27, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 2
Saturday September 28, 2024 1:30 PM 4.0 hours 4
Monday September 30, 2024 8:00 AM 4.0 hours 2


Last updated
: June 5 2024

Audio Guides

Why Choose This Experience? 

  • Best for clients on a budget 
  • Provides a guided experience without availability constraints
  • Offers "going deeper" content that provides up to 6 hours of material for the most dedicated Vatican visitor

Purchasing Vatican Museum Tickets

Our audio guides do not come with tickets. We recommend purchasing tickets exclusively from the official website to guarantee authenticity and the best rates. Be sure to reserve tickets as early as possible to secure your client's preferred time and day, as last-minute availability may be limited. Keep in mind that despite timed tickets, clients may still encounter mandatory security checks and some waiting time.

Additionally, it's worth noting that tickets from the official website are non-changeable and non-refundable,.

St. Peter’s Basilica is separate from the museum and entrance is free, though there can be long wait times.

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Now Available in Bundles!

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Rome All-Access Audio Guide Bundle

$90.00

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VIP Experiences

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Vatican Museums After-Hours VIP Tour Experience

$8,784.00

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Why Choose This Tour? 

  • Most exclusive Context Vatican experience
  • Take in the Sistine Chapel without any of the daytime crowds
  • Only available by request with limited availability

Vatican Pre-Visit Talks

On-demand, expert-led content made to prepare your clients to make the most of their time in the Vatican

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The Sistine Chapel: An Inside Look

$26.50

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Vatican Museums: Top 10 Highlights

$26.50

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