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Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour

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Roma, Italy
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

The buildings that make up the Vatican Museums are mostly wheelchair-friendly, but there are still some sections that can only be accessed by elevator or stairs. You can ensure you don’t miss out on the highlights of the Vatican on this specially designed tour that takes you along an entirely step-free route with an informative and helpful guide. Plus, you’ll skip the entrance line! Prepare to be wowed by the legendary art of the Sistine Chapel, Pinacoteca Gallery and Chiaramonti Museum on your private tour.
  • 3-hour wheelchair accessible Vatican tour with an expert guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican’s showstoppers including the Sistine Chapel
  • Follow an entirely step-free route, with all wheelchair and walking aid logistics arranged in advance
  • Visit the Pinacoteca Gallery and be awed by the portraits of Roman gods and emperors
  • Explore the countless sculptures and statues at the Chiaramonti Museum
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Private tour, ensuring a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

On standard tours of the Vatican Museums, there are sections that can only be reached by stairs or elevator, which prevents some folks with walking disabilities from enjoying their visit. On this specially designed tour, guests in wheelchairs can enjoy an entirely step-free route.
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Professional guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Skip the line Entrance Tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
Bathroom access
Recharging station for your devices
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Visit to St Peter's Basilica (no entrance cost for main basilica)

Departure Point

Via Vespasiano, 46, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
Meet your guide in Vatican City to begin your wheelchair-friendly tour of the Vatican complex, home to one of the world's greatest art collections. You’ll be provided with a headset, which allows you to hear your guide’s commentary throughout your tour.

With your skip-the-line ticket, head past the entrance line and straight inside to start your exploration in the Pinacoteca Gallery, where you’ll see revered works of art like Raphael’s Transfiguration, Caravaggio’s Deposition from the Cross and Da Vinci’s unfinished St Jermone. Learn from your guide about the history of the gallery, which was created for Pope Pius XI, and the stories behind the paintings.

Next, visit the Chiaramonti Museum to gaze in wonder at the approximate 1,000 statues and sculptures of cherubs, gods and emperors that make up this arched gallery, founded in the early 1800s by Pope Pius VII. Hear about some specific pieces from your guide before continuing to the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s iconic frescoed ceiling and the place where cardinals gather when it's time to elect new popes. Before you enter, your guide will provide a little insight about the chapel and Michelangelo's famed works inside like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement (talking isn’t permitted in the chapel). Your tour ends at the Sistine Chapel.

Please note: A valid disability identification card must be presented on the day of your tour. Those without walking disabilities, or those with a disability level of less than 74%, will be required to pay the entrance fee of approximately 23 euros (adult) or 16 euros (child) in addition to the cost of this guided tour. The entrance fee can be paid for in cash at the beginning of the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Discover the world-acclaimed Vatican Museums, home to the papal art collection. With fast-track access and your expert guide at your side, learn about the wondrous masterpieces before your eyes. Explore rooms including the Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries, along with iconic Renaissance works by the likes of da Vinci and Caravaggio.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is home to Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes that give this part of the Vatican Museums’ global acclaim. The papal chapel still serves as the site for the election of a new pope, and has extraordinary religious and cultural significance. Gaze upwards as you admire the spectacular biblical depictions on the ceiling and walls, learning from your guide about Michelangelo’s incredible achievement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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, 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nicom Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel PrivateTour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Viator should strongly recommend that all mobility challenged persons use or obtain a wheelchair from the Vatican Library for this tour." See review

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Meravigliosa!
UtopIt
, Jun 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!
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stupendous
OnAir29274082377
, 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.
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A very nice tour
Vacation34141
, 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.
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Use a wheelchair for this tour
Wislite12
, 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.
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The tour is amazing. Our guide (lady...
Yen Yen S
, Dec 2017
The tour is amazing. Our guide (lady) is fantastic.
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Excellent tour guide - the whole family...
Michael N
, Nov 2017
Excellent tour guide - the whole family found it interesting and enjoyable
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Amazing , our guide Linda was so...
Michelle W
, 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 .
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Our family had a fantastic time on...
Bonnie M
, 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.
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We had an excellent tour of the...
Seth C
, 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.
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