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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 2:15pm to start at 2:30pm
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect

Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.

Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.

Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.

Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.

Reviews (24,545)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Really good tour

We’ve been to the Vatican museums before but our guide, Lucia, was really excellent and very friendly. Her commentary opened up a whole new level of meaning in the Sistine chapel.

Thank Rockdoctor2804
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A bit Rushed

Great tour with a really good and knowledgeable guide. Absolutely amazing to see, but overall it felt a bit rushed at times getting you to the finale of the chapel part with what are amazing paintings on the ceiling, of course.. definitely worth a visit...More

Thank stewart360
Reviewed 3 days ago
Stefanie is one of the best guide I've ever seen

That was wow. My heart was singing while listening to Stefanie. She is so knowledgeable, so funny (I will miss her sense of humour), her story telling skills were amazing. After leaving Vatican I felt even more in love with history. History can be interesting....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mildamit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
The best tour!

Hi, Me and my boyfriend visited Vatican museums and our tour guide was Maria Theresa. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. The art, views are amazing. I highly recommend it!

Thank ivonai2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Time Saver and a Worthwhile Tour

The skip the line bit of this tour is well worth it. I visited in February which is a quiet time of the year but the area was still heaving. The guide was good and approved by the Vatican so the narrative is all positive....More

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Hpj63
17 February 2019|
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Response from flyingnun63 | Reviewed this property |
Best to telephone the company. Realise Each guide is limited to a certain number of people . The museum is crowded regardless the size of your group.
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Milabj
3 February 2019|
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Response from Travel369371 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I am not the the guide leader, but if you look on City Wonders website or on trip advisor you should be able to find your answer.I do remember one of the tours from this company doing it in Spanish.But you would be... More
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Toni G
27 January 2019|
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Response from nells0bells | Reviewed this property |
Yes you arrange your own transportation. The meeting spot is right across from the museum entrance. There are quite a few different tours for fast entry that meet at the same location, but each guide is recognizable from the... More
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