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Itinerary
Meet for this skip-the-line Vatican Museums tour at the designated location at your chosen time. 

Once your guide takes you over to the Vatican, skip the entrance lines, and head right inside. Your skip-the-line admission ticket is included in the price of this guided tour.

Your guide takes you through the museum to the most interesting exhibits. Head to the Maps Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Hear fun facts as you go from your guide that you may not have picked up if exploring on your own.

Afterward, continue on and follow your guide to the special entrance from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peters Basilica. Admire works of art from Michelangelo and Bernini before you bid your guide farewell. 

Your Vatican guided tour ends in St. Peter's Square.
Locations visited
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica
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Overview
Get a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican Museums on a tour that includes access to St. Peters Basilica via a special entrance. Exploring the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with a guide reveals information crucial to understanding the context of the museum, and wearing a headset allows you to listen with ease. Opt for early morning time slots to explore without the crowds.
Highlights
  • Save a ton of time by skipping the long entrance lines at the Vatican
  • Explore exhibits with a guide who knows how to pack the most into your visit 
  • Listen to commentary with ease through a provided headset 
  • Gain special access to St. Peter’s Basilica by the door at the Sistine Chapel
  • Choose between early and afternoon time slots
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Reviewed 1 week ago
No other way to do the Vatican

It made all the difference to take the early morning tour. We were able to appreciate the Sistene chapel- our guide had us skip the entire museum (starting at the end), then work our way backwards to see it after having visited the Sistene Chapel....More

Thank Zuraya T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Small group, excellent guide

Well organised. Pick up location was easy and un crowded. Tour left on time. The guide was very informative and allowed time for photo opportunities. The tour is certainly better than standing in a line for 2 to 3 hours. Highly Recommend

Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent tour

We would not have managed to see so many interesting things without this tour. An easy meeting place and well-informed guide.

Thank yayyay1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Visit to Vatican City

I highly recommend choosing this 3.5 hour guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. We benefited from “Skip the Line” which was very worthwhile considering the line to get into the Museum was literally down the street (200-275 ppl...More

1  Thank ilove2travel73
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Sarah our guide was fantastic well worth paying in advance on line for no Queues.

June 27th .We were to meet at a meeting point for 08.30 am not far from our hotel but we had to wait for a couple of taxis to arrive with some more people. One taxi turned up then we had to leave as we...More

Thank AnnNottinghamEngland
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eatdrinktravelrepeat
15 July 2018|
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Response from Lou093 | Reviewed this property |
My tour ended up in the Basilica but it was not a Mass day. I have been told that the tours do allow do let you skip the lines on Mass day.
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Familia101
13 June 2018|
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Response from WilsonWestYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what your you do but yes you do get free time after the tour, it depends on where the guide finished the tour. Email the company you are thinking of using and they will give you more of an idea. Enjoy!
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DebF2265
4 May 2018|
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Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
We did Sistine Chapel, Museums & St Peters. It took 2hrs from entering and obtaining earphones. Walking to the Sistine Chapel entrance with skip the line took 12 mins from Mayo Tours office. Exceptional !
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