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

  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
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Departure at 10:00 AM
Departures starting at 10am in 2018
Departure at 2:30 pm
Departures starting at 2:30pm

The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, you’ll get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 

What to Expect
Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.

The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.

Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing trip!

We did both the early morning underground coliseum tour and the Vatican tour with the Sistine chapel. Both tours were fantastic. We had a 13 yr old and two 11 year olds with us who were hot and cranky for most of the time in...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely awesome

Wow. What a fabulous tour. We had Massimo an awesome gentleman who was very knowledgeable. We had two adults and three children (14, 11, 8) in our family group. Massimo made it interesting for all of us. He was happy to stop and take family...More

Thank MichaelP096
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Just great!

The tour to the Vatican was just fantastic. Our guide, Davide Falasca was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, funny. He definitely made our experience unique

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago
The BEST Way to see Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

When we approached the meetup place we quickly surmised why reservations for this event are critical. MILES of people in July under the scorching hot Italian sun. While heartwarming to see the mass global draw at this amazing site, its worth the extra dollars to...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
We lucked out and had Giulia all to ourselves!

Many thanks to our guide Giulia Pagliari for a terrific tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine and St Peters. Highly recommend! Grazie Giulia!

Thank Karinie
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John H
20 May 2018|
Response from helen07Plano | Reviewed this property |
If you mean going up into the fine then it doesn’t - you join the queue at the end of the tour fir that. Unless there is a separate skip the line
5 May 2018|
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Response from Celticgirl112 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so
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