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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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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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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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10am TourMost Popular
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
US$ 73.84
9am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:45am to start at 9am
US$ 76.18
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
US$ 76.18
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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 (24,301)
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Reviewed today
A sea of people very well navigated

This tour was excellent. There is no way that I would even attempt this attraction on my own. The crowds are insane (Oct 10-14). The guide, Igor, was friendly and very informative. Due to the crowds we were redirected through another part of the museum...More

Thank Trail793111
Reviewed today via mobile
Worth it!

We purchased the skip the line for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel and it was well worth it. The lines are absurd but we moved right through. The process of checking in with them was easy but we waited for a while before they...More

Thank Jamiebelkin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Excellent

Our group of 4 booked this tour. Value a.k.a Vallero (butchered his spelling) was phenomenal. He gave us all the details and explanations before we started the tour so we knew wat we were looking at in the sistine chapel. I will def recommend this...More

Thank Hersh J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great tour in a manic setting!!

We did the guided tour of the museums, Sistine chapel and St Peters. Our guide was Nadia. She was extremely knowledgeable and very efficient at navigating the way through the chaos in the Vatican. We really couldn’t have managed without her. I had no idea...More

Thank PeteDa123
Reviewed 2 days ago
Worth the money to skip the lines!

During summers, I heard that the wait can be 3-4 hours long. Unless you have plenty of time, I'd prefer to pay more to skip the lines and see other attractions around Vatican City and Rome. Our guide was Christian Savon and he was terrific!...More

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David H
Hi. My husband and I booked two tours through your company. The first tour we booked was the tour of the Vatican. The tour was to start at 9 o’clock. Because of traffic we arrived at 9:15. We were unaware of how much traffic there was getting into the Vatican city. When we talk to one of the tour people they stated that the group had already went in. They stated that it was too late. Unfortunately they were not very helpful. My husband and I had our heart set on going to the Vatican so we had to purchase another tour with another tour company. We tried to call and speak to some one at City Wonders , but no one answered. We would like to rebook the Colosseum tour to replace the Vatican tour that we paid for. We would like to do this on October 16th or 18th. We are currently signed up for the Tuscany tour on October 17th. We are very hopeful that you can help us. . Thank you, Gail
15 October 2018|
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Response from lonesomexxxtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Colosseum Skip the line tour was excellent, the queues to buy tickets and then gain entrance were horrendous, it was good to skip these. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly just about every area explored. Wear comfortable... More
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
Ours was about 3 hours....we’ll worth it!
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Response from Liesel R | Reviewed this property |
No you just need to buy a skip the line ticket on line and they take you into the Vatican and leave you there on your own. Well worth it
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