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

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From US$ 83.00
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
From US$ 83.00
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11am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
From US$ 83.04
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
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8:45am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:30am to start at 8:45am
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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.

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Reviewed today via mobile
Good tour in short time

Well organised tour, lasted about 3 hours and did not feel too rushed. Alexia was very informative and told us a lot of interesting facts.

Thank michalinaa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent private tour

Absolutely worth every penny! Private guided tour with hotel pick up and drop off. Skip the line access and hidden gems rooms were excellent. Juliano our guide was very knowledgeable and one of the best guides we ever had. He was engaging and funny! Really...More

1  Thank Toni A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Highlights of the Vatican

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Biliana’s knowledge was instrumental in highlighting different artworks and the history behind them. I only wish we had more time in some areas of the museum to look at the artwork,...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A guide can make a difference

Luckily we had Francesco (sp?). He was great. Funny and prompt. Had a good casual pace. English was very good. We did the 8am tour. I would recommend you do the same and not later. It was still crowded at that early time.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very knowledgeable guide

The pick-up point was clear and organised and we were swiftly on our way. The tour guide was great as there was so much to see and so she cherry-picked the most interesting exhibits and kept the group together in sometimes difficult circumstances as it...More

Thank Bev B
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16 April 2018|
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We were staying in Rome however the office that the tour leaves from is just near the main Rome railway station with an easy trip from Florence. I would think parking would be difficult
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Eoin P
11 April 2018|
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Response from wulliecatherine | Reviewed this property |
We booked tour online before we went on holiday, but it didn't include guided tour, only audio. I would recommend that you pay for the full guided tour, so as to cut your costs before you arrive.
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