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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights
  • Only see the best of the Vatican on an express tour
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Sail past lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line ticket
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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
From US$ 79.61
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in English
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in Spanish
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Overview

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you’ll receive personalized attention.

What to Expect

Your tour begins in central Rome, where you’ll greet your guide and—with skip-the-line ticket in hand—sail past the long lines that often form outside of the Vatican. Once inside, you’ll make a beeline for top Vatican attractions, such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms, and the indisputable main attraction: the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes adorn the ceiling.

After discovering little-known information about the history of the landmark, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire standout features, such as the gold-painted ceiling and altarpiece. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to continue exploring independently, if you wish.

Reviews (85)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Vatican Tour Saturday 3rd November

Absolutely recommend this tour company. First class service, the tour guide we had Anna was 1st class. Her knowledge and the way she got information across to us was brilliant. I'm off today to buy the autobiography of Micalangelo so I am better prepared next...More

1  Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour

We took a tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica today with Grant at What a Life Tours. The tour was excellent- learned a lot. Grant was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. I highly recommend this tour. Well worth the money...More

1  Thank wr121599
Laura_12F, General Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Bill for posting your 5-star review of your tour with Grant, he must have really impressed since you wrote the same day of your visit! It was delightful to have had with you us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The BEST guides and tours in Rome!

My husband and I recently visited Rome, and booked the Underground Colosseum tour as well as the private early access tour of the Vatican. I cannot express how wonderful both of these experiences were! Our guide, Vanessa, for the small group Colosseum tour was absolutely...More

1  Thank courtneywallace185
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour

Excellent tour, Grant was an interesting and engaging tour guide and read his audience well. The tour kept going at a good pace and gave enough time at each site. Highly recommended.More

4  Thank NC8017
Laura_12F, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our marvellous Grant is no less than brilliant at gauging his guests immediately upon meeting them in our offices, knowing exactly the right pace to take depending on who is joining him and also exactly where to stop inside the museums, ensuring you all see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour guide

Today we took this tour with our daughter and her husband, all of us loved it! Grant was the best tour guide! He engaged everyone by making jokes, asking where we were from and making sure we were all okay. The information was certainly thorough...More

3  Thank J T
Laura_12F, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grant is wonderful at engaging his guests immediately upon meeting to ensure he mentally adjusts his tour to suit the folks he has with him on the day, a real pro our Mr Grant and very good at keeping his flock together too once we...More

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jdina1218
6 April 2018|
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Response from Laura_12F | Property representative |
Hi Jdina, the English speaking tour starts at 9:00 am and the Spanish one at 8:15 am.
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