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

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  • 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
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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
US$ 93.57
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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience with Giuliani

We had an amazing Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel/St. Peters basilica experience with Giuliani. We heard this destination has gotten so busy and crowded that it can ruin the experience. By booking a tour, you can relax and let your guide take you to the important pieces...More

4  Thank rob t
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are so glad that you trusted What a Life Tours to give you a relaxing experience at the Vatican Museums. It really can be chaotic and the lines can be never ending but choosing a group tour allows you skip the long...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best tour in Rome!

We did the Early Morning Access 3.5 hour tour. What an incredible, comfortable way to see the Vatican! We started the morning in What a Life's office with espresso and pastries and met our group and guide Giuliano. He was one of the best guides...More

1  Thank Bethany-Frances
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Giuliano is a firm favourite of not only us but our guests too and one can see why! He is a walking encyclopedia and a true gentleman, such wonderful company. He really does get very animated and loves nothing more than taking groups through the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Tour!

I wanted to ensure we found a tour company that had a good reputation. We had Grant as our tour guide of the Vatican. Amazing! Grant was excellent and very knowledgeable. The sights are incredible; but having someone who can provide the background and 'tell...More

1  Thank apmfattyj
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grant really has a knack to get everybody in his group involved, a real personality he is, and loves to hear a little about all his guests. He has made the Best of the Best Vatican tour his very own, maybe we should consider renaming...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Outstanding Tour Company with fantastic guides

We booked two tours with this company. The Colosseum underground tour which included the Palatine Hill and Forum and the Vatican Private tour for 6 people. My first encounter was via email with Joseph who was wonderful in helping me select the perfect tours for...More

1  Thank Gale S
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are truly grateful to you for taking the time to write to us to let us know about your experience with us! We will be sure to pass your thanks along to Manuela and Patrick who are indeed incredibly caring and thoughtful and we...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile
The tour to do!

We came upon these guys by chance and oh my goodness it was so worth the money! Our tour guide was Grant and he was brilliant! Having played a tour guide to most of the big sites in Rome for the past 10 years, Grants...More

1  Thank Julia S
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your positive words about our Vatican Best of the Best tour. Many visitors find that the Vatican can be overwhelming but choosing a guided tour can put your mind at ease. Headsets are provided to groups of six or more to allow...More

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