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

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  • 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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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:45am to start at 9am
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 2:15pm to start at 2:30pm
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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 (24,449)
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The only way...

To visit the Sistine chapel. Although this meant an early start for us it is a once in a lifetime visit so well worth it. We got to see the Chapel with much reduced numbers of visitors (although there are several such tours going on...More

Thank ChoosyMum
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour of the Vatican!

The tour is a MUST if you want to see the Vatican. Keep in mind that the Vatican is INSANELY packed all the time. Our tour guide was so great. His English was pretty good - he self-taught himself English so I know he's working...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Coletini
Reviewed 4 days ago
Guided tour

Tour was very good well worth it as the guide was very informative and was happy to answer any questions

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GillianCoLaois
Reviewed 4 days ago
Very good tour

Tour guide was very informative and easy to understand with radio devices. It was great to have the art work explained

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johndD8078AG
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing Tour of Vatican city

The tour was amazing,our guide alessandro was very knowledgeable and made the trip more fun ,his attention to details in explaining all the art works at Sistine chapels was really good

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kashyaps2013
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Journey06769176168
10 December 2018|
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Response from 101marekv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does include St Peters Basilica. And yes, this is also where you say bye to your guide person, so you may wonder around the Basilica as long as you want.The Basilica is always at the end of the tour and is actually... More
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Karen T
27 November 2018|
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Response from Mary Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not ask about tickets for children. It is a long tour though, for such a young child.
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genielady925
22 November 2018|
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Response from Eileen R | Reviewed this property |
Booked during the week before going. Was concerned re not getting an early morning time on the day we wanted. Not all parts are open every day
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