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The best way to see Vatican City highlights on an early morning tour with skip the Vatican line priority access. This Vatican tour covers all the most important works of art inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Highlights is a tour which covers the best of what is arguably the most important art collection in the world, occupying more than 1,200 rooms. Such highlights include the Classical Antiquities Museums, Gallery of Maps, Round Room, Hellenistic art in the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel. Every Vatican tour is unique by virtue of the fact that every Vatican tour guide is different, so relax in the knowledge that one of our expert Vatican tour guides, praised on prestigious websites like TripAdvisor, will relate the fascinating story of the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to completion. 

The best way to experience Vatican City highlights with skip the Vatican line priority access. This Vatican tour covers the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, with an option to visit St. Peter's Basilica with your guide.
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Maximize your time in Vatican City with a guided 2-hour tour that takes you straight to the highlights of the enormous Vatican Museum collection. Beat the crowds by starting early, and enjoy priority access so you can spend more time admiring the artistic treasures of the Sistine Chapel, Belvedere Courtyard, Classical Antiquities galleries and more. Learn the history and legends behind the masterful frescoes, sculptures, maps and relics from your highly knowledgeable guide as you stroll through room upon room of world-class art.
  • 2-hour morning tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Head straight for the highlights of the massive, world-famous collection
  • Hear the stories behind the Sistine Chapel and other artistic treasures
  • Avoid the tourist rush with early entrance and skip-the-line access
  • Highly rated on TripAdvisor
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile
Chiara/Claire is wonderful!

I don’t know how on earth she managed to keep track of over a dozen people, their names, and where they’re from, but she did - well enough to keep track of us all in the 25,000 strong ocean of people that visit the Vatican...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018
Many Tour Operators - confirm your tour - St Peters not available Weds monring !!

First off - we had an early Vatican - 8 AM - guided by Christina - an American gal living many years in Rome ... and she was great ! I would have given 5 stars on the merit of Christina - but we booked...More

1  Thank old-man-orange
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Very worthwhile and informative tour of the Vatican

The When in Rome offices are a friendly oasis of tranquility after battling our way through the crowds in St Peter's Square and people trying to sell us other tours. We were very lucky to have Luigi as our guide whose encyclopedic knowledge and passion...More

1  Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Accomodating tour company and entertaining tour guide

We had an issue and missed the tour that we originally booked with a different company and When In Rome accommodated us at their request, thus saving the day! Our guide was Ciara and she was informative and entertaining. We enjoyed it very much!

Thank katiegleeson123
Reviewed 16 February 2018
Vatican Tour

Can't imagine trying to see the Vatican any other way. We were able to skip the lines for entrances & the earpiece microphones made it easy to hear our guide. He was able to point out interesting details & answer questions. Highly recommend taking this...More

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