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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
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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 (94)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
MUST DO!

We felt like we had the entire museum and Sisteen Chappel to ourselves. Guia, our guide was so knowledgeable and lovely. I have been on been on other group and p.o private tours with other companies and never learned this much. Grazie, grazie, grazie! I...More

1  Thank MYet007
whatalifetours, Public Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks be to you for choosing us during your stay in the Eternal City, we will be sure to pass along your very kind words to Guia who is a delightful guide, seriously one of the best Rome has on offer so we were very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous way to see the Vatican

Fabulous tour and so pleased we decide to do it. Excellent greeting (and breakfast!) on arrival and everything from that point on was really well organised. Mario our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, caring - and beautifully passionate throughout the whole experience. We can't recommend the...More

2  Thank TonyM814
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's so wonderful hearing from guests who have had experienced such an amazing morning at the Vatican with us! We realise that the Early Vatican tour is early indeed but once a coffee and croissant has been enjoyed, both groups and guides are chomping at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour with Ana!

My family of 5 had a great tour with Ana. She was extremely knowledgeable, energetic, and had a lot of personal "tips" to ensure we maximized our time. What I really liked best was Ana's honest approach, knowing we "could" see everything but made sure...More

Thank Jake M
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ana will be so pleased to hear what a fabulous time you had with her on our Early Vatican tour. She is a real expert indeed and knows exactly which pieces hosted by the Vatican are the most important to show her guests, out of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour and brilliant guide

We booked a fairly last minute tour with this company unsure if it would be an unnecessary expense however it was far from. Grant our guide, was passionate, informative and never boring, capturing everyone’s attention at all times. We left the tour feeling educated and...More

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whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you not only for booking your Vatican tour with us, but for your 5-star review! You choose well indeed and what luck to get Grant as your guide, delighted your boyfriend had such a good time too - Grant has excelled himself! Be sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing time in Rome

Loved our time in Rome. Carlotta our tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable, high energy and made it a meaningful experience. We would recommend a private tour with her anytime.

Thank 63hectorl
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled you had such a good time with our charming Carlotta, she's not only a brilliant guide but devilishly personable too and are pleased you thought so too! Thank you for your 5-star review!

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jdina1218
6 April 2018|
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Response from whatalifetours | 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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