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Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's provided by The Roman Guy

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
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Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Skip the line at both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with this walking tour. Led by an English-speaking guide, this tour maximizes time spent at the Vatican with visits to the Sistine Chapel, highlights of the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Select a start time that is convenient for your schedule.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of Caffé Vaticano on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. A representative will be there holding a sign with "The Roman Guy" written on it.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Tour normally ends at St. Peter's Basilica, with the exception of Wednesday morning tours that start before 11am. St. Peter's Basilica is unavailable on Wednesday morning, therefore the tour will in this case end inside the Vatican Museums.
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Highlights
  • Convenient skip-the-line entry to both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Maximize time spent at the Vatican with an English-speaking guide
  • Admire Michelangelo’s work during free time in the Sistine Chapel
  • Select a start time that suits your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the Vatican Museums’ main entrance. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide to see the most important works of art in the museums. Listen to stories about the Popes throughout history while visiting several rooms including the Candelabra Gallery, the Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms. The tour continues in the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel during free time. While inside this place of worship, visitors and guides are prohibited to talk, so your guide will explain the history of the space before entering the chapel. After exploring the Sistine Chapel, choose between wandering through the Vatican Museums on your own or continuing the tour with your guide to St. Peter’s Basilica (a guided tour of the Basilica with skip-the-line entry is included). The tour finishes after a guided walk through St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Professional and passionate local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour size to guarantee a great experience
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The Vatican generally quiets down again in the late afternoon, but there is a chance the museums may still be crowded while you are inside
  • You are advised to be ready at the meeting point up to 15 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure a prompt start. After leaving the meeting point, your guide will bring you inside the Vatican Museums. Since we have a strict entrance time, in case of delays and late arrivals, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to add you to the group. Depending on the size of your group, headphones may be used for some tours. In that case, headphones will be provided. However you may use your own earbuds if you wish
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BrigitteSch2020 wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our tourguide (Sally) was just amazing. She showed all the interesting spots, could answer every question but didn't overkilled us with information.We had three wonderful hours, time just passed by. It was one of the best tours and tourguide we ever had. Thank you! Side
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Matthew D wrote a review Aug. 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our tour guy, Franco, is a walking encyclopedia. Every question was answered with utter precision and amazing anecdotes. Sights like the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are hard to get through for people like us (concentration span of goldfish), but he made this several
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Response from The Roman G, Owner at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 5 Aug. 2020
Thank you matth! We are happy to hear that you this was your best tour! The museums are now open again and we are excited to begin the season again. We look forward to seeing you again!
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jwillner wrote a review Mar. 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma62 contributions24 helpful votes
Had been greatly anticipating this tour. Booked it months in advance. Then Corvid19 showed up. I had to cancel a lot of things that day. The Roman Guy's approach was smooth and easy. The actual refund will, of course, take some time. Communication was fast and clean throughout
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 11 Mar. 2020
Hello Jwillner, We’re incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note, thank you! Our company values put customer satisfaction as a top priority and we're committed to our customers. It’s customers like you that make our job wonderful especially in these difficult times. Thank you again from all of us; we hope to see you in Rome soon. Marco
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Ragini K wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Great experience nice and easy tour. Our guide Raffa was super informative and very nice! We loved the tour and were mesmerized by the architecture and history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 8 Feb. 2020
Ciao Raginik04, We’re so glad you liked Raffa’s work! We’ll pass along the kind words. We can't wait to have you back! A presto, Marco
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Ger B wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cork, Ireland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent tour, full of interesting facts about the many, many works of art housed in the Vatican Museum. Our tour guide had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the artefacts on display and the history of the Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Very, very highly
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 24 Jan. 2020
Ciao 907gerb, Thank you for this short and sweet review, we're so glad that you enjoyed the experience and found our professional guide very knowledgeable. Maybe you’d like to share with your friends who are due for a European break soon? We’d love to continue making holiday dreams come true for awesome customers like you! Grazie e a presto! Marco
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