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Skip-the-line Tour of the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter Basilica

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

On this fantastic half-day tour, you’ll get to see the treasures of the Vatican, accompanied by a top-rated, expert guide. You’ll benefit from fast-track access, enabling you to by-pass the long queues of tourists and immediately begin your tour. You’ll see Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Raphael’s Rooms, the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps, the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square to much more!


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The highlight of any tour of the Vatican is, of course, the famous Sistine Chapel, the most visited attraction in all of Italy. You’ll learn more about Michelangelo’s frescoes - The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis - as well as some specifics of the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance masters. The Sistine Chapel is still used today, most notably for Conclave – the secretive papal election. You’ll hear some anecdotes and little-known secrets about this amazing place.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The tour ends with a visit to the most significant Catholic Church in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here you’ll view another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà, as well as hear more about the architecture and the rituals of the Basilica. You will also see the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.


Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City Italy

Finally, you will enter Saint Peter’s Square to see Bernini’s famous statues and the chimney where the white smoke appears, to tell of a newly elected Pope. After a few final anecdotes your guide will bid you farewell and leave you to wander around this impressive square. A perfect end to a tour of the Vatican!
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