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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Check off Vatican City’s landmarks in a single half-day walking tour
  • Get in-depth info on the culture, history, and art of Vatican City
  • Make the most of your vacation time with skip-the-line access
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
From US$43,60
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9:30 Standard Tour: English
Standard tour with a maximum of 32 people. Departs at 9.30am with an English-speaking guide.
From US$43,62
12:30pm Standard Tour: English
Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 12:30pm with a English-speaking guide
From US$44,80
2pm Standard Tour: German
Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 2pm with with a German-speaking guide
From US$44,80
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Explore Vatican City, with time-saving skip-the-line access, in the company of a guide. Visit the Vatican Museums (admission ticket price not included), the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in a single, half-day walking tour. Get insider info on these must-see Rome attractions through your guide’s commentary, guaranteed to reveal little-known facts.
What to Expect
Choose a start time that fits your schedule, and then meet your guide outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Skip waiting in the often-long lines for tickets and pay your guide directly for admission (not included in tour price).

Step inside and begin your tour. Your guide will narrate an orientation and give in-depth commentary on the highlights of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel as you walk.

Explore Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the School of Athens, a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam.

Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you'll see Michelangelo’s famous La Pietà. Before wrapping up your tour outside the church, take a moment to rub the foot of the statue of St. Peter for luck.

Opt to upgrade your experience with a before-hours, small-group tour or an after-hours tour (St. Peter's Basilica not included), when the premises are closed to the public.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Visit to the Vatican museum and above title

My husband and I visited the above site again, no matter how many times you see it you can' t get over it's history, opulence and beauty.

Thank flora a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Good to have a giide

Although having a guide is useful to know what you’re looking at and get lots of information, with the Vatican being so busy I’m not sure it’s totally worth it as you have to keep moving to make it through on time you can’t stop...More

Thank dizzystar1
Reviewed 3 days ago
Vatican Museum

Amazing tour. But, as with any tour, the experience is only as good as the tour guide. We had a great guide, who clearly loved his job. It was breath taking to see the art and frustrating to see the amazing wealth, that in my...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 3 days ago
Skip the Line

Always great to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. I always manage to see something new!!

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Vatican tour

I Actually have question. Can you bring in backpacks with water bottles on the skip the line tour? We are going tomorrow and would like me to plan ahead and not be stuck throwing out our bottles.

4  Thank Carolyn G
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1 June 2018|
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Response from phni | Reviewed this property |
hey yes i mentioned it at my review, the price for this is only for the tour, the entrance for the museum online is normally 21euros but they charged us 24 (i m sure they d have a reason....) and you pay it at the tourist... More
22 April 2018|
Response from Canary163 |
Have not done that tour because we lived in Rome. The stairway is quite long and spirals up; however, the view(s) make it worthwhile. Camera, good lens, a must!
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