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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
  • Opt for an early morning or evening time slot for a less crowded experience
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour, limited to 12 people
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10:25am Semiprivate English
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Small-group upgrade: Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of 12 people. Arrive at 10:05am to start at 10:25amStarting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy
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9:00am Tour in Spanish 09:00
Starting point:Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2a, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
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11am Tour in English 11:00
Starting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.
Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.
Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.
Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.
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Really disappointed with this mornings tour. Guide not overly forthcoming with information and cut the tour short by 60 mins. Very disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lee H
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The Vatican is an absolute must see if you find yourself in Rome. The architecture is amazing like nowhere else. The tour started well but as soon as we got into the courtyards the tour lost all structure. The headsets were uncomfortable after an hour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Steaka89
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Well organized and Paola was informative and friendly. I can’t understand why anyone would not want to skip the hours long line and wait for admission. Although it would be nice to go slower inside, the tour was three hours long as it was. You...More

Thank DavidCornell71
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First of all, our guide Simone was fantastic. Soooo many people touring around us yet she managed to keep our group together. Simone has a fantastic amount of information and history to impart. We had 21 in our group. The semi private group that a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mimbecky
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In June it's impossible to go to Rome and not expect crowds, but with this tour and the fantastic Alessandro guiding us through the museums and sites of the Vatican it was an enjoyable experience. The tour is in-depth and helps you see the main...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I think this is because the Pope makes an appearance on a Wed. therefore there are restrictions in place and wojuld be much busier. Ok if you want to see the Pope otherwise you would see more if you pick another... More
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You’ll need to email City Wonders Tours, this is the person who reviewed the service
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Response from Molly K | Reviewed this property |
I recently visited and a lady on our tour had shorts on. The tour guide questioned her about it and she had to pull them further down her waist so they were below her knees so she could get in. If your wife plans to wear a... More
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