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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
La Pieta
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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.
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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All reviewsskip the linecity wonderssistine chapelwalked rightguided tourst peter smeeting pointexcellent tourthree hourswell worth the moneymeeting placewealth of knowledgeearly morningown pacevisiting romewonderful guidequeue
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GREAT GUIDED TOUR BUT TOO CROWDED

It was a great tour and our guide did his job well, as far as history information were told to us together with some visuals, like posters and pictures. But we went to Rome almost at the end of Spring and these places were really...More

Thank Cruz R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Unpleasant experience

Can't fault the tour guide who was great and very knowledgeable, but other than that this was not a good experience. It was 2 hours before we even got into the Vatican, the tours merge a bunch of different groups together which results in a...More

1  Thank 272Coley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Like a tin of sardines!

During our short visit to Rome we decided a trip to the Vatican was a must! Having read the comments online about the never ending queues to get into the Vatican we booked online and what a good job we did! The queue was huge...More

2  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great guide

Our guide, Sarah, was awesome. Very funny and knowledgeable. Tour was well-organized. Three stars (not more) because the Vatican museums were so uncomfortable. It was a relatively hot day, though not as hot as it could have been, and inside the museums it is much...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Omni card and Vatican gardens

This trip we bought at before going to Italy and found it hard to find the shop to pick up tickets. Eventually we found it inside the Vatican area. I hadn’t taken ID or my passport as instructed so at first they weren’t going to...More

Thank Elizabeth W
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Sangita3
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Response from posborne1963 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay in St. Peter’s as long as you want afterwards
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Liya W
18 September 2018|
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Response from Geraldine A | Reviewed this property |
About 2-3 hours
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17 September 2018|
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Not without booking ahead. The crowds are massive all day
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