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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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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
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
From US$73,96
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12pm Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 11:45am to start at 12.00pm
US$73,96
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
US$77,54
11am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
US$78,74
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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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Reviewed yesterday
Many highlights - but felt like we missed some highlights too...

In general - the tour was solid. Skipping the line was fantastic. We went for the 8 am tour - which was great because the Sistine Chapel was not TOO packed by the time we got there. Our guide (Ana) was good about pointing out...More

Thank BrianMHetherington
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the colosseum, Roman forum and palatine hill! We were only in Rome for 3 days so wanted to visit as many attractions at possible, and this was great for us! Tour guide Rosaline was fab, and taught us loads...More

Thank ejh_xoo
Reviewed 2 days ago
Average at best

I took this tour because of the many top ratings and booked five people - me along with my family. It was disappointing. The guide gave us a 15-minute slide show on what we were going to see before we saw it. Way, way too...More

Thank MOJOBO48
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear MoJOBO84, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm disappointed to hear that your tour did not meet your expectations. We train our guides to share a variety of information with our guests while touring the grounds but apologize if you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
We regret it

This was a miserable experience for my family and most others in our group. Our issues started when we were refused pickup because we weren't staying in a hotel. We offered to walk to any hotel to be picked up. Nope. Can't do that. So...More

Thank CAB733
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear CAB733, Many thanks for writing this review. We are sorry to hear that our tour at the Vatican didn’t live up to your expectations. At City Wonders we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very informative tour and lovely guide! Just be read for crowds.

Of course, if you are in Rome, the Vatican is a must-see. I'm glad we booked with City Wonders. Once again, the staff were organized and professional. Our guide, Anna, was knowledgeable, well-prepared and humorous. It was one of those days where there were literally...More

Thank Selena J
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Lucía A
15 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
As per the other answers given, tours are available in various languages.
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Response from tronickle | Reviewed this property |
O make sure you have a camera or your phone is charged, take photos.
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours; spent a good 30 minutes or more in the Sistine Chapel. This could be because by having the breakfast, we entered at 8:00 and there was a small number of people. When we left, the line (queue) was... More
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