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

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Highlights
  • Skip hours-long lines 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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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 Roma RM, Italy
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Starting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 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 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 2 days ago

This was excellent in all respects. The guide met us outside - gathered us together, told us what to expect and how she would conduct the tour. She was exceptionally well informed and made the whole visit even more interesting. Than could ever have been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The skip skip the line tour was amazing. We expected crowds but our guide Pino manoeuvre us around to avoid the crowd. Whilst pointing out and explaining the art work and structure of the Vatican,Sistine chapel and St Peters Basilica. We even arrived 45 minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour and our guide was very good, had a great deal of information and made sure everyone was engaged, even the kids on the tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok - not often I have to re-write a review, but after 24hr reflection I’m compelled to let people know what this tour is about... Water, water, water - a comment heard around Rome, people working hard to make a living. Actually I have more...More

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

Dear Sarty, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry about the issue experienced during your tour. The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are the world number one site visited in the world, this means that you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Guide did not really speak English very well. We could barely understand her. This made the tour very difficult. If you sell an English speaking tour get a guide whose first language is English and not Italian. Very disappointed with the tour. Paid a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear travnerd, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely sorry to hear that the guide did not meet your expectations, we take extra care in recruiting guides who are expert in their fields and who can convey their knowledge in...More

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We had around 20 / 24 people in our tour. Another 30 plus tours going on around us so 500 plus people all doing the early tours. Complete waste of time and getting out of bed early for - avoid!
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