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

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  • 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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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 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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1:00pm Tour in English 13:00
Starting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
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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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All reviews skip the line city wonders sistine chapel excellent tour three hours meeting point well worth the money knowledgeable guide booked this tour meeting place tour group early morning vatican art headsets security ceiling
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I want to start by saying that you should obviously visit the Vatican when in Rome. You should also sign up for a tour because there is so much to learn. This skip the line tour is also necessary because it is so crowded and...More

Thank LarryG1969
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

If you are planing to book a private tour to the Vatican make sure you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes earlier. We arrived 20 minutes late because the meeting point was not very clear and so we lost our skip the line tickets...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

As this was Easter Saturday there were masses of people . We couldn’t go to St Peters basilica as it was closed early due to the Easter Sunday mass. There is a ticket office near the entrance (just before the square and to the right...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We did an 8am skip the line tour with City Wonders and I highly recommend doing the same. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a ton. However, the crowds at the Vatican are insane!!! The tour rushes you through but you’re hearing details...More

Thank 760erins
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The Vatican Museums are beyond compare almost anywhere in the world. The museums are an abundance of riches and artworks from all over and will leave you drunken by the scale and majesty of the place. These are some of the riches of the Catholic...More

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15 July 2019|
Response from DavidLGlasgow | Reviewed this property |
Tour usually takes 3 hours , ours was 3.5 hours due to being very busy.Bottled water is ok you will get security scanned / bag checked upon entry to the Museum. Their are several fountains with fresh drinking water so you... More
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Response from DrMonojit | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much so irrespective of time of the year as the number of visitors will never actually be few.
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