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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:Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2a, 00136 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 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Vatican with Chad. His philosophical insights were very helpful in understanding the background and history of what we experienced. We would highly recommend this tour if you are wanting a deeper contextual understanding of the Vatican.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent tour incorporating many highlights of Vatican City. Good guide - very informative and made the most of our tour time, despite the crowds. Timing was well paced.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there at the height of tourism season....and the height of the thermometer. I couldn't believe the amount of people squeezing through the vatican museum and the sistine chapel. It would have been WAY more difficult to handle those challenges on our own, for...More

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

We were invited to a wedding in Orvieto, Italy and decided to make it into a larger holiday. I by chance came across the Skip the line ticket: it was fabulous! We went one step cheaper and didn't have a guide, all I really wanted...More

3  Thank Paigebluepoppy
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I are glad we booked this as you should have seen the queues! Overall it was very informative with the lady speaking excellent English. We felt it was a little too long at three hours, perhaps two-and-a-half hours would have been better....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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15 July 2019|
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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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Pretty much so irrespective of time of the year as the number of visitors will never actually be few.
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