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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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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 5 days ago via mobile

This was the early morning tour starting at 8:10am and we couldn’t of picked a better tour. Great guide providing lots of information. The group was 12 people so small enough to get all of our questions answered. The pace was perfect allowing us to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide, Elizabeth Bonaferde, was the best. Her knowledge of the Vatican and all the other parts of the tour were unmatched. She told us the most amazing things while on the tour. It was a three hour tour with steps and many stops...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unless you particularly like being in a queue for a very long time then the skip the line tour is well worth the cost. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and the headsets made sure that you heard the full commentary all the way...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rob-Lyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour -- no waiting in long lines -- we bypassed everything with this group. Worth the price -- Martina our guide was full of knowledge about the vatican and all the artwork in there.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a good tour, but our guide, Rosy Gennusa, made all 12 of us wait for one late person. We all stood there for 40 minutes until the late person got there, then got started. When two others in our group had to leave...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Paula F
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paula F, Thank you so much for sharing your Feedback on Trip Advisor. While we are happy to hear that you liked our tour, we are are sincerely sorry that our guide Rosy did not meet your expectations. We are surprised that she delayed...More

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Response from Sarty | Reviewed this property |
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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