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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 6 days ago

We did this tour today (13/07/90). The weather was favourable being a cool day and in some places inside the Vatican it was quite stifling. Our guide Elisabeth was brilliant. She was very customer focused making sure everyone was ok and was very passionate about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour by Patrick our guide. Very well organised, definitely worth paying a bit more not to queue.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The skip the line ticket was so worth it. Our guide was very informative and enriched our experience.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite lengthy - the first hour didn’t add much. It’s very very busy as you’d imagine. Got a useful intro to Sistine Chapel before you went in - which you need as there is silence in the chapel. St Peter’s was breathtaking. A couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank RuthAndCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Giuseppe was a fantastic guide; enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He was happy to answer any questions and interacted with all ages of the tour part well. The museum was very busy but we were very well looked after. Having seen the lines of people that had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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