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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum St Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel Tour

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The Vatican Museums contain a vast art collection roughly nine miles long spread over 1400 rooms. It’s impossible to see all of the collection in one day. With this tour, make the most out of your visit by seeing some of the Vatican’s best highlights—including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms—in a few hours. Plus, you’ll save time by getting skip-the-line admission to the main entrance and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed by the vast collection: Go straight to the highlights
  • Opt for an art historian guide to get a quick, in-depth tour
  • Save precious vacation time with skip-the-line admission
  • Opt for an audio headset to hear your guide clearly
What to Expect
Make your way to the Maya Tours office on via Germanico, where you’ll meet your guide. From here, take a 5-minute walk to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. With this tour, you’ll gain priority admission to the Vatican Museums and have the option of exploring with an art historian guide. Visit can’t-miss highlights like the Sistine Chapel while making about eight other stops at locations including the Gallery of the Muses, Raphael Rooms, and Gallery of the Maps. It’s a great way to orient yourself and see some of the Vatican’s top highlights in a matter of a few hours. After making your way through the galleries, make your last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica. Take advantage of direct entry into the basilica, explore on your own, and finish the tour here.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2h 30m
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Early Access (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Minimum age is 1 year)
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • SKIP THE LINE policy: Please be aware that entering the Vatican Museums means leaving Rome and going to a different State. During high seasons the Vatican welcomes more than 30.000 visitors per day! "Skipping the lines" means that we pay an additional reservation fee on top of the ticket price and prebook a privileged entrance for our groups; we always enter before the non-reservation line. We do not have any control of how the Vatican is organised therefore it is out of our hands if there is an unexpected wait.
  • Please also understand that the radio headsets are property of the Vatican. We are obligated to exclusively rent from them so we don't have any quality control over them, therefore if your headset doesn't have quality sound please let us know and we will take care of providing a replacement.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Entry is free for World Tourism Day (September 27). The rates provided already reflect this discount.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I booked this tour for my and my parent's first trip to Italy and we were all delighted that we booked a tour and were very happy with Christina as our tour guide. First, I cannot imagine going to any of these places without a tour guide booked. We met at the office of the tour
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Our guide Marco was excellent. He told us many stories and facts and made the tour very enjoyable and educational. He was well spoken and very polite and gave us all the opportunity to ask questions. Highly recommend this tour and bonus if you get Marco. 10/10
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Our guide Christina was very informative well experienced and kind .We had very nice tour Many Thanks.
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There was 11 people on our tour. We skipped lines that had 100s of people in them. He was very informative. When large groups got in our space he got them to move away - kindly. The level of information was amazing. This tour was worth every penny.
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Christina is an amazing and clever guide with an enormous amount of knowledge. We had a great tour and would recommend this to everyone.
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish
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