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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

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Highlights
  • Check off Vatican City’s landmarks in a single half-day walking tour
  • Get in-depth info on the culture, history, and art of Vatican City
  • Make the most of your vacation time with skip-the-line access
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 10am with an English-speaking guide
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 8.30am with an English-speaking guide.
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Overview
Explore Vatican City, with time-saving skip-the-line access, in the company of a guide. Visit the Vatican Museums (admission ticket price not included), the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in a single, half-day walking tour. Get insider info on these must-see Rome attractions through your guide’s commentary, guaranteed to reveal little-known facts.
What to Expect
Choose a start time that fits your schedule, and then meet your guide outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Skip waiting in the often-long lines for tickets and pay your guide directly for admission (not included in tour price).

Step inside and begin your tour. Your guide will narrate an orientation and give in-depth commentary on the highlights of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel as you walk.

Explore Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the School of Athens, a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam.

Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you'll see Michelangelo’s famous La Pietà. Before wrapping up your tour outside the church, take a moment to rub the foot of the statue of St. Peter for luck.

Opt to upgrade your experience with a before-hours, small-group tour or an after-hours tour (St. Peter's Basilica not included), when the premises are closed to the public.
Reviews (6,218)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Made the Vatican even more interesting

Francesca was our guide and she was excellent. As an art history expert, the information she was able to provide was very interesting and changed the way we viewed everything we saw.The tour surpassed all of our expectations and was our favorite thing we did...More

Thank MinhaP
Reviewed 4 days ago
Not for winter

We decided to take the line rather than skip the line option. We got there early and in total had to wait an hour. It all comes down to how much your holiday time is worth to you. For us we were happy to wait.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alansfamilytour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Price of tour DOES NOT INCLUDE PRICE OF TICKETS

We were shocked to find that the price listed on trip advisor is substantially less than the full price of the experience. In addition to paying for the tour, you must buy tickets to the vatican from the touring company AT AN ADDITIONAL UPCHARGE. Tickets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Zachary R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The best way to explore the Vatican

Skip the Line will save you time but most importantly with the guide you will learn quite a lot about your surroundings. Our guide Vasco was great, knowledgeable and friendly. He shared a big amount of information, without boring us at all!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vasileiosn446
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicely run tour with great guide

My wife and I took this tour in October 2018. This was a well run tour by City Wonders. We had a great guide Mariella T. who's English was very good. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. We strongly recommend this tour to anyone interested...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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