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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours 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
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four 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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Excellent tour and easy way to see Vatican area

We enjoyed this tour. Made the visit to Vatican an easy experience. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had his own book with pictures which allowed him to provide background at a more comfortable place. I am sorry I don't recall his name - but...More

Thank Tiffany W
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Very informative and best way to see the vatican.

Just returned from a 4 day trip to Rome. What an amazing city. We booked skip the line tours for the Vatican and Colosseum and were so glad we did. The guide was very informative and looked after us well. The only suggestion I would...More

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Used Viator

Used above for skip the line, very informative guides, entry to Sistine Chapel. Be prepared for crowds at close quarters & lots of climbing stairs up and down. Even so, not to be missed!

Thank lonesomexxxtraveller
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Excellent!

Just returned from a fabulous 4 days in Rome. We booked the skip the line tour and were so pleased we did! It was very easy and well organised. Fortunately we were entertained by Antonio, who was very amusing and knowledgeable. An unforgettable experience to...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed today
Art, science and religion all in one location

I have been to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel on numerous occasions since 1970. It never ceases to impress me. Try to take the earliest tour in the morning to avoid the extreme crowds. Wear flat shoes if you plan to walk up to the...More

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Response from Jenny F | Reviewed this property |
We were all gathered together at the start and then taken to an office where we met the tour guide and had an informative presentation of what to expect ,timelines and interesting facts. We all then were taken around... More
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Approximately 2 hours but you can stay as long as you want once the tour is over
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