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Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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    What to Expect
    Use your fast-track entrance ticket to enter into the Vatican Museums and begin your self-guided tour of one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. When you arrive, simply exchange your voucher for an official entrance ticket and enter the Museums at the time specified. You can spend as much time as you like once you enter the museum.

    The vast complex contains many treasures, but the Sistine Chapel is a must-see. Take in the famous site where Michelangelo painted his legendary ceiling frescoes and the Last Judgement, iconic images in the history of Western art.

    Other highlights include the Vatican Pinacoteca, a gallery built for Pope Pius XI by the architect Luca Beltrami. It contains masterpieces by painters including Caravaggio, Raphael, Pietro Lorenzetti, Fra' Angelico, Titian and others. You can also take in the Vatican Biblioteque; the classical sculptures of Museo Pio-Clementino; the Etruscan Museums; and the dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. Step into the Gallery of Maps to discover the work of early cartographers, and visit rooms with frescoes by Raphael in the pope’s private chambers.

    The complex includes facilities such as a restaurant where you can take a break from sightseeing.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point with the assistant is at 10:45 a.m. in Piazza del Risorgimento, in front of the bar L'Ottagono.
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Live guide
    • Audio guide (available for rent at the lobby)
    • Transportation
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please ensure you arrive on time as your ticket is only valid for the date indicated on your voucher and at 11 am (no flexible entrance)
    • Please note that this is not a guided tour; your ticket entitles you to explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace enjoying our special skip the line
    • Audio guides with pre-recorded commentary are available for rent in the lobby of the Vatican Museums
    • Facilities at the Vatican Museums include restrooms and a restaurant
    • Please dress appropriately to visit a religious site; access to the Vatican Museums is permitted only to those dressed in suitable attire (no sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, or hats).
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Monica T. was our guide for the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica tour and she did a phenomenal job. She was very informative and patient. She is an outstanding guide. She made sure everyone was accommodated. Making sure everyone who needed a bathroom got one, Checking
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    Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Chris, we're pleased to hear that your tour inside the Vatican Museums went smoothly and that your expectations were fully met. We definitely join you in your appreciation of the excellent performance by your tour guide Monica, whose great job represented an added value to your experience as a whole. Thanks for your detailed and substantiated review: your opinion is very important to us! Best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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    Wonderful time and a lot of new information from our tour guide Alesia in Sistine chapel and Basilica on Vatican. Hope to schedule more tours with this company later this week.
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    Davide B was the best! he made the tour so enjoyable with his knowledge and humorous twists, related to everyone. Couldn’t recommend him more (:
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    Response from Mario T, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    Responded 3 Sep 2019
    Dear CJ, we thank you for your high rate and also on behalf of Davide for the nice words you're dedicating to him. It makes us proud to know that you enjoyed his company as well as found his stories funny and relatable. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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    Let me start by saying this is a 4/5 star review-my only "complaint" is that the headphones/devices we were given to use were not the best and our guide cut out quite a bit. We booked our tour in the afternoon, I would highly suggest maybe getting to the meeting point a bit
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    Booked this ticked and received a voucher to collect it at the Extra Value Tours pick up point which is the last ticket office at the top of the hill which we eventually found. We booked for 14.30 and as instructed arrived 15mins before hand to be told we had to wait until 15.00
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