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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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    Looking for an easy, classic tour visiting the highlights of the Vatican Museums? What about Fast Track access to all areas? This is the Vatican tour for you. Choose a tour in English, German, French or Italian for a guide that exclusively speaks your language. 

    In small groups of 20 people or less, our five-star guides will lead you straight to most important areas of the Vatican Museums. After enjoying Skip the Line access - you'll begin a classic itinerary of the must-see sights. This includes stops in the Pinecone Courtyard, the Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of the Maps.

    This tour culminates inside the Vatican Museums at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Rules are rules, and your guide will be unable to speak while you are inside. However, your guide will prepare you for your visit to this world wonder beforehand.

    After free time in the Sistine Chapel - you'll enjoy Skip the Line passage to St. Peter's Basilica and a full guided tour inside.

    This tour ends at St. Peter's Basilica from where you will be free to explore other areas of Vatican City on your own, or spend more time inside of the Basilica.
    *Please note: Tours departing on Wednesdays do not visit the inside of St. Peter's Basilica due to the weekly Papal Audience. It is also possible that due to Papal events, some planned in advance and some at the last minute, that access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican Museums will be closed or that the Basilica will be completely closed off to the public. In these cases, we will do our best to inform guests ahead of time and provide alternatives. This is not always possible, however, and in the case of a last minute interruption, extra time will be spent exploring the Vatican Museums. In such cases, no partial refunds will be provided.

    2:15PM SMALL GROUP TOUR - UPGRADE available to our 2:15PM small group departure. Choose this option for a group of 10 people or less with a dedicated guide as well as access to special rooms not available on the group tour. 

    8:00PM FRIDAY NIGHT TOUR - Available late-spring/summer only. 3  hour tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel starting at 8:00PM. St. Peter's Basilica is not included in this departure. 
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    Departure Point
    Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Skip the Line Access to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
    • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica (ex. Wednesdays and special events)
    • Insider Guide
    • Small Groups of 20 or less
    • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Food & Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • Large bags and backpacks are not permitted on this tour.
    • Please note: Tours departing on Wednesdays do not visit the inside of St. Peter's Basilica due to the weekly Papal Audience. It is also possible that due to Papal events, some planned in advance and some at the last minute, that access to St. Peter's Basilica and/or the Sistine Chapel from the Vatican Museums will be closed or that the Basilica will be completely closed off to the public. In these cases, we will do our best to inform guests ahead of time and provide alternatives. This is not always possible, however, and in the case of a last minute interruption, extra time will be spent exploring the Vatican Museums. In such cases, no partial refunds will be provided.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The Cupola is breathtakingly imposing, decorated with relefs,paintings; the views of the interior of the dome give a sense of the vastness of the dome, and outside you can climb to the top of St Peter and have a view over the city who is...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Manuela L
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed and can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. Group size was less than 20 as promised (17) and was just right to enable the excellent guide, Priscilla, to pass on her extensive and interesting knowledge to all members of the party. Fast track entry...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank AlanB4593
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Although we went at the end of tourist season it was still very busy. We were on a time schedule so the self-guided tour was perfect. You could focus on the areas that you wanted to see more than others. It was a little tricky...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jody R
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide, Priscilla, was able to manoeuvre our small group very well through the crowds at the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica. She gave us a good overview and drew attention to important aspects. Well worth it - thanks Priscilla.

    Thank A897YWdianac
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Felix was a brilliant tour guide. His knowledge on all the history was superb. He also went out of his way to look for wandering people in our group and kept us all together. The tour was the right amount of time and gave us...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Bridget4174
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    Deter duration is about two and a half to three hours! You could be cutting it a little close
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