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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 (6,222)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sabrina was awesome

Very knowledgeable guide and well organized. She made sure we saw the highlights and that we understood that there were many more things to see and do at the end of the tour if we chose. Sabrina put her heart into the presentation and her...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StTBillP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Tour de force with an art expert

Directions took us right to the office just outside the Vatican. Many tours in many languages depart around the same time but guides make it simple and clear what to do. We were able to go right thru security and considering the enormous crowds lined...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Well worth it

Although we choose self guided tour through the museums, we opted for the Skip the line tickets, and it was great choice, since we were able to enter the museums at arranged time, otherwise we would be stuck in a long queue. Once inside, we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank mikiza
Reviewed 13 February 2019
Crowded Cattle Herd!

Tour guide OK, but we STILL had to wait, though not as long as if we didn't have a pre-arranged tour. Was hard to keep up with guide - too many people in group, along with WAY too many people in general. No time to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Curious770282
Reviewed 17 January 2019 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

2  Thank MinhaP
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