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Vatican Skip the Line, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Walking Tour

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  • 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
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
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10am Standard Tour: English Most Popular
Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 10am with an English-speaking guide
8:30am Standard Tour: English
Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 8.30am with an English-speaking guide.
12:30pm Standard Tour: English
Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 12:30pm with a English-speaking guide
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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Breath Taking

This was an excellent tour and very well priced. Be prepared for a bit of walking and crowded spaces. Although you skip the lines...many other do as well. Stay close to your tour guide and keep your belongings close. This place is spiritually moving, stunning,...More

Thank miandjmom
Reviewed 5 days ago

OMG, it was awesome, the museums are unbelievable and the churches are beautiful. We took the whole day and still didn't see all of it...

Thank May M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing Visit to The Vatican

Cruised into Civitavecchia with MSC Cruise Lines. Rather then take the excursions offered with the ship we chose to go separately with a different company. There were six of us in total and one of the highlights which was half the day was The Vatican....More

1  Thank Koyote1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked our tour months in advance via internet, and whilst the museums & Sistine chapel went smoothly with very professional guide, we then finished tour at 11.30 and left to our own to visit St Peters Basilica when it opened at 12.30. Morning was closed...More

2  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Vatican tour

The Vatican was on our must visit list, and the guided tour was definitely the way forward. The only downside was the fact that the price quoted by the provider does not include the entrance fee, which was an extra €24 each. It is in...More

2  Thank MNewton1972
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9 September 2018|
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Response from simone949 | Reviewed this property |
The Vatican has visits for individuals in wheelchairs. The Vatican Museums website has been designed with a view to making content accessible to the greatest possible number of users, especially those with particular... More
2 September 2018|
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Response from genevieveconaway | Reviewed this property |
Probably a mile but very slow pace
Bosha G
25 June 2018|
Response from dizzystar1 | Reviewed this property |
It cost us €48 for 2 people for the entrance fees. We met at the tour office but maybe it changes at different times of the year.