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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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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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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:45am to start at 9am
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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.

Reviews (24,446)
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Reviewed today
Very good tour

Tour guide was very informative and easy to understand with radio devices. It was great to have the art work explained

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johndD8078AG
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Tour of Vatican city

The tour was amazing,our guide alessandro was very knowledgeable and made the trip more fun ,his attention to details in explaining all the art works at Sistine chapels was really good

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kashyaps2013
Reviewed 2 days ago
A great tour with an unfortunate mix-up

Good tour with radio transmitters so everyone can hear without fighting the crowds to be close to the guide. Our guide took us through the highlights of the Vatican museum pointing out interesting artifacts and telling little stories about certain pieces. We really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Joel S
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Joel S, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour and the Skip the Line access you got with it. Nevertheless, we am sorry to learn that you could not enjoy the Skip-the-Line visit to the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent option for seeing all you need to see at the Vatican

Really enjoyed this Vatican tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, and I felt like we saw all the highlights over the course of the tour. Would recommend booking an early time slot to avoid some of the crowds. This is an excellent option!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stacyjday
Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfect Outing to tour the Vatican

The Skip the Line tours are the only way to go when in Rome. My family found this trip just perfect. It was a half-day organized tour that gave us a sense of the history of the Vatican - not to mention avoiding the long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steven R L
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Response from 101marekv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does include St Peters Basilica. And yes, this is also where you say bye to your guide person, so you may wonder around the Basilica as long as you want.The Basilica is always at the end of the tour and is actually... More
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Response from Mary Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not ask about tickets for children. It is a long tour though, for such a young child.
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22 November 2018|
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Response from Eileen R | Reviewed this property |
Booked during the week before going. Was concerned re not getting an early morning time on the day we wanted. Not all parts are open every day
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