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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica

Highlights
  • Save a ton of time by skipping the long entrance lines at the Vatican
  • Explore exhibits with a guide who knows how to pack the most into your visit 
  • Listen to commentary with ease through a provided headset 
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica
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Tour in English at 8:45amMost Popular
Tour option including a 3.5-hour guided tour and admission fee. Please arrive at 8:30am to start the tour at 8:45am.
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Tour in English at 11:45am
Tour option including a 3.5-hour guided tour and admission fee. Please arrive at 11:30am to start the tour at 11:45am.
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Tour in English at 1:45pm
Tour option including a 3.5-hour guided tour and admission fee. Please arrive at 1:30pm to start the tour at 1:45pm.
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Overview
Get a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican Museums on a tour that includes access to St. Peters Basilica via a special entrance. Exploring the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms with a guide reveals information crucial to understanding the context of the museum, and wearing a headset allows you to listen with ease. Opt for early morning time slots to explore without the crowds.
What to Expect
Meet for this skip-the-line Vatican Museums tour at the designated location at your chosen time. 

Once your guide takes you over to the Vatican, skip the entrance lines, and head right inside. Your skip-the-line admission ticket is included in the price of this guided tour.

Your guide takes you through the museum to the most interesting exhibits. Head to the Maps Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Hear fun facts as you go from your guide that you may not have picked up if exploring on your own.

Afterward, continue on and follow your guide to the special entrance from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peters Basilica. Admire works of art from Michelangelo and Bernini before you bid your guide farewell. 

Your Vatican guided tour ends in St. Peter's Square.
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Reviews (139)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent guide!

Our tour guide Jo was amazing! That is her nickname. She was very knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. She took care of all of us like a “mother hen.” Jo filled ever moment with something exciting and new. Her enthusiasm was wonderful! I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edwin L
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Good tour, but we were unable to go into St. Peter's and they just ended

The tour of the museums and the Sistine Chapel were good, except our guide was an art major, and she often got "stuck" on one piece of art for a really long time, she would talk about if for way too long, and we would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angela O
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour with a terrific guide

Excellent tour! Approximately 3.5 hours long and covers all the main areas of the Vatican Sistine Chapel and Saint peters basilica. I’ve done this one once before and it’s interesting the different information that you get each time depending on your guide. Jo, our female...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile
Not Skip the Line

Still waited 2 hours to get in. It took 45 minutes just to get to the line from the start. The earpiece to listen to the guide didn’t work and they didn’t care to fix it. Vatican was awesome of course though. Just seemed like...More

Thank Roam543278
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful

3.5 hours sounds long but to be honest, there is so much to take in, it passes quite quickly. Our guide, Ricardo, was knowledgeable, friendly and very patient. We didn't queue for anything really and even with the crowds, Ricardo guided us through with ease....More

Thank JRF16
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Stephywoo7
21 September 2018|
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Response from ilove2travel73 | Reviewed this property |
I purchased through Rome Your Way Tours. It’s a local tour company....
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eatdrinktravelrepeat
15 July 2018|
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Response from Lou093 | Reviewed this property |
My tour ended up in the Basilica but it was not a Mass day. I have been told that the tours do allow do let you skip the lines on Mass day.
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