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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights
  • Only see the best of the Vatican on an express tour
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Sail past lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line ticket
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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
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Overview

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you’ll receive personalized attention.

What to Expect

Your tour begins in central Rome, where you’ll greet your guide and—with skip-the-line ticket in hand—sail past the long lines that often form outside of the Vatican. Once inside, you’ll make a beeline for top Vatican attractions, such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms, and the indisputable main attraction: the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes adorn the ceiling.

After discovering little-known information about the history of the landmark, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire standout features, such as the gold-painted ceiling and altarpiece. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to continue exploring independently, if you wish.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Passionate tour guide and amazing experience

This was my second time doing this tour. I chose the early morning tour because there are less people and its less hot in the morning. Both times were great, but this time around we had Vincenzo as our tour guide. Vincenzo was very knowledgeable,...More

Thank kchavez13
Reviewed 1 week ago
Only Way to See the Vatican

Our tour was great. It was worth it solely to skip the long lines. Our tour guide though, Grant, was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious. There is no way I would have appreciated seeing the Vatican nearly as much without all of the backstory he provided....More

2  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Vatican Tour

Had a fantastic guided tour of the Vatican with Grant. The service was professional, slick and we were looked after from start to end. Grant was a superb guide and his personality and humour provided the basis for a wonderful experience. ThankYou

Thank m b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended.

The moment we arrived at the office meeting point prior to our small-group tour, I knew we were going to be well looked after. We were warmly greeted and offered refreshments and pastries. Our tour guide Grant was great. So knowledgeable and with a brilliant,...More

3  Thank CherylTEssex_England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour with Vincent

My partner and I booked onto the ‘Official Vatican Tour’ which included the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. We were in a group of nine & led by Vincent; his enthusiasm/knowledge was infectious from the start which was fantastic. The tour lasted for just...More

Thank mattgold92
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were so happy to hear from you Matthew and Louise and Vincenzo is a very gifted man and he adores telling the tales of Michelangelo and Raphael, did he quizz you at the end of the tour???!!! We bet you learned a great deal...More

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