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Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's provided by The Roman Guy

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Overview
Skip the line at both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with this walking tour. Led by an English-speaking guide, this tour maximizes time spent at the Vatican with visits to the Sistine Chapel, highlights of the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Select a start time that is convenient for your schedule.
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You'll start at
Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of Caffé Vaticano on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. A representative will be there holding a sign with "The Roman Guy" written on it.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityTour normally ends at St. Peter's Basilica, with the exception of Wednesday morning tours that start before 11am. St. Peter's Basilica is unavailable on Wednesday morning, therefore the tour will in this case end inside the Vatican Museums.
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Highlights
  • Convenient skip-the-line entry to both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Maximize time spent at the Vatican with an English-speaking guide
  • Admire Michelangelo’s work during free time in the Sistine Chapel
  • Select a start time that suits your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the Vatican Museums’ main entrance. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide to see the most important works of art in the museums. Listen to stories about the Popes throughout history while visiting several rooms including the Candelabra Gallery, the Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms. The tour continues in the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel during free time. While inside this place of worship, visitors and guides are prohibited to talk, so your guide will explain the history of the space before entering the chapel. After exploring the Sistine Chapel, choose between wandering through the Vatican Museums on your own or continuing the tour with your guide to St. Peter’s Basilica (a guided tour of the Basilica with skip-the-line entry is included). The tour finishes after a guided walk through St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Professional and passionate local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour size to guarantee a great experience
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The Vatican generally quiets down again in the late afternoon, but there is a chance the museums may still be crowded while you are inside
  • You are advised to be ready at the meeting point up to 15 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure a prompt start. After leaving the meeting point, your guide will bring you inside the Vatican Museums. Since we have a strict entrance time, in case of delays and late arrivals, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to add you to the group. Depending on the size of your group, headphones may be used for some tours. In that case, headphones will be provided. However you may use your own earbuds if you wish
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jwillner wrote a review Mar 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma59 contributions24 helpful votes
Had been greatly anticipating this tour. Booked it months in advance. Then Corvid19 showed up. I had to cancel a lot of things that day. The Roman Guy's approach was smooth and easy. The actual refund will, of course, take some time. Communication was fast and clean throughout
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello Jwillner, We’re incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note, thank you! Our company values put customer satisfaction as a top priority and we're committed to our customers. It’s customers like you that make our job wonderful especially in these difficult times. Thank you again from all of us; we hope to see you in Rome soon. Marco
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Ragini K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great experience nice and easy tour. Our guide Raffa was super informative and very nice! We loved the tour and were mesmerized by the architecture and history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Ciao Raginik04, We’re so glad you liked Raffa’s work! We’ll pass along the kind words. We can't wait to have you back! A presto, Marco
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Ger B wrote a review Jan 2020
Cork, Ireland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent tour, full of interesting facts about the many, many works of art housed in the Vatican Museum. Our tour guide had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the artefacts on display and the history of the Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Very, very highly
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Ciao 907gerb, Thank you for this short and sweet review, we're so glad that you enjoyed the experience and found our professional guide very knowledgeable. Maybe you’d like to share with your friends who are due for a European break soon? We’d love to continue making holiday dreams come true for awesome customers like you! Grazie e a presto! Marco
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DOGMAMAFROMGA wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived on time at 7:30 am. It was to be a small group (6 people) tour. We were told to wait to 8:00 then 8:15 am and were combined twice with two other tour groups. I suspect they just didn't want to do a tour for a couple of us. Also one of their tour guides did not come to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear DOGMAMAFROMGA, Thank you for giving us feedback on your experience with us. After your tour, did you reach out to our Dedicated Customer Service team about your experience? When you reach out to us while still in Italy, it is much easier for us to help you make things better. Please call us at +1 888 290 5595 or email me directly at marco@thetourguy.com. We'd like to discuss the matter further with you and see how we can make things good. If you give us the chance, we will definitely win you back. Best regards, Marco
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Kim S wrote a review Jan 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
Alex? provided a great tour, Jan 4 at 8:45 (English)making the renaissance come alive for us and thereby making the entire trip more meaningful. While worth it just to skip the line, the education provided was really helpful - definitely would book through them again.
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Hello KimsB747YG, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent tour with The Tour Guy. It brings us great pride and joy to read your amazing feedback and to see how impressed you were with our tour and Alex's work - we'll pass along your comments. We can't wait to have you back! All the best, Marco
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So much fun!!
This was our first virtual tour. It was well worth it! We loved the fact that it was interactive with polls and a c
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Terrible service
I want to add to all the other negative customer service reviews. When offered a credit I tried to compromise half
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DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY THINK TWICE BEFORE BOOKING WITH THIS COMPANY - THEY ARE NOT HONORING THEIR TERMS AND
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Avoid this company at all cost
Promised full refunds and didn’t honor their written promises/published refund policy. I would not trust them. They
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Terrible
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS AGENCY. Booked a trip that was cancelled due to covid 19 and went thru the email process to b
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Q1557BCjohnr
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Not an honest company- would never recommend
I am another family that booked an excursion with the Roman Guy. Everything was great, until the Pandemic started
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UNETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT!!
About mid January 2020 my fiancee and I started planning a trip to Italy for March 2020. We were ecstatic as it wou
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CROOKS!! Won't REFUND our MONEY!!!
DO NOT BOOK with this company! They are terrible! Took our money and will not refund even though we cancelled 2 m
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BEWARE!!!! DO NOT TRUST!!!!
I chose this company mainly because of the good reviews they had received, the tours they offered as well as their
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DO NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR OWN POLICY
DO NOT BOOK! We booked months ago, but only with tour companies that had a guarantee refund policy. They do not s
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THEY LIED TO ME! SEE ATTACHED SCREENSHOTS FOR PROOF!
In January, I booked a tour for May. COVID-19 made that tour impossible. I looked at their refund policy and it sta
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Illegally changing cancellation policy and taking money!!!! BE AWARE
My husband and I were going as a honeymoon on May 2020. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic we had to cancel well in
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Ripoff
Unfortunately I had to cancel, which their policy online stated was allowable. They weren't even offering the tour
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Unscrupulous business
Profiting Off Covid 19!! tour guy/Roman guy Changed their Cancellation Policy in May after I received an email in
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horrible experience
do not use this company. They do not stand behind their refund policy. As a matter of fact they have now changed
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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