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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

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Highlights
  • 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
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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
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 8.30am with an English-speaking guide.
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 12:30pm with a English-speaking guide
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Overview
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.
Reviews (6,213)
1 - 5 of 149 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crowds make this excursion less pleasant than hoped. Can not imagine waiting in the lines with no guide

A must see experience that I will not repeat.. No time to stop and look at particular things. So glad we had a good guide, an archeologist,for our only visit to this incredible display of art and history and wealth, even in excess. The tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 11 November 2018
Stunning beauty!

It would take (literally) weeks to see every item that is housed here. I will admit that my personal focus in attending the Museums was, of course, the Sistine Chapel. I was awed, however, by both the Tapestries Hall and the Maps room (on route...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlbertaBob
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Busy

They allow far to many in at once,it difficult to appreciate the decor when being pushed and jostled.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sept1946
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Informative Tour

Obviously I can't rate a place like the Vatican, a special and holy place for millions. Skip The Line is necessary if you want to get in and have any time to see the museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica, otherwise lineups are too long. Even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank BobL76
Reviewed 1 November 2018
Fantastic tour with Vasco!

We took this tour at the beginning of October and it was exceptional. This was mostly due to the absolutely brilliant tour guide Vasco. He was very professional, organised, enthusiastic, informative and willing to answer all questions. He was totally at ease with everyone, added...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Shauna L
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