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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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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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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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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 (24,416)
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Reviewed yesterday
Really enjoyed this tour

We went to this tour on November 2nd this year, and it was a lovely experience. Our tour guide was super knowledgable about the artwork in the museum. She gave us information about the Sistine Chapel before we went to see it, and that helped...More

Thank Seaside738654
Reviewed yesterday
Must do experience

Amazing tour, great guide. Will never do it again as the crowds are too much to cope with. So many groups, all being pushed rapidly thru the exhibits, takes away the ability to stop and enjoy what you are seeing.

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Very good tour

First thing I’d say is make sure you book in advance! The queues even at 10am were huge! The tour itself is very good, showing you all of the highlights of the Vatican. Our tour guide, Laura, was excellent, explaining everything in great detail and...More

Thank DLL23
Reviewed 2 days ago
Full day Vatican and Colosseum tour

You ABSOLUTELY have to book a skip the line tour like this to get into these places! We went in low season ( end of October) everyone was telling us how lucky we were because it wasn’t busy, but the lines were down the block...More

Thank jsparkle78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour

Excellent tour from Alexandra via Viator: 3 hours of facts and fun from a lovely highly knowledgeable tour guide to whom nothing was too much trouble. We’re lucky enough to have a group of 8 , it covered the Basilica, main museums, Sistine Chapel and...More

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timothyv145
12 November 2018|
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Response from DonF91 | Reviewed this property |
Booked tour on Viator. Check their website for options and dates. Have used them numerous times in Europe. Good values for the $$
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30 October 2018|
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Response from Maliea P | Reviewed this property |
Once the tour is over you and you exit to the plaza, you won’t be able to go back in to the buildings.
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