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Vatican Museums Skip the Line Tour: St Peter's, Sistine Chapel

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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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10am TourMost Popular
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
US$75.33
9am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:45am to start at 9am
US$77.72
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Great guide

Our guide, Sarah, was awesome. Very funny and knowledgeable. Tour was well-organized. Three stars (not more) because the Vatican museums were so uncomfortable. It was a relatively hot day, though not as hot as it could have been, and inside the museums it is much...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Omni card and Vatican gardens

This trip we bought at before going to Italy and found it hard to find the shop to pick up tickets. Eventually we found it inside the Vatican area. I hadn’t taken ID or my passport as instructed so at first they weren’t going to...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful day

We had a wonderful time. Outer guide Francesca was amazing. Funny and knowledgeable. A great day filled with history and beauty.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Oh yea...skip the lines are awesome!

I can't emphasize getting arrangements to skip the line. We used a tour guide and service, but you can buy these skip the line tours. Don't waste your tourist time waiting in lines.

Thank Cvilltrvlr
Reviewed 2 days ago
fantastic guide

great guide, very crowded, but felt like you were able to get the whole experience. Highly recommend doing this tour.

Thank Shawnie L
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Sangita3
24 September 2018|
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Response from Robert Y | Reviewed this property |
You can stay on the Basilica as long as you like. Going back would be differentiated the guide needs different tickets for different parts of the Vatican City It’s a long walk and it gets busy
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Liya W
18 September 2018|
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Response from Geraldine A | Reviewed this property |
About 2-3 hours
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vacation f
17 September 2018|
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Response from posborne1963 | Reviewed this property |
Not without booking ahead. The crowds are massive all day
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