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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
From US$73.78
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12pm Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 11:45am to start at 12.00pm
US$73.78
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
US$77.35
11am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
US$78.54
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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
Excellent tour

Wow.. my wife and I learnt a lot from this 2-3 walking tour. The guide was very narrative (perhaps a little too much). Great insights and knowledge gained.

Thank Than W
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

It was very informative and great to not stay in lines. But a little LONG, 3 hours, so be prepared. Nice cafe to stop inside and plenty to see. Shoulders must be covered to go inside the Cathedral only.

Thank KAREN B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Fantastic tour and excellent tour guide

We recently experienced this skip the line tour and it was defitently worth the money! Our tour guide Guido provided us with lots of great insights and information, he made the tour a really great experience! The tour itself was busy but well managed and...More

1  Thank samantha87squidge
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Truly Awful Experience. Don’t be tempted !

After checking in with the guide it was slow queues outside and almost an hour until we entered the Vatican. Then the airport style security checks. The guide was good but became irrelevant in the stifling heat and oppressive environment as we shuffled like a...More

Thank john r
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear john r, Thank you for sharing your tour experience and opinion on TripAdvisor. We are truly sorry to hear about your experience during the tour and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during the visit. In peak season the Vatican welcomes a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Funny guide, great place

Alright, this place is MASSIVE so going with a guide is definitely very very beneficial. You cannot take pictures in the Sistine Chapel but you can everywhere else. The crowd can be overwhelming especially because there are a lot of hallways congested by tourists taking...More

Thank Loremel
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Lucía A
16 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
As per the other answers given, tours are available in various languages.
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Villui2
14 July 2018|
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sorry I meant "wear"
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12 July 2018|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours; spent a good 30 minutes or more in the Sistine Chapel. This could be because by having the breakfast, we entered at 8:00 and there was a small number of people. When we left, the line (queue) was... More
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