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.
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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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
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
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
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