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

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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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
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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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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:30am to start at 8:45am
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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
Best book Skip the Line!

Glad I booked a small group tour, it made it easier to keep in the group and hear the information through the head phones. It was great to jump the massive queues! The leader, Toni, chatted a bit at length before we went in, would...More

Thank stoupastomper
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Sistine chapel is disappointing

The skip the line works well as the queue for this was MASSIVE!! As far as the Sistine chapel is concerned it is totally overrated. There are many better places to see and most are free with no queues. Top tip go to the Chiesa...More

Thank Gill300361
Reviewed 2 days ago
They need to change this

April 2018 tour. So, is a trip to the Vatican amazing...100% yes! Was the line incredibly long and being allowed right in amazing....oh yeah! Was our guide insanely knowledgeable....Wow yes, he was so passionate certain things about things. But..... Too many people, no organization as...More

2  Thank bally-in-CT
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello bally-in-CT, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I sincerely apologize for your experience on the Vatican tour. As we are approaching peak season, the Vatican has been experiencing a high volume of visitors. Our guides try their best to navigate...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Would Recommend

This particular tour gave us a balance of just the right amount of time to be educated and explore this amazing place on our own. Our guide was interesting and infused a little humor into her storytelling. You will be smug about how smart you...More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 2 days ago
CityWonders was great!

Katia was spectacular providing the perfect combination of facts and enthusiasm! I was never bored and she kept a good pace. Took 2 CityWonders tours...would highly recommend as they are very organized, prompt and knowledgeable. Meeting location was clear, tour started on time and they...More

Thank Teresa B
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mjbcharlotte
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Response from BreW2006 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend doing the tour on a separate day from the Papal audience. You do not want to rush either. The tour we took started at 8 am and finished officially by 2 pm-ish. We did not rush. The audience is Wednesday, so... More
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Melanie P
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
both ladies and men have to have their shoulders and knees covered when in the Vatican.
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