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Join your guide in a group of no more than 12 people to enter the Vatican Museums before the general public to avoid waiting in the long entrance lines.

Make your way through the many halls and rooms to see the highlights of the collection, including the Laocoon statue, the Apollo Belvedere, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and much more. Continue on through the whole museum to reach the Sistine Chapel at the end, where you can admire the exquisite frescoes by Michelangelo.

From the Sistine Chapel, follow a special access route directly into St. Peter's Basilica to skip the lines for the church. Walk through the immense interior of the church – the largest in Christendom – while you learn about some of the history of the building and the art it contains.

Please note: There is a strictly-enforced dress code for both St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, so be sure knees, shoulders, midsections, and backs are covered before the tour. Also note that St. Peter's Basilica is sometimes closed for religious ceremonies. If this is the case on the day of your visit, your tour will instead be an extended tour of the Vatican Museums.
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Overview
Explore the highlights of Vatican City with this 3-hour small-group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy no-line quick access to the Vatican Museums. Visit the most important sights, including the famous Laocoon statue and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's amazing frescoes.
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  • 3-hour small-group tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy no-line quick access to the museum and basilica to avoid long waits
  • See the most important works in the Vatican Museums, including the Laocoon, Apollo of Belvedere, and Gallery of Maps
  • Admire the famous frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Walk through the huge interior of St. Peter's Basilica
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Reviewed 12 July 2018
Wonderful way to see the Vatican

We had a superb tour of the Vatican with our guide, Alberto. He was clearly not just a typical docent but a true scholar on the Vatican He is a lifelong resident of the area and exudes pride and love of this spectacular treasure trove...More

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Denis P, Proprietario at Together In Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your review! We are happy you enjoyed the tour experience with Alberto and hope to see you again soon in Rome! Ciao!

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Tour of Vatican

Memorable and excellent morning. The knowledge and passion of the guide for her subject was a highlight, and made for a very stimulating morning. Being a small group facilitated discussion which we found fascinating, Highly recommended and thanks for a great day.

Thank 473Tom
Denis P, Proprietario at Together In Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed our tour, and hope to see you again soon in Rome! Ciao

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile
Knowledgeable Guide!

We had the pleasure of taking the Vatican Museums tour. All of the artwork was of course, glorious. Even better, our tour guide Sara, was knowledgeable, patient with our many questions and desire to see everything. It was crowded and a bit warm, so when...More

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Denis P, Proprietario at Together In Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Daffinie, Thank you so much! We are really happy you enjoyed the tour experience with Sara! She will love to read your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! Ciao

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Fantastic Tour that hit all the Highlights!

This was my second time taking this Semi-Private Vatican tour with our tour guide Francesca. She's very knowledgeable and has an obvious passion for passing along her knowledge. I wanted my friends to experience the Vatican exactly as I had three years ago, as it...More

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Denis P, Proprietario at Together In Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Bob, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your kind words, I will forward them to Francesca. I'm happy you enjoyed our tours and hope to see you again soon in Rome! Ciao

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Vati-can’t

So, firstly, our guide was Sandro (I think) was really good, but I think when you pay 75 Euro pp and then have to queue for 45 minutes plus, when you’ve been sold a ‘skip the queue’ type event, you should expect more. The Vatican...More

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Denis P, Proprietario at Together In Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your remark. For our team is the best way to improve and always offer a better service to our clients and friends. Unfortunately, some particular days especially close to feast days, the museum can be very overcrowded and for security reasons the...More

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