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Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.

The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.

Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
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The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, you’ll get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 

  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
  • See ancient treasures: the iconic pine-cone statue and Apollo Belvedere
  • Time to explore the Sistine Chapel at your own pace
  • VIP access to St. Peter’s Basilica with private entranceway
  • All entrance fees included
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour

Guide was at correct location ,She was very knowledgeable , a little biased ,but that was ok . Headsets would have been helpful as it is very hard to hear when a lady cannot project her voice and there a numerous groups going round at...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 days ago
Definitely skip the line!

Go early...the Vatican gets PACKED so do not wait! Pay for the tour—we learned so much and our guide was first class. She took extra care with our teen son who wears cochlear implants—immediately seeing them and grabbing headphones versus ear buds for him. Amazing...More

Thank CrisKo5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Guide

What a great way to visit Vatican. Great guide, no queueing, 3h of interesting stories, focused on the most interesting and important things to find there. Highly recommended

Thank Jaroslav T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The best money you'll spend as a tourist in peak season!

This was really an excellent tour, and so so worth the money for the early entrance alone. The Vatican/Sistine Chapel gets ridiculously crowded (they shouldn't let so many people in at once imho, seems like a safety hazard to me). This tour gives you the...More

1  Thank amjati001
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Good tour to an extremely crowded place

This tour was a necessary evil in my opinion. You have to get a tour to realistically get in and you'd be foolish to not do it in advance of your visit. Extremely, extremely crowded. But there is not way to really avoid that in...More

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Michelle A
12 August 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Four to four and half hours, depending upon the density of the crowds.
John H
20 May 2018|
Response from helen07Plano | Reviewed this property |
If you mean going up into the fine then it doesn’t - you join the queue at the end of the tour fir that. Unless there is a separate skip the line
6 May 2018|
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