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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights
  • Only see the best of the Vatican on an express tour
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Sail past lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line ticket
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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in English
US$82.03
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in Spanish
US$82.03
Overview

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you’ll receive personalized attention.

What to Expect

Your tour begins in central Rome, where you’ll greet your guide and—with skip-the-line ticket in hand—sail past the long lines that often form outside of the Vatican. Once inside, you’ll make a beeline for top Vatican attractions, such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms, and the indisputable main attraction: the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes adorn the ceiling.

After discovering little-known information about the history of the landmark, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire standout features, such as the gold-painted ceiling and altarpiece. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to continue exploring independently, if you wish.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant was a joy to have as a guide.

The Vatican is a huge and overwhelming place with tons to see and large crowds. We chose to do a group tour with 8 of us with Grant last Saturday and couldn't have been happier. We were so impressed with Grants knowledge and humor, he...More

Thank kythom7
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Kyle for your wonderful review of our Best of the Best Vatican tour with Grant, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with him and fancy bumping into one of the other couples that very same evening! You are right there...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mind Blowing Tour with Grant'!!!

It's a very amazing experience. The tour was a series of mind blowing architectures. It's a church and a museum. It's a dream of every Catholic. Our tour guide Grant was very entertaining, adding humour made it more livelier at the same time more understandable...More

Thank F F
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grant is an all round great guy as well as a fantastic guide, and the perfect companion for the Vatican Museums. He has years of experience exploring these vast museums and he loves to know where all his guests are from and being a well...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour & brilliant guide

What a life were fantastic to book through. Very helpful and provided coffee and fruit on arrival. Our tour guide Grant was just fantastic. So much knowledge about everything. I could listen to him talk about the art & history all day. It wouldn't have...More

Thank Emily W
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Emily for giving Grant a 5-star shout-out! We too could spend the entire day inside the museums with him, we still can't manage to put a question about the Vatican to him which he doesn't know the answer too, the man is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Private Early Morning Vatican Tour w/Elaine

If you want to plan a tour, you MUST use What a Life tours!! From the moment our driver picked us up at our hotel we were treated as family! From coffee, juice & water, to fresh baked and delivered pastries their hospitality was incredible!...More

Thank fendanes
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so very much for such a smashing review of your private Vatican tour with Elaine! She has only started collaborating with us this season and What A Find she was! Fast becoming one of our most popular guides and deserves 10 stars...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not a tour person, but Grant made the Vatican absolutely amazing

My fmaily and I were in Italy for two weeks, and our last stop was The Vatican. At this point, everyone was pretty tired of walking, but our guide Grant made the Vatican the best thing we did the entire trip. Spoke clearly, to the...More

1  Thank Jack M
What a, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grant most certainly made an impression we see, getting you all buzzed up and energy levels restored while you explored the Vatican with him, what a feat and he will be proud indeed to hear that his was the best tour you did during your...More

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jdina1218
6 April 2018|
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Response from Laura_12F | Property representative |
Hi Jdina, the English speaking tour starts at 9:00 am and the Spanish one at 8:15 am.
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