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

  • 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
Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
From US$80.24
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in English
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in Spanish
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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.

Reviews (89)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Vatican Tour

We set up this tour several months ago before getting to Rome. Mario, our tour guide, met us at the address we were told around 7am. We were served coffee and pastries. Mario was very knowledgeable about everything we would be seeing. We got in...More

2  Thank CassyH_13
Reviewed 2 days ago
Vatican Tour 13th November

Could not recommend this tour company enough. We had pre-booked the tour for sometime before we travelled to Rome so were really looking forward to our trip to the Vatican, we were not disappointed. Beating all queues is a real bonus and having a fantastic...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing and very informative guide

Very well orchestrated and outstanding guide from start to finish including a nice breakfast. We never got bored even for a second since the guide (Elaine) kept us engaged with her fun facts and her great personality. She reminds us to be courteous to others...More

1  Thank ChrisFaraon
Reviewed 1 week ago
Taking a Guide

Take a guide when going to the see the Vatican, it makes ALL the difference and is money well spent. Our guide Grant was just fantastic. With sublime wit and an encyclopedic knowledge of Rome he entertained and educated us for nearly 3 hours. I...More

1  Thank Travel62171459532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vatican Tour Saturday 3rd November

Absolutely recommend this tour company. First class service, the tour guide we had Anna was 1st class. Her knowledge and the way she got information across to us was brilliant. I'm off today to buy the autobiography of Micalangelo so I am better prepared next...More

1  Thank Jamie G
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6 April 2018|
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Response from whatalifetours | 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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