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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica provided by Nicom Tours

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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore Vatican City in the company of a guide. Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in a single, half-day walking tour. Get insider info on these must-see Rome attractions through your guide’s commentary and enjoy fast-track entrance tickets to the museums and St. Peter's Basilica.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Pass by St. Peter's Square
You'll end at
Saint Peter's Square
Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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  • Check off Vatican City’s landmarks in a single half-day walking tour
  • Get in-depth info on the culture, history, and art of Vatican City
  • Guarantee admission to these popular attractions with a prebooked tour
  • Opt to upgrade for early-morning or evening tours outside of opening hours
What to Expect
Choose a start time that fits your schedule, and then meet your guide outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Skip waiting in the often-long lines for tickets and step inside and begin your tour. Your guide narrates an orientation and gives in-depth commentary on the highlights of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel as you walk. Explore Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the 'School of Athens,' a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—'The Last Judgement' and 'The Creation of Adam.' Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you see Michelangelo’s famous 'La Pietà.' Before wrapping up your tour outside the church, take a moment to rub the foot of the statue of St. Peter for luck.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Vespasiano, 46, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Headsets to hear your guide better
  • Free Wi-Fi & Recharging station at the meeting point
  • Welcoming staff at comfortable office
  • Fast track entrance tickets
  • No waiting - Fast access to St.Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Tours departing Wednesday: St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours tour in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • We are sorry to inform you that this tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after you enter, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes
  • Please note: Raphael Rooms are available only for the first morning tour.
  • All students should have their student identity card in order to get the discount for the admission fee.
  • Please be informed that, the The meeting point for English language tours is Via Germanico 8 & the meeting point for Other languages is Via Vespasiano 46a.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marcus wrote a review 22 Sep
5 contributions
We had a great tour provided by our guide, Pasquale. He was entertaining and knowledgeable, which is a huge plus since the Vatican Museum can be a bit overwhelming if you tour it on your own. He made sure to stop and highlight the important parts and answer any questions the
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Date of experience: September 2020
Simon C wrote a review 15 Sep
22 contributions5 helpful votes
Our guide, Laura, was excellent. The tour was informative but a period of two hours rather than three would have been better. The education on the Sistine Chapel was first class and greatly improved my appreciation of the works on display. The period spent on carved Roman
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Date of experience: September 2020
Seaside829348 wrote a review 15 Sep
3 contributions
This tour was really just a museum tour. Our guide arrived late, though we did gain entry quite quickly, where he bought our tickets. Given how quiet the Vatican is at the moment (with lockdown restrictions easing) we were rushed through the museum, skipping quite a few areas.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Carmen A wrote a review 6 Sep
Miami, Florida6 contributions7 helpful votes
Very nice! Very educated and cultured guide, knew so much about the history of the vatican and was willing to share.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Agnieszka K wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Our family really enjoyed visiting Vatican Museums. We had an excellent guide Christopher whom we met at the designated meeting point. Christopher was a friendly, efficient and informative guide for our Vatican tour. There are so many amazing works of art and ceilings. We were
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My favorite tour I took while in Italy
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