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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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12pm Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 11:45am to start at 12.00pm
US$73.71
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
US$77.27
11am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
US$78.46
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect

Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.

Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.

Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.

Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.

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Reviewed yesterday
The Vatican packs the place like sardines! Hundreds of people

To be honest, it was a miserable experience. The tour company is nice and educated, I have no issue with them. The fact is, the Vatican packs the place like sardines! Hundreds of people crammed into every inch....you can really only see ceilings. You can...More

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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear SueBeeDueBee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I sincerely apologize for your experience on the Vatican tour. As we are approaching peak season, the Vatican has been experiencing a high volume of visitors. Our guides try their best to navigate...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great tour, would recommend

Francesca was our tour guide and she was great. She was very informative and patient guiding our group through the heavy crowds and the heat. We had plenty of time in each venue. We made sure to wear long pants as instructed to keep our...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Tour Guide and great way to see highlights!

My husband and I did this tour for our first trip to Rome and found it a great way to see the highlights, as you could spend days there. Elizabeth, our tour guide, was fantastic! We learned so much about the history of the Vatican,...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed yesterday
Informative Tour

Easy instructions on where to meet our tour guide. Our guide Tanya was very good. She taught us a lot of history. Seeing the Sistine Chapel and Michaelangelo's work was amazing! Saint Peter's Basilica was breathtaking as was the Square. The time went by very...More

Thank Monica V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome tour

LOVED this tour. Hearing all the stories behind different pieces/rooms was so neat. I really wish I could remember our guide’s name, but just can’t. She was excellent and I would highly recommend her. She was very patient, knowledgeable and funny and made the 3...More

Thank brandiegi
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
As per the other answers given, tours are available in various languages.
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sorry I meant "wear"
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours; spent a good 30 minutes or more in the Sistine Chapel. This could be because by having the breakfast, we entered at 8:00 and there was a small number of people. When we left, the line (queue) was... More
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