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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

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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
  • Make the most of your vacation time with skip-the-line access
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 10am with an English-speaking guide
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Standard tour with a maximum of 25 people. Departs at 8.30am with an English-speaking guide.
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Explore Vatican City, with time-saving skip-the-line access, in the company of a guide. Visit the Vatican Museums (admission ticket price not included), 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, guaranteed to reveal little-known facts.
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 pay your guide directly for admission (not included in tour price).

Step inside and begin your tour. Your guide will narrate an orientation and give 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'll 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.

Opt to upgrade your experience with a before-hours, small-group tour or an after-hours tour (St. Peter's Basilica not included), when the premises are closed to the public.
Reviews (6,211)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Stunning beauty!

It would take (literally) weeks to see every item that is housed here. I will admit that my personal focus in attending the Museums was, of course, the Sistine Chapel. I was awed, however, by both the Tapestries Hall and the Maps room (on route...More

Thank AlbertaBob
Reviewed 6 days ago

They allow far to many in at once,it difficult to appreciate the decor when being pushed and jostled.

Thank sept1946
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative Tour

Obviously I can't rate a place like the Vatican, a special and holy place for millions. Skip The Line is necessary if you want to get in and have any time to see the museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica, otherwise lineups are too long. Even...More

1  Thank Barry L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour with Vasco!

We took this tour at the beginning of October and it was exceptional. This was mostly due to the absolutely brilliant tour guide Vasco. He was very professional, organised, enthusiastic, informative and willing to answer all questions. He was totally at ease with everyone, added...More

2  Thank Shauna L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative

We thoroughly enjoyed our Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica tour with Vosco. He was extremely knowledgable about the history and exhibits and answered all questions as we went along. When you arrive for the tour you do have to pay for your...More

Thank Steve H
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