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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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  • 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
  • Opt for an early morning or evening time slot for a less crowded experience
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour, limited to 12 people
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Small-group upgrade: Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of 12 people. Arrive at 10:05am to start at 10:25amStarting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy
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Starting point:Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2a, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
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Starting point:Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Comune di Roma RM, Italy
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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 today via mobile

Pro: Good tour group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Vatican's history, I learned something new. We skipped the lines like the tour suggested on the advertisement. Cons: Not really a con because lunch during the tour is kind of hard to cram...More

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We had a good informative guide. We enjoyed being taken all through the museum and chapels and enjoyed the opportunity to have time to pray and attend mass in St. Peter's Good value for money. It is just such as shame they the rooms get...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Chellebelleob
Reviewed today

First, the entrance to St Peters's basilica was not possible due to Easter celebration and in my opinion you need to inform of that when someone buys the ticket during Easter period. I was quite disapponted and if I knew I would have not paid...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank criman2018
Reviewed today via mobile

This is a fantastic tour, must do if you are in Rome. We skipped some huge queues, this alone made it worth every cent. Also recommend going as early as possible as the crowds are less (but it is still mayhem inside the Vatican). We...More

1  Thank MarceltheHun
Reviewed yesterday

I totally agree with another review on this site. We did the express 2 hour tour of Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s. Approx 1 Hr is spent just doing admin stuff and waiting for People in the Group to go to toilets etc.- The actual...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 21, 2019|
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Response from NyxD2 | Reviewed this property |
We went in April. The crowds were horrendous. The whole thing was not worth the money or the danger we were put in. Our guide clearly did not care about anyone's safety. She constantly lost people and the incident in the... More
June 21, 2019|
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Response from EmmaK75 | Reviewed this property |
As soon as you enter the Vatican museum
June 21, 2019|
Response from Gerard F | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there are washrooms in the Vatican Museum and before you get to the Sistine Chapel. There also some in St.Peter’s Square and I don’t remember seeing any in the Basilica.
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