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Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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  • 3-hour skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

  • Enjoy fast-track access past the lines at the popular Vatican Museums

  • Learn about the incredible art collections from an expert guide

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Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
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Tour English no pickup 14:30Most Popular
Start time: 14:30 pm Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
From $64.44
Tour in English no pickup 8:30
Start time: 8:30 am. Guided tour in English of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
From $70.20
English tour with pickup PM
Tour start time: 2:30 pm. Pick up starting from centrally located hotels 30/60 minutes prior to tour departure.
From $78.25
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Overview

See the highlights of Vatican City with this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Peruse the Gallery of Tapestries, admire the incredible sculptures with the Museo Pio Clementino and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.

What to Expect
Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City and benefit of a quick entrance saving time no waiting in line!

Your privileged, fast track entrance ticket provides access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world.
Your assistant will pick up you at the Hotel Lobby (from selected hotels centrally located) or at the Agency (close to Repubblica Square) and you'll comfortably transported to the Vatican area.
Meet your tour guide close to the Museum entrances and be ready for your visit to the areas selected by your tour guidethat will interest you most. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI.

Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, see the Vatican Bibliotheque, the Gallery of Chandeliers and the Tapestries. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the Pope’s private chambers.

Ready to marvel inside the astonishing and legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are all over in a splendid choreography.
The chapel was solemnly inaugurated by Julius II on November 1, 1512. The vault’s iconography is linked to the themes chosen for the side walls, representing the prophecies foreseeing Jesus Christ coming and scenes from the Genesis. All the figures are set in a massive, architectural painted background, your tour guide will go deeply behind the long time Michelangelo spent working on this masterpiece and the conflictual but profitable relationship with the Pope.
Then access St Peter's Basilica (not on Wednesdays due to the Pope audience) and discover the great, massive Basilica, the heart of Catholic Church. In the over 150 years required to complete the Basilica, the most famous artists left their contribution: Raphael, Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, Maderno, Bernini and many others.
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Reviews (120)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
A very worthwhile tour.

Our tour guide Marco was very personable and knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Be advised that St.Peter Basilica is not available to the public on Wednesdays as the Pope conducts a Papal audience on that day. So if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jack76
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour with warnings

We were very pleased with our tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and helpful. However, this type of tour - while meeting the "skip to the front of the line" promise, also has a large number of participants. We had 26 which is a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Gail E
Reviewed November 4, 2018
Easy Tour, beat the line and got an expert tour

Our Tour Guide Silvia led us on a tour that was informative as well as convenient as she took us through the Vatican discussing the art and history of the Vatican and its occupants.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Josh L
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Tour Guide was great. SO CROWDED!

This is a must if you want to skip the lines. Once you're in, be prepared to be herded through the place like sheep. It's beautiful but way too many people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BelgaPolska
Reviewed October 6, 2018
Excellent tour for a first time visitor

The Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter Basilica are very interesting an complex sites to visit, yet extremely packed with people. The skip-the-line option was worth the money to get it as start to see the sites not just the outside of the walls....More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Scott B
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