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Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's provided by Raphael Tours in Rome

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Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's

Skip-the-line Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour including St.Peter's
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P34
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Please meet your guide, under the big white monumental door topped with statues ( Vatican Museums entrance) , the guide will have a sing with your name.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Stanze di Raffaello
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
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merriemate2017
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Couples
Finding the meeting point was really time consuming given that we walked to our meeting point (our accommodations were not on a metro line). That said, had we been travelling by metro, the meeting point would have been super convenient!
Our guide Robert Huber was brilliant. The man is brilliant. A Phd candidate and a professor. I can't wait to read his thesis! Lucky us to have such an academic and entertaining tour. We couldn't have asked for any more or for anyone better! I loved every minute of the tour. I have a Masters degree in Fine Art and a background in architecture. This was my second time visiting these sites with a guide, but my first with Through Eternity. I felt like a university student again with the excitement of the place and with the enthusiasm of our impassioned professor!. HIs love of the history of the place, for story telling, and for sharing his knowledge was phenomenal and infectious! He was so engaging with each member of our 13 person tour. Robert is profoundly knowledgeable and a consummate professional educator. We instantly knew we were in the best of hands and he was passionate about teaching us and entertaining us so as to make the place come alive. These sites are overwhelming and Robert was able to focus on key places and pieces and masterfully weave them all together with his brilliant story telling and intellect. He worked to ensure our experience and our appreciation of such incredibly interesting and fascinating spaces was comprehensive and comprehensible. He clearly wanted our experience to be educational, and personal and that's what he delivered! He was fabulous. Pity there was no film crew to follow us around and then offer his presentation and the site to a larger audience! Robert is brilliant!!! And the site is.... well.....!!!!!!!!! Thank you Robert! I was soooo lucky to have you for a guide a second time round! Robert was also my guide for a portion of my tour of the Colosseum in May 2017! If I am ever fortunate enough to get back to Rome again, I will most certainly take another Through Eternity Tour and I will hope to have you or your colleague Gracelyn Monaco as my guide again! Brilliant!!!
Written October 17, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mdshrp
18 contributions
We took the 3 hour tour through the Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peters Cathedral.
Fabio was a terrific guide; very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was not rushed at all, and there was plenty of time for questions and for observing the many historical artifacts.
We highly recommend this tour & Fabio.
Written April 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ledralin
Sacramento, CA12 contributions
May 2018
We got a lot of great information from our guide. The only downfall was we felt rushed through the Sistine Chapel and felt like herded cattle the entire time. We traveled in early May, so it wasn't even the height of the tourist season. I can't imagine doing this peak season. Our tour guide was conscientious and very knowledgeable. It's the logistics of the place that was lacking. Poor traffic flow.
Written June 14, 2018
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Annemarie C
brisbane51 contributions
We had the most incredible day on this tour. Cristiana was our tour guide. She was extremely personable and there was nothing she didn’t know. We received so much valuable information that we could never have found out on our own or in a large group tour.
We skipped past all the queues and could go at a pace convenient to us and ask any questions along the way necessary to get the most out of this experience.
Also, we had disruptions to our flights on arrival and was actually going to miss the tour we were booked on. Viator were very accommodating and prompt and helpful in rebooking this for us.
Written December 16, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jeaninecupp
Ann Arbor, MI14 contributions
Sep 2018
Skip the line is the way to go. There is so much to see, that I do not recommend combining the Sistine Chapel tour and the Colosseum tour together. Its just way too much on the body.
Written September 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin C
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our guide Romina was super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Romina was at the agreed upon meeting place promptly at the right time and she made sure we were able to see everything we wanted. She was very good at explaining the grounds, artwork and history of everything we saw. Great way to visit the Vatican!
Written April 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Wonderful Tour and Guide
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10/10 would recommend!
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Great Roman food tour with fun history and guide
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Amazing food tour
Great Time was had by all. A ton of great food and drink and the tour guide was amazing. Her passion for her city
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Good food, tour group too big
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Wonderful Taste of Rome along the lane of history
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Amazing experience!
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One of the highlights of our trip!
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Great food, great guide!
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Great way to start your stay in Rome
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Great food tour!
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Amazing private tour of Colosseum and Forum!
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Perfect introduction to Rome.
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Great way to get introduced to food culture & meet people!
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Incredible food tour!
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