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

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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
  • See ancient treasures: the iconic pine-cone statue and Apollo Belvedere
  • Time to explore the Sistine Chapel at your own pace
  • VIP access to St. Peter’s Basilica with private entranceway
  • All entrance fees included
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Overview
The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, you’ll get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 
What to Expect
Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.
The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.
Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, myself and our 19 year old son loved our tour with Frederica. I actually was not that interested in art and she made me really interested in the history and artists of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. It was very informational, interesting and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the Vatican & Sistine Chapel small group tour with Giovanna (Big mamma) and it was phenomenal. Our Vatican day has been the best day of our trip and it is because of the experience we had with Giovanna. We were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected the LivItaly Tour because of the positive reviews and we couldn’t have been happier. We booked it easily on line a few weeks before our trip and when we arrived to the meeting place everything went according to plan. Our guide for the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Maria F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Max is the best tour guide who I have ever seen. The tour was about 4 hours, which means there was no way to stop and see everything in Vatican (that would probably take a whole day or even two). However Max made sure we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DiSciplinee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this tour last week at 2 PM. I've been on many tours with many excellent tour guides. Massimo of the LivItaly Vatican tour is SUPERIOR. Try to get him. Perfect English, great sense of humor, the knowledge of a history professor and he uses...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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If there's no availability, the LivItaly people would tell you - email them directly! (sorry- can't give their email address here) Will put you right into their office, and I have always gotten quick response. Remember - be... More
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