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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

See the highlights of Vatican City ON 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. Admire the Raphael Rooms 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.
  • 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
  • Finish up a museum visit with time in the gorgeous Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the enormous St. Peter's Basilica next door

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, a hotel pickup option drops you off straight at the meeting point.
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Exclusive Skip-the-line
Professional guide
Headsets
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup in central Rome (if option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Pickup service (if the option is not selected)

Departure Point

Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Via delle Fondamenta, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. 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
  • Important: The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (8:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
  • Near public transportation
  • If you choose pick-up option, contact us no later than 24 hours, in order to reconfirm your pick-up schedule be ready in the lobby
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line I Love Rome by Carrani Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica.
Q:
What is the pick up location?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where is the meeting point?
A:
Meeting point for the tour will be at Bar "L'Ottagono" in Piazza del Risorgimento.
Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't get separated from the group because you will have to play catch up and miss the experience." See review
  • "Skip the line is must unless you want to spend hours queuing." See review
  • "It is a long tour so be prepared to walk and and stand up a lot." See review

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Fabulous Rita
Melissa_B
, Jul 2021
Rita was AMAZING! Best tour. Worth the price. We wrote masks but had the sistine chapel nearly to ourselves. I learned so much!!
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Average
Sam_H
, Jul 2021
Good and knowledgeable tour guide, but we paid for a 3 hour tour and got a 2.5 hour one. I understand that this was because the Basilica isn't allowing guided tours right now, but we could have spent that extra half hour inside the museums instead. We didn't see the Laocoon, barely walked inside the Egyptian Museum, and were not given time in the gift shop.
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star-5
Vatican & Chapel Must GO
Denise_B
, Jul 2021
There are no words 😶 or photos that can capture the brilliance of artistic expression seen in each ceiling or walls. It’s a small piece of history that you will never forget.
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Great and Amazing must see
ZeevF
, Jul 2021
Great tour, Daniel V was great!!! The Vatican is a must see if you visit Rome. Regardless of religion is still a amazing artistic and historical visit.
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Rushed through the museums
Janet_L
, Jul 2021
While I enjoyed the overview of the Vatican museum and St Peter's square - I felt very rushed and that the guide was on a time clock to ensure she plowed through a checklist -
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Vatican rushed thru.
Taylor-2021
, Jul 2021
I felt like we rushed to get through and we missed a lot. Some of the info was too much and could have spent the time looking at more artifacts and time in store to purchase Souvenirs etc. Almost felt captive toward the end at Saint Peters Basilica. Still a good look at some things but I would rate this particular trip 6.5/10
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You have to use this tour group!
Greg_R
, Jul 2021
Fantastic experience! We were very lucky the Vatican was nearly empty the day we visited. Our guide was amazing, and knew such incredible detail about the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s that it was fascinating the entire time we were there. A great experience overall, well worth the money.
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star-5
Above and beyond
mpra89
, Jul 2021
Outstanding! The tour company was able to accommodate my last minute booking. They contacted me immediately to confirm my tour. The guide was an experienced archaeologist who knew every detail of the Vatican. She answered every question and went at a comfortable pace. She also was absolutely lovely to speak with and you can see the passion she has for her job.
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Don’t miss this tour. Exceptional
Tony_W
, Jun 2021
Fantastic experience. This was my second Vatican tour, but it has been over 10 years ago since last one. Some things were different and I learned even more this time. The tapestry map room was quite moving as my family villages were there in 1588. Our guide, Lisa, was among the best I have seen. Very knowledgeable and kind yet efficient. I learned both current matters about the Vatican as well as ancient stuff
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The painting
Werner_E
, Jun 2021
The tour guide Rita very professional Knowledgeable helpful I enjoyed the Vatican and the Colosseum Very much walking but know lines
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