Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms

My husband and I loved this tour! We loved being able to skip the line and felt like a VIP. Alice was very pleasant and informative. My husband has been to the Vatican City before, but learned so much more taking this tour. ...Melissa W., USA – See more reviews
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The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel
See the famous La Pieta sculpture
See the famous La Pieta sculpture
Facade view of St. Peter's Basilica
Facade view of St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
God creates Adam, Sistine Chapel painting
God creates Adam, Sistine Chapel painting
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
The School of Athens in one of Raphael Rooms
The School of Athens in one of Raphael Rooms
Interior of St. Peter's Basilica
Interior of St. Peter's Basilica
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Musei Vaticani
Musei Vaticani
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pinecone Courtyard
Pinecone Courtyard
Beautiful details
Beautiful details
Statue Gallery
Statue Gallery
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
Make your visit to Vatican City unforgettable
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What To Expect

Explore the Vatican the best way possible, with the knowledge and expertise of an Official Vatican Museums Partner - one of only three in the world. Benefit from No Wait Access and enter the Museums immediately through the exclusive Official Vatican Museums Partner’s entrance. Enjoy a meticulously crafted itinerary that takes you directly to the most iconic sights, including Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica.

Highlights

  • The best rated Vatican Museums tour available online, consistently ranked 5 stars by tour takers

  • Authorized by the Vatican for skip-the-line priority and no wait entry through an exclusive partner entrance

  • Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 20 guests to maintain quality and an intimate feel

  • Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City - Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Museums

  • Expert Vatican Tour guide at your service

  • Early access to the Sistine Chapel before other tour groups arrive

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Caffe Vaticano OR at the corner of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie and Via Candia*
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
daily except Sunday at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
3640
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
Languages:
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Description

The Vatican may be the smallest country in the world, but with 9 miles of priceless artwork held in over 2,000 rooms, navigating it can be overwhelming. Even before exploring this vast collection visitors can endure a wait of up to 3 hours in the public queue, and even up to one hour in the Skip the Line queue. If you want immediate access to the museums and to be taken on the absolute best route through the most iconic sights, leave yourself in the capable hands of an Official Vatican Partner. This highly exclusive status, earned through taking over a million visitors through the museums over the years, grants you the privilege of No Wait Access through the Partner's Entrance, as well as the most comprehensive itinerary on the market, honed through a decade of experience.

As you stroll past the long lines, your English-only speaking guide will provide you with your own personal headset, ensuring you won't miss a moment of their educational and entertaining commentary. With so many fascinating artefacts to admire, you'll appreciate having the freedom to get up close to these masterpieces without having to remain by your guide's side to hear their incredible stories. Your group of 20 people or fewer gives you the flexibility to move easily from room to room while affording you personalized attention from your guide and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.

Be astonished as your guide takes you through rooms such as the Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, and Maps, where treasures from the past surround you and come to life with your guide's enthralling storytelling. Meet artistic giants such as Raphael and Michelangelo as you admire the intricacy of the famed Raphael Rooms, and have your breath taken away by the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel.

End your comprehensive tour in St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll benefit from privileged Skip the Line access, ensuring you waste no time in seeing another artistic triumph; La Pietà. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of this cathedral, topped by the famous towering dome, before emerging in St Peter's Square to pick out the balcony from where the Pope delivers his public addresses.

Highlights

  • Vatican Museums

  • Sistine Chapel

  • Raphael's Rooms

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • St. Peter's Square

Includes

  • No-Wait Access and Skip-the-Line entrance into the Vatican Museums

  • The Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee

  • Headsets during guided tour

  • Expert tour guide

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *English conducted tours meet at the bottom of the steps located right next to Caffe Vaticano. Spanish, French, German and Portuguese conducted tours meets at the corner of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie and Via Candia, at the very bottom of the steps.

  • Please inquire for private tours in German and French.

  • Tours are conducted in groups no larger than 20 people.

  • There will be no charge for children under 6 years of age and reservation is not required. Please provide proof of age.

  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code.

  • The service ends at St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on this tour. A private tour is recommended for wheelchair users.

  • On Wednesdays, the morning tours may be cancelled and no access permitted at St. Peter's Basilica & Square due to Papal Audience.

  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual's responsibility to arrive at the tour departure point.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area. The group will not be able to wait for those who need to check their baggage.

Dress Code

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered.

  • Low cut, sleeveless tops or shorts are not permitted for both men and women.

  • Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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