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

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Visit the Vatican Museums with a professional guide and avoid the long queue. Explore part of the most extensive art collection in the world including the Maps Gallery and the Tapestries. See the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world. Explore St Peter's Basilica and see the famous sculpture La Pieta.

Highlights
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam"
  • See the imposing St. Peter's Basilica and the world renowned sculpture "La Pieta"
  • Discover the originality of the art genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini with the St Peter's Baldacchino
  • Enjoy a unique art experience within a small group tour no more than 25 people
  • Avoid long queues with this skip the line tour
  • Explore the Vatican Museum Rooms including the Tapestries and the Maps Gallery

Description

The tour begins at the Vatican Museum, where the most extensive collection of art in the world is housed in 2000 rooms. Explore the Vatican, St Peter and the Sistine Chapel with this skip the line elite walking tour, there is not wait in line, the guide will walk you through it.

Marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world and the most emblematic example of papal patronage during the Renaissance period. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, you will have an unforgettable experience. This great artist created the masterpiece painting on the ceiling, The Creation of Adam, as well as the incomparable Last Judgment, on the altar wall.

The expert guide will show you more artistic jewels such as the Pio-Clementino halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries. We will then leave the Vatican Museum and proceed to Saint Peter's Basilica to admire, among others, the world famous sculpture La Pietà by Michelangelo and the extremely impressive Baldachin Altar by Bernini. This part of the tour ends in St. Peter's Square with the famous double Colonnade by Bernini.

Itinerary/Activity Schedule

  • Vatican Museums

  • Sistine Chapel

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • La Pieta

  • Colonnade in St. Peter's Square

Includes

  • Headset

  • Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

  • English-speaking guide
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Skip the Line St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Duration: 3 - 4 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Headset / Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica / English-speaking guide

She was awesome, passionate and also considerate of moving along as it was very very hot. Excellent communication but as the link did not work for meeting place maybe a bit more info on address as locals did not seem to be aware either. Excellent tour

Lynne

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Schedule

Starting time: 09:30 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 09:15-08:40

    Pick up at Specific Hotels in Central Rome or Check in at Gartour Vatican Office

  • Skip the Line to the Vatican Museums

    Your tour guide will escort you directly to the Vatican Museums's entrance to avoid the long queues. Upon entering the world-famous museum, begin your exploration of its extensive art collection including the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries. Also, enter each of the four Raphael Rooms.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Then visit the Sistine Chapel and admire the chapel's ceiling painted by Michaelangelo himself. Today, the masterpiece is considered to be one of the major artistic accomplishments of the human civilization.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Finally, step inside the basilica and see the popular sculpture La Pietà and discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is responsible for the impressive Altar Baldaquin (cast in gold and bronze) and the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter’s Square.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends at St. Peter's Square

  • 13:45-13:10

    Pick up at Specific Hotels in Central Rome or Check in at Gartour Vatican Office

  • Skip the Line to the Vatican Museums

    Your tour guide will escort you directly to the Vatican Museums's entrance to avoid the long queues. Upon entering the world-famous museum, begin your exploration of its extensive art collection including the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries. Also, enter each of the four Raphael Rooms.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Then visit the Sistine Chapel and admire the chapel's ceiling painted by Michaelangelo himself. Today, the masterpiece is considered to be one of the major artistic accomplishments of the human civilization.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Finally, step inside the basilica and see the popular sculpture La Pietà and discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is responsible for the impressive Altar Baldaquin (cast in gold and bronze) and the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter’s Square.

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends at St. Peter's Square

  • (For Check-In) Gartour Vatican Office (Viale dei Bastioni Di Michelangelo, 21, Rome, RM, Italia) Time: 09:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro 00120 Città del Vaticano Vatican City) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gartour Vatican Office (Viale dei Bastioni Di Michelangelo, 21, Rome, RM, Italia) Time: 09:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro 00120 Città del Vaticano Vatican City) Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Gartour Vatican Office (Viale dei Bastioni Di Michelangelo, 21, Rome, RM, Italia) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro 00120 Città del Vaticano Vatican City) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gartour Vatican Office (Viale dei Bastioni Di Michelangelo, 21, Rome, RM, Italia) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro 00120 Città del Vaticano Vatican City) Time: 17:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please keep in mind that there is a strict dress-code within the Vatican and you will be refused entry if you are wearing any of the following: big backpacks, shorts, mini-skirt, sleeveless tops and beach sandals.

Additional Note(s)
  • The Pope often conducts his rounds on Wednesdays during which time the St. Peter's Basilica will be closed. In this circumstance, the tour will offer an extended itinerary inside the Vatican Museums.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions. In this circumstance, the participation cost will not be refunded.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 25.

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Reviews

She was awesome, passionate and also considerate of moving along as it was very very hot. Excellent communication but as the link... did not work for meeting place maybe a bit more info on address as locals did not seem to be aware either. Excellent tour more

Lynne

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (08:30:00 local time) to 1 business days (08:30:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 90% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 19:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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