Vatican Skip the Line: Sistine Chapel, St Peter's and Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Great tour! ! The line for visitors without a fast pass extended for miles, while we accessed Vatican city from a different entrance and our guide conducted a very efficient tour. Loved it. Some of the most beautiful art we've seen in Europe. ...Alexandra V., United States – See more reviews
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The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel
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See the famous La Pieta sculpture
See the famous La Pieta sculpture
St. Peter's Basilica interior
St. Peter's Basilica interior
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Musei Vaticani
Musei Vaticani
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The School of Athens in one of Raphael Rooms
The School of Athens in one of Raphael Rooms
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
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God creates Adam, Sistine Chapel painting
God creates Adam, Sistine Chapel painting
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Pinecone Courtyard
Pinecone Courtyard
Statue Gallery
Statue Gallery
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The Sistine Chapel
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See the famous La Pieta sculpture
St. Peter's Basilica interior
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Musei Vaticani
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The School of Athens in one of Raphael Rooms
Facade view of St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Skip the Line: Sistine Chapel, St Peter's and Vatican Museums Guided Tour - Picture 14
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God creates Adam, Sistine Chapel painting
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Pinecone Courtyard
Statue Gallery
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What To Expect

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

Highlights

  • Skip the long lines with a priority entry to the Vatican Museums

  • Guaranteed small group tour with a maximum of 20 guests

  • Expert English speaking 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:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
3640
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Meet our Expert Guide at foot of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums, and depart for this visit at some time sharp, don't be late!

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; 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies.

  • Due to specific Vatican rules, guests are only allowed up to 15 minutes stay inside the Sistine Chapel. In St. Peter's Basilica, tour guides are not allowed to speak to guests while inside the premises but you can stay as long as you want within operating hours. Brief information about the landmarks will be given at the start of the tour, on some place outside the sites.

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: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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