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

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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

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

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.

Includes

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel
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Get the most of your Vatican visit and go past the long lines with Skip the Line entry. Spend more time exploring. You will visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection, capping off your tour with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Admission English-speaking guide

Vatican is a city worth visiting in your life. Architecture, paintings and sculptures are outstanding. It has numerous number of tourists every time and I strongly recommend to join this tour. The tour provides us a fast track ticket for Vatican museums and we can save our time for waiting in a long queue. The tour guide coordinates our tour very well and I could understand Vatican with listening to her illustration. Enjoy your day in Vatican and Rome.

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Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 14:30 (Show more)
  • 07:45

    Check-in

  • 08:00

    Tour begins

    You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    After getting your fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.

  • St. Peter’s Square

    The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

  • 11:00

    Check-out

  • 08:30

    Check-in

  • 08:45

    Tour begins

    You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    After getting your fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.

  • St. Peter’s Square

    The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

  • 11:45

    Check-out

  • 08:45

    Check-in

  • 09:00

    Tour begins

    You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    After getting your fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.

  • St. Peter’s Square

    The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

  • 12:00

    Check-out

  • 09:45

    Check-in

  • 10:00

    Tour begins

    You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    After getting your fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.

  • St. Peter’s Square

    The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

  • 13:00

    Check-out

  • 14:15

    Check-in

  • 14:30

    Tour begins

    You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.

  • Sistine Chapel

    Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

    After getting your fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.

  • St. Peter’s Square

    The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

  • 17:30

    Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 11:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 11:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 11:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 08:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 11:45:00

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 13:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 13:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 14:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 17:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 14:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 17:30:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • On Wednesday mornings & afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square. Customers who wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica are advised to travel on another day.

  • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, a longer tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.

  • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

  • Due to specific Vatican rules, tour guide commentaries for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica will be given at the start of the tour outside the premises of both sites.

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Reviews

Vatican is a city worth visiting in your life. Architecture, paintings and sculptures are outstanding. It has numerous number of t...ourists every time and I strongly recommend to join this tour. The tour provides us a fast track ticket for Vatican museums and we can save our time for waiting in a long queue. The tour guide coordinates our tour very well and I could understand Vatican with listening to her illustration. Enjoy your day in Vatican and Rome. more

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