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Faster Than Skip-the-line: Exclusive Guided Group Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Duration

3 Hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

24 people

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Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Availability: Everyday except Sunday
Note: The tour starting at 8:30AM will not be available on Wednesday
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Place: Via Sebastiano Veniero, 15, 00192 Roma RM

Overview

Irrespective of whether it’s your first time in Rome or the 10th time, this Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Small Group Tour is the most perfect way available to experience the Vatican Museums and get a complete overview of one of the world’s largest art collections.

Skip the long lines to enter the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and spend more time gazing in awe at the masterpieces of art and architecture. Take in the mastery of the glorious work of Michelangelo, navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history, with a guide who will bring the ancient collection to life. This intimate semi-private tour, by all means, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Semi-private guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line admission with exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy mesmerizing sites such as Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps, and Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard
  • See the famous La Pieta sculpture while exploring St. Peter’s Basilica on a fully guided Vatican walking tour
  • See masterpieces by Raphael, Michelangelo and many others
  • Professional guide throughout the Tour
  • Live tour commentary via audio headset

Included/Exclude

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
The tour/activity can be cancelled until 48 hours of starting time.
You are requested to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time. Tours are time-sensitive and we cannot accommodate late arrivals
Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter the venues
You are not allowed to carry a big bag/luggage during the tour
The sites are not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
To qualify for the Student Discount: You must be under 26 years and you will be required to show a valid Student ID during the time of entrance
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open from 9 AM– 4 PM daily
Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays, during these times, the 3-hour tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
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.

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Annette Pizzini

25/09/2020

Thanks to our guide

Excellently well arranged tour. Our tour guide Mira was unquestionably knowledgeable and passionate with an interactive approach. She had good background knowledge of relevant history and the other details. We enjoyed lovely Vatican city and its history meticulously.
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Alberto

13/09/2020

Awesome glory

We have visited the Vatican on our break to Rome. We purchased this tour from Rome tour tickets and we weren't disappointed. We got quick access to enter the Vatican. Inside the museum, the artwork, statues, marble floors & ceilings are out of this world. As we moved around from room to room, every painted ceiling was more stunning. From Bernini's sculptures to Raphael's paintings, The Vatican is a must if in Rome.
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Kristin

20/08/2020

Mix experience

Next if I am visiting Rome, I would choose the hotel near the Vatican. We were so late to reach the meeting spot. Though the company helped a lot and kept answering over the phone. It was a little difficult for an old couple like us to walk a lot maintaining a good pace. It required much focused time to see each attraction inside the Vatican. We have to visit again for some unseen parts of the Vatican.
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clarencelin

10/08/2020

Fantastic day out

In this tour what most impressed me was the marvellous Sistine Chapel. The most famous and impressive Sistine Chapel demonstrates perhaps the very best of the Renaissance era, featuring the works of Botticelli, the master - Michelangelo, among others. From ground to ceiling, it is simply covered by gorgeous works of art, no wall space goes to waste. Thanks to our guide Mira who narrated all the important details so meticulously that made the tour more enjoyable
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Trevor Binford

02/08/2020

Profound experience

I was well informed about the ineffable beauty of the artworks by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Botticelli and a few others. So, I just couldn’t wait to see and experience in person. All these magnificent arts almost bring tears to my eyes and it’s hard to put into words how that feeling was. Its architecture and decoration that is frescoed throughout the ceiling and walls took my breath away. A must see amazing feat of human endurance and creativity. Don’t take the camera because photography is not allowed in the chapel. But your eye won’t forget what you observed there.
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Sandra Kloncz

25/07/2020

My husband was so happy at the end!

My husband was not ready for this tour but I insisted on visiting the Vatican. You might think who doesn’t want to visit the Vatican if they are in Rome! But he was kind of blah blah! Finally, he agreed and we went to the museums. He ended up being the happiest person after finishing the tour. 3 hours is actually not enough to complete this tour because the magnificent arts deserve more time standing in front of them. Taking pictures inside the Sistine chapel is prohibited otherwise would have taken some shots. Book this tour and you’ll be amazed!
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glennbautista

17/07/2020

Great company to plan vatican tours.

We truly enjoyed going around the Vatican Museums, Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The detail and information provided in this tour were staggering and overly fascinating. We saw everything in one shot. I have to say this company does a great job and helps travellers to reach the deep level of Roman history. Hats off to you guys for playing a big role in making this tour an unforgettable one.
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stephanieleiva

11/07/2020

Fantastic tour of Vatican City

This company is so great and helped me a lot. I missed the tour timing and couldn’t reach the meeting spot at time. I was so lucky that they offered us a place to their next group without any extra payment. Heart warming thank you from the deepest core of my heart for this genorisity. The tour experience was superb. The work of arts are so wonderful, the structures are fabulous, the church is opulent with so much history. Also our tour guide was very energetic and proficient about everything. This company deserves a huge SHOUT-OUT for organizing this great tour.
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Ryan

03/07/2020

Well spent 3 hours

We did this just not to say we did, but the whole 3 hours spent on this tour were so great in my opinion. Four of our friends who joined our group, surprisingly they also loved the tour since they were not attracted to the historical things. Our guide Mira was very skilled and knowledgeable who narrated every detail in a very enjoyable way. I must say we had a very good time there. From this experience, though you are not a history lover, you should visit Sistine Chapel for once. Who knows you might fall in love!
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Jameshodges

21/06/2020

Worth the whole day spent

We paid for skip-the-line ticket and just within 15 minutes we were in. We avoided all the queues to get to the Vatican and that’s the beauty of skip-the-line access tickets. It saved much time and made our visit more enjoyable. Beauty of the architecture and the numerous works of art in the Vatican amazed me. Wonderful place which every traveler must visit in Rome.
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