Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Varies by language selected
  • Departure Details :
    Via Leone IV, 2, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Skip the long lines to the Vatican museums on this 3-hour small group tour in Rome with a professional guide and explore one of the world’s great art collections to the fullest, including Michelangelo's magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica - the largest church in the world. With a maximum of 13 participants in a tour, you do not have to worry about crowds disturbing you anymore.


  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Instant confirmation
  • Led by an art historian

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Be part of the Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small Group Tour and here is the itinerary you will follow - 

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Enjoy an exclusive, small group guided tour of the Vatican Museums, with a maximum of 13 guests per guide for a more intimate experience. Skip the long lines to access the galleries, that are home to one of the world's greatest collections of art and antiquities and marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Vatican city, Lazio

A real treat for art lovers, you will get to admire the famous four paintings made by Raffaello

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

Go inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's legendary frescoes and let your expert guide tell you all about this fascinating artwork.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Lazio

Go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, including Michelangelo's La Pieta, beneath the magnificent dome of the worlds largest church.

Duration: 1 hour


Blue Badge guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines


Entrance fees are not included - those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior tour departure in cash only.

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Please note: with this tour you will not skip the security lines. Security control is mandatory for everyone.

Admission fees to the Vatican Museum are not included in the tour rate. Those can be paid directly to your tour guide at the meeting point prior to tour departure in cash only. Please bring with you a formal Sudent ID to show prior Tour departure.

Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.


Near public transportation.

Most travelers can participate.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Pleasant,informative guide. Small group,13 people. Guide asked us to stay together in the massive crowds;however,she kept striding of ahead of most of us,so we found it hard to keep together. Also,"Skip-the-line" did not stop us standing in long queues in the 32 degree heat!.
    Got to see a lot,and had 15 mins in Sistine Chapel;all very worth seeing. The toilet break before the Sistine was a good idea.

  • 06-Jan-2018

    This tour was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgable and excited to share her love of art with us. She got us in, and past a huge line, in no time and made sure we got the most out of our time together. We were a small group, which is great as the place was packed. I would highly recommend this tour!

  • 03-Dec-2017

    Excellent! Ended up with 3 people and our guide for the tour! Exceptional!

  • 07-Sep-2017

    This was the highlight of our Rome trip and we barely scratched the surface of the treasures that are at the Vatican. Our small group tour turned into a private tour as some people didn't turn up so we were treated personally to an excellent trip through some of the museums museum of geographical maps was incredible ending up at the basilica itself. The guide was an archaeologist and was a wealth of knowledge - even took us underground. We wanted to do it all again!

  • 06-Sep-2017

    Tour guide was challenging to understand and the Vatican was very crowded. That being said, if you have never done the Vatican, it's worth doing.

  • 28-Nov-2016

    This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything and I was able to appreciate what I was seeing so much more. Definitely recommended.

  • 06-Oct-2016

    This tour never happened! We were contacted too late to meet our contact at the very crowded Vatican! Very disappointed!

  • 20-Sep-2016

    Francesca did an excellent job in guiding our small group through the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's even though it was a very crowded day for tours. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't more restriction of access to allow the groups going through to have a better viewing experience of the incredble art in the collection.

  • 13-Sep-2016

    Francesca led my small group through the Vatican...and I can't recommend the tour and Francesca highly enough!!! She was amazing, bright and friendly and was a pleasure to walk around with!

  • 27-Jul-2016

    We booked this tour for our honeymoon. We had booked a small group tour but no one else had reserved the same time slot so we ended up with a private tour! Our tour guide Francesca was AMAZING. She was so sweet and knowledgable. She customized the tour to just what we wanted! Highly recommended!

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