Skip The Line- Vatican Museums With St Peter's, Sistine Chapel And Small-Group Upgrade - Rome

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs near the Vatican Museums entrance.
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at St. Peter's Basilica.

Overview

Experience amazing places in Rome like Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this guided 3 hours Vatican Museum tour. This small group Rome tour limited to 20 people! See Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more on this Skip The Line - Vatican Museums With St Peter's, Sistine Chapel And Small -Group Upgrade. After step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam'. Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Basilica where you can get close to the stunning Pieta which is in itself breathtaking. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour in Rome(12 people maximum). Avoid the long lines to save time for St. Peter’s Basilica with special skip the line access directly from the Sistine Chapel.Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

Highlights

  • Discover the Vatican Museum on a 3-hour tours of Rome
  • Avoid the Vatican Lines with special access to explore Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • See Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more
  • Visit Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco 'The Creation of Adam'
  • Guided Vatican walking tour in Rome
  • See the famous La Pieta sculpture
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure or upgrade to a small-group tour (maximum 12)
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Rome Skip the line tour with small group
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Inclusions

  • Entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Know More about this tour

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Head straight inside with your guide and enter the worlds most extensive private collections of art.

Hear the stories and secrets of the intriguing Vatican while following your guide through incredible rooms like the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, a seemingly never-ending corridor adorned with intricately detailed Italian maps. Pass through the Gallery of Candelabras, seeing ancient sculptures and opulent candelabras from Imperial villas, and wander through Bramantes Pinecone Courtyard to pose for pictures in front of the bronze Pigna statue.

Amble through Raphaels Rooms, marveling at the interconnecting galleries that showcase the artistic genius of Raphael, and then enter the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel the crowning glory of any visit to the Vatican. Gaze up at Michelangelos famous The Creation of Adamceiling fresco, see The Last Judgement on the chapels back wall and absorb the sacred ambiance of the popes private chapel.

Your tour finishes with a fully guided visit to St Peters Basilica, the home of the Catholic Church, where more artistic masterpieces await. See La Pieta, a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, and admire Berninis Baldachino the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St Peters high altar. Bid your guide farewell and take a stroll through St Peters Square if you wish.

8:10am Small-Group Tour:
Upgrade to the 8:10am tour, and not only will you skip the long lines to enter the Vatican Museums, but youll gain access as soon as the doors open -- before the general public step foot inside. Groups never exceed 12 people, ensuring youll see the Vatican highlights up-close with personalized attention from your guide.

7:30pm Tour:
Book the evening tour and explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after the main closing times an opportunity available for a strictly limited season. Access is only possible for people pre-booking an evening tour, so book now to secure your spot! The season runs every Friday from May 6 until July 26, and then from September 6 until October 30. Numbers are limited to 20 people. Tour does not include a visit to St Peter's Basilica.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Guided visits are not allowed inside St. Peter's on afternoon tours due to religious functions. In this case guides provide full commentary from the Basilica's porch, and guests can visit the interior at their own pace without the guide

Pre-booking this ticket enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security.

Tours departing Wednesday: There is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date.

We are unable to accommodate other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives late cannot be accommodated

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended

Duration of the walking tour is 3-hours

On rare occasions, St Peters Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St Peters Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued.

Do you cater to wheelchair users? Do you or the Vatican provide wheelchairs? This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible or either strollers. For your information, Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after entrance, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes.

When our tour is over will we be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica or the grottos or dome? Absolutely. Our tours end at the front of St Peter's Basilica, which is a very convenient location to leave for lunch, visit the Vatican bookstore, visit the Vatican post office, enter St Peter's Basilica, continue to the grottos below St Peter's, or climb to the dome. Your guide will happily point you in the right direction!

Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering the Vatican Museums. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that these items are not taken on this tour

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.