Skip The Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option - Rome

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Depending on option selected
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs near the Vatican Museums entrance.
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica on this guided Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! See Raphaels Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelos fresco The Creation of Adam. Finish with a St Peters Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peters Basilica with special 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

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour

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.

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

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.

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.

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