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Skip-the-Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Immerse yourself in the Vatican's awe-inspiring art with no-wait access to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.

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4.5 / 5
based on 76,036 reviews

The Vatican was jammed but our guide, Arnaldo, was fabulous !!

Our guide did an excellent job both in setting expectations about crowds and waits and rules, and also in sharing his extensive knowledge in an interesting way. He was terrific!! The tour meeting experience was also great — the tour company had a clear place to meet, clear check in process, etc. No stress trying to find the guide. Excellent. We did feel a little jammed and rushed in the Vatican but that was clearly out of everyone’s control.,.. so many people in small spaces ... but Arnaldo helped us thru that as well as possible !

the contemporary art is overlooked at the Vatican Museum

I loved my visit to the Vatican museum. I thought it as going to be all about the Renaissance, and it was, but it was much more. The teasing way they presented contemporary art on the last leg of the trek through history and archaeology to the Sistine Chapel was a surprise. The signs kept saying Capella Sistina but there was hall after hall of 20th and 21st-century art that was surprising and beautiful. There was art from many of the greats and it was inspiring to see them take on traditional religious subjects in new and exciting ways. Of course, when you enter the Sistine everything else in your life seems small and insignificant, including the art you've just been looking at for half an hour or more. But when I looked back I was impressed because this is the art I can and do myself.

Good idea to beat the ticket queue which was very long!

We visited on a very hot day so skipping the long ticket queue was a big bonus. The museums are very interesting but also very busy. We took a picnic and plenty of water and ate outside in the gardens. There are some long galleries with amazing ceilings but as we approached the Sistene Chapel the crowd got very congested. The Chapel ceiling is a wonder to behold. Overall An enjoyable visit.

Very busy but worth the trip, amazing art and history.

This visit very much depends on how good your guide is and luckily ours was fantastic. Miguel was very knowledgeable and passionate about everything. We had head phones and he talked constantly explaining as we walked, the only issue is that you have to keep up which is tricky when so busy but overall I doubt we could have had a better person showing us around this amazing place. Make sure to pre-book, even thigh you still have to queue 30 minutes is better than 2 hours!!!!

Absolutely essential to navigating the Vatican!

By far the best part of this tour was avoiding the lines and having a guide to help you navigate a very crowded Vatican! Our guide made sure we were able to see and experience the highlights to the fullest.

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