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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

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

Product ID: 1879
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Spend more time inside when you skip the line at the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel through an official, priority entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you’ll experience the best of the Vatican in just 3 hours.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy privileged access through an official Vatican partner entrance
  • Skip the line for St Peter’s Basilica
  • See the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Raphael Rooms, the Papal collections, the famous Gallery of Maps and more
  • Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Make the most of exclusive access, with a maximum group of 20 people
Full description
Your 3-hour journey begins when with skipping the long line and being whisked straight into the Vatican through the Official Partner entrance. Once inside, your expert guide will show you the best of the Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, and the highlights of the Papal art collection in the Raphael Rooms.

These are just a few of the rooms you will discover as we take you deeper into the Vatican. You’ll then spend time with Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will highlight the key details for you not to miss. Next your guide will then take you to St Peter’s Basilica, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty, so you can gaze up into its massive dome and see its iconic sculptures, mosaics and hidden details.

The tour then ends in St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful gather to listen when the Pope appears. By the end, you’ll have heard about the key facts, history of the Vatican and understand how it has helped shaped the world we are in today. You will also see the important aspects of Vatican architecture, demanding politics, and the artistic secrets it contains. This is a truly memorable experience not to be missed!
Includes
  • Exclusive no wait partner access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St Peter's Dome ticket
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• The local tour provider is unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs or with walking disabilities
• Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut/ sleeveless tops or shorts. Clients who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry. The local tour provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress
• There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home
• Access to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience
• From April - Oct, the tour will include a shorter guided tour of the Basilica
• From Nov - March, there will be no guided tour inside the Basilica, due to restrictions. Your guide will offer an explanation from outside, and you can still enter the Basilica independently
• In both cases, tour duration is not affected
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From £58.74 £52.87 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 8313 reviews
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Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 1879