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

Product ID: 175128
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About this tour
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Spanish, German
Easy cancellation
Cancel anytime for a full refund

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Access exclusive no-wait entrances to the Vatican attractions
  • Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your expert guide
  • Discover lesser-known works that visitors often miss
Full description
Get more time to immerse yourself in the Vatican’s awe-inspiring art with no-wait access to the museums and basilica.

With a group of 20 people or fewer, your expert guide will bring the art and history to life in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and more.

Avoid the long public line and go straight to the front of the Vatican Museums. Learn about the history and people behind the art in the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra. A headset ensures you can hear the guide clearly.

Next, visit and hear the story of the magnificent Sistine Chapel. See if you can spot Michelangelo’s self-portrait, which hints that he would rather be skinned alive than paint in the Sistine Chapel again. (After you learn what it took to create a fresco, you’ll understand why.)

Then, use another exclusive entrance to head straight into St. Peter’s Basilica. See the incredible altar and Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, “La Pietà.”

The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony where the Pope delivers his public addresses, and take photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

What you will see:
• Vatican Museum
• Pinacoteca Courtyard - with views of St. Peter’s Basilica
• Pinecone Courtyard
• Chiaramonti Museum
• Gallery of Candelabra - ancient sculptures
• Gallery of Tapestries
• Gallery of Maps
• Sistine Chapel
• St. Peter’s Basilica
• St. Peter’s Square
Includes
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • 2.5-hour guided tour in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket to St. Peter’s Dome
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips for the guide

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Know before you go
• Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the Vatican has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed.
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• St. Peter’s Basilica has an airport-style security check. No liquids, large bags, or sharp items are allowed.
• St. Peter’s Basilica and Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 684 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 175128