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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 59443
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Enjoy a tour that features skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica. Marvel at the vast collection of artistic treasures on display, the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica's architecture.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Vatican Museums at an enjoyable pace with a passionate and knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the lives, intrigues, and myths of popes throughout history
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the lines waiting to enter St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Pietà
Full description
Experience the uniqueness of the Vatican Museums and the treasures hidden within on a small-group skip-the-line tour.

Your guide will provide commentary on important works of art in the exceptional collection on this 2-hour program.

Walk through the Gallery of Candelabras, Gallery of Maps, and Gallery of Tapestries. Your guide will explain in detail the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and will tell you about the mysteries, myths, and legends linked to this extraordinary masterwork of Michelangelo.

You’ll skip the long lines waiting to enter the Museums and receive headsets so you can freely take photos while listening to your guide.

The tour also includes privileged passage to St. Peter’s Basilica that will save hours of your time.
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
  • English-speaking guide, authorized by the Vatican Museums
  • Privileged passage to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Tips/gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Borgo Vittorio 85C, 00193 Roma RM, Italy. For 11:30 AM departure please meet at 11:15 AM. For 3:00 PM departure, please meet the local operator at 2:30 PM.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• There is a compulsory security check at the entrance to the Vatican Museums
• A strict dress code applies, stipulating that shoulders and knees must be covered
• No long umbrellas or large backpacks are allowed
• A guided tour of St Peter's Basilica is not included — only skip-the-line access
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

City Lights Tours

Product ID: 59443