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Vatican Museums, Sistine, St Peter Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Product ID: 9241
Take a guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Enter through an exclusive privileged entry for Vatican Museums partners.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Save up to 2-3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Audio guide/headphones
German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Be guided by a professional through Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums with entry through a privileged door
  • Join a group of 35 people maximum
  • Learn about the Sistine Chapel and admire it's 'Creation of Adam'
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
Full description
Take a 3-hour guided tour of the holiest site in Christendom on a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica.

With exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access through the Vatican Museums partners' entrance, save the long wait in the lines that usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered one of the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries.

Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Group guided tour
  • Exclusive partner entrance access
  • Official Vatican Museum headset
  • Visit to Raphael Rooms (morning tours only)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Tombs of the Popes

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza del Risorgimento, in the middle of the square in front of Bar L'Ottagono. Look out for the team wearing pink a 'I love Rome' uniform. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Important: in case of religious events and on Wednesday tours the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
• Keep in mind that the Vatican Museum is the third-most visited museum in the world and may be crowded
• In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
• This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed
• No umbrellas, trolleys, baby strollers, large bags or tripods will be allowed into the Museums
• Important: in case of religious events and on Wednesday tours the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library
• Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 7073 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Good to book from home and avoid endless queues. Good info from the organizer and easy to find the venue. Expert guide. It would have been difficult to manage the queues and to understand the most important thing if you had not had the guide's help. We had VIP and it was worth every penny.

January 4, 2020

The tour is well organized. Meeting point is clear. The staffs are helpful. Our guide, Roberta is great. However, probably due to limited time, I miss some of the spots that I want to visit, such as: Spiral stairs, Sphere within sphere, Lacoon, Belvedere torso, Raphael's annunciation, etc. There is some interference with other groups frequency that bothers audio guide in several area but it is still okay.

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December 17, 2019

Having a guide was essential because it was sooo busy! We were there at the off season too. It was stress free to have someone knowledgeable show us how to get around and explain the different sites. We learned a lot! The only part we didn’t like was that there was no time for going into the shops, then at the end you are left at a shop near the far exit that frankly was pretty cheap. I would have liked even 5 minutes to look inside the Vatican stores.

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December 1, 2019

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Product ID: 9241