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  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Vatican: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Product ID: 188661
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Save precious time with a skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums, and discover the papal collections with an English-speaking guide. Pause to reflect in the Sistine Chapel, and get fast-track entry to St. Peter's Basilica.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Skip the long ticket lines to the main attractions of the Vatican City
  • Explore the main galleries of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire Michelangelo's beautiful frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter St. Peter's Basilica through a reserved entrance
  • Discover hidden gems with an expert guide
Full description
Journey through the history of art at one of the most impressive museums in the world. Save time with guaranteed skip-the-ticket-line entry to the vast corridors and galleries of the Vatican Museums.

Follow your guide to the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Maps, based on painted topographical maps of Italy by the Dominican friar Ignazio Danti. Discover how Renaissance Italians saw themselves and their surroundings, and see Raphael’s famous fresco The School of Athens to learn how he depicted the ideals of Renaissance men.

Enter the miraculous Sistine Chapel and take in every detail of Michelangelo's masterpiece in silence. Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica through a reserved entrance and gaze in wonder at the most opulent church in the world. See masterpieces of art, such as Michelangelo's La Pieta and the magnificent Il Baldacchino altarpiece by Bernini.
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Small group tour
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Caffe' Vaticano on Viale Vaticano, 100. Your guide will be waiting, holding a sign for ease of recognition..

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible. If you have doubts about your mobility, a private tour is strongly recommended.
• Student rates are available for those aged 18 to 25. Please have a valid student ID (university card) on the day of your tour or you will be required to pay the different of full price admission.
• The Vatican tends to be quieter in the late afternoon. However, there is a chance the museums may still be crowded while you are inside.
• You are advised to be at the meeting point up to 15 minutes in advance to ensure a prompt start.
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Product ID: 188661