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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

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3 hours
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What You'll Do

  • Benefit from skip-the-line access to some of the Vatican's top attractions on this guided tour (entrance tickets not included)
  • Tour in a small group that never exceeds 25 people
  • Admire the beautiful Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Feast your eyes on the artwork of old masters like Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Explore the Pio Clementine Museum, Belvedere Courtyard, and more
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's


Discover one of the most beautiful sites in the world on this fantastic 3-hour tour of the Vatican with skip-the-line access (entrance tickets not included). Explore the Vatican Museums, the exquisite Sistine Chapel, and the dramatic St. Peter's Basilica.

What to Expect

Take a 3-hour tour of one of the holiest sites in Christendom on this guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums. This exceptional tour includes a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel, a tour of the Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Pio Clementino's Rooms, Tapestry Gallery, Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard and much, much more within the Vatican corridors.

Vatican City is one of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the world; your expert guide will take you to some of the major attractions, as well as to some lesser-known spots that other tourists often miss. You will receive a broad base for understanding the remarkable history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican.

The walking tour goes beyond the gold, pomp, and stateliness, revealing a history full of dark tales of deceit and lust. Get a taste of it all as you uncover the nitty-gritty and the high and mighty, the dirty politics and the ethereal beauty of this most remarkable of Renaissance creations. A world of discovery awaits you.

What's Included

  • Headsets
  • Skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

What's Not Included

  • Entrance tickets - purchase these at the meeting point on the day of the tour
  • Transportation

Meeting Point

Meet your tour guide at Via Germanico 8, at the intersection of Via Germanico and Via Leone IV.

What to Remember

Tickets for the Vatican Museums cost 23 EUR for adults and 16 EUR for students under 26 who have an ISIC card. The ticket fee must be paid to the guide in cash on the day of the tour. This ticket fee includes the EUR 4 ticket booking fee and EUR 2 fee for headsets.

St. Peter's is closed during the following times (during these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums):
Wednesdays: 08:00-12:00
Fridays: 15:00 and 19:30
On 24 and 31 December

On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In these circumstances, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. The tour operator will not offer refunds.

At the Vatican, please abide by the dress code and keep shoulders and knees covered. This dress code is strictly enforced and you may be refused entrance if you do not follow it.

Please note that this tour is not wheelchair-accessible.

Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What Other People Are Saying(7760 Reviews)

4.0/5 stars
Expensive with added added Vatican entry fee but pleasant& informative

Priscilla our guide was pleasant, funny and as informative as the short tour and crowds allowed. AVOID MONDAYS!

5.0/5 stars
The perfect tour!

Very nice tour with a pleasant and polite woman guide!she was a professional and she also answered all the questions that we had to make...!9/10

4.0/5 stars
great guide!!! Just hard to find and hidden fees

We loved our guide and she was incredibly knowledgeable. Buying the tour does not get you entrance into the Vatican, however, that is an additional 20 euros. In addition, make sure you go into the tour storefront on the corner mentioned as the meeting point...if not you'll be looking for the actual tour to meet you outside:)

3.0/5 stars
Both audio devices carried lots of static

Both audio devices carried lots of static; could not hear group leader most of the time.

1.0/5 stars
Not to be trusted

At no point in time were we told that we had to pay an additional 36€ for the entrance tickets to the museums. The people attending us could not explain why and just said either you pay or you can't come.

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