This activity was a 2014 nominee for the Worlds Best Attraction Guidie Award. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

 
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Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

Tour in a small group that never exceeds 25 people

See all the most important sights in the Vatican City

Feast your eyes on the artwork of old masters like Michelangelo and Raphael

Explore the Pio Clementine Museum, Belvedere Courtyard, and more

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  • English Tour

    Duration: 3 hours Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

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  • English Tour: Semi-Private

    A maximum of 12 participants will be on this tour.

    Duration: 3 hours Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

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  • German Tour

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  • French Tour

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Live guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Meeting point:

8 Via Germanico, at the intersection of Via Germanico and Via Leone IV

Overview:

Discover one of the most beautiful and storied sites in the world with skip-the-line access to the Vatican. On this fantastic 3-hour tour you will see the Vatican Museums, the exquisite Sistine Chapel, and the dramatic St. Peter's Basilica.

Description:

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

Good to Know:

• The tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's during the following times, as it will be closed. Alternatively, the tour will visit other parts of the museums:
Wednesdays from 8:00-12:00
On Fridays, the 15:00 and 19:30 tours
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.
• 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 already includes the EUR 4 ticket booking fee and EUR 2 fee for headsets.
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair-accessible

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  • Rating: 5 “Linda is great!”

    Reviewed by Tunde from Veszprem, Hungary on October 25th, 2014 It is best when a local archeologist is your guide! We had a great time, and thank you for the tips afterwards!


  • Rating: 5 “Breath taking”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 25th, 2014 Unforgettable experience that I'll remember forever


  • Rating: 5 “Skip the line if you can it saves valuable time.”

    Reviewed by Juan from guatemala, Guatemala on October 25th, 2014 Excellent guide and excellent experience with the agency. Our guide was the best, she really knew what she was talking about. Highly recomend it!!!! Two thumbs up


  • Rating: 5 “Perfect Tour and professional guide!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Apeldoorn, Netherlands on October 25th, 2014 In 3 Hours complete visit with quality guide! Normally I'm not so fond to "follow the group", but this was really worthwhile.


  • Rating: 5 “Made such a difference!”

    Reviewed by Susan from South Bend, United States on October 22nd, 2014 The ability to skip waiting in the long lines was fabulous. Our guide gave us so much information that we would never have been able to discover on our own.


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  • “Perfect!”

    “Very well organized. Timing of the tour was just right. Size of the group was good.
    Guide spoke German very well. Can only recommend.”

    Josef from Frauenkirchen, Austria

  • “It was very good”

    “Amazingly factual high-quality tour, sometimes we were told a little too much and shown too little”

    Cornelia from Berlin, Germany

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