Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's
Meeting PointMeet your tour guide at Via Germanico 8, at the intersection of Via Germanico and Via Leone IV.
- 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
What to Expect
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.
- 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
What to Remember
St. Peter's is closed during the following times (during these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums):
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.
a very good trip marred by a shortened trip to the sistine chapel bcuz some loser in our group went and tried to take a pic in it when we were told not to do so well in advance , due to that the entire group had to leave the chapel within a few minutes of entering it. that was the only damper in an otherwise excellent trip.
The tour was okay, needs a bit of improvement though. The audio headsets aren't the best so you had to stay close to the guide to hear something, also at some places they were picking up some frequencies and you weren't able to understand anything. The 3 hour tour also isn't a 3 hour tour but more a 2 hour tour.... I did the tour at 3 pm and we finished at 5:30 pm and were free to go and explore the St. Peter's Basilica on our own. There is also a 20-25 min break before you enter the Sistine Chapel. Also you go through it very quickly and don't really have the time to enjoy everything around you and to take photos. Our tour guide, Pasquale, was very informative tho and always made sure that everybody was there.
Overall, it was what I expected. It was our second time going to the Vatican and this time we brought our two daughters 18 and 20. They are college students and even though the company had student discount up to age 25, they would give it to us because one of my daughters didn't bring her student ID. They clearly looked young and they could've given us the student discount.
The guide gave a lot of interesting (not inane) information and we moved at a great pace!
Well organised, punctual, kept flowing, audio prone to dropping out.