Skip the Line: Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tickets & Tour

 
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Highlights:

See the Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums

Marvel at the Sistine Chapel

Go inside St. Peter's Basilica on the morning tour (except on Wednesday)

See the Raphael Rooms, part of the Papal Apartments

Skip the line for fast entry to the Vatican's most famous sights

Average time saved with skip-the-line ticket
2-3 hours

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  • English Tour

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • German Tour

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • Spanish Tour

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • French and Portuguese Tour

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • German Tour with Pick-Up from Select Hotels

    Duration: 3 hours

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Live guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Meeting point:

Piazza del Risorgimento, at the corner of Via Ottaviano (except hotel pick-up option)

Overview:

Visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The guided 3-hour morning or afternoon tour also explores the papal treasures and magnificent art of the Vatican Museums.

Description:

Tour one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 3-hour 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-line access, saving you long waits in the lines that form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered among 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.

Only in the morning
Admire Bernini’s colonnade in St. Peter’s Square and go inside the Basilica. Built over the centuries by famous architects including Michelangelo, its iconic dome is one of the glittering symbols of Rome.

What's Included:

• Guided tour
• Entrance tickets
• Professional tour guide
• Skip-the-line entrance

What's Not Included:

• Pick-up – applies to all tours except the German tour with pick-up
• Drop off
• Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica – applies to all afternoon tours

Good to Know:

• Tours run every day except Sundays and religious holidays.
• Tour ends close to St. Peter's Square.
• Strict dress code: no skirts above the knee, no shorts, no bare shoulders (tank tops or sleeveless blouses), and you must wear shoes. You will not be permitted inside the basilica unless you are dressed appropriately. Since this tour goes into the Basilica through the Sistine Chapel, it is important that you respect the dress code.
• If there are children with you, please do not take the tour with your baby buggy. Vatican Museums allows you to take baby buggies into the Museum, but not inside the Basilica, therefore it is strongly recommended that you do not carry the buggy with you before entering the Museums, otherwise you will risk losing the group at the Sistine Chapel.
• Please note that on Wednesdays the tour will not enter the Basilica due to the Papal audience
• Spanish, French (in low season, requires a minimum of 4 people) and German tours may be led in multiple languages

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  • Rating: 4 “Worth doing.”

    Reviewed by Robert from Altona, Australia on September 14th, 2014 Great to skip the lines. Great info provived by our guide.


  • Rating: 5 “Well managed given the huge crowd.”

    Reviewed by Willem from El Masnou, Spain on September 14th, 2014 Number of people allowed into the Vatican visits touches on the limit. In this context, the tour was managed very well and the visit was excellent. The Vatican visit is a must, amazing experience - and the guide - Irina - was great, really top class.


  • Rating: 3 “Not really what we were looking for”

    Reviewed by Paul from Colchester, United States on September 5th, 2014 The tour guide was nice, friendly, and informative. Nothing against him. Unfortunately, there were just too many tours, too many people, and the only thing we really accomplished was getting to see the sistine chapel, which once we eventually got to it, the tour guide could not even come with us. The Vatican museums were pretty but the tour was too impersonal and most of the things we wanted to know about, weren't mentioned (which in fairness we didn't directly ask). One of the best parts of the tour, was that it killed enough time so that when we were done, we went straight to St Peter's Basilica with a less than 10 minute wait time. The highlight of the trip!


  • Rating: 4 “A worthwhile and interesting tour”

    Reviewed by Robert from Bearwood, United Kingdom on September 4th, 2014 This skip the line tour was well worth the money. The tour guide was knowledgable and engaging. A worthwhile tour for anyone visiting Rome.


  • Rating: 4 “bien organise”

    Reviewed by Claudine from arras, France on September 3rd, 2014 8 sur10


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    “All I can say is I would recommend this tour again.”

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