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

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  • English Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • German Tour

    Live guide: German

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • Spanish Tour

    Live guide: Spanish

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • French and Portuguese Tour

    Live guide: French, Portuguese

    Duration: 3 hours

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  • German Tour with Pick-Up from Select Hotels

    Live guide: German

    Duration: 3 hours

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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: 3 “Good, but not great.”

    Reviewed by Jennifer from Newark, United States on October 16th, 2014 The good: Our tour guide was nice, accommodating, and spoke decent English.

    The bad: It seemed that although we were given a good bit of information, there was a lot of "dead air" when we were waiting for people to catch up, take 2 bathroom breaks, and when our guide was (on multiple occasions) helping out another affiliate with tech difficulties, taking precious time away from our 3 hour tour. We then had to move very quickly through the Vatican museum galleries and because there were so many of us, our guide was usually a gallery or two ahead of us in her descriptions. The sound would cut in and out making it extremely frustrating to follow along.

    Overall:
    I found that, after moving past the very, very long lines the tour was worth while just in skipping the line, but if you want to see the galleries at your own pace, take photos, and not have the frustration of moving through small spaces with a large crowd, just buy the skip the line tickets.


  • Rating: 4 “Worth it”

    Reviewed by Jaymie from jamaica, United States on October 11th, 2014 The Vatican is so large- having a guide to explain what you are looking at is great! She was very good at answering questions, and tried to joke which was nice. Definitely worth it.


  • Rating: 4 “good”

    Reviewed by Dennis from Lidköping, Sweden on October 5th, 2014 Visit vatican early monday-friday. We went saturday afternoon. Huge amount of ppl. Took 4ever inside vatican state.


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent tour and brilliant tour guide well worth the money”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Deeping St James, United Kingdom on October 4th, 2014 Really informative tour enjoyable and easy to follow


  • Rating: 5 “Not to be missed ! Fantastic guide : )”

    Reviewed by Gary from Falkirk, United Kingdom on September 30th, 2014 Communication at all times was excellent. Pace and knowledge of tour exceeded expectations - well worth the price


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