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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine & St Peters Tour

Product ID: 9241
Key Details
3 hours - 3.5 hours
Skip the Line
Save up to 2-3 hours
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Live Guide
German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian

Pick-up service

Please call 24-48 hours ahead of time to receive your pick-up time. Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1-hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time. If you are not staying at a centrally located hotel, please select one to be picked up from and make your way there. If your hotel or accommodation is not listed on the website you must reach Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop)

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What You'll Do
  • See the Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums with entry through a privileged door
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and admire it's "Creation of Adam"
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the "School of Athens"
  • Be guided by a professional art history expert
  • Join a group of 35 people maximum
Take a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica thanks to an exclusive, privileged entry. This morning or afternoon guided visit will lets you explore one of the most important art collections in the world.
What to Expect
Tour one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a 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 usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered one of 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.

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.
There are morning and afternoon tours. Morning tours (3,5 hours) include the Galleria dei Candelabri, the Galleria degli Arazzi (Raphael Cartoons), the Galleria delle Carte geografiche, the Sala Sobieski, the Sala dell'Immacolata Concezione, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments leading to the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica and Square. On Wendesdays the Basilica is not visited inside due to the Papal Audience, therefore after the Sistine Chapel you will access the Vatican Apostolic Library instead (St. Peter's will be explained from the outside before ending the tour). Afternoon tours (3 hours) include the Galleria dei Candelabri, the Galleria degli Arazzi (Raphael Cartoons), the Galleria delle Carte geografiche, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
What's Included
  • Tour guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Headset
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Tombs of the Popes
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
Please dress appropriately for extensive walking and sacred religious sites visits.

No umbrellas, trolleys, baby strollers, large bags and tripods will be allowed into the Museums.

French/Portuguese is a bilingual tour: you will hear your language through the headset. The headset will automatically mute when the other language is spoken.

Important: The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (8:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday.

Tour group size can be up to 35 people maximum.
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Product ID: 9241