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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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10am TourMost Popular
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 9:45am to start at 10am
US$74.90
9am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 8:45am to start at 9am
US$77.27
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
US$77.27
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect

Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.

Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.

Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.

Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.

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Reviewed yesterday
The only way to experience the Sistine Chapel

This was one of two tours that we did with Dark Rome/ City Wonders. Our tour of the Sistine Chapel alongwith St Peter's and the crypt, Laura our tour guide was simply amazing. She was very knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly. We took the 7.20 tour...More

Thank tashindz
Reviewed yesterday
Small-Group Tour Guides have EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE of Vatican Museum Exhibits

The Small-Group Vatican Museums Tour is FANTASTIC! City Wonders Tour Guide Pino taught us about many Michelangelo composition and interpretations he developed as a 25 year old and later again as a 33 year old Artist for the Pope (especially his refusal to restore the...More

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
choose your tour package carefully

We had an early morning Sistine Chapel tour (7.20am). The guide was lovely but after strolling through the corridors explaining the tapastries & artwork. We arrived at the Sistine chapel and as there is no talking allowed inside. That was the end and she left!...More

2  Thank m0sue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Fantastic

We met exactly were they said to wait. Wonderful guide very knowledgeable and good English, at the end of the tour we paid 10€ to up the dome, totally worth it.

Thank Juan F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing

Used City Wonders for the second time whilst in Rome and they don’t disappoint, knowledgable guide full of passion about what he is sharing. Used the jump the queue which was brilliant as this attraction is very busy at all times. Not the guides fault...More

Thank cosso5
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Liya W
September 17, 2018|
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It is between 3-4 hours long depending on the crowds.
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from posborne1963 | Reviewed this property |
Not without booking ahead. The crowds are massive all day
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
We were with City Wonders Tours and the meeting time was 15 minutes before hand
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