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Skip the Line: Vatican Experience Tour

  • Avoid entrance lines of up to four hours on a Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • View Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and other must-sees, plus St. Peter’s Church
  • Learn about the art and treasures from a guide, via crystal-clear headsets
Skip the Line: Vatican Experience Tour
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Skip the line and travel to the worlds smallest Sovereign State and understand why it is still one of the most influential and powerful in the world.
8:30 AM
Visit the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica with our morning tour starting at 8:30am. Running every day except on Wednesdays and Sundays.
7:30 AM
Early Morning Vatican Tour with entrance before general public. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start. Group moves on time.
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Visiting Rome’s must-sees can often involve long waits that erode your valuable vacation time. This small-group tour provides fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums, where lines can leave you waiting up to four hours. See highlights, including the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel, and walk directly into St. Peter’s Basilica, all without the bustle of a large group. Plus, wear a headset to hear your guide clearly. A choice of departure times allows for a flexible schedule.
What to Expect
Book your preferred option and greet your guide near the Vatican. Bypass lines of up to four hours with your skip-the-line tickets, wasting none of your precious sightseeing time.

Once inside, don your headsets and stay close to your guide, as you view the highlights of the collections, gathered by generations of cardinals and popes.

Experience must-sees, such as Bramante’s Belvedere courtyard, the Laocoon sculpture, the Raphael Rooms, the Hall of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps, and the sarcophagi of Emperor Constantine’s family. Hear the stories behind each artwork and build a picture of the 2,000 years of history the museums encapsulate.

Next, enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes, including The Last Judgment, before enjoying direct entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. Admire the interior, including Bernini's altar canopy, Baldachin, with important background provided by your guide.

Your tour ends here, leaving you to explore independently, if you wish.
Reviews (139)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Guide Grace, was a knowledgeable Art Historian & entertaining guide for our Vatican tour. We went on the early morning tour & still the crowds are like ‘people soup’! But Grace made it entertaining with fun facts & negotiated the crowds with skill. Feel...More

Thank Lisa O
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Lisa O, Thanks for your compliments to our guide Grace - it is a pleasure to know she managed to deliver a very good service, despite the Vatican being rather crowded at times! We will make sure she receives your compliments and we invite...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome short and entertaining experience.

This tour has one very important perk - it’s quick, in two hours we saw what we wanted and had one fun and knowledgeable tour guide at our service. Highly recommend if you value time.

Thank Stanislav S
Reviewed August 24, 2018
Great small group tour!

We toured the Vatican today with Daniel. He was great, we would of missed out on so much without his insight. Thanks for an excellent morning 😊More

Thank NicoleH5299
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicole, Thanks for sharing your feedback of our Vatican Tour led by our guide Daniel - we will make sure he knows his service was appreciated. Please feel free to get back in touch with us, should you decide to explore Rome or other...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Fantastic Tour. Would strongly recommend

Barbara was our tour guide who expertly guided us through our Vatican Roma Experience Tour on probably one of the hottest days of the year. We were especially pleased with the tour and the wealth of information she shared during the experience. It was very...More

1  Thank Jesse W
G T, Direttore generale at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Jesse, Thanks for taking some time to leave your feedback on our service. We are very pleased to know you had a wonderful experience in the Vatican with Barbara, and we will surely let her know how much you enjoyed her tour and her...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Disinterested tour guide

We booked the above tour for 830AM. Booking was easy. Met tour guide outside of Vatican walls. Half the tour group was late. We entered the Vatican and the tour guide obviously had an objective to get through the tour as quickly as possible. The...More

Thank Russell C
G T, Direttore generale at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Dear Russel C, Thanks for your detailed review - knowing what can sometimes go wrong in a tour really helps us focus on what we can do to improve our services to our clients! We are sorry to hear you felt your guide rushed the...More

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August 9, 2018|
Response from Jesse W | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 - 3 hours, but it all depends on the size of your group, your tour guide and what you wish to see. You can always discuss this with your tour guide beforehand. Advertised start times were 7.30am... More
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Theresa M | Reviewed this property |
i personally WOULD NOT i want with someone but it all depends how quickly ypu get throygh sericity as you will still have to it is free but to go into the dome it was €8.i just wondee who is making such a profit from some... More