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Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
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The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, you’ll get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 

What to Expect
Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.

The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.

Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
Reviews (82)
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great Tour

We had Luca for our tour guide and he was very informative. He was funny and tailored the tour to our interest. We also toured a "private room" in the Vatican Museum which was very cool. The room was small, but the items in there...More

Thank shauniekjohnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Giulia and The Vatican Tour

Giulia from Livitaly provided an amazing tour of one of the most breathe taking, fascinating places I've ever been. Her knowledge and passion of the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's made for an incredible tour. And to add to all of this, it...More

Thank jmd2018PA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great for kids!

The small group tour is THE way to see the Vatican with kids. Our kids are five and seven. We went on Christmas Eve and the crowds were huge, but Rich (our guide) got us right in. He made sure that our kids had a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Megan B
Reviewed October 31, 2018
Perfect First Day, Giulia is legit

We arrived in Rome on the redeye from the U.S. and immediately went to the Vatican after dropping our bags. Despite our lack of sleep, Giulia was so accommodating and knowledgeable about everything that it was easy to remain engaged throughout. Highly recommend spending extra...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rockyh219
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile
Giulia was amazing!! Highly recommend

I’d highly recommend this tour, myself and my mum did it and Giulia was amazing! So enthusiastic and informative. Mum is 70 and she was sensitive to sitting us all down where possible (without making it obvious she was thinking of my mum walking for...More

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Michelle A
August 11, 2018|
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Response from D4539ZZkarenw | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasted over 4 hours - great value
May 19, 2018|
Response from helen07Plano | Reviewed this property |
If you mean going up into the fine then it doesn’t - you join the queue at the end of the tour fir that. Unless there is a separate skip the line
May 5, 2018|
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I believe so
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