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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
From US$104.69
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Departure at 10:00 AMMost Popular
Departures starting at 10am in 2018
Departure at 2:30 pm
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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 (75)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed today
Everything was beautiful.

Vivianna was a great tour guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable about all three areas that we visited.

Thank LoriBentley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip and guide

My family and I had a wonderful time on this trip. Deborah was a wonderful guide, both personable and knowledgeable. And skip-the-line access is a godsend. I highly recommend this tour. Note: This was a family tour, but none of us are teenagers. I'm not...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent tour

We were lucky enough to have our tour guide Pamen to ourselves as the others in the tour were delayed! This tour is well worth the additional cost judging by the extremely long queue you may have to endure otherwise! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Alisoun G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the expense, personal small group tour. Quick entry into the museum with a guide that knows their job. Ample information an happy to give further info as needed. Thank you Alessandra!

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour

Guide was at correct location ,She was very knowledgeable , a little biased ,but that was ok . Headsets would have been helpful as it is very hard to hear when a lady cannot project her voice and there a numerous groups going round at...More

1  Thank Richard H
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Michelle A
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasted over 4 hours - great value
John H
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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Response from Celticgirl112 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so