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Official Small Group Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights
  • Only see the best of the Vatican on an express tour
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Sail past lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line ticket
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Official Small Group Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in English
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in Spanish
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Overview
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you’ll receive personalized attention.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in central Rome, where you’ll greet your guide and—with skip-the-line ticket in hand—sail past the long lines that often form outside of the Vatican. Once inside, you’ll make a beeline for top Vatican attractions, such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms, and the indisputable main attraction: the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes adorn the ceiling.
After discovering little-known information about the history of the landmark, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire standout features, such as the gold-painted ceiling and altarpiece. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to continue exploring independently, if you wish.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Our Favorite Tour Ever

We took a lot of group tours while on our family trip to Italy. This one was the absolute best, mostly because Guiliano was the absolute best - warm, funny, informative, and completely focused on helping everyone in our group understand and enjoy the many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Maggie M
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what a smashing review and yes, we always recommend guests back a healthy dose of good humour and patience especially when touring during busy holiday periods but you hit jackpot getting Giuliano as your guide. While it is near impossible to avoid them fully,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour. Great company.

This Vatican tour was our first tour in Rome and it was a big success. We loved our tour guide Carlotta. She was knowledgeable and engaging so our 15-year old was never bored. We got early (less crowded) access to the Sistine Chapel which during...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ttorrison
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carlotta is an incredibly experienced guide, and a mum herself, so is brilliant at gauging her groups immediately upon meeting them knowing always how to adjust her itineraries or how to ensure that even her youngest guests are entertained and enthralled throughout - no easy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of Rome trip

What a Life Tours made the booking process easy. Finding their office and going through the logistics of entering the Vatican was strife-free due to their experienced guide. Mario was delightful and knowledgeable. He shared a huge amount of information through the tour and was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour without the crowds

Maria was my private tour guide for an early morning tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica before all the crowds arrived. I really enjoyed my tour as Maria was very engaging, informative and answered all my questions. She came prepared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DrewYWG
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Maria was so happy when she read your review of your time spent with her at the Vatican Museums. She is a delightful young lady with oodles of enthusiasm and knowledge so we were delighted when she was available to take you around. Glad you...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile
MUST DO!

We felt like we had the entire museum and Sisteen Chappel to ourselves. Guia, our guide was so knowledgeable and lovely. I have been on been on other group and p.o private tours with other companies and never learned this much. Grazie, grazie, grazie! I...More

2  Thank MYet007
whatalifetours, Public Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thanks be to you for choosing us during your stay in the Eternal City, we will be sure to pass along your very kind words to Guia who is a delightful guide, seriously one of the best Rome has on offer so we were very...More

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Hareepee
December 15, 2018|
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Response from rob t | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my children did the tour as well. There was a charge, but at a discounted rate. I do not remember the specifics.
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jdina1218
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Response from whatalifetours | Property representative |
Hi Jdina, the English speaking tour starts at 9:00 am and the Spanish one at 8:15 am.
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