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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.
  • Skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy fast-track access past the lines at the popular Vatican Museums
  • Learn about the incredible art collections from an expert guide
  • Finish up a museum visit with time in the gorgeous Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the enormous St. Peter's Basilica next door

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, a hotel pickup option drops you off straight at the meeting point.
Exclusive Skip-the-line
Professional guide
Headsets
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup in central Rome (if option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Pickup service (if the option is not selected)

Departure Point

Piazza del Risorgimento, 60-62, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located hotel in Rome

Return Details

Via delle Fondamenta, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Important: The visit inside St. Peter's Basilica is substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library on Wednesday morning tours (8:30 and 11:00 tours) due to the Papal Audience taking place every Wednesday
  • Near public transportation
  • If you choose pick-up option, contact us no later than 24 hours, in order to reconfirm your pick-up schedule be ready in the lobby
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line I Love Rome by Carrani Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't get separated from the group because you will have to play catch up and miss the experience." See review
  • "Skip the line is must unless you want to spend hours queuing." See review
  • "It is wall-to-wall patrons in the Museum and Sistine Chapel, so not recommended for claustrophobics." See review

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star-5
Excellent tour with Letizia!
Daisy_P
, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed this tour! There is so much to see at the Vatican that I needed someone to guide me to the most important parts only, and that's what Letizia did perfectly. She was passionate, very knowledgeable and funny! I would highly recommend you have a tour with Letizia, I learnt loads, thank you so much!
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Vatican tour
Abby_S
, Sep 2020
Rita(my guide) made the whole experience more enjoyable thanks to how invested she was in her job. I highly recommend the tour and hope you also get Rita.
star-5
Incredible tour
ella_p
, Sep 2020
The tour was very informative and Rita, our tour guide was very friendly and well educated on everything there was to see.
star-4
Walking Vatican City
Julia_D
, Sep 2020
It all worked very well once we had found the meeting point. It took about 3 hours to get around so wear good walking shoes! Very informative guide.
star-5
A perfect tour on a very wet day
Sam
, Sep 2020
This tour was very good , the tour guide Rita was very knowledgable and despite the difficulty of explaining everything whilst wearing a mask, we got loads of interesting facts and information. Would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Nice experience
Marta_J
, Aug 2020
The experience was fine. I recommend this tour you can learn many interesting things. Our guide Rita was very competitive and funny.
star-5
Fabio our guide
charles_f
, Aug 2020
Fabio our guide was so informative and made the whole experience,,,, we loved the whole tour , never rushed , would never usual have a tour guide but this highlighted the need for one as would have missed so much if Fabio wasn’t there with his wealth of knowledge
star-5
Excellent guide, fascinating tour
Benjamin_P
, Aug 2020
Fantastic guide Matej was so interesting and made it a special and individual tour. He was so knowledgeable and considerate. We saw and learned so much more than we expected. Thoroughly recommended this tour - no queuing either!
star-5
Rome tour Vatikan and Museums
Benjamin_W
, Jul 2020
The 3 hours in this Tour was gone like nothing. Nice guide and very informative. Recommended, especially for this time with not many tourists here👍
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Vatican, Sf Peter's and Sistine chapel tour
Carole_D
, Mar 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour yesterday with Roberta Lattenz our guide. Roberta is very knowledgable and fun, we didn't feel hurried and were lucky to be able to move around without the crowds.

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