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

Roma, Italy

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


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.
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Exclusive Skip-the-line
Professional guide
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
Pickup service (if the option is not selected)

Departure Point

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

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
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.
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?
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.
What is the pick up location?
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Where is the meeting point?
Meeting point for the tour will be at Bar "L'Ottagono" in Piazza del Risorgimento.
Jul 2019

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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 a long tour so be prepared to walk and and stand up a lot." See review


757 Reviews

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The painting
, Jun 2021
The tour guide Rita very professional Knowledgeable helpful I enjoyed the Vatican and the Colosseum Very much walking but know lines
Very knowledgeable and kind guide
, Jun 2021
The visit of the Vatican Museum with Silvia was extraordinary. She was kind and extremely knowledgeable The collections of the Vatican are impressive , the Sistine Chapel, but also the gallery of maps is stunning
An excellent Guide
, Oct 2020
The young man who took as on the tour was one that we felt lucky to have with us. He had taken the trouble to bring his tablet with him with various photos that helped us to understand what he was telling us. He seemed genuinely interested in what he was telling us and didn’t make us feel rushed at all. Any questions raised were answered Any group he takes should feel them selves very lucky to have him as their guide.
Wonderful tour in a safe environment
, Oct 2020
Brilliant Experience, booking was easy and meeting up with the guide went smoothly. Rita was very knowledgeable and moved and spoke at am easy pace for the whole group. she answered all questions really well and helped us to see many of the wonderful exhibits in the museum and also experience the Cistine Chapel and St. Peters. Definitely recommend the tour company and the guide to all comers.
NYers take one Rome
, Oct 2020
We had a wonderful time touring! There was so much Information that was given during the tours, that it made the experience even better!
A very good guide and tour
, Oct 2020
The guide spoke several languages, and was really good at explaining and at the same time including everyone. We were very happy with the tour and the guide. Knowledge and humor in a perfect mix.
Excellent tour with Letizia!
, 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!
Vatican tour
, 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.
Incredible tour
, Sep 2020
The tour was very informative and Rita, our tour guide was very friendly and well educated on everything there was to see.
Walking Vatican City
, 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.

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