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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Check off Vatican City’s landmarks in a single half-day walking tour
  • Get in-depth info on the culture, history, and art of Vatican City
  • Make the most of your vacation time with skip-the-line access
  • Guarantee admission to these popular attractions with a prebooked tour
  • Opt to upgrade for early-morning or evening tours outside of opening hours
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Explore Vatican City, with time-saving skip-the-line access, in the company of a guide. Visit the Vatican Museums (admission ticket price not included), the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica in a single, half-day walking tour. Get insider info on these must-see Rome attractions through your guide’s commentary, guaranteed to reveal little-known facts.
What to Expect
Choose a start time that fits your schedule, and then meet your guide outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Skip waiting in the often-long lines for tickets and pay your guide directly for admission (not included in tour price).
Step inside and begin your tour. Your guide will narrate an orientation and give in-depth commentary on the highlights of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel as you walk.
Explore Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the School of Athens, a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam.
Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you'll see Michelangelo’s famous La Pietà. Before wrapping up your tour outside the church, take a moment to rub the foot of the statue of St. Peter for luck.
Opt to upgrade your experience with a before-hours, small-group tour or an after-hours tour (St. Peter's Basilica not included), when the premises are closed to the public.
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a very disappointing experience. Having paid £35.00 each for the tour we were then charged a further 24 euros to visit the Vatican Museum. I am not sure what you are paying for with the initial £35.00 fee, but we were told we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our tour of the Vatican. Our tour guide Chiara from When in Rome Tours had a wealth of knowledge and was very passionate, with a great sense of humour. Christine and Steve. May 2019.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was perfect! Vasco explained intelligently the main highlights and more. Friendly, professional and entertaining. We had an amazing time! Very recommended!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GiselaCM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to the location provided by the company in print then we were sent to another building which in turn sent us to another building. Finally we reached the correct building where they had a long line waiting about 40 mints to get to...More

2  Thank palmonis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was very limited benefit of having a guide. Yes we skipped the line, but so did those who booked entrance tickets directly with Vatican Museum. Besides herding us around the museum, guide added very limited value - explaining almost nothing. Had we booked directly...More

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Response from deardora | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to cancel or make changes to your booking at least 24 hours prior to the date of the activity.
3 May 2019|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The only wait will be to clear security but you get a special line) much shorter). No additional cost
27 October 2018|
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No - I did not use them. I booked direct.
Key Details
  • Sistine Chapel Vatican Museums and 6 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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