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Skip the Line: Vatican Experience Tour

  • Avoid entrance lines of up to four hours on a Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • View the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and other musts, plus St. Peter’s Church
  • Learn about the art and treasures from a guide, via crystal-clear headsets
Skip the Line: Vatican Experience Tour
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12:30 PM
Vatican Experience 12:30 pm
1:30 PM
Skip the line and travel to the worlds smallest Sovereign State and understand why it is still one of the most influential and powerful in the world.
8:30 AM
Visit the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica with our morning tour starting at 8:30am. Running every day except on Wednesdays and Sundays.
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Visiting Rome’s must-sees can often involve long waits that erode your valuable vacation time. This small-group tour provides fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums, where the lines can be four hours. See highlights including the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel, and walk directly into St. Peter’s Basilica, all without the bustle of a large group and headsets to hear your guide clearly. A choice of departure allow a flexible schedule.
What to Expect
Book your preferred option and greet your guide near the Vatican. Your skip-the-line ticket means you’ll bypass lines of up to four hours, wasting none of your precious sightseeing time.

Once inside, don your headsets and stay close to your guide as you view the highlights of the collections, gathered by generations of cardinals and popes.

Experience must-sees such as Bramante’s Belvedere courtyard, the Laocoon sculpture, the Raphael Rooms, the Halls of the Tapestries and Maps, and the Sarcophagi of Emperor Constantine’s family. Hear the stories behind each artwork and build a picture of the 2,000 years of history the museums encapsulate.

Next, enter the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s frescoes, including the Last Judgment, before enjoying direct entry into St. Peter’s Basilica. Admire the interior including Bernini's baldacchino (altar canopy) with important background provided by your guide.

Your tour ends here, leaving you to explore independently if you wish.
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Reviewed 5 June 2018
Terrible experience. Ruined our day. Strongly advise you against booking!

We booked and pre-paid for this tour in good faith the day before. On May 23rd we set off to join the tour. But there was a serious traffic accident on route, and our taxi ended up arriving exactly 8 minutes late for the start....More

3  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Most wonderful tours - worth every dollar

My husband & I have just finished 3 consecutive days of tours with Roma Experience - we booked the bundle (great option) - it’s been amazing. Nadia took us through The Vatican, Her detailed knowledge & ability to explain the immense amount history of not...More

1  Thank Prozie29
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Prozie29, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review, it made our day! We are so glad to hear Nadiya, Maria and Francesca managed to show you the beauty of Rome and the Vatican and their immense history and art in such detail. We...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Simply stunning!!

Selina was our guide for the afternoon tour (party size was 5 x couples from UK(1), US(3) and Turkey(1 )and made it an even more incredibly enjoyable trip with her enthusiasm and knowledge of the history and politics surrounding the Vatican! The treasures/art on display...More

Thank Peter F
G T, Owner at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your review and for appreciating our guide's work. Booking a tour in advance with skip the ine tickets is indeed a good way to enjoy the Vatican Museums without having to wait in line and waste your precious...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Vatican museum, Sistine Chaple, Basilica

Our group was only eleven individuals & we felt it was great to be in a small group. Our guide was excellent, knew everything we asked about the tour and was a delight to be with. Highly recommend this event.More

Thank Leonora C
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Leonora C, Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion with us. It's good to know you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica with our guide and we agree with you - touring in a group of max...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Rome 2018

I would pay to skip the line to see the vatican I recently visited and ok i had to wait about 3/4 of an hour it cost nothing and wonder who is actually making moneyMore

3  Thank Theresa M
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Theresa, Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. We'd just like to understand whether you toured with our company or not - it is not very clear from your review. Please let us know, so that we can improve our services and we can...More

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Response from Theresa M | Reviewed this property |
i personally WOULD NOT i want with someone but it all depends how quickly ypu get throygh sericity as you will still have to it is free but to go into the dome it was €8.i just wondee who is making such a profit from some... More
Max H
6 April 2018|
Response from Leslie C | Reviewed this property |
We were the only people from a cruise on our tour (it was the end of the cruise, so we stayed an extra couple of days in Rome). Our tour met at a book store across the street from the Vatican. We got off our ship about 10... More
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