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Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Small group limited to six people means more personal attention
  • Commentary from the guide and fun-filled history lessons
Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
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The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. On this intimate guided tour, you’ll get skip-the-line access to incredible galleries, ancient sculptures, and Renaissance masterworks— topped off with an exclusive visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll beat the crowds with your own private entranceway. All entrance fees included for a seamless experience. 

What to Expect
Meet your guide directly across from the Vatican Museums, where your small group will breeze past crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and enter directly into the galleries.

The tour is limited to six people, so you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the stunning collections. Move at your own pace through the Raphael Rooms, ornate papal apartments lined with Renaissance frescos, and the Gallery of Maps, where you’ll find 16th-century plans of Italy.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like before entering into the Sistine Chapel, where the group will have time to observe Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling masterpiece on their own.

Most tours end there, but you’ll continue on to St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll access your own VIP entranceway. Finish the tour in Italy’s largest and most lavishly built church, home to phenomenal Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't look anywhere else - this is the BEST tour!

Michelangelo's David was our favorite David in Italy until we had the pleasure of touring the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with Davide Falasca of LivItaly Tours. What a fantastic, generous and informative tour guide! One of our travelling companions is partially deaf, and Davide...More

Thank Gail K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah is the guide you want !!

Deborah was our exceptional tour group for our group's recent (May 2018) Vatican tour. She was absolutely wonderful ! Very knowledgeable, interesting, funny and fit right in with our group. She accommodated our needs and made this tour one of the highlights of our trip...More

Thank jwheeler2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Outstanding tour guide and wonderful experience

Our group was small; 5 people. Our guide, Massimo (excuse my poor spelling) was amazing. Funny, knowledgeable, and so caring and responsive. The Vatican is overwhelming and our guide made it manageable and very enjoyable. He hit all the high points and has interesting stories....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Decision of the Trip!

This was the perfect tour! There were only 6 of us in our tour group and we didn't have earpieces, which allowed for a very conversational, engaging tour. Our guide was wonderful! Of course skipping the long line, was certainly a plus too!!

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worth Not Standing In Line

When we arrived in St Peter's Square and saw the very long line we know we made the right decision to get a skip the line ticket. It is very much worth the extra price not to stand in that long line forever. Our guide...More

Thank Richard F
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John H
20 May 2018|
Response from helen07Plano | Reviewed this property |
If you mean going up into the fine then it doesn’t - you join the queue at the end of the tour fir that. Unless there is a separate skip the line
5 May 2018|
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I believe so
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