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Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Only see the best of the Vatican on an express tour
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Sail past lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line ticket
Priority Access: The Official Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in English
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2.5 hours Vatican Tour in Spanish

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you’ll receive personalized attention.

What to Expect

Your tour begins in central Rome, where you’ll greet your guide and—with skip-the-line ticket in hand—sail past the long lines that often form outside of the Vatican. Once inside, you’ll make a beeline for top Vatican attractions, such as the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms, and the indisputable main attraction: the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes adorn the ceiling.

After discovering little-known information about the history of the landmark, you’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire standout features, such as the gold-painted ceiling and altarpiece. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to continue exploring independently, if you wish.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Not a tour person, but Grant made the Vatican absolutely amazing

My fmaily and I were in Italy for two weeks, and our last stop was The Vatican. At this point, everyone was pretty tired of walking, but our guide Grant made the Vatican the best thing we did the entire trip. Spoke clearly, to the...More

4  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fascinating Tour - Loved It

My wife and I loved this tour and we cannot thank our tour guide Grant enough. He was a wonderful guide with so much knowledge and passion for history. We also loved his great sense of humor! This company was very organized and starting from...More

2  Thank mdgurley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Passionate tour guide and amazing experience

This was my second time doing this tour. I chose the early morning tour because there are less people and its less hot in the morning. Both times were great, but this time around we had Vincenzo as our tour guide. Vincenzo was very knowledgeable,...More

4  Thank kchavez13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Only Way to See the Vatican

Our tour was great. It was worth it solely to skip the long lines. Our tour guide though, Grant, was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious. There is no way I would have appreciated seeing the Vatican nearly as much without all of the backstory he provided....More

2  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Vatican Tour

Had a fantastic guided tour of the Vatican with Grant. The service was professional, slick and we were looked after from start to end. Grant was a superb guide and his personality and humour provided the basis for a wonderful experience. ThankYou

Thank m b
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6 April 2018|
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Response from What a | Property representative |
Hi Jdina, the English speaking tour starts at 9:00 am and the Spanish one at 8:15 am.
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