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Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's

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You deserve some flexibility in your schedule while on vacation. That's why we've created a Vatican tour with multiple start times throughout the day. Pick which time works best for you and see the best Vatican highlights.
You'll start at
Viale Vaticano, 100
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of Caffé Vaticano on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. A representative will be there holding a sign with "The Roman Guy" written on it.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityTour normally ends at St. Peter's Basilica, with the exception of Wednesday morning tours that start before 11am. St. Peter's Basilica is unavailable on Wednesday morning, therefore the tour will in this case end inside the Vatican Museums.
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  • Convenient skip-the-line entry to both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Maximize time spent at the Vatican with an English-speaking guide
  • Admire Michelangelo’s work during free time in the Sistine Chapel
  • Select a start time that suits your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the Vatican Museums’ main entrance. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide to see the most important works of art in the museums. Listen to stories about the Popes throughout history while visiting several rooms including the Candelabra Gallery, the Gallery of Maps, and the Raphael Rooms. The tour continues in the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces inside the Sistine Chapel during free time. While inside this place of worship, visitors and guides are prohibited to talk, so your guide will explain the history of the space before entering the chapel. After exploring the Sistine Chapel, choose between wandering through the Vatican Museums on your own or continuing the tour with your guide to St. Peter’s Basilica (a guided tour of the Basilica with skip-the-line entry is included). The tour finishes after a guided walk through St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional and passionate local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour size to guarantee a great experience
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. 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
  • The Vatican generally quiets down again in the late afternoon, but there is a chance the museums may still be crowded while you are inside
  • You are advised to be ready at the meeting point up to 15 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure a prompt start. After leaving the meeting point, your guide will bring you inside the Vatican Museums. Since we have a strict entrance time, in case of delays and late arrivals, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to add you to the group. Depending on the size of your group, headphones may be used for some tours. In that case, headphones will be provided. However you may use your own earbuds if you wish
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great experience nice and easy tour. Our guide Raffa was super informative and very nice! We loved the tour and were mesmerized by the architecture and history.
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 1 week ago
Ciao Raginik04, We’re so glad you liked Raffa’s work! We’ll pass along the kind words. We can't wait to have you back! A presto, Marco
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Excellent tour, full of interesting facts about the many, many works of art housed in the Vatican Museum. Our tour guide had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the artefacts on display and the history of the Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Very, very highly
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ciao 907gerb, Thank you for this short and sweet review, we're so glad that you enjoyed the experience and found our professional guide very knowledgeable. Maybe you’d like to share with your friends who are due for a European break soon? We’d love to continue making holiday dreams come true for awesome customers like you! Grazie e a presto! Marco
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We arrived on time at 7:30 am. It was to be a small group (6 people) tour. We were told to wait to 8:00 then 8:15 am and were combined twice with two other tour groups. I suspect they just didn't want to do a tour for a couple of us. Also one of their tour guides did not come to
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Dear DOGMAMAFROMGA, Thank you for giving us feedback on your experience with us. After your tour, did you reach out to our Dedicated Customer Service team about your experience? When you reach out to us while still in Italy, it is much easier for us to help you make things better. Please call us at +1 888 290 5595 or email me directly at marco@thetourguy.com. We'd like to discuss the matter further with you and see how we can make things good. If you give us the chance, we will definitely win you back. Best regards, Marco
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Alex? provided a great tour, Jan 4 at 8:45 (English)making the renaissance come alive for us and thereby making the entire trip more meaningful. While worth it just to skip the line, the education provided was really helpful - definitely would book through them again.
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Hello KimsB747YG, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent tour with The Tour Guy. It brings us great pride and joy to read your amazing feedback and to see how impressed you were with our tour and Alex's work - we'll pass along your comments. We can't wait to have you back! All the best, Marco
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Jad gave a mellow, efficient, informative tour in the madness of the Vatican, providing very good insights and highlights. We loved the tour and were so happy that we booked the tour instead of touring by ourselves (and so happy that we visited in cool weather with comparatively
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Ciao CM10583, Thank you for your review. We're really happy to hear you had a fantastic time at the Vatican and that you found Jad and our tour mellow, efficient and informative. We’ll surely pass on your kind words and great feedback to him. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Marco
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By: The Roman Guy
Edwin O
Not too busy in Februrary
Faby, our guide, was excellent. The tour did not originally include the Rafael apartments in the Vatican, but she
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Atlanta, Georgia
My mom and booked this food tour to introduce to the Roman culture! Our tour guide, Monika, was incredible. She
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Cindy C
Pearland, Texas
Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's, Colosseum, Trastevere Walking Food Tour
We did all 3 tours in one day, which was a bit exhausting, but all of them were great. Our tour guides for each
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Cindy C
Pearland, Texas
Great food experience!
This was a really great food adventure. Our guide was Merrill, who is actually from the Netherlands, but was
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New York City, New York
When in Rome...take this tour on day one!
Our tour guide Silvia was excellent! She's a true Roman who loves her city. Most of the tour is on foot - there
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Alan F
Roman Guy Tours..the way to go!
After watching so many informative Youtubes from this knowledgeable company, we signed up. What a great idea it
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Sally D
Charleston, South Carolina
Unbelievable experience for my 70th birthday!
I cannot begin to tell how fabulous our day was. We were the only 2 people on our sightseeing tour with Cinzia.
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Ragini K
Great Tour!
Great experience nice and easy tour. Our guide Raffa was super informative and very nice! We loved the tour and
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Donna Z
We didn't do any other packaged tours during our visit to Italy, only this one. Because the Vatican is vast and we
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Alannah T
Highlight of the trip
Absolutely amazing tour of a beautiful place. Our guide was very informative and friendly which made the
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