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

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  • Skip hours-long lines on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
  • Opt for an early morning or evening time slot for a less crowded experience
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour, limited to 12 people
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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.
Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.
Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s 'The Creation of Adam' and 'The Last Judgement.' After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.
Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.
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This is a MUST do tour. Our guide, Eddy was just fantastic, so knowledgeable and truly ensure we experienced all the main attractions and artwork. Skip-the-line was so worth it, a very efficient tour and such a memorable experience with many incredible photos that are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the 8 am tour and loved it. Cooler and less crowded. Got a bit more crowded closer to the end but nothing crazy. Our guide was awesome. She pointed out where the restrooms were before starting and also said it would be a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank agilbraith
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We can't give more than 3 stars for this excursion unfortunately. The excursion included places that I have seen before and I booked an excursion this time hoping that it will provide a more detailed experience and information that is less common. It was not...More

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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Andreea_Rads, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are very sorry and disappointed to hear that the guide did not meet your expectations. At City Wonders, we take extra care in recruiting guides who are expert in their fields...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very knowledgeable guide, Guiseppe, who shepparded us through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. Even if the tour was mediocre (which it certainly wasn't!), the fact that we were able to skip the incredibly long lines may have made these...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank O2672SDmattc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was excellent in all respects. The guide met us outside - gathered us together, told us what to expect and how she would conduct the tour. She was exceptionally well informed and made the whole visit even more interesting. Than could ever have been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Sarty | Reviewed this property |
We had around 20 / 24 people in our tour. Another 30 plus tours going on around us so 500 plus people all doing the early tours. Complete waste of time and getting out of bed early for - avoid!
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