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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Group Tour provided by Maya Tours

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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Group Tour

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The Vatican Museums contain a vast art collection roughly nine miles long spread over 1,400 rooms. It’s impossible to see all of the collection in one day. On this tour, make the most out of your visit by seeing some of the Vatican’s best highlights—including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms—in a few hours. Plus, save time by getting skip-the-line admission to the main entrance and St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Via Germanico, 16
Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, ItalyMaya Tours in Via Germanico 16 - (almost at the corner of Via Leone IV) This tour starts from our office. Please make sure that you check in at least 15 min. prior departure time.
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    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
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You'll end at
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican CityThe tour guide will leave you at the priority entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. In the event of a closure, you will be left in St. Peter's Square
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  • Don’t get overwhelmed by the vast collection: Go straight to the highlights
  • Opt for an art historian guide to get a quick, in-depth tour
  • Save precious vacation time with skip-the-line admission
  • Opt for an audio headset to hear your guide clearly
What to Expect
Make your way to central Rome to meet your guide. From here, take a short walk to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Pm this tour, gain priority admission to the Vatican Museums and have the option of exploring with an art historian guide. Visit can’t-miss highlights like the Sistine Chapel while making about eight other stops at locations including the Gallery of the Muses, Raphael Rooms, and Gallery of the Maps. It’s a great way to orient yourself and see some of the Vatican’s top highlights in a matter of a few hours. After making your way through the galleries, make your last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica. Take advantage of direct entry into the basilica, explore on your own, and finish the tour here.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2h 30m
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-The-Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour, you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter the Sistine Chapel!
  • Please note that on the day of your visit certain areas of the monument/attraction can be closed due to either religious events and national holidays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attraction’s administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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amykate1993 wrote a review Mar 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Christina was an excellent tour guide with extensive knowledge of everything that she showed us. Felt super personal like we had made a friend whilst going round. The Tour showed us all the best bits of all three locations but with added extras on the touch screen first. Such a
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Date of experience: March 2020
hadi R wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was perfect,The tour guide her name Christina, she is kind and thoughtful in explanation😃
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Jennifer I wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We had a great day! Our Tour Guide Debra looked after us and made us feel welcome! She was really informative and kept us laughing throughout the Tour. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Yaesol J wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I booked a trip with Maya Tours through Carpe Diem Rome website and was able to check in at their office location meet up point without any difficulties. Christina then introduced herself and proceeded to lead a group of 20 to the Vatican Museum. She was energetic throughout the
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Date of experience: February 2020
chabreck wrote a review Mar 2020
Mandeville, Louisiana4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I took our two boys 10 and 12 to visit the Vatican and the tour was awesome. Christina is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. She was able to fit in a lot of information in a short amount of time. I definitely recommend this tour and Christina!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Excellent guided tour
Our tour guide was Christina I usually explore museums at my own pace, however this time decided to do a guided to
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Gabriel. - great guide, great day
We had Gabriel as our tour guide and he was absolutely great. Full of knowledge and passion and clearly enjoyed sha
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Vatican museum tour
Fantastic guided tour with Christina - she was so knowledgable and entertaining . The talk on Michelangelo and the
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Long Weird Experience
We were standing in line to enter the Vatican Museums and we learned that in order to go from the Sistine Chapel do
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Incredibly easy and informative
We arrived 10 minutes before departure and were given a sticker identifying the language tour. Other tours had diff
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Great tour
We had a great tour today, it lasted about 2 1/2 hours and Gabriel guided us through the crowds with ease, showing
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Visit to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
So glad we decided to book this tour, our guide, Eugene, was so informative and passionate and great with all the c
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Superb guided Tour
The guided tour was really great with in depth detail of each and every part of the musuem.Euegene was the tour gui
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Gabriel was an amazing, passionate and incredibly knowledgeable tour guide for us. He was extremely professional a
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Rich experience
It was my first guided tour experience. We were lucky to have christina as our tour guide. She had so much informat
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Highly informative and enjoyable tour
It all worked as advertised - met at 15 minutes before advertised time, tour started on time and easy entry into th
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Maya Tours: Christina
Christina is an amazing tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and entertaining. She is attentive, and she answered
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Highly recommend
Very good tour with friendly and knowledgeable guide, Christina, thank you for doing such a great job!
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Great tour
We had a tour with Christina. The tour was very well organized and Christina was a very good guide. She gave us a
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Vatican tour
Had an amazing tour guide called Marco. Really informative and enthusiastic which made the whole experience special
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