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Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's provided by The Roman Guy

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

Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
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Last updated: 2 Nov 2020
A note from Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's
Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Skip the line at both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with this walking tour. Led by an English-speaking guide, this tour maximizes time spent at the Vatican with visits to the Sistine Chapel, highlights of the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Select a start time that is convenient for your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24338P22
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In 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.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Tour 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.
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy In 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.
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Tour 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.
Duration
3h
Return details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City Tour 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.
Additional information
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
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano, 100
    Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    In 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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
    Tour 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.
    See address & details
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Journey257829
6 contributions
Papa Frank is an amazing guide!
May 2021 • Couples
"Papa Frank" (Franco) was an incredible guide. His knowledge is so deep. If I come back to Rome I would request him directly. We booked an in-depth tour that took about five hours. Amazing.
Written 30 May 2021
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Oleg Popov
2 contributions
Excellent tour experience
May 2021
The tour included Museums of Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica. I recommend everyone to see these places, art, and history that lies within them. I want to specially stress the professionalism of the tour guide.
Written 29 May 2021
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BrigitteSch2020
1 contribution
Best tour ever
Sep 2020
Our tourguide (Sally) was just amazing. She showed all the interesting spots, could answer every question but didn't overkilled us with information.We had three wonderful hours, time just passed by. It was one of the best tours and tourguide we ever had. Thank you!
Side information: We booked a group tour but got a privat tour. During this times are not to much visitors in Rome.
Written 10 October 2020
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Matthew D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
The best tour (and guide) we could have asked for!
Our tour guy, Franco, is a walking encyclopedia. Every question was answered with utter precision and amazing anecdotes. Sights like the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are hard to get through for people like us (concentration span of goldfish), but he made this several hours long experience an unforgettable one. By far the best tour we have ever had. Thank you so very much Franco!

P.s. Rome was practically empty and we felt safe. Masks were worn throughout all the tours we did and temperatures were taken at entrances. Very well organized. You’ll not see Rome like this once the tourists start to flood back in again, a trip to remember for sure.
Written 2 August 2020
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The Roman G
Thank you matth! We are happy to hear that you this was your best tour! The museums are now open again and we are excited to begin the season again. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written 5 August 2020
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jwillner
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma72 contributions
Damn Corvid19 - but great service on the cancellation
May 2019
Had been greatly anticipating this tour. Booked it months in advance. Then Corvid19 showed up. I had to cancel a lot of things that day. The Roman Guy's approach was smooth and easy. The actual refund will, of course, take some time. Communication was fast and clean throughout the booking and the cancellation. I'm impressed.
Written 4 March 2020
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Hello Jwillner, We’re incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note, thank you! Our company values put customer satisfaction as a top priority and we're committed to our customers. It’s customers like you that make our job wonderful especially in these difficult times. Thank you again from all of us; we hope to see you in Rome soon. Marco
Written 11 March 2020
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Ragini K
1 contribution
Great Tour!
Feb 2020
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.
Written 7 February 2020
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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
Written 8 February 2020
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Ger B
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
Excellent Tour
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 recommended.
Written 23 January 2020
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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
Written 24 January 2020
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DOGMAMAFROMGA
3 contributions
Poor organization, changed tour type at last minute
Jan 2020
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 work, and we ended up in a group of 15 people! The headsets were of decent quality, and our guide, Marco, was very pleasant, but we had a hard time understanding Marco, and his comments were not well-researched or very in depth. Mostly he spelled out the rules of the tour (there are many rules in the Vatican), took us to a room, and then said "I'll meet you over there in 10 minutes". It wasn't well done. Furthermore, since we had been taken off our originally-booked 3 hour tour and added to a different 5-hour tour, we were unable to see the Basilica, because we had another tour already booked across town at the Colisseum. So we missed the Basilica! I would NOT recommend this tour group at all.
Written 14 January 2020
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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
Written 15 January 2020
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Kim S
31 contributions
Super tour guide, well organized
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.
Written 7 January 2020
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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
Written 11 January 2020
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CM10583
Scarsdale, NY22 contributions
Excellent!
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 small crowds).
Written 24 December 2019
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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
Written 1 January 2020
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