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Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour provided by Tours of the Vatican with Francesco & his Team

Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
You will meet your guide outside the Vatican Museum and bypassing the lines with your skip-the-line ticket you increase quick passage to the gallery complex. You go through a few of the historical centers displays and rooms; Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and furthermore enter the Pinecone Courtyard. You at that point work your way towards the shocking Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's notorious frescoes; The Last Judgements and the Creation of Adam. (Talking isn't permitted inside the church so your guide will give you a full analysis before section). At that point, before the typical crowd of visitors arrives, the visit continues to the Dome. The visit cost incorporates the lift ride to the main floor where you get the chance to see the terrific mosaics and stucco embellishments very close. From ground level the mosaics look wonderful yet from a nearby assessment you can truly value the multifaceted nature and authority that went into making them.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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: 4h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101939P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Vatican Museum entrance, under the white monumental door, on the stairs.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the Dome is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option for an alternative path inside the Museums, but no refunds if one of the areas is closed will be given.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy Vatican Museum entrance, under the white monumental door, on the stairs.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the Dome is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option for an alternative path inside the Museums, but no refunds if one of the areas is closed will be given.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viale Vaticano
    Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy
    Vatican Museum entrance, under the white monumental door, on the stairs.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Cupola di San Pietro
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gina Coletti
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Nov 2019
We loved our tour and Francesco was a most kind passionate tour guide who truly loves his city and wanted to share with us. We had our two girls ages 10 and 12 with us. It was really good to have a guide who could get us past the lines and point out the most interesting facts about the Sistine chapel and Vatican for us. There is so much to see and take in it can be overwhelming otherwise.
Written 16 December 2019
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dano4172
Maryland4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour. Going up in the dome is a must. Our tour guide Tom, with his archeological background, was able to share lots of additional information about unique things all throughout the Vatican. This is not a scripted tour but more of a casual conversation about anything you want to know or ask he about. Tom ensured we were able to see everything and skip all the lines. He was fun to spend an unrushed, personalized day with. Thank you Tom
Written 2 October 2019
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Earl R
1 contribution
Jul 2019
We had an amazing tour of the Vatican with Tommaso!! First, there was some confusion about the pickup location, and Tommaso worked with us to find the meeting point amongst the throngs of people. Then he quickly guided us past the massive lines of people into the Vatican museums where his passion for Roman archeology and history brought vibrant life to the amazing artifacts. We learned so much from Tommaso's in-depth knowledge. At the end of the tour he pointed out a local restaurant, tucked away in a back street near the Vatican, that was amazing. We definitely recommend this private tour. If you are fortunate to get Tommaso, you will not be disappointed!
Written 10 September 2019
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Bljtv5
Nottingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We took this tour with Francesco as part of our 3 days on Rome. He was engaging, entertaining and interesting and we had a wonderful time on this tour. He even kept our 3 teenagers engaged! The climb to the top of the dome was well worth the effort and was one of the highlights of our trip. None of us will forget our chat about football on the way to the top of St Peter’s dome!! We never felt rushed and felt like VIPs with our personal guide and no queueing! I cannot recommend Francesco and his tour highly enough.
Written 12 August 2019
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Shibani S
New York City, NY3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful time on this tour. We were a family of 6, from age 7 to 73 years. Our guide Francesco did a fabulous job showing us Vatican City and The Sistine Chapel. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, engaging and kept us excited about the tour, all throughout. The 3 hours just flew by - we loved every bit of this tour. Thank you for this awesome experience, and for making it so absolutely memorable for all of us. Thank you - Sahni Family from India
Written 1 August 2019
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Christina B
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had an amazing tour of the Vatican with Tommaso. Due to his own passion for Roman archeology, the Vatican museums were a definite highlight. But of course St. Peter's Basilica and the cupola were also stunning. Although we initially booked a private tour on a whim, in hindsight, it was the best thing we could have done with how crowded the area was that day. We learned so much from Tommaso's wealth of knowledge and will enjoy the memories for many years!
Written 30 July 2019
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doylestownmom
Doylestown, PA13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Our family, including two teenagers, had an incredible tour with Francesco! He is friendly, extremely knowledgeable and easily navigated us through the crowds. Climbing the Dome was an amazing experience with gorgeous views. Our tour with Francesco was one of the highlights of our week in Italy!
Written 9 July 2019
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Steve
10 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Francesco provided a fascinating educational enjoyable tour. No reservations in recommending his services.
Written 8 July 2019
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debb12
montclair, nj3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
By far, the best we could have hoped for. Francesco was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us the right amount of information so that we understood the detail and significance of what we were looking at, but that we were not overwhelmed with too much information. He was specific, but so engaging. He kept the attention of my 3 boys ages 11 - 19 throughout. Friendly, funny and perfect tour guide. So glad that he was a guide for this magnificent place. Highly recommend this private tour - for this and all others they offer.
Written 6 July 2019
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Ellie Gardner
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
My travel buddy and I were so thrilled to book Francesco's tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Before we traveled to Rome, we hheard from many people that visiting the Vatican, while a life-changing experience, was also overwhelming due to the immense crowds. During the tour, Francesco expertly navigated the crowds and taught us the fascinating history of the Vatican and the art inside. His tour was seamless, pleasant, and enriching way, and it completely distracted us from the crowds! I whole-heartedly recommend this tour!
Written 13 June 2019
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jeffaF5894XN
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Amazing Vatican Tour
Tomas was amazing! Don't hesitate to take a tour with them. The Vatican tour was efficient and we learned a lot!
hiltys
hiltys
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Saw a lot
Got to walk right in. Passed the lines waiting around the building. We did the first tour in the morning and got ou
mdewald2020
mdewald2020
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Great tour!
Claudia was great! She met us promptly at the entrance and we proceeded right in skipping the very long lines. As
CleosKeeper
CleosKeeper
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Vatican with a pro
Francesco spent over four hours with the three of us. We saw the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’
mrchips321
mrchips321
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Vatican
Did the Vatican tour with skip the line tour It was a great day ! Tour last approx 2.5 hrs and included the Sisti
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Tour
We had a great experience on our tour at the Vatican. Giorgia was our guide and did a great job involving our who
TJB01
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Cristiana is the best!
Our tour of the Vatican was a wonderful experience. Our guide Cristiana was outstanding. She was great fun to be
Stacey P
Stacey P
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Perfect tour!
A friend and I did this Colosseum/Forum tour with Francesco recently, and it was fantastic! We had hoped to do the
Krystal F
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BEST TOUR!
We did not do a guided tour at the Vatican, but Agnus met up with us, gave us some lovely facts while guiding us in
Laura M
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The best tour, loved it.
We loved this tour it was way better than expected. Our guide Thomas was incredibly well informed and very engaging
J P
J P
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Excellent Tour
Excellent tour! We skipped the very long lines (and we visited off season, and still the lines were very long!) Our
angel_aking2002
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So great!
We had a wonderful time on our tour. I was concerned that it would be too kid focussed, but it was totally wonderfu
766anitaa
766anitaa
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Excellent Tour-highly recommend
Claudia was an exceptional guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The best tour we’ve had by far.
aric s
aric s
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Perfect Tour!
Our tour was great! Our tour guide was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this compan
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Francesco was very informative and communicated well with all members of our famil
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