No-Wait Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica tours, activities, fun things to do in Rome(Italy)|VELTRA
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No-Wait Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica
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Beat the crowds and get more time to soak in the sights with faster than skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets. Peer at the Sistine Chapel's iconic frescoes and marvel at intricate works of art with priority access St. Peter's Basilica tickets.
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Reviews

Wonderful introduction to the Vatican City

2019/06/09 Couples Elizabeth

We booked this before leaving the UK and are really glad that we did. The guide, Antonio, was really knowledgeable and somehow managed to not loose any of us in the packed Vatican museums. It was a three hour tour and h...

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A brilliant tour guide and tour with no queuing

2019/05/21 Families Jim

The tour guide we had was very passionate about the vatican and it's history, her English was excellent, I would thoroughly recommend this tour to everyone with an interest in visiting the vatican and not waiting on mil...

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the tour guide was great, funny and with a big knowledge

2019/05/06 Solo Travelers xxx

no waiting lines, very good backround information, etc.

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FAQ

Q. What is the difference between Faster Than Skip the Line, VIP Skip the Line, and Skip the Line tickets?
A. Faster Than Skip the Line, No-Wait, and VIP Skip the Line tickets mean the same thing. It gives you access to the Vatican Museums through a dedicated entrance. This means the waiting time is significantly shorter since the only thing you'll wait for is the security check.

Skip The Line tickets refer to pre-booked tickets so you'll avoid waiting in queues to buy tickets on-site. However, you will still have to pass through the line the general public has to go through plus the security check.
Q. I am taking a Vatican Tour that includes Saint Peter’s Basilica, will we go up the dome?
A. No, but it is possible to climb the Dome on your own if you wish, but you will need to purchase a ticket directly on site.

If you intend to climb the Dome after your tour ends, be sure to book a morning tour (not on a Wednesday) as the Dome access is already closed in the afternoon and the Basilica is often closed on Wednesday mornings.
Q. Can I take photos during my Vatican visit?
A. Non-flash photography is permitted in most areas of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. But, photography of any kind is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
Q. What should I wear on my Vatican visit?
A. Men, women, and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times. Low-cut clothing and hats are not allowed.
Q. Can I bring a backpack to the Vatican Museums?
A. Yes, guests can carry bags if they are smaller than 40cm length x 35cm width x 15cm depth. Anything bigger than this, or any umbrellas or camera tripods, must be checked into storage at the beginning of the tour.

Since the tour ends at the other side of the museum, guests who are forced to check bags must leave the tour early to collect them or complete a 20-minute walk back to the entrance after their tour. Those doing the afternoon tour may not be able to retrieve their belongings until the next day. It is recommended that visitors travel light and avoid bringing large baggage.
Q. What is the best time to visit the Vatican?
A. If you want to avoid the crowds, go really early or really late. There are tours on VELTRA that provide access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to the Vatican Museums after its operating hours.
Q. What is the best day of the week to visit the Vatican?
A. Visit on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to avoid most of the crowds.

Most of the museums in Rome are closed on Mondays, the Papal Audience is staged every Wednesday, locals are part of the crowds on Saturdays and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays.
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 08:45 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

No-Wait Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica
Beat the crowds and get more time to soak in the sights with faster than skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets. Peer at the Sistine Chapel's iconic frescoes and marvel at intricate works of art with priority access St. Peter's Basilica tickets.