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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel Instant Confirmation

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See the very best of the Vatican in just half a day – from the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms to St. Peter’s Basilica – with an expert guide to help you get the most from your experience.

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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums Tour with English-Speaking Guide
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Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 71.94
USD 71.94
Child (Age 6-18)
USD 66.14
USD 66.14
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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  • Bramante Staircase
    Bramante Staircase
Get the most of your Vatican visit and go past the long lines with Skip the Line entry. Spend more time exploring. You will visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection, capping off your tour with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica / Entrance to the Sistine Chapel / Use of headsets
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Starting time: 08:00 - 14:30 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 08:45 09:00 10:00 12:00 13:00 14:30 (Hide details)
  • 07:45 Meet Your Guide at the Steps in front of the Vatican Museums Entrance
  • 08:00 Start of Vatican Museums Tour
    2015-03-17_142229 Wander through the massive museum complex composed of numerous galleries exhibiting revered artworks and high-value artifacts. See the Pine Cone Courtyard, Hall of Maps and the incredible Raphael Rooms with your guide who will point out fascinating details you never would have noticed on your own.
  • The Sistine Chapel
    2015-03-17_141849 As guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, your guide will fill you in on facts about the Pope's official residence with the aid of photos of the paintings inside. Then enter and explore at your own pace to admire Michelangelo's famous fresco.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
    2015-03-17_141616 After experiencing the reverie of the Sistine Chapel, use your priority access to exit through a special door that leads straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pieta.
  • St. Peter’s Square
    2015-03-17_142046 Make your last stop at St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion. Then spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.
  • 11:00 Tour Ends at St. Peter's Square
Package detail / Schedule
Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums Tour with French-Speaking Guide
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 73.10
USD 73.10
Child (Age 6-18)
USD 67.30
USD 67.30
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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Adult (Age 19 & over)
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Child (Age 6-18)
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With your French-speaking guide, go past the long lines and spend more time exploring the Vatican Museums plus the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Experience all this while being immersed in the stories behind these structures delivered in your language of preference.
  • Duration: 3.5 - 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica / Entrance to the Sistine Chapel / Use of headsets / French-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:30 14:30
Starting time: 08:30 14:30
  • 07:45 Meet Your Guide at the Steps in front of the Vatican Museums Entrance
  • 08:00 Start of Vatican Museums Tour
    2015-03-17_142229 Wander through the massive museum complex composed of numerous galleries exhibiting revered artworks and high-value artifacts. See the Pine Cone Courtyard, Hall of Maps and the incredible Raphael Rooms with your guide who will point out fascinating details you never would have noticed on your own.
  • The Sistine Chapel
    2015-03-17_141849 As guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, your guide will fill you in on facts about the Pope's official residence with the aid of photos of the paintings inside. Then enter and explore at your own pace to admire Michelangelo's famous fresco.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
    2015-03-17_141616 After experiencing the reverie of the Sistine Chapel, use your priority access to exit through a special door that leads straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pieta.
  • St. Peter’s Square
    2015-03-17_142046 Make your last stop at St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion. Then spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.
  • 11:30 Tour Ends at St. Peter's Square
Package detail / Schedule
Semi-Private Vatican Museums Tour
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Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 111.97
USD 111.97
Child (Age 6-18)
USD 106.17
USD 106.17
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 111.97
USD 111.97
Child (Age 6-18)
USD 106.17
USD 106.17
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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Semi-Private Vatican tour travels in groups of 12 people or less.
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica / Entrance to the Sistine Chapel / Use of headsets
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:10 10:25
Starting time: 08:10 10:25
  • 07:55 Check-in
  • 08:10 Tour begins
    2015-03-17_142019 You’ll see the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Listen as your guide brings these works of art to life for you – pointing out things you never would have noticed on your own.
  • Sistine Chapel
    2015-03-17_142203 Guided tours are not permitted within the chapel, so your tour guide will have already filled you in on the details with the aid of photographs of the paintings. Take your time and admire Michelangelo's famous masterpiece.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
    2015-03-17_142322 After getting our fill of the Sistine Chapel, you’ll use our Skip the Line Access again, exiting by a special door which leads us straight into St. Peter’s Basilica and past another long line. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.
  • St. Peter’s Square
    2015-03-17_142257 The tour finishes out in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses and snap photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.
  • 11:10 Tour ends
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Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Walking shoes
Additional Note(s)
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    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • On Wednesday mornings & afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square. Customers who wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica is advised to travel on another day.
    • The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, a longer tour of the Vatican Museums will be offered.
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.
    • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
    • Due to specific Vatican rules, tour guide commentaries for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica will be given at the start of the tour outside the premises of both sites.
    • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 09:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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(4.68/5.00) 4.68 / 5
(215 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 - 4 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

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Excellent we were told in the beginning of the tour we may not get to see the Basilica because the Pope was giving a blessing but we got to go through and we even got to see the Pope 15 feet from us. ...more
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel
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