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Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters & Bramante Staircase
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Admire masterpieces without waiting in the long lines on this highlights of Vatican tour. Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. See the Bramante Staircase, which is usually closed to the public, and other hidden gems.

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Great experience, highly recommended

2018/01/01 Friends Wilkins Lu

The tour was interesting and thorough, paying extra for the Bramante staircase was well worth it. Also it was clear our tour guide Francesca was knowledgeable and passionate about art and history. She was able to get us ...

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2015/01/19 Philip

Very informative and interesting tour. St. Peters Basilica is a once in a life time experience.

2014/12/14 Philip

I am very satisfied with the prompt booking confirmation. Website is easily navigated. Never have to contact customer support yet but I am sure it will be as efficient as the whole experience. I would certainly recomme...

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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.
Q. Which Bramante Staircase does the tour visit?
A. There are two Bramante Staircases in the Vatican Museums and both are located in the Pio-Clementine Museum.

This tour visits the original staircase that was constructed in 1505. It is usually closed to the public. It was originally used as the passageway for the Papal apartments and offers a great view of Rome.

The other Bramante Staircase was built in 1932 and is used as the way out of the Pio-Clementine Museum.
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  • Any cancellations made after 08:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters & Bramante Staircase
Admire masterpieces without waiting in the long lines on this highlights of Vatican tour. Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. See the Bramante Staircase, which is usually closed to the public, and other hidden gems.