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Skip the Line Afternoon Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St.peter's Basilica With Hotel Pick Up

5 / 5 total 19 reviews
Duration: 4 hours
Tour ID: 3374
Overview

Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour! We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view. The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Museums and St.Peter's Church without the morning crowd.

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St. Peter's Basilica
A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.

Highlights
  • Spectacular Entrance to the Vatican Museum
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Museum
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, Creation of Adam Fresco
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, skipping long lines)
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 4 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour does not run on the 2nd of April, 1st of May, 29th of June, August 14th and 15th This tour does not run on the 2nd of April, 1st of May, 29th of June, August 14th and 15th
  • This tour departs daily at 14:30 except Sundays and religious holidays This tour departs daily at 14:30 except Sundays and religious holidays
  • Children aged 0 - 2 are free of chargeChildren aged 0 - 2 are free of charge
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from centrally-located hotels.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance Tickets with exclusive
  • Professional Guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset
  • Pickup from selected hotels available
Exclusions
  • Optional Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pickup service is provided from centrally located hotels. Please write us an e-mail 24 hours before the tour starts to arrange your pickup time. Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to agreed pickup time. If your hotel or accommodation is not listed you must reach the Gray Line-I Love Rome office in via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the Grand Hotel, Metro A Line (red line), stop Repubblica.
Know Before You Go
  • It is forbidden to bring strollers, have bulky bags and carry umbrellas on your person
  • If you have a metal coated pacemakers, all relevant paperwork/ID cards should be carried for security checks
  • This tour ends at St. Peter's Square.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case, the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
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Reviewed by Flo A AU   September 25, 2018
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My husband and I visited for the second time, no matter how many times you see it you can't get over its history, opulence and beauty.
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Reviewed by Kim&Matt GB   September 10, 2018
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We had a fantastic time in Rome! So glad we booked this tour - Our tour guide was fantastic, she was obviously so passionate about the place and its history, it totally made this tour for us! Pick up was on time, we had absolutely no problems what so ever, would definitely recommend.
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Reviewed by Mimi US   September 09, 2018
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This was an excellent tour and very well priced. Be prepared for a bit of walking and crowded spaces. Stay close to your tour guide and keep your belongings close! This place is so spiritually moving and so much more. It was much more than I expected. Having the opportunity to actually be in this place was an experience in and of itself. 10/10
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Reviewed by SaraPJ US   September 01, 2018
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Our guide warned us beforehand of the possible crowds that might be at the Vatican and the Basilica - and boy was she right! Very hot and cramped and sometimes a little difficult to hear our guide over other groups but other than that the whole day was a fantastic experience. I totally recommend a guided tour, valuable facts and information told we would never have learnt if we had gone alone. Thank you!
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Reviewed by Ste4 GB   August 31, 2018
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Another one off my list! So grateful for the experience, thank you for the wonderful service you provided. A must do for everyone!
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Reviewed by TB IT   August 27, 2018
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A must do if you want to get the most out of your visit. The Vatican treasures are very busy so you really need a tour guide if you don't want to miss those treasures.
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Reviewed by Maria UA   August 14, 2018
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Exhausting! Such a lot of walking to do but worthwhile as we seen every inch with our guide, Sabrina. A very good day was had, thank you.
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Reviewed by Kimesas US   August 07, 2018
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Having heard how busy the museums can be, I'm so glad we booked a skip the line service. Money was well spent and our tour guide was able to manoeuvre us around the crowds with ease. If you're on a short break I would definitely recommend booking this tour.
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Reviewed by Gud72 DE   August 06, 2018
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We had an awesome tour guide. She was exceptionally qualified and interesting to listen to. Very organized and easy...she spoke perfect English.
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Reviewed by M & Nigel GB   July 29, 2018
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, THE LADY WHO LED THE TOUR WAS PERFECT AND KNEW A LOT ABOUT THE HISTORY.
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Reviewed by SamH GB   July 28, 2018
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Apart from the crowds and queuing the day was amazing! Such a moving experience to be able to see these creations, so glad we went.
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Reviewed by Chris O TH   July 23, 2018
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Well organised and very informative. Great trip!
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Reviewed by Simone49 US   July 11, 2018
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Well worth the money for skipping the lines! A worthwhile experience even with all the crowds and pick pockets!
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Reviewed by Jen897 US   July 11, 2018
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I couldn’t really fault our tour guide. She was incredibly nice and pleasant and made everyone welcome. She was full of knowledge. Our queue times were minimal. The tour itself was very interesting and doesn’t disappoint.
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Reviewed by Ana US   July 07, 2018
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Seeing the pope is not guaranteed but a lot of the trip was so much more than I expected! Well worth the extra money to skip the lines!
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Reviewed by KellyR US   July 04, 2018
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A long day but we saw a lot with our guide. I would definitely recommend a private tour instead of a group one, you learn so much! A fantastic trip!
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Reviewed by Ed R US   June 28, 2018
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Amazing tour. But, as with any tour, the experience is only as good as the tour guide. We had a great guide, who clearly loved his job. It was breathtaking to see the art and we will definitely be bringing friends back to Italy next year.
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Reviewed by Queen209 PL   June 24, 2018
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Great history!!! Tour guide Burcu was articulate. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle unless you want to pay the vendors outside 2 euros for a small water bottle. Nowhere to buy water inside but there is a place to refill your bottle.
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Reviewed by Lea N US   May 07, 2018
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Very eye-opening experience. The treasures in the Vatican museum are stunning & plentiful. The Sistine Chapel was not what I expected, in fact, I was very underwhelmed. To me, it was just a painting on a ceiling. I think seeing so many pictures of it & very similar artworks around the museum took the beauty of it away. You go from the opulence of the Vatican & the museum to a wooden room with a painting on the ceiling. Then you go on into St. Peter’s Basilica which is also very opulent & filled with treasures. Would definitely recommend a visit there though just to see the artwork & treasures which are kept there.
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