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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

5 / 5 total 102 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 2770
Overview

With our licensed guide discover the wonders of Vatican City with its extraordinary treasures and art masterpieces. Enter museums with skip-the-line and enjoy its marvel, frescoes statues, the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica. 

See top Vatican attractions like the Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere statue, Raphael’s Rooms and Gallery of the Candelabra.

Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line priority access
  • 3-hour small-group tour (max 11 people) of the Vatican Museums
  • See top Vatican attractions like the Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere statue, Raphael’s Rooms and Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Enter and admire the magnificent Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and enjoy its masterpieces like Michelangelo’s Pieta and several works of Bernini
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour is only available on ThursdaysThis tour is only available on Thursdays
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancellations 7 days prior to the scheduled tour are subject to a 50% penalty fee. No-show or cancellations within 72 hours of the scheduled tour are subject to a 100% penalty fee. All tickets are purchased in advance and therefore are non-refundable.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-line access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line access tat St. Peter’s Basilica
  • All tickets and reservation fees
  • Your own dedicated expert and licensed tour guide
  • Radio headsets rental to listen to your tour guide’s commentary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Other services not mentioned
Meeting Point
You will meet at Via Leone IV, 12 – Rome. 

Know Before You Go
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on this group tour
  • Entrances are strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • No backpacks, big handbags, or big umbrellas are allowed. Please leave all large items at the hotel!
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.
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Reviewed by Linda.kovalsky US   October 12, 2018
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We visited Rome as the last port of our European Cruise. Our travel agent suggested we book our tour of the Vatican through privatetour.com. We booked the skip the Line tour and had an EXCELLENT tour guide. She knew every fact about everything at the Vatican Museums, Saint Peter's and the Sistine Chapel. She answered every question, offered additional information about places or items, was very detailed and was very cordial and kind. I think we were very lucky to have such a friendly and knowledgeable guide. After our tour, I felt like a specialist on the Vatican. You could tell she is serious about what she does and believes in maintaining and sharing her love for the Vatican. I highly recommend this tour when you visit Rome. You will not regret it.
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Reviewed by Mick T US   October 09, 2018
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The tour was helpful for the Vatican museums which are extremely crowded. There are many exhibits and having a tour guide is helpful in knowing which are important.
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Reviewed by Robin US   October 05, 2018
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All of the stops listed on this tour are amazing to see and I would highly recommend going on this tour. It allows you to see many sites altogether in a reasonable amount of time. Obviously, with these sites being very popular tourist attractions, you expect large crowds of people and this doesn't disappoint. The skip-the-line feature absolutely is worth it because otherwise, we would have waited in an atrociously long line just to get in. I would just recommend being aware that these places will all be very crowded so don't stray too far from your guide and you will be fine.
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Reviewed by Michael DE   October 04, 2018
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The Vatican museums were breathtaking and a must see. The Basilica has been one of the most majestic churches I have ever seen. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting to all in our group. Definitely recommend.
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Reviewed by jainra NO   September 13, 2018
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When we arrived at the Vatican to start this tour, it was a ZOO as far as eyes could see. Our tour guide was very good. She helped us traverse the crowded Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel. These places are uber-crowded. Skip the lines saved us at least 3 hours standing in the heat. Well worth it.
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Reviewed by Ana Karolina PT   September 09, 2018
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I really liked the guide very much, she was great ! thank you
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Reviewed by Luba S RS   September 08, 2018
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Very informative and enjoyable.
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Reviewed by Thijl NL   August 21, 2018
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This was a great tour. Our guide was the best and knew so much about the Vatican museum. We learned so much! This tour is an absolute must. You would miss so much without a guide plus the skip the line was worth so much.
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Reviewed by Valerie C BE   August 11, 2018
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So well worth paying the additional to avoid the lines. This was our second time using this tour operator and they are amazing.
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Reviewed by Olle D SE   August 10, 2018
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Excellent service great guide
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Reviewed by Aspettee MT   August 07, 2018
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Excellent tour to see major points of interest at the Vatican but to also see some areas limited to small groups. If this is your first time visiting, highly recommended. Good value. Nice guides, on time and good value!
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Reviewed by Andrea S AT   July 14, 2018
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Finding our tour guide, getting our headsets and getting into the Vatican was a seamless process. This company has perfected the process and we were never confused or lost. It was a very thorough tour with fascinating information. Our tour guide always tried to find shade for us when we were outside and made sure to stop for water and bathroom breaks.
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Reviewed by alkeshshina KR   July 13, 2018
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The meeting place was easy to find and the tour guide was just amazing! Her English was excellent, her knowledge was phenomenal. She gave information about the Sistine Chapel long before going in, showing pictures and explaining why certain paintings appeared the way they did, the order in which the paintings should be viewed, little things of note that made the visit so much more interesting. She made what was already an amazing tour even better ! We had no problems with the audio, no lines and just an efficient informative tour of 3 amazing sites which should not be missed. The Vatican museums were so interesting and St Peters Basilica was breathtaking. Wear comfy walking shoes- but honestly worth every penny. Would highly recommend!
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Reviewed by Donna S GB   July 09, 2018
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Our tour guide was phenomenal. We learned so much about the rich history of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Definitely worth the extra money to skip the line too. Waiting in line would have added an extra 2 hours to our day. This tour is well worth the money!
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Reviewed by Manu L RO   July 03, 2018
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Profi, in time, very good speaker, many details, careful ... Thank you!
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Reviewed by Romano F SM   June 16, 2018
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Meeting place easy to find. Well, organized guide knew sooooo much my head was about to explode from all the history...Be prepared to stand the entire timeThe Sistine chapel was worth the standing and St Peters is well worth the wait! Perfect.
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Reviewed by Elena D BG   June 15, 2018
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A perfectly timed tour, very informative, covered everything we wanted -- the guide was FANTASTIC! Extremely knowledgeable, very funny, super familiar with everything, couldn't have had a better tour guide.
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Reviewed by Marib2017 ES   June 10, 2018
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We were able to see it all at a normal pace and it never felt rushed. Our guide was patient and very sweet! Unfortunately, I don't remember his name. He told us what to expect ahead of time and we were prepared. Sistine Chapel was not as crowded as I have heard so we were there for about 15-20 minutes and he waited. I highly recommend this tour especially when you see the lines outside.
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Reviewed by Lisa N AU   June 10, 2018
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We had a wonderful visit to the Vatican Museums. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. His love of art and history made the tour so engaging. Really impressed with the quality of the tour and guide.
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Reviewed by Georgio D IE   June 09, 2018
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The tour guide was outstanding. Her insights into the Sistine Chapel made the experience much more worthwhile than it would have been without her coaching. The time spent discussing the rivalry between Michelangelo and Raphael also gave depth to the experiences of the artists and helped me appreciate the art more. We were pinched for space in St. Peter's Basilica because workers were setting up for a meeting (and closing down areas), but our tour guide did a great job adapting. I only wish that I had had a little more time exploring art in other parts of the Vatican Museum, but the tour was only three hours long.
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