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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Really interesting. Excellent guide, personable, amusing, informative. Kept us together well, and maintained a lively stimulating commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Perfect, the french guide was MAGNIFICO!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tours were very easy to set up on Viator. Our first tour was the Mystery tour,at night. The information was interesting and the guide was humorous . Our second tour was skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Again the tour guide was very good. We enjoyed it immensely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Vatican half-day tour was great - knowledgeable guide, very nice. Only critique is that they gave us one-ear headphones - which makes listening to the tour guide somewhat difficult bc of the loud noises of the surrounding crowd. Bring your own headphones and this won't be an issue. We took our 9 month old - if you have a baby with you, use a carrier to make it easy, as there aren't any elevators. Beautiful tour - we went in high season June, but if you go in the off-season, may be a bit easier to walk around. Half-day tour was the right amount of time for us, as it allowed us get a taste of the main sights, and not leave us exhausted for the rest of the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This is the 2nd time I have done this tour and it was just as good as the first. Paying to skip the line and going first thing in the morning is the only way to see the museums. It was still crowded, but at least you had more opportunity to see things and get an explanation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great tour and saved us hours of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wow, did we score! Viviana sp?, our guide, was a PhD expert in her knowledge of the history and art of the Vatican -- an incredibly detailed and engaging tour. And are we ever thankful it was a skip the line tour. You felt sorry for the giant lines of people waiting the hot sun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Patrica, our guide is very humorous and explained all the pictures before the trip started in detail...this is particularly useful for those people like us where we did not research much before the visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was a wonderful tour, largely due to our fantastic guide. She educated us on Papal history, art history, architecture, and Greek and Roman mythology with passion and humor. The tour was perfectly paced and allowed us time to explore on our own afterwards. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our tour guide Priscilla was amazing! So knowledgeable and also had a sense of humour. Highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and we learned a lot more than if we had just done our own thing. Office was easy to find and the guide very knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The tour guide was exemplary!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour. Great to be in there before the crowds. Definitely recommend upgrading to the early start!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour guide was highly educated and very knowledgeable. It was a very educational experience. The tour allowed us to use our time efficiently. I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide very knowledgeable and engaging. Our family enjoyed this tour immensely!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The only way to do this tour is with the Skip the Line. Our guide was knowledgeable, and our group size was manageable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour and so glad that we skipped the line as the queues were really long!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Quite overwhelming.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was an amazing experience! Alfredo, our guide, got us through the hustle and bustle of the Vatican Museums. The crowds were so overwhelming and it was a blessing to have a calm presence bring us through the vast experience. There's no way you can see everything the Vatican offers, but to be able to gaze up at the ceiling of the chapel is worth the price of admission, alone.

You'll definitely want the tour because you'll get to navigate the crowds, which were enormous on even a typical weekday. Alfredo was very knowledgeable about the art and history of the Vatican, which helped us appreciate it even more. My wife and I recommend this experience highly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A great tour , our guide was knowledgable and gave us a great understanding of the museum and history.
A must tour when in Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a really informative tour and our tour guide was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. Thankfully it didn't seem too busy for a change and I was able to hear her commentary. Well worth paying to get some expert guidance, especially about the Sistine chapel and some of the Vatican treasures. I would never have known what I was looking at otherwise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We were unfortunately late to arrive for our scheduled tour, and the team at Viator generously simply moved us to the next one! Tour was excellent!!! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Absolutely no waiting!!! Highly recommended!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wonderful tour! Anna was an amazing guide and very knowledgable. She was courteous the entire time and kept everyone together. She even went beyond and had printouts of the Sistine Chapel, with which she provided a thorough explanation of the scenes as well as Michelangelo's technique!

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