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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 Small-Group Tour including Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. 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
August 2015

Guide was amazing. Wonderful sense of humor to match his knowledge. Hit all of the highlights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a fabulous way to view the highlights of the Vatican. Small group and early morning time was key to make the experience more personal and avoid the crowds. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Pay attention to instructions on where the tour is to meet, however. The designated meeting point is in front of the Vatican Museum and NOT in front of St. Peter's Square.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Phenomenal Tour Guide, fantastic tour around Vatican and St Peter's Basillica. Would highly recommend it to all of my friends!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Don't remember the name of our tour guide but she was an Italian lady. She was great and she also made sure she made eye contact which make it extra good as you feel like it's a price tour. Skipping the line is a must so this was great, she was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Very passionate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour had to be my favorite. The Vatican is just so amazing. The art! The art! It's unreal. They say if you look at every piece art for 30sec. you'll be there for 6 months. All the pictures you have seen do not do any justice. in fact anything need to see in Italy, the pictures just do not do any of it justice. What really made this tour was our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable. It made it so fun to learn the little things. like the feud between Michelangelo and Raphael. You have to do this tour. It is so beautiful. The knowledge of the tour guide is just great, it make all the difference.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was awesome. Our guide Barbara was fantastic. She was very sweet and very informative. Since you are not allowed to speak in the Sistine Chapel, she gave us a very informative talk before we entered which explained the importance of many of the frescos. She had a ton of close up laminated images of the particular Frescos so we could all see in detail and learn about it before we went in. All of the other tour guide groups were all crowded around two small posters that were up instead. She was very thorough and very prepared. Awesome tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Vatican City is amazing and spectacular! Our guide was very informative.

Greg H
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The Sistine Chapel is the best part but the whole tour was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fantastic tour and our guide, an Irish girl Rachael, was brilliant. We entered quickly with no fuss a nd Rachael was helpful, friendly, easy to understand and had a great knowledge of her subject.
The tour itself covered as much as we could hope in 3 hours and in a small group, we were able to move through quickly without being rushed. It was great value for money and we are glad we chose this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great guide and a must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Amazing, The guide was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable, funny, patient, helpful, and enjoyed what she was doing.

Duke
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This is a must if you want to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica without standing in line for hours. This tour took us too areas in the Vatican Museums where upon my previous visits without a tour, I was not provided access. It was nice to have our guide explain to us what we were looking at. Being in a small group was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Tour leader was very knowledgeable about the history and English was very good. Meeting location was good and on-time to start. Headphones and receiver worked well and leader had couple of back-up receivers for those that had problem. This is way to go, especially in the busy season and when it so hot outside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Don't miss this! There is so much to see and do that you cannot do this one on your own. We had a great tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very informative guide that made our visit all the more special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Well worth every penny. Informative, interesting, and very well organized. This was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

great tour - enabled us to see some highlights of the Vatican museum before heading onto St Peter's. Our tour guide was a qualified art historian - so it was particularly interesting for us to have some context and explanation about the Sistine Chapel prior to entering so that we knew some things to look out for. Likewise it was great to get some commentary as we moved through the Vatican museum - including the Raphael's rooms.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Truly enjoyed our Vatican City Tour... It's worth it just to skip the line! I loved being in a small group. Our guide was very knowledgeable, clear, and thorough! Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

OUTSTANDING......From the moment we were greeted at our meeting point until our final goodbye.
This is really worth paying extra ...only 12 people in our tour and not a single queue!
So well handled and efficient.
Our guide Francesca was excellent with terrific knowledge and enthusiasm.

This was our first tour using the earpieces and we never missed a word despite being surrounded by other large groups.

I CAN HEARTILY RECCOMEND THIS TOUR

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This tour truly does skip the line. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We had the most amazing tour guide, Maria Rosaria, who took us expertly through the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. She was so knowledgeable and friendly, and made everything very accessible. Seeing these parts of the Vatican in a group of only 12 people - before most of the crowds came in - was incredible. We had to get up very early to make this work, but it was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This small group tour is well worth the small investment and makes for an easy, informed and well organized tour of the Vatican. The tour guide added quite a bit of extra information that was very insightful and added to the experience. This is the only way to tour the awe inspiring Vatican.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was a fantastic tour! Even though we had been in St. Peter's Basilica before, this tour was terrific. The tour includes the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Our guide was very knowledgeable, answered our questions, skipped the line and got right in! We were first in Vatican City in the early 90's. We have been there several times since and tried to stand in line to tour the Basilica. We gave up each time. I am so happy that I booked this tour in advance and it was even more than I had expected. Book a tour - you won't be disappointed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

A must see tour.

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