• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Explore the treasures of one of the world’s greatest art collections with this expertly guided 3-hour tour through the Vatican museums. Skip the long lines to head straight inside the labyrinth of galleries, where your knowledgeable guide will lead you to ancient and Renaissance highlights including the Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Laocoön sculpture and, of course, the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Learn the stories behind the masterpieces, and then get direct entry into the stunning interior of St Peter’s Basilica. Group size is limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the long lines with priority entry
  • Hear the stories and scandals behind some of the world's greatest masterpieces
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Raphael Rooms, Belvedere Courtyard, Hall of Maps and more highlights
  • Gain direct entry into St Peter's Basilica
  • Group size limited to 12 for easier navigation

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Vatican Experience Tour

Vatican

Customer Reviews

Jenny D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour - small group, very informative and our guide was very knowledgable. Highly recommend!

aliceannm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Since it was December, we did not face the huge summer crowds. Guide met us on time and did not rush us at all. Good day!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was incredible! We had a bit of confusion with the meeting location in the morning meeting point is at a bookstore, but the bookstore is a corner location so we were dropped off by our taxi at the store and din't realize our actual meeting location was just around the corner. We figured it out and met our wonderful guide Nadia to find we were the only participants of this tour, so we were rated to a very personalized experience. Nadia seems to have a wealth of knowledge about the history and significance of the art and sculpture we saw everywhere. We waited only about two to three minutes for her to purchase tickets, then were ushered right past all the larger tour groups, so we did indeed skip the line. This made for a much better experience overall, and allowed us to focus on what we wanted to see. Once in the museum, Nadia found a quiet corner to sit down with us and explain the art we would see in the Sistine Chapel, using an iPad to show examples and explain the significance of the art. since there is no talking allowed inside the Sistine Chapel itself, it was nice to be given advance information so we would grasp the significance of what we were seeing. Fascinating stories behind all this art. We finished with the chance to see the changing of the Swiss guard near the entrance to St Peter's Basilica.

Ewa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour guide was superb making the tour unforgettable.

Linda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was amazing. Our guide was fabulous. You can't go to the Vatican without a guide. There is just too much history details you won't know. Highly recommend.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Skip the Line is absolutely worth every cent. When we arrived there was a 4 hour wait for general admission.

Kim C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful your with only 7 of us. Well worth the money to have things pointed out and explained as well as passing the huge line ups.

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What an incredible tour we had - and our guide was outstanding! There is so much to see and so much history was covered in our tour. This was our first visit to the Vatican and we were very happy that we chose this tour!

natalie m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was awesome! Marco was our tour guide and he was amazing! This was my favourite day spent in Rome , I learned about so many things that I didn't even know exhausted in history! Amazing totally recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see the real truth about Rome and religion

nikkibrotherson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was very well organized. Nadia was so professional. I loved the meeting place. It was secluded away from the busy chaos near the vatican. We started right on time and it was a very tiny group so we were able to get so much individual attention and information. I learned so much during that tour that i have a different outlook on Italy and history as a whole. It was a great tour and I recommend getting the small group option with skip the line for sure. Skip the line access saved us hours of waiting in the hot sun. Great tour!!!

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