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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Save tons of valuable vacation time
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary as you travel
  • Admission to all sites visited

What's Included

  • An expert tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Excellent story teller.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Via Plauto, 17, Via Plauto, 17, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is located in Borgo Pio, near St. Peter's square. The exact address is Via Plauto 17/A. IMPORTANT: Please check your booking for the start time of the Vatican ENGLISH tour. Arrive 20 minutes before at the meeting point ( Via Plauto 17A ) for check-in. Thank you !

Return Details

  • St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Operated by Made in Rome Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Mostly good
Aileen_S, May 2022
Only issue is we only skipped the line at the Vatican Museum. We waited in an hour long security line at St. Peter’s basilica. Our guide was very knowledgeable but she walked so fast it was hard to keep up. Also, it was so crowded that the experience was not as good as it could have been. All that said, still a must see!
Shayan_J, May 2022
Lucia was amazing! She was fun, informative and the whole experience was just wow! First time in Rome with my fiancée and I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Must see!
Patricia_C, May 2022
Great tour of Basilica and Vatican Museum. Lots of long lines despite “skip the line” access. No line skipping for churches! Crowds were unbelievable! Worthwhile and a must see.
Too slow and detailed
Daye_I, May 2022
I just really wanted a brief description and access to the three venues. The in-depth history lesson was just too much. While I am sure some were happy, others found it too detailed for a general visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect tour
Joe_E, May 2022
The guide kept it short and to the point. very knowledgeable about the subjects. Constantly giving us pointers to avoid long lines. Great tour and would recommend to friends and relatives. Well worth the cost.
Despite the crush our...
Peter_F, May 2022
Despite the crush our guide managed to coral us safely through all aspects of the tour with grace and humour along with relevant knowledgable commentary
Scott_K, May 2022
The tour was very informative as the guide Roberto was very knowledgeable. What we saw on the tour was incredible and mindblowing, and a must see. The problem was the tour was so erratic and sort of a "fly by the seat of your pants". We started from behind and spent the whole tour rushing to catch up. Instead of meeting at the tour site, we met at the office of the tour organizers. We also had to wait for about 100 people to check in. Six groups all checking in at the same time. So we left the office about an hour after the planned departure. We then walked full speed to St. Peters, only to wait 45 minutes in line for a skip the line tour. We spent about 30 minutes inside the Basilica only to be herded off full speed for about a 20 minute walk up hill to the Vatican museum, where we waited 30 minutes for our guide to buy tickets. We got about 1/3 of the way through when people in the group started leaving because it had been over 3 hrs. In total we stayed 4 1/2 hrs before we left early. Over 8,000 steps total. I'm not sure why the tour was "organized " the way it was, but we should have met at the museum, and ended at St. Peters Basilica. If you take this tour you will learn a lot, and you will walk up hill very fast. Not a tour for people that need to walk slow and enjoy and a slower pace.
Amazing tour and tour guide
julespooley, May 2022
Robert is a knowledgeable tour guide who knew everything about this tour. He is likeable and funny and very engaging. This was a highlight of our Rome trip! It was just a day before the pope proclaimed ten new saints so being in Saint Peter’s Basilica and seeing all the preparations was a really memorable experience! Thank you Robert! You’re amazing
highly recommended.
Steven_P, May 2022
I was skeptical to book a tour because i like to just do things myself and get the cheaper tickets directly. This tour was worth every bit. It makes sense why it so highly rated. Norman our guide was great and knowledgeable. He made the experience really easy getting into the basilica as well as the museum. I would definitely recommend this experience if you're considering it. I don't think anyone in my group regretted this tour.
Great experience
James_B, May 2022
Tour guide was very informative, shared a lot of information and very patient considering how busy it gets! Great experience and would recommend using a guide rather then visiting without
1 traveler found this review helpful


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