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See the highlights of Vatican City with this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Peruse the Gallery of Tapestries, admire the incredible sculptures with the Museo Pio Clementino and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.


  • 3-hour skip-the-line tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

  • Enjoy fast-track access past the lines at the popular Vatican Museums

  • Learn about the incredible art collections from an expert guide

  • Finish up a museum visit with time in the gorgeous Sistine Chapel

  • Visit the enormous St Peter's Basilica next door

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fabulous , it was a Wed so the Pope was using St Peters , but our guide was really great , plenty time for photos . the paintings were breathtaking

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Awesome! Got us in fast and learned so much about all the areas.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour! We were initially picked up at our hotel which is helpful, then taken by bus to a meeting point close to the Vatican where we were divided into groups based on language. Our guide was very good, we learned so much as we walked through these amazing sights. Definitely a must to do a skip the line tour and we walked past long queues, All of the sights are very crowded and the guide tries to give plenty of time to take pictures and we are moved along the various areas. At the end we were conveniently led back to the tour offices where there is a large souvenir shop, where they collect headsets. it was ok though, there were free bathrooms and we did pick up a few gifts there.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Matteo is what made this tour worthwhile. The day we were there it was very crowded and busy, and yet Matteo made us feel like we were the only ones there. He kept us moving, easily got us around and through the other groups, and was a fountain of knowledge, providing information and details I have would never have gotten from guide books. I've been to the museum and St. Peter's before, so I knew what to expect, but this tour went above and beyond. We were even picked up at our hotel by van and taken to the starting location. That, to us, was the real bonus for this tour. It was unfortunate that a return was not offered because, if it had been, that would have made this tour perfect.

Rocio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantástico y el guía Fabio un groso.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We got picked up from the hotel on time. Our guide was very nice, friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was great, there was so much to take in, I took masses of photos so I could look back on them to try and remember it all. It's a shame you can't take photos in the Sistine Chapel, but completely understand why. There was no transport back, so we walked back to our hotel, which was interesting as we saw parts of Rome we wouldn't necessarily have seen.

Rocio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Muy bueno, todo perfecto , el guía Fabio se porto de 10 , súper atento. Muy recomendable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour. Guide was very informative and pointed out most interesting things. Very well organised, picked up from hotel and taken to the Vatican. Skip the line, well worth it. We arrived at 8.15 and the queue was already very long. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Juan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent, our guide Valerio was very helpful and insightful. We were able to have a well paced tour, and enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend to add some time for souvenir shopping in vatican city.

Curtis C

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Touring the Vatican was on our must do list during our first visit to Rome. We opted for hotel pick-up as we weren't sure how to best navigate the City...we were glad we did. Unfortunately, it is pick-up only so you are on your own to make it back to your hotel. We visited on a Monday and it was very busy we were grateful to be able to skip the line...worth the cost of the tour by itself. Our tour guide Linda was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things along the tour. However, we did feel like we were being herded along a bit and the crowd was quite overwhelming at times. For those of you who like to take photos there are a couple of places you will not be allowed to take pictures, most notably the Sistine Chapel.

Overall, it was a good experience and the beauty of the Vatican was amazing and something everyone should see. I would definitely recommend the tour but not on Monday and not during the height of tourist season if you can avoid it.

Curt C.
San Antonio, TX

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