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

What You Can Expect

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

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Customer Reviews

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very informative and very calm guide which was needed as it was so busy ...but our guide kept us all together and had so much information to share - a pleasure to be shown around the Vatican with him.

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Really good guide Ferdinando was informative engaging calm and knew so many little facts- a true pleasure and we got a real feel of what it would be like to be a gladiator!

Natalia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a super awesome tour! Piece of advice - if your tour is the morning one, get to the meeting place 30 minutes before and walk to St Peter's square you should be meeting pretty close to it. Seeing the outside of St. Peter's Basilica and the square in the early hours it was 7 am for me before hordes of tourists flood this sacred place IS a magic experience.
Now to the point - the tour is extremely well organized and the tour guide is great mine was Rita - an eccentric, funny and very knowledgeable lady! I loved having the ear-piece, makes hearing the guide over hundreds of tourists' chatter very clear.
Another plus is skipping the lines. Believe me, even in January in the rain the lines are long at 7:30 am already. Having Vatican museums to yourself without crowds is amazing! We did not have to wait a minute anywhere.
My only wish would be to spend more time in Vatican museums. May be do a tour a bit longer, charge a bit more, but let people see more of this truly amazing place. Time spent in St. Peter's is sufficient.
Another piece of advice - after hearing all the interesting things the guide had to point out in St. Peter's, I was overwhelmed. This is a mind blowing cathedral. But guess what? The entrance to the cathedral is fee!!!! After the tour was over, we were left in the middle of the square. I went straight back to the line going into the cathedral. It took me about 30 minutes to get back in may take longer in high season but now I could take as much time as I wanted to look at things I loved but had to hurry by to keep up with the tour, and thanks to the tour I just took I knew what I was looking at. Do it and later do climb to the top of the cathedral. It is a long a difficult climb 532 steep steps, but the views of Rome are amazing! .....and one more thing - a free and clean bathroom is in the gift book store located on the left if your back is turned to the cathedral, right outside of the square....bathrooms in Rome are hard to come by and are never marked unless you know where to look

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wish it wasn't sooooo crowded. But amazing to see with own eyes.

Luis E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. I was able to skip the long lines at the Vatican Museums. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything throughout the tour. I will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Anne Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour guide. He knew the area well and gave us adequate time in each area.

Geraldine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fredriko our guide was great! So knowledgeable of intire tour. This tour is amazing and we all are 100 satisfied! Wow many people standing in a huge line to get in, you and walk right pass them and get in. You must do the tour or you stand in a line for hours! You will be very satisfied, everyone was completely satisfied money well spent!!

Christine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour guide for this tour was amazing! She was so passionate about what she was talking about, provided a lot of information I would not have known otherwise and also provided great opportunities for photos. She took a topic that could have been boring and turned it into the most fascinating story telling! I also appreciated that she paid extra attention to the radios - I had been on a few tours where radios weren't working and it totally ruined it. High recommended!

Ani R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was an extraordinary experience. Our tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend this tour.

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