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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
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
Wish it wasn't sooooo crowded. But amazing to see with own eyes.
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.
Excellent tour guide. He knew the area well and gave us adequate time in each area.
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!!
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!
It was an extraordinary experience. Our tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend this tour.
Great tour guide, well worth it. Lots of stories and knowledge and skip the line
Our guide sorry....Sylvia or Sophia was a resident Italian art historian with a wealth of information. She was patient, organized and kept her lovely group together and we all survived the sea of tourists at the Vatican. She explained all the important details of the buildings and the artwork that we saw. It is great to have a calm voice amid the din to give you information about what you are seeing. You could walk through these halls on your own but it is not the same. Walking tours have guides that give you their perspective of the history with a few modern twists here and there. I enjoyed it and am amazed at the talent of Michaelangelo. Thank you.
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