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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica

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Overview

Explore the vast collections of the Vatican Museums, the glorious Sistine Chapel and enormous St Peter's Basilica with this private skip-the-line Vatican City tour. Arrange the tour at your convenience at any departure time.
  • 3-hour private skip-the-line Vatican City tour
  • Join a knowledgeable guide for a tour of the famous collections in the Vatican Museums
  • See ancient Roman artifacts as well as masterpieces from different artistic eras
  • Marvel at the singular beauty of the frescoes in the Raphael rooms
  • Stand in the Sistine Chapel in awe at the work of Michelangelo
  • Visit St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom, to cap off the experience
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Departure Point

viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Point: Near the Vatican Museums entrance Address: Meeting point: in front of Vatican Entrance, at "CAFFE VATICANO" meet your guide holding the sign "Once in Rome" Directions: Metro stop Ottaviano line A, once you got off your train go upstairs and take the first exit on the left, and the stairway to the right, you'll end up at the crossing between Via Ottaviano and Viale Giulio Cesare, cross Via Ottaviano which should be on your left (so keep walking on via Giulio Cesare) until you see a flowers stand, turn left (the street you see in front of you is Via Leone IV) until you see a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, Cross the street and follow the walls you see on your left (those are the walls of the Vatican State) the street climbs up slightly, follow it ( the name of the street is Viale Vaticano) until you reach number 100 (on your right), it is a bar called CAFFE' VATICANO, your guide will be waiting for you outside of the cafè holding a 'Once in Rome' sign. By CAB: ask the driver to take you to the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) NOT to the Vatican, if you see he is dropping you off by a church tell him you want to go to the entrance of the Museums! If your driver got it right you should see a big wall and 2 big doors, keep those across the street and walk to the street number 100, Caffè Vaticano (right across the big entrance gate with two statues on top), your guide will be waiting for you there holding a 'Once in Rome' sign. Bus: we do not recommend using buses to go to the Vatican Museums, as it it much more confusing and time consuming than the metro) Dates: Monday thru Saturday Ending point: Concludes at St. Peter’s Basilica

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at least 15 mins prior to departure time
  • Depending on your group size, be sure to select the correct option at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Please remove your hat before entering the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica as a sign of respect
  • On occasion the Vatican or certain areas of the Vatican are closed without notice. The tour will continue with an alternate route. There will be no refunds.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Once in Rome Tours
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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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter 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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica.

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Excellent guide and tour with personal attention
Curiosity601628
, Oct 2019
Visiting Rome for the first time. Daniel was our tour guide and was excellent in his presentation and personal attention. It was the best tour of our many tours visiting Europe for 5 weeks.
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Our tour guide was fantastic!!
lgh0dge
, Oct 2019
I have blanked on her name. I am sorry I did because she was exceptional. I believe it started with an M. She was so knowledgeable and intelligent. Learned so much. I highly, highly recommend!
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A private guide is the best way to see Vatican
450rayn
, Aug 2019
My family had an exceptionally capable private guide who allowed us to set our own pace, see what we wanted to view and guided us with charm and grace through the various museums, the Sistine and St Peter's. The crowds were large and most areas crowed but with a private guide we were able to hear her clearly and navigate around the largest groups.
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Amazing history!
Cathie D
, Apr 2019
Sooo much history and a very interesting tour. Marina, our tour guide, was incredibly well versed about the Vatican and made the tour interesting and fun!
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Wonderful experience with fabulous...
Stephen E
, Oct 2018
Wonderful experience with fabulous guide. Unforgettable and worth every penny.
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Thanks for the review. We’re so glad you enjoyed it!
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Excellent tour but I recommend you...
Keith R
, Jun 2017
Excellent tour but I recommend you do this only after you are well rested. We did it on our first day in Rome and it is hard to take in everything if you are jet-lagged! Guide excellent, knowledgeable, friendly. Definitely worth it to skip the line alone!
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Eva was an awesome guide! Extremely...
archiesawatzky
, Oct 2016
Eva was an awesome guide! Extremely knowledgable and pleasant.
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Great experience and good knowledge...
Myron/Cabot O
, Oct 2016
Great experience and good knowledge making it very enjoyable
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Amust do. Private was the only way...
Karen C
, Sep 2016
Amust do. Private was the only way to go with all the crowds. Took a star off because no one called us to let us know the vatican St peter's bascilica was closed that week every day until 2 so we did not get to go even though we paid big bucks for the tour. We would have rescheduled to a later time
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Mauricio Morris our guide was lovely...
Sherina P
, Jul 2016
Mauricio Morris our guide was lovely and very patient. I had booked this private tour as I was travelling with my 70 year old parents who had done Rome before but since we had a day to spare in Rome, thought it would be good to have a refresher! Mauricio was perfect for what we wanted. Really patient and went out of his way to provide us with as much explanation as possible and to show us as much as he could - both on and off the tourist map. He even guided us to a lovely restaurant for lunch. All in all a really good experience and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to visit Rome and do it comfortably.
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