Make sure to add this guided tour to your trip’s itinerary while in Rome. Not only will you get to skip the chaos of the lines at the Vatican Museums with a special skip-the-line admission ticket, but you’ll also see some of Rome’s most famous basilicas. This guided tour takes you to see the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica, Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and St. John Lateran's Basilica.
Full-day Vatican and patriarchal basilicas tour of Rome
Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the UNESCO-listed Vatican Museums
Learn about art and history in Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel
See Bernini’s tomb inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Small-group tour limited to 25 people for a personalized experience
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, there may be delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, avoid bringing large purses, bags or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area, and this may result in you having to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Guests must check in with the local supplier's representative both in the morning and in the afternoon.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
The local supplier is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
Strollers and prams cannot be accommodated on this tour
Entrance into the Vatican Museums and the basilicas requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. The local supplier cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress
Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and photography are prohibited
The Vatican Museums are among the most highly trafficked sites in the world. With over 6 million visitors in 2014 and numbers rising year-on-year, the museums give rise to a whole new meaning of the word “crowded.” The route taken on this tour is designed to minimize exposure to crowds as much as possible, but be aware that the museums are very busy by nature
All four basilicas are subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies during the Papal Jubilee. Furthermore, access through the holy doors is not possible, as the site is expected to be busy