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Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica


Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

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Join us for an unforgettable tour of the Vatican, where you'll skip the long lines and delve straight into the heart of this magnificent destination. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you'll explore the ancient Roman and Greek statues, marvel at Raphael's Rooms, and discover the breathtaking galleries of tapestries and maps. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the Sistine Chapel, where you'll be able to admire Michelangelo's incredible ceiling frescoes and other masterpieces. The journey continues at St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll be awed by Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino. Lastly, visit St. Peter's Square, where you can catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards and the Pope's Palace. This half-day tour is a must-do for any traveler looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of Vatican City.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Knowledgeable and Top-rated Guide
  • See Ancient Roman and Greek Statues
  • Marvel at Raphael's Rooms
  • View Michelangelo's Masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities

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Experience the wonders of the Vatican like never before with the Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour. This half-day tour offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the Vatican City in the company of a top-rated and knowledgeable guide. With skip-the-line access, you can bypass the long queues and dive straight into the heart of this historic and awe-inspiring destination.

What to expect?

During this 180-minute tour, prepare to be captivated by the beauty and treasures that await you. Marvel at the Ancient Roman and Greek statues, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Raphael’s Rooms, and wander through the Galleries of Tapestries and Maps. The highlight of the tour is unquestionably the iconic Sistine Chapel, where you can admire the breathtaking ceiling frescoes created by Michelangelo. Finally, visit St Peter's Basilica, where you can witness the stunning Pietà by Michelangelo and Bernini’s exquisite Baldacchino.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone seeking an intimate and enriching experience of Vatican City. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the wonders of the world, this tour offers something for everyone. It is an opportunity to unravel the secrets, stories, and significance of the Vatican in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Regardless of age or background, all are welcome to immerse themselves in the beauty and cultural heritage of this iconic site.

Why book this?

By booking the Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour, you can enjoy a seamless and hassle-free experience. With skip-the-line access, you can avoid wasting time in long queues and maximize your time spent exploring the treasures within the Vatican. You will be guided by an expert who will provide fascinating insights and narratives, bringing the art and history to life before your eyes. This tour ensures that you don't miss any of the highlights, allowing you to fully appreciate the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael, and other renowned artists.

Good to know

It is important to note that the meeting point for the tour is at the entrance of the Vatican Museums, under the big white gate topped with statues. Your guide will be easily identifiable with a sign displaying your name. The tour duration is approximately 180 minutes, providing ample time to explore each highlight without feeling rushed. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as there will be quite a bit of walking involved. Additionally, remember to dress appropriately and adhere to the Vatican's dress code, which requires covering shoulders and knees.


Customers who have embarked on the Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour rave about the unforgettable experience it provides. They praise the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides, who bring the artworks and history to life through captivating storytelling. Visitors express their gratitude for the skip-the-line access, as it allows for a more immersive and rewarding experience. The Sistine Chapel is often described as the highlight of the tour, with its stunning frescoes leaving visitors in awe. Overall, the Skip-the-Line Vatican Tour receives high praise for its organization, informative guides, and the opportunity to explore the wonders of Vatican City without any hassle.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Vatican Museums

You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Vatican museums and with skip-the-line access head straight inside to begin the tour with a visit to the Belvedere Courtyard, the Pio-Clementino Museum and the magnificent collection of Ancient Roman and Greek Statues. You continue your tour with a visit to the Gallery of Tapestries followed by the Gallery of Maps, which houses one of the most significant displays of Renaissance Maps in the world.  In the Sobiesky Room you will see on of the largest painting in the Vatican and in the room of the Immaculate Conception gaze upon its wonderful frescoes.

Admission Included

Stanze di Raffaello

It is certainly worth spending time in Raphael’s Rooms.  Painted for Pope Julius II here are displayed some of the painters greatest works, the Parnassus and School of Athens.

Admission Included

Sistine Chapel

You will make for the Sistine Chapel .Your guide will tell you about Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes and other masterpieces so that you get to really appreciate this wonderful chapel.

Admission Included

St. Peter's Basilica

The tour continues to Saint Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino as well as other artworks celebrating the lives of Popes and Saints.

Admission Included

St. Peter's Square

The tour will end in Saint Peter’s Square where you can see the Pope’s Palace and catch a glimpse of the colorful Swiss Guards.

Admission Included

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