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Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

comment Get the most out of your visit to the Museums plus skip the notoriously long ticket lines!

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • Guided tour of the Vatican including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica 
  • Skip-the-line admission - save lots of time!
  • Group size limited to just 20 people
  • English-speaking guide and personal headsets
  • Hotel pick-up from centrally located hotel (if option selected)

Full details

Your expert guide will help you get the most out of your visit to the Vatican Museums...

No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican. Explore St Peter’s Basilica, see the magnificent Vatican museums and experience the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s most famous work.

Our guide to Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

As you arrive at the Vatican admire the beautiful architecture of St. Peters Basilica and St Peters Square before meeting your guide close to the entrance to the Vatican Musuems - here you are given your skip-the-line admission ticket.

Enter the Vatican Museums, taking in the beautiful spiral staircase and accompanied by your guide, discover some of the treasures contained within the 2000 rooms and 14 kilometres of corridors.

Highlights include the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Also see the Rooms of Raphael and Ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard.

Each guest will be given a personal headset so you can listen to the guide's commentary which provides a full background on the Sistine Chapel from before it was commissioned to the finishing touches while distinguishing between truth and popular legends promulgated by Hollywood and popular books.

Afterwards, head to magnificent St. Peters Basilica, the largest Church in the world,  where you will find golden mosaics, several Tombs of Popes and Michelangelo's most important statue 'La Pietà'.

Also see the massive Baldacchino sculpted in bronze by Bernini, the Transfiguration by Raphael and other monuments of artistic importance.

Your tour concludes in St Peter's Square where you view Bernini's impressive colonnade and learn about the history of the Vatican State including its Swiss Guard and the design of St Peters Square.

Departure Location: Tours depart from Italia Sightseeing Office, Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 (100 metres from the Vatican Museum main entrance).

Departs: Daily except Sundays.

Duration: Around 3 hours.

Hotel Pick Up: Pick-up is included from centrally located Rome hotels if hotel pick-up selected.

Start Times: 9.30am and 10.30am (except Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday); 2.00pm (daily except Sunday).

Reviews

Customer reviews for Skip the line Vatican Museums St Peters Basilica Tour

Average 5 out of 5 (4 customer reviews)

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  • Excellent tour. The queue's were already very long when we got there so having a skip the line ticket was invaluable. There is so much to see and the guide was very good at telling us about lots of different things.

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  • No queuing is essential.Tour guide knowledgable and friendly,takes you to the important pieces and areas to see.The Sistine chapel is very inspiring.Would recommend.

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  • Would recommend to anyone travelling to Rome.

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  • I would really get this so worth payin the extra the cue was massive

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Skip the line Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

  • All customers must adhere to the dress code. There are no refunds if you are refused entry for failure to comply. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be not permitted for men and women. 
  • Wednesday departures may be affected by the weekly Papal Audience. Should St Peter's Basilica be closed for the public for the Papal Audience, an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums will be offered in place of the visit inside St Peter's Basilica.
  • Please note, queues may be longer than usual on weekends and during bank holidays.
  • Unfortuantely the tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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