Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour


Vialle Vaticano

47.98 USD

1 - 15

2 hrs 30 mins


in Vialle Vaticano
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Overview
  • Spend more time inside with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel through an official, Vatican partner entrance. On this comprehensive guided tour, you'll experience the best of the Vatican in just three hours, including the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's, and more. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with an expert, who will bring this ancient collection to life. Choose from several departure times.

Location
  • Around:
    • Vialle Vaticano
    • Viale Vaticano
    • Piazza san Pietro
    • Piazza San Pietro
    • St Peter’s Square
    • Viale Vaticano
    • Rome, Italy
  • Pickup: Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Categories
  • Artsy Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Walking biking icon Walking Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

Additional
  • Price per person: $47.98
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, Spanish - Guide, French - Guide, Italian - Guide, German - Guide, Portuguese - Guide

Inclusion
  • Reserved Priority Access to the Vatican Museums.
    Skip-the-Line Access to the Sistine Chapel.
    Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide.
    Small groups of 20 people or less.
    Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums.
    Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello.
    Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel.
    Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Food and drinks.
    St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vatican tours with skip-the-line access are sought-after, so even the fast-track lines are long. This experience includes admission through a special entrance, so there are no lines whatsoever. Follow your guide directly inside the vast collection of private artwork that is the Vatican Museums.

Walkthrough the Gallery of the Maps and Gallery of Tapestries as you listen to tales of Vatican intrigue. Gaze at artifacts such as timeworn yet fascinating Italian maps, and admire the sculptures and candelabras of the Gallery of Candelabras. Stop for photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard, designed by Dontao Bramante.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Raphael’s Rooms are a series of galleries that highlight the talent of the lauded Renaissance artist himself.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Pass through the rooms, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel — the pope’s personal place of worship and a highlight of any Vatican trip. Stand beneath Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, which cloaks the ceiling, and admire The Last Judgement, his colorful mural that adorns a wall.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Please note: Due to current restrictions, St Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice.

After your Sistine Chapel visit, continue to St Peter’s Basilica, the symbolic heart of the Catholic church. Learn about its history and see more Vatican art including Michelangelo’s La Pietà, which was sculpted when the maestro was only 24 years old. Gaze at the baldachino by Bernini, and then say goodbye to your guide in St Peter’s Square.

Keep in mind that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square might be unavailable on Wednesdays due to the weekly Papal Audience. As an alternative, you'll be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Passing by

Stop At: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

In just three hours, we’ll introduce you to the artistic treasures of the Vatican City and its main attraction Vatican Museums in an enjoyable and hassle-free manner. From the enormous basilica built over the tomb of St. Peter to Michelangelo's ground-breaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, you will see how the Popes used art and culture to spread their message. You’ll leave not just appreciating the Vatican but having understood it too.

Duration: 3 hours

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please bring your own mask on the tour. The wearing of mask is compulsory in order to comply with health & Safety regulations. Our guide will be wearing mask during the tour as well..
At the meeting point there will be social distancing taking place. Our guide will organize the group upon your arrival, but we kindly ask yourself to be conscience in taking social distance at all the time from others..
Following the new regulations regarding Coronavirus, at the entrance your body temperature will be checked. If a body temperature above 37.5 ° C is registered, you will not be able to enter the site..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours..
Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues.
Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.

Reviews

4.6 stars, based on 4188 reviews
DARLENEVITTORIO
DARLENEVITTORIO
The tour guide was extremely informative. The tour was incredible. We had 3 teenagers traveling and she kept them interested.
29/11/2021
Gabriela_B
Gabriela_B
Our tour guide Patrick was so knowledgeable and really helped us get the most that we could out of our visit to the Vatican. There is so much to see, I can’t imagine how we would have covered it without guidance from an experienced person. In addition to be a wealth of knowledge, Patrick is a lovely person. Thank you so much!
29/11/2021
Sarah_M
Sarah_M
The tour didn't seem as long as it was written on the description as I feel it was a little rushed. Other than that our tour guide was friendly and very insightful. She knew what she was talking about.
28/11/2021
Cheryl_T
Cheryl_T
This tour was very informative! Our guide had a great knowledge of Rome history and specifically the background and stories. I learned quite a bit and the beauty of what we experienced was powerful. It's one thing to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel on TV, Magazines and the Internet. Nothing compares to being there and seeing things up close and in real time. Our guide threaded information throughout our tour that culminated as soon as we walked into the chapel and it all made sense! The only suggestion is that in the first portion of the tour, we were standing on the terrace/patio area too long. It would have been nice to listen to the presentation on the other side directly across from us to allow those of us that can't stand for such a long period to sit on the benches there.
28/11/2021
Lisa C
Lisa C
Mikaela was a wonderful tour guide. She went above and beyond to explain everything in the museums. Very personable! I’m excited to come back and hope to have her as our guide.
27/11/2021
Amber_H
Amber_H
Marina was absolutely amazing! She’s an amazing storyteller as she takes you through the galleries. Extremely knowledgeable. I’m an art educator and I learned new things from her! I would highly recommend this tour!
26/11/2021
Ravi_S
Ravi_S
The worst experience possible. I showed up and the tour guide said we were 5 minutes late and said we couldn’t get in. We had to book a new tour. The worst thing is that he told us to request a refund which I did but Viator denied the refund after the tour guid said that we should be able to get it back. This is such a scam and I’m warning anyone that wants to enjoy a trip to Rome to do this tour on their own. You don’t need to deal with scammers.
26/11/2021
Doug_C
Doug_C
This was a very good tour, and our guide was great. There is so much to see that you really need a good tour guide to highlight what is most important and to put things into context. I would highly recommend this tour.
26/11/2021
Jessica_B
Jessica_B
Yaya was our tour guide and she was so fun and provided interesting details about the Vatican and the art work. She even kept my teen boys interested!
26/11/2021
Hannah_S
Hannah_S
Our guide Georgia was very knowledgeable about the artworks and history of each area we visited. We could have spent the entire day walking around with her and learning! Great English, upbeat personality. Enjoyed the time on the tour.
26/11/2021
Alison_B
Alison_B
A tour we will never forget! Massimo was a wonderful guide who brought the stories of the Vatican to life. He was an engaging and interesting tour leader. We saw a huge portion of the Vatican and learned a great deal.
26/11/2021
FREYA_W
FREYA_W
This tour was amazing! Alessandra was a terrific guide. I learned so much about the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel is worth the hype!
26/11/2021
Marla_B
Marla_B
Our guide Alessandra was full of wonderful information and knowledge about all things Vatican History, and Vatican Art, as well as Rome in general. It was an unforgettable experience!
25/11/2021
Lisa_C
Lisa_C
Christian was fabulous! Informative, funny, kind and truly wanted everyone to have the best experience.
25/11/2021
Marilynnroth
Marilynnroth
This tour was incredible, and so very informative. We had the pleasure of being led by Georgia who was very kind and personable, and so knowledgable. Our tour began with a slight hiccup when our passes to the Vatican Museum didn't work. Georgia apologized for the delay, and resolved the issue very quickly. She also ensured that we got the full 2.5 hours of our tour, even though we started a little late. Once inside, Georgia promptly began the tour and shared her vast knowledge of some of the museums greatest treasures. You could instantly tell that she was so passionate about art history, as she called our attention to some of the most amazing details we otherwise would have missed. We could have stayed and listened to her speak all day. We highly recommend this tour, and hope that you have the pleasure of experiencing Georgia as your guide. You won't be disappointed.
25/11/2021
Leah_N
Leah_N
Georgia was amazing. So knowledgeable and patient and happy. Was perfect! My teenagers all loved it too ❤️🤍💚
24/11/2021
Thornton_W
Thornton_W
Great guides. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended. We were very pleased. But remember, these are walking tours, so wear comfortable shoes!
23/11/2021
LeAnn_L
LeAnn_L
The tour guy is excellent. She got the passion in touring not just a regular tour guide. Highly recommended. Learned so much from the tour. Thank you.
23/11/2021
Mark_H
Mark_H
I've been on the Vatican tours twice before and have to say this was the best 👌 the guide was very knowledge helpful and funny
23/11/2021
Kay_P
Kay_P
Our guide, Kylee, was a great combination of being personable and knowledgeable. She loved sharing with us and presented the information in such a way as our 10 year old granddaughter learned as much as I did.
22/11/2021
Teresa_C
Teresa_C
Our tour guide Christian was excellent; he was extremely knowledgeable, very personable, and worked diligently to include each member of the tour in the experience. He clearly is passionate about his work and eager to share his passion and knowledge. Our tour of the Vatican was an exceptionally memorable one, due in great part to Christian.
21/11/2021
JosephC_F
JosephC_F
Oscar, our guide, was very thorough and knowledgable. I recommend him to anyone. He combined wisdom and great humor.
21/11/2021
Jerome_A
Jerome_A
This tour is very nice and we got lucky to have a very professional guide. I do recommend this tour !
21/11/2021
Albert_S
Albert_S
Christian was an awesome guide. We enjoyed this tour and highly recommend to everyone to understand the Sistine Chapel.
20/11/2021
Gal_B
Gal_B
we had a great guide that was very engaging and knowledgable. the tour was very interesting and added a lot to what we would have gotten by just touring without a guide
20/11/2021
Alicia_K
Alicia_K
We had a great time touring the Vatican Museums with Astunda in October 2021. The tour was well organized and easy to find. We had a great time with Astunda who was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Her stories of the paintings were especially memorable.
20/11/2021
Ella_S
Ella_S
We had an excellent guide- Oscar. Nice guy, professional, explained everything very interesting, answered all our questions. We liked the tour very much and it was very successful because of Oscar. So very special thanks to him!
19/11/2021
fated84
fated84
Christian was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican that got me excited as well. I highly recommend him and this tour to any new comers to the Vatican.
19/11/2021
Libby_S
Libby_S
Massimo was our tour guide/storyteller and he blew us away! He was the perfect guide and taught us so much during our tour. Highly recommend Massimo!!
18/11/2021
Jennifer B
Jennifer B
We had a wonderful tour with Laura for our honeymoon. She was patient, friendly and pointed out the best spots for photos. She explained things very clearly and was very passionate about the Vatican and all the incredible art work. Would highly recommend
17/11/2021
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