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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Roma, Italy

From $229.55

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

The museums of the Vatican are some of the world’s most visited art collections, meaning an hours-long wait at the entrance. Bypass the crowds and save time for your visit on this exclusive skip-the-line guided tour, well-suited to travelers with busy schedules. Listen to fascinating background on the lives of Renaissance artists and symbols from the Catholic church, with direct admission to the galleries and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican, with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Discover one of the world’s most renowned collections of art, without the hours-long wait
  • Orient yourself with a detailed overview of Renaissance Italy from your own private guide
  • Enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a special VIP passageway, and beat the crowds
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Professional art historian guide
Skip the line tickets to Vatican museum and St. Peter's
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Transportation to/from attractions
taxi or any kind of transportation (used to reach the meeting point in case of hotels out of the places of interest or any kind of transportation used during the tour)

Departure Point

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

Return Details

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Photography is not allowed un the Sistine Chapel
  • Personal food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Guided visits are not allowed inside St. Peter's in the afternoon tours due to religious functions. In this case your guide will provide full commentary from the Basilica's porch, and you will visit the interior at your own pace without the guide
  • Pre-booking this ticket enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes for security check.
  • Tours on Wednesday: There is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date.
  • Please be punctual at the appointment with the guide as tickets are reserved specifically for that time. If you arrive late there is the risk that you'll have refused entrance t the museums
  • This is a walking tour: comfortable shoes are recommended
  • On rare occasions, St Peter?s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. This is beyond our control.
  • Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby.
  • Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering the Vatican Museums. We recommend not to take this items on this tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY MY PERSONAL ITALY

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour.

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