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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

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Roma, Italy
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary. At the end of the tour, gain direct entrance to the magnificent interior of St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Art history tour of the splendid Vatican Museums
  • See highlights of the sprawling collection with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the artists and their patrons through live audio headset commentary
  • Walk beneath the sacred ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access
  • Direct entry into St. Peter’s Basilica
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Professional art historian guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Skip-The-Line Access
Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Maya Tours in Via Germanico 16 - (almost at the corner of Via Leone IV) This tour starts from our office. Please make sure that you check in at least 15 min. prior departure time.

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

The tour guide will leave you at the priority entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. In the event of a closure, you will be left in St. Peter's Square

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour, you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter the Sistine Chapel!
  • Please note that on the day of your visit certain areas of the monument/attraction can be closed due to either religious events and national holidays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attraction’s administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Follow Me SRLS

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 maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Tour meet-up was at a location about a 5m walk from the Vatican entrance so it was convenient." See review
  • "The Vatican is massive and it gets crazy there at 8 am; without skipping the lines, you would be lost for sure!" See review
  • "The cost of the tour is very reasonable and certainly gives one a great overview of the history and artifacts that can be found in Vatican City." See review

Reviews

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star-3
Too Much to See
Robert_D
, Sep 2021
Vatican is a lot to see in 2 and a half hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable, but when walking through a place like the Vatican Museum, can only explain selected things. He did the best he could but its just too much to see. If you have the time, walking through with a head set might be a better way to see the Vatican Museum.
star-5
Educational and Inspiring
Gina_L
, Aug 2021
Marco was a fantastic guide, he brought the museum to life with stories about the artifacts and the history that tied everything together. We expected to get an overview of Vatican City and the Catholic Church, but we’re lucky to have learned how the history of Rome was involved throughout.
star-5
Amazing experience
Joanna_K
, Aug 2021
Eugene was a very dedicated and amazing guide - he made the tour a once in a lifetime experience with his deep knowledge and interesting way of telling the story of the Vatican. Best regards Joanna and Erik from Sweden
star-5
Informative and enjoyable
Gina_I
, Jul 2021
This was an amazing an informative tour. Eugene provided an abundance of information and paid great attention to detail. He made the visit personal and enjoyable. We felt lucky to have him as our guide and the experience overall was amazing.
star-1
Terrible
Lolita
, Jul 2021
Pls. don’t book on this tour. I had a bad experience. I got to the meeting point half an hour before it supposed to start but there’s no one there. Wasted my money I paid for the taxi just to get there on time.
star-5
OUTSTANDING VALUE AND EXPERIENCE
Robert_M
, Dec 2020
The guide was OUTSTANDING He was knowledgeable AND patient. My companion would wander off OR stop to compose photos he would wait.
star-5
Awesome Vatican Tour
Clint_W
, Mar 2020
Eugenio was a fantastic tour guide, providing some very interesting knowledge and stories about everything we saw. Being with this tour group and getting skip-the-line passes was ideal as we were able to pretty much stroll right in to the Vatican Museums. We really enjoyed this tour.
star-5
Mums OE
Donna
, Mar 2020
Fabulous tour with my elderly mother. She enjoyed it immensely. Very informative and knowledgeable guide...Christine? So many tours and guides.....would definately recommend doing the package.. Only concern was the tour places dont have signs outside just the street number which even with google maps is rather hard to find.
star-3
Vatican
Holly_S
, Mar 2020
Had a nice time, it seemed a bit rushed however Once inside the Vatican. We wanted to read and spend more time inside but it was a lot to see and we had only limited time.
star-5
The best tour
Kay
, Mar 2020
This was a brilliant tour. It was the highlight of our trip because our tour guide saverio was so knowledgeable and engaging. He was funny but just the sheer about of information we were given was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour and our tour guide 100% and if we returned we would probably do it again!! 😁

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