Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Overview

The Vatican Museums are one of Rome's most popular attractions, with the lines to match. Bypass the usual wait times during this skip-the-line, art-historian guided half-day tour. Listen to in-depth background on the world-renowned collections of ancient and Renaissance art, and get a first-hand peek at the fresco-painted Sistine Chapel and panoramic views of Rome from the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
  • A half-day, skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museum
  • Listen to enriching context spanning centuries from your art historian guide
  • Save precious vacation time with guaranteed no-wait admission tickets
  • Enjoy stunning, bird's eye views from the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Dome / Michelangelo's Cupola
Comprehensive tour of St. Peter's Basilica
Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
Licensed Vatican tour guide
Vatican Museums tour
Sistine Chapel tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional art historian guide
Lunch

Departure Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Take a brief break before entering St. Peter's Basilica, which is an absolute triumph of art and architecture that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. This is where Bernini's sculptures and Michelangelo's art rise above holy papal tombs and the perceived necropolis of St. Peter himself.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
By Roman law, no building in Rome can be higher than the top of the Dome at St Peter's Basilica. Join a guided tour of the incredible art and architecture in Rome and see the city from the summit of Michelangelo's magnificent Dome, stretching to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani hills. You will also see views of the entire Vatican City and gardens.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Meet your guide, who is an art historian, in St. Peter's Square and stroll across the piazza into the Vatican City where your climb begins. There are 551 steep steps in total, which is a bit more than most wish to tackle on foot. We'll Take the elevator part of the way up so that just 171 steps remain. Climb at a leisurely pace and enjoy the journey with frequent stops. At the summit, you will take in the breathtaking 360° views of the Vatican City as it extends out into Rome and its seven hills. At this point, take as many photographs as you can because you are very high up and what you'll witness is a once-in-a-lifetime view.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museum tour covering what is arguably the most important art collection in the world, occupying more than 1,200 rooms. Such highlights include the Classical Antiquities Museums, Gallery of Maps, Round Room, Hellenistic art in the Belvedere Courtyard, and of course the Sistine Chape
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are 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 30 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.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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