Skip the line Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica with Hotel Pickup

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Discover the highlights of the Vatican Museum—without the wait—on this half-day, small-group tour. Skip-the-line admission tickets let you bypass the entrance queue, saving time for more sightseeing. Listen to live commentary via audio headsets as you discover highlights like Michelangelo's “Pietà,” the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • A half-day, small-group tour of the Vatican with skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Enjoy front-door pickup and drop-off from your Rome hotel
  • Group sizes are capped at only 10 people for personalized attention
  • Audio headsets let you explore at your own pace without missing a word

Licensed tour guide
Skip the line admission tickets
Hotel pickup
Transfer in comfortable air-conditioned minivan
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Small group (max. 10 participants)
Hotel drop-off
Optional gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Departure Time

2:00 PM
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
In this small group tour, you will enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from your accommodation. You will be taken to the usually packed museum entrance, where you will meet the tour guide, and with your "skip the line" entry tickets, you will skip the huge entry line and access directly the metal detector security check. The tour will begin in a gorgeous panoramic terrace that offers a beautiful view of St. Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens; the perfect spot to take a great picture! The guide will then walk you through the highlights of the museums which include masterpieces and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations. You will enter the Pio Clementine museum, famous for its unique Greek/Roman ancient statues such as the Laocoon group, you will gasp at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, then through the Hall of the Painted Maps, you will enter the Sistine Chapel whose impact in history, religion and visual arts has no equal in the world. All of this in a small and intimate group of maximum 10 people!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sistine Chapel
Spend at least 10 minutes inside the world renowned Sistine Chapel. Masterpiece of artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, through a special door available only if accompanied by your tour guide, you will reach the largest Catholic church in the world: St. Peter's Basilica. This is where Michelangelo's sculpture "Pieta" is kept and the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. The tour ends in St. Peter's square, where you will admire Bernini's colonnade and the stunning façade of the basilica. At last, for those interested in purchasing religious articles or official Vatican products, the tour guide will take you to the official Vatican gift shop and eventually show you the nearest taxi station or subway.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please allow 5-10 minutes of waiting time for pickup in case of traffic. Missed tours cannot be refunded.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • The Audio headsets will be provided only if there are minimum 8 people in the group.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

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

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