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Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's

Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's

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Roma, Italy
Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Maximize time spent in Rome with this Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica tour, complete with skip-the-line access. Choose between several start times and learn about the Vatican Museum’s history and art from an English-speaking guide. Wander through the Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel before continuing on to see the opulent St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Convenient choice between multiple start times
  • Learn about the history and art of the Vatican from a local guide
  • Admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel
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Professional and passionate local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Small-group tour size to guarantee a great experience
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

In front of Caffé Vaticano on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. A representative will be there holding a sign with "The Roman Guy" written on it.

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Tour normally ends at St. Peter's Basilica, with the exception of Wednesday morning tours that start before 11am. St. Peter's Basilica is unavailable on Wednesday morning, therefore the tour will in this case end inside the Vatican Museums.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The Vatican generally quiets down again in the late afternoon, but there is a chance the museums may still be crowded while you are inside
  • You are advised to be ready at the meeting point up to 15 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure a prompt start. After leaving the meeting point, your guide will bring you inside the Vatican Museums. Since we have a strict entrance time, in case of delays and late arrivals, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to add you to the group. Depending on the size of your group, headphones may be used for some tours. In that case, headphones will be provided. However you may use your own earbuds if you wish
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Roman Guy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Vatican tour with Sistine Chapel & St Peter's.

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star-5
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Darlene_K
, Feb 2020
Great tour a lot of walking very informative Guide Irena was very nice and attentive. Pretty much nonstop for 3 1/2 hours.
star-4
Very good tour guide -
Therese1127
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Lucia, was very knowledgeable, energetic, with a good personality. One issue we had on the tour was that it was difficult to hear - there was static on the headsets. It was also extremely crowded, which could have contributed to the problem. Skip the line is definitely worth it. There is so much to see in the Vatican, that even seeing the highlights was rushed. Lucia did a very good job considering the time limitation of the tour and the crowds. Her English is good, and she has a lot of knowledge and details. She is also a very pleasant person.
star-1
Guide was the worst.
loisc657
, Oct 2019
I took this tour last year with a private guide and wish I would have done that again. Our tour guide had such a thick accent we could only catch about every third word. And she was not personable at all she wasn’t even making eye contact with anybody. As she was speaking it felt as if she was just reading it out of an enCyclopedia. Completely and totally boring and the Vatican was so crowded that she was rushing us through. We kept losing her and then because we were too far away the radio Would cut out. Then to top it off St. Peter’s basilica closed for a special event at 1p so we didn’t even get to see it! SO many of us were angry about that. I booked this tour over 5 months ago and had I known it was only going to be open in the morning I would have changed my pick up time from the pier and come earlier. I think it stinks that they only let us know WHEN we were there leaving us no choice.
star-4
Thank you Franco.
tleduc121
, Oct 2019
Franco was our guide for the 7:30 am Vatican tour. He demonstrated his knowledge of history and ability to navigate crowds and use down time to the best advantage. Three hour tour was just right for us. Thank you Franco.
star-5
Great Tour - Skip the Line a Must Do
PatL1981
, Sep 2018
Great tour! Was very impressed by our guide and all we saw and learned about the beautiful Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. It's terrible, but I cannot remember our guides name. I liked the way she started the tour by explaining the Sistine Chapel prior to entering the chapel. The entire tour was amazing!

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