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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

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Roma, Italy
Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Avoid wasting time during your Vatican visit on this Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica tour at the no-wait access entrance. Join a knowledgeable guide to pass right by the long entrance queues and start touring the massive museums. See the incomparable Raphael's Rooms, Michelangelo's stunning Sistine Chapel, as well as other museum highlights like the Maps Gallery and Tapestries Gallery. Then visit the impressive St. Peter's Basilica next door.
  • Tour of Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica via no-wait access entrance
  • Enjoy privileged access to the Vatican Museums with your guide
  • See the Pinecone Courtyard, Maps Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel and more
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica after the museums to see Michelangelo's 'La Pieta'

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a comprehensive Vatican experience with no-wait entry and an archeologist or art historian guide.
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Professional guide
Skip the line access
Entrance fees
Head sets when needed
Instant confirmation
Children 5 and younger are complimentary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
St. Peter's Basilica is not included on this moment due to current restrictions
Viale Giulio Cesare, 243 , Viale Giulio Cesare, 243, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point is on the corner of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Leone IV next to the flower stand. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts. Please look for a tour leader with "Rome Your Way" sign.

Sistine Chapel , 00120, Vatican City

The tour will conclude at the Sistine Chapel.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • St. Peter's Basilica is not included on this moment due to current restrictions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Your Way Tours
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Despite the name; skip the line; you do not skip lines." See review
  • "The tour is 4 hours long, with a whole lot of steps up and down, so you need to be prepared to be on your feet for a long time." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour company and tour, but if you don't like crowds and the heat, I would go during the off season." See review

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star-3
I enjoyed it, but I could...
thebish007
, Jul 2022
I enjoyed it, but I could not understand the tour guide, because his accent was very heavy. He told us where to meet him, but because of his accent, I did not understand him and I got lost for the 2 half of the trip. He was a nice person, however, the Language Barrier was a problem for me.
star-5
Fantastic morning for us
Carleton_C
, Jul 2022
Hilaria was a great tour guide. She kept to the schedule and was very knowledgeable about all aspects. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Good
Else_E
, Jul 2022
He had good knowledge. He showed us funnet details. He had adifferent approach. He was on time. He was funny.
star-5
Unreal visit to the Vatican
Chris_C
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was amazing. The Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel are amazing sites to see but add our tour guide who was knowledgeable and personable made the trip that much better. Thank you for making this so fantastic!!.
star-5
Fantastic!
JoAnne_M
, Jul 2022
I appreciated the text that the tour was going to be delayed until the afternoon. Our guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Learned a lot.
star-1
Do not use this place - will take your money and say you’re late
Anthony_C
, Jun 2022
Arrived 3 minutes late to location due to airline losing our luggage upon arrival, still dealing with luggage. Tour guide was incredibly rude, would not allow for another tour, took our money, and wouldn’t make exception for later tour or following day. They just took our money. Was told multiple times not my problem. Disappointing. It’s clear they just want you to pay and not show up.
star-4
Hot day at the Vatican
Natasha_R
, Jun 2022
Very interesting tour with a very well informed & knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately, group was larger than we expected, around 20. Little bit of trouble hearing the guide due to number of people but she was very accommodating when asked to repeat or answer questions.
star-1
Not a good experience
soccerslave726
, Jun 2022
We never met up with tour. Meeting location was moved with no prior notice & we will be seeking a refund. It was a total chaos. We ended up scrambling to get another tour. Needless to say we were very disappointed in our Viator experience.
star-1
Too long
Justin_C
, Jun 2022
Was a very long tour and guide did not give an interesting tour. It was drawn out too long and information provided was not great. Need to bring pictures of her own instead of relying on museums and explaining in her own words.
star-5
Absolutely loved our tour
Rini_A
, Jun 2022
Absolutely loved the tour. Our tour guide was phenomenal.. Very effective way to see the Vatican museum in 3 hours .. something that could take up to 5 years or a lifetime to explore!
star-5
Very interesting!
Bob_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour by very knowledgeable and very nice tour guide. It really gave so much more background to our experience!
star-5
Background of the...
David_R
, Jun 2022
Background of the statuary and the Sistine Chapel. Our guide was interesting and helpful with details and background
star-5
Awesome tour with a wonderful guide!
Allison_N
, Jun 2022
Such a great tour full of history and beautiful art. Our tour guide Eugene was such a warm, kind, and very knowledgeable leader. The information for meet up was very easy to find. It was our first time in Florence and we had no trouble finding the group at all. We debated on not doing a guided tour but are so glad we decided to pay extra for a guide. Eugene taught us so much about everything we saw and gave us extra historical information that we didn't know about. We would absolutely recommend this tour and thank you again to Eugene for such a special day!
star-5
A best guide is everything
Xiao_H
, May 2022
Marisa brought us a wonderful experience in Vatican. She is extremely knowledgeable and tells the most interesting stories abt the arts. Absolutely recommend it!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
star-5
Vatican
Brian_C
, May 2022
Karolina was a great tour guide. Thanks for a great experience. Highly recommend her as a tour guide
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Read before you order!
Daniel_E
, Apr 2022
You sell things that you cant vertify. So we had 3 stops on our first tour but only got 2 even thought the 3 stop was free…. The secound tour we had colusseum, pantion and forma roma express. But we got a email the night before the tour that its not possible to buy tickets… even thought you could go there and buy a ticked for the day atfer…. So you sell services that you cant provide and havent bought tickets for… and we ordered over a week before the tour date.. soooo poor management and 100EU out the window
star-1
Extremely Disappointed
Iris_M
, Apr 2022
Our guide Eugenio, failed in so many ways: - No way to ID him in very crowded areas except for his occasionally raised hand. - While following him on the streets towards the Vatican, he crossed the street on a red light (for us, pedestrians) and put my 10 year old child in danger with an angry driver, who kept moving forward because he had the right of way (I ended up arguing with other the driver for his rudeness and aggressive behavior). - His microphone wasn’t always adequately placed making it difficult to hear and we had to ask repeatedly for a repetition. - There was an Italian speaking lady (who also spoke English) in our group asking questions to which he would answer only in Italian, so we were just hearing him speaking without understanding. What a lack of courtesy. - Commentary wasn’t that important. - We lost a couple within the first 20 minutes. - The headphones weren’t clear although that’s not the guide’s fault it made even harder to understand. - He wouldn’t talk to us as a group, he would start explaining to a couple of people and then move on. - He was impertinent when he would block busy and busy areas like accesses or exits, security guards called his attention and asked him to move on 3 occasions. - He was mediocre at best, in an extraordinary place which was very unfortunate. Definitely not worth a quarter of the price we paid. Hopefully you never get him on your tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Good afternoon, Thank you for booking our Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel. I am sad to know that you did not enjoy our tour that much as Eugenio is very experienced tour guide with so many positive tour reviews. Naturally we will carefully study all the negative points on your review in order to make things work better on the next time. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
star-5
Art lovers
Amy_M
, Feb 2022
My teenage daughter and I loved this tour! Joanna was extremely knowledgeable and the perfect tour guide!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello, Thank you for visiting the Vatican Museums with us. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with Joanna. Kind regards, Rome Your Way Tours
star-5
Tour guide was attentive,...
Marcelo_P
, Jan 2022
Tour guide was attentive, brought several interesting topics beyond usual expectations and did not rush the group from room to room. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Good morning, Thank you for joing our guided tour and thank you for your very positive review. I hope to see you on one of our tours again. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
star-5
Excellent - worth it!
Kelly_M
, Dec 2021
Great guide. Extremely knowledgeable. We could have listened to her all day! She was amazing. Thumbs up.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello, Thank you for your positive review! Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours

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