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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour

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Avoid long lines with our exclusive skip-the-line access to uncover the history of the Vatican Museum’s world-famous art collections, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

  • 3.5 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

Explore the treasures of the Vatican including the:

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Candelabra Gallery
  • Tapestry Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel

Includes

  • Exclusive skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Professional guide (English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese speaking guides)
  • Wireless audio headsets to always hear your guide
  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels (additional cost)
  • Limited to 30 participants

  • Transportation (unless you have included pick-up)
  • Drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Please Note

  • Start time: The 10:30 AM tour operates only in English and does not include a pick-up option.
  • Dress code: This tour visits religious sites. Please dress appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats.
  • Wednesday tours: The tour will not cover the Basilica due to the Papal Audience.
  • Closures: The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events. In this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • Cloakroom: The following must be left in the cloakroom: Suitcases, backpacks and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 centimeters; Umbrellas, including those with spike tips, medium and large size; Walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); Tripods for cameras and video cameras; Signage of any kind. Shoulder bags no wider than 15 cm are allowed.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 24 hours before your tour date. After that, a 100% penalty fee applies. No refunds for no-shows.
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Laura
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Jan 13 2020
My husband and I loved this tour. It was a fantastic way to see the main parts of the Vatican and to experience it with the immense knowledge that our host Rita had was amazing!!! We were so lucky to receive a blessing from the Priest in the Sistine Chapel and to be able to see everything we saw, with way less crowds than usual (so we heard). We did the morning tour which started at 8:30am and we highly recommend this. The only thing we wish is that we could spend more time in Saint Peter's Basilica, as it's so huge. We still saw a lot and soaked in so much information. Highly recommend.
Mrs Lisa Matich
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Jan 06 2020
The website was very easy and simple to use making the booking process great. Also very happy we were visiting off-season to be able to get a great discount.
Audrey Paar
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Jan 05 2020
The team that met us for the Vatican tour was very efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. George was wonderful at handling the big group and gave people good info as to be able to go see the Dome before exiting the Basilica. So helpful. We really appreciated his kindness.
Mrs Christine zochbauer
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Dec 09 2019
Ein Muss.
Mr Jesus Valdes
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Nov 26 2019
We enjoyed the tour and the guide was very well prepared
Mrs Rebecca Williams
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Nov 22 2019
Our tour guide took her time explaining details of the Vatican museum. We were able to see the sisteenth chapel but unfortunately the st.peters basilica was closed for the popes VIP guest.
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Jan 13 2020
Image with Rate from Laura
My husband and I loved this tour. It was a fantastic way to see the main parts of the Vatican and to experience it with the immense knowledge that our host Rita had was amazing!!! We were so lucky to receive a blessing from the Priest in the Sistine Chapel and to be able to see everything we saw, with way less crowds than usual (so we heard). We did the morning tour which started at 8:30am and we highly recommend this. The only thing we wish is that we could spend more time in Saint Peter's Basilica, as it's so huge. We still saw a lot and soaked in so much information. Highly recommend.
reviewed by Laura
Jan 06 2020
Image with Rate from Mrs Lisa Matich
The website was very easy and simple to use making the booking process great. Also very happy we were visiting off-season to be able to get a great discount.
reviewed by Mrs Lisa Matich
Jan 05 2020
Image with Rate from Audrey Paar
The team that met us for the Vatican tour was very efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. George was wonderful at handling the big group and gave people good info as to be able to go see the Dome before exiting the Basilica. So helpful. We really appreciated his kindness.
reviewed by Audrey Paar
Dec 09 2019
Image with Rate from Mrs Christine zochbauer
Ein Muss.
reviewed by Mrs Christine zochbauer
Nov 26 2019
Image with Rate from Mr Jesus Valdes
We enjoyed the tour and the guide was very well prepared
reviewed by Mr Jesus Valdes
Nov 22 2019
Image with Rate from Mrs Rebecca Williams
Our tour guide took her time explaining details of the Vatican museum. We were able to see the sisteenth chapel but unfortunately the st.peters basilica was closed for the popes VIP guest.
reviewed by Mrs Rebecca Williams

Itinerary

Tour duration: 3.5 hours.

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. These galleries contain some of the most famous works of art in the world, including works by artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto.

The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to its famous frescoes including the ceiling and The Final Judgement by Michelangelo. The chapel is also still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave – the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St Peter’s Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world. A popular pilgrimage site, it is also a shining example of Renaissance architecture. (Please note: On Wednesdays the tour will not visit the Basilica due to the Papal Audience).

The tour ends in St Peter’s Square.

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  • Start time: 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM.

  • Meeting point: Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento (400m from Metro A Line, Ottaviano stop) 30 minutes before the start of your tour (please look for the pink flag with the I Love Rome logo carried by our staff).

  • Tours with pick-up (optional cost): if you have booked a pick-up, please email [email protected] or call 39 06 474 2501 at least 24 hours before your tour starts to confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the assigned time.

Gray Line - I Love Rome office:
via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the St Regis Hotel
[email protected]
39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days)

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