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

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

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

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

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

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

Please Note

  • Start time: The 11:00 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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Oct 17 2019
Day 1 was the colosseum tour. Think our guides name was agna but not sure. she had a christmas tree on her flag. She was excellent throughout and would say possibly the best tour guide we have ever had.Day 2 was vatican tour. Our guides name was Cicilia . Also an excellent guide who was very informative.I would add that both tours included fast pass entrance which are essential as the normal queues were enormous . took us 10 mins through security and we were ready to go .
reviewed by Mr Darren Tucker
Oct 12 2019
Informative overview of Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s!
reviewed by Ms Tina Elve
Oct 05 2019
Good guide . Informative representative
reviewed by Mr Ger Glynn
Oct 05 2019
This was worth the money we paid to skip the line and hear about the Vatican.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Sep 30 2019
Ingen ventetid, en guide der var indlevende og 100% inde i historien m.m. vi vil bruge dem når vi igen kommer til Rom.
reviewed by Mr Torben Lund
Sep 28 2019
Vatican City morning tour
reviewed by Ms Carey Deborah
Itinerary

Tour 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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Pickup Info


  • Start time: 8:30 AM and 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 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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