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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

by City Wonders (Official Vatican Partner)
per adult Price is € 63
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • VIP Access through our Official Vatican Partner Entrance

  • Unforgettable views of the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms

  • Get close to Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Razor sharp insights from an Art Historian guide

  • Small group of 20 or fewer for an intimate, informative tour

Highlights

  • VIP Access through our Official Vatican Partner Entrance

  • Unforgettable views of the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms

  • Get close to Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Razor sharp insights from an Art Historian guide

  • Small group of 20 or fewer for an intimate, informative tour

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
€ 63

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12:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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8:45 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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€ 64

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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€ 67

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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€ 68

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8:10 AM, Semi-Private Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Choose this option for semi-private upgrade with early-morning access before the doors open to the public, and small group of no more than 12 people.

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€ 96,50

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10:25 AM, Semi-Private Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Choose this option for semi-private upgrade with a small group of no more than 12 people.

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€ 97,50

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

Activity Location

Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano

Rome 00165

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Caffe Vaticano

    Via Tunisi, 1

    Rome 00192


Description

You may wonder what it feels like to be a VIP in the Vatican. You'll ignore the lines and slip through our Private Partner Entrance, courtesy of our official partner status. Our VIP door allows us to shave hours off the usual waiting time during peak season. This is time better spent in the museums listening to a razor-sharp art historian breathe life into ancient antiquities.

The Vatican Museums are unlike any other museum. That's why you are there. It has that extra special sauce that other museums would swap a star exhibit for. You are in the HQ of a major world religion. It is in its own special country. There are 70,000 artworks in rooms that are works of art themselves. The last thing you need is someone boring you to death with facts you could have googled about Michelangelo.

Our guides are navigators of the Vatican. They know each artwork here has been chosen for very specific reasons. They understand the journey of art from pagan sculptures to Renaissance frescoes that drip with Christian symbolism. They are the gate keepers. They do more than physically lead you down a hall from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica. Anyone can do that. They have the sort of big-picture understanding and obsession with tiny details that can connect you in a lightbulb moment to the artists intention. That sort of experience is forged from years of study, millions of footsteps through the Vatican and passionate discussion with others.

This is the sort of VIP feeling you can have.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line admission and special entrance to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • On Wednesday, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be restricted due to the weekly Papal Audience.

  • On afternoon tours, guides are not allowed to give a guided visit inside St Peter’s Basilica. Instead, they will deliver commentary from the Basilica entrance porch, and you will be free to tour the Basilica at your own pace, without the guide.

  • Please be aware that due to the Basilica restrictions, tours at 2:30pm or later from April until October, the guided tour of the Basilica will be shorter & from November until March, there won’t be a guided tour inside the Basilica, due to Basilica’s restrictions.

  • Pushchairs and baby carriers cannot be accommodated.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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