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

By City Wonders (Official Vatican Partner)
Price was £50, price is now £45
Free cancellation available
2h 30m
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Skip the line
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Multiple languages
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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 for an intimate, informative tour

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

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

  • What's included

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

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

  • What's included
    • Please be aware that the Basilica is not included due to current restrictions.
  • What's excluded

    Please be aware that the Basilica is not included due to current restrictions.

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Children 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.

  • Strollers 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 and please practice social distancing.

  • Please be aware that the Basilica is not included due to current restrictions.

What you can expect

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required

This information is provided by our partners

Location

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Activity Location

  • Vatican Museums
  • Viale Vaticano
  • Rome 00165

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Caffe Vaticano
  • Via Tunisi, 1
  • Rome 00192
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