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Skip-the-Line Tour: Vatican & Sistine Chapel with Special Entrance

By Gray Line - I Love Rome
3.9/5
Price was £56, price is now £45

Features

Free cancellation available
3h
Mobile voucher
Skip the line
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Personal safety equipment

Highlights

  • Exclusive reserved door entrance to the Vatican Museum

  • Incredible art collection of works by Renaissance masters

  • Access to Sistine Chapel with Creation of Adam painting

  • Frescoes by Raphael & centuries-old maps & tapestries

  • Magnificent St. Peter's Basilica with Michelangelo's Pietà

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

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

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums through an exclusive reserved door

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

Know Before You Book

  • Children 0-2 years old are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

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

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


What you can expect

Skip the line to the Vatican and enter the museum through an exclusive reserved door, only available to the Vatican official partners. Walk through miles of art-filled galleries at the Vatican Museums, where Renaissances masterpieces lead you on a marble-clad path towards the grand finale of this palatial papal complex—the Sistine Chapel. After admiring Michelangelo's famous frescoes, step into St. Peter's Basilica to soak up the holy grandeur of this sacred pilgrimage site.

Meet your guide near the entrance to the Vatican Museums and head inside, bypassing the notoriously long lines to get your visit started right away. With a vast collection that spans centuries, these incredible museums boast everything from tapestries and maps from hundreds of years ago to lush frescoes painted by Renaissance master Raphael.

As you walk, your guide shares intriguing commentary about the past and present of the Vatican—the world's smallest country. An individual headset means you don't need to struggle to hear and can focus on the sights without missing a thing. Hear the crowds go quiet as you step into the hushed Sistine Chapel, gazing up and all around as you take in the huge and intricate frescoes painstakingly crafted by Michelangelo. Afterwards, your guide describes the treasures housed within St. Peter's Basilica as they lead you on an exploration of this domed church, which sits on top of the burial site of the very first pope.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Vatican Museums
  • Viale Vaticano
  • Rome 00165

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Bar - Caffetteria L'Ottagono
    • Piazza del Risorgimento
    • Rome 00192

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