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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Product ID: 9241
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Take a guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Enter through an exclusive privileged entry for Vatican Museums partners.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Be guided by a professional through Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums with entry through a privileged door
  • Join a group of 35 people maximum
  • Learn about the Sistine Chapel and admire it's 'Creation of Adam'
  • See the Raphael Rooms and learn about the School of Athens
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take a 3-hour guided tour of the holiest site in Christendom on a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums including a comprehensive visit to the Sistine Chapel and the masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica.

With exclusive skip-the-ticket-line access through the Vatican Museums partners' entrance, save the long wait in the lines that usually form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered one of the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museum to see the important collections of art that various popes have acquired throughout the centuries.

Look out for renowned sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art. Feel the weight of history and get a sense of the sacred as you spy paintings by Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, including his masterwork in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket
  • Priority entrance for Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Group guided tour
  • Exclusive partner entrance access
  • Official Vatican Museum headset
  • Visit to Raphael Rooms (morning tours only)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Tombs of the Popes
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazza del Risorgimento, in the middle of the square in front of Bar L'Ottagono. Look out for the team wearing pink a 'I love Rome' uniform. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note: The Basilica is not accessible until further notice
• Important: in case of religious events and on Wednesday tours the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
• Keep in mind that the Vatican Museum is the third-most visited museum in the world and may be crowded
• In high season the time allowed inside the Sistine Chapel could be limited by the Vatican Museums security staff
• This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed
• No umbrellas, trolleys, baby strollers, large bags or tripods will be allowed into the Museums
• Important: in case of religious events and on Wednesday tours the visit to Saint Peter's Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library
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Product ID: 9241