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Fast-Track: Vatican, Sistine Chapel & Basilica Guided Tour

Product ID: 301953
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Visit the world-famous Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica, all must-see attractions when in Rome. Follow your passionate guide into the wonders of the Vatican City and enjoy priority entrance to make the most of your time.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

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  • Marvel at the incredible frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Take in stories to hold onto for a lifetime
Full description
The lines at the Vatican will blow you away—when you see them, you’ll have no doubt in your mind that a guided tour is the way to go. This skip-the-line 2.5-hour guided tour ensures that you won’t spend all day waiting in line to see the glories that await you. Join a passionate guide who will take you on an insightful journey from the Vatican Museums to the Sistine Chapel, and finally down into St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout the tour, your guide will be open to all questions so you can fully appreciate and enjoy your experience.  

In the Vatican Museums, your English-speaking guide will share their knowledge of the Vatican’s 4000-year-old history, share secrets and stories of days gone by, while taking you round the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Candelabras. You’ll be in awe at the ancient sculptures and extravagant candelabras from the imperial villas. Finish off with a stroll in Bramante’s Pinecone Courtyard where you can bathe in the sunshine or take your picture by the bronze Pigna statue.  

Your next stop will be the best part of your trip to Rome: the Sistine Chapel. Stare in delight at Michelangelo’s famous “The Creation of Adam”, see “The Last Judgement”, and take in the enchantment of the Pope’s private chapel.  

The last visit of your tour will be to the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica. Venture inside and immerse yourself in the home of the Catholic Church. Admire "La Pietà", a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, and Bernini’s "Baldacchino", the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St. Peter’s high altar.
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the bottom of the staircase at the corner of Caffe Vatican (Viale Vaticano 100). Your guide will be wearing a purple 'Crown Tours' t-shirt. Please bare in mind that you are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the activity, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
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Please note that there is no storage space for suitcases.
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Product ID: 301953