The Vatican Skip-The-Lines Tour gets you an inside look at the best of Vatican City without, like the name implies, long waits in lines. Our group gets early entrance to the museums and Sistine Chapel. You can also add on a 45-minute tour of St Peter’s Basilica where you’ll see Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s Baldachin.
Don’t miss the Vatican Skip the Lines Tour. You’ll walk with an intimate group and we’ll cover all the major highlights of Vatican City.
Availability: Monday – Saturday
Group Size: Semi Private Tour (Max 14) | Group Tour (Max 25)
Meeting Point: Via Leone IV, close to Vatican Museums entrance (full details sent with confirmation email)
Departure Time: 8.30am, 9.00am, 1.30pm & 2.00pm
Check In Closes: 15 minutes prior to departure time
Duration: 3 Hours. Optional add-on of a Guided Tour of St Peter’s Basilica, lasting 45 minutes extra.
What’s Included: Skip the line early entry tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, expert guide who speaks fluent English, headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything.
Group Tour: Maximum 25 people. Average is around 18 people.
Semi-Private Tour: Maximum 14 people. Usually sold out.
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Family 1 Package
(2 adults, 2 children)
Family 2 Package
(2 adults, 2 teens)
Optional Extra: St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour (45 minutes)
Continue with your tour guide into the Basilica of St Peter. Known as the greatest architectural masterpiece in Rome, St Peter’s took over a century to complete.
Your guide will tell you the story of the nine master architects who each carried the project forward until their deaths; including how that genius Michelangelo – again! – would be the one to finally complete the design for the most challenging aspect of the ambitious design – the great dome which is one of the most iconic images of Rome today.
Inside St Peter’s you will visit a selection of the many ornate monuments, statues and mosaics (there are no paintings in the Basilica – find out why from your guide!), and stand in front of the sacred altar of St Peter, from where the Pope says mass on very special occasions.
Unfortunately, due to unavoidable steep stairways in the Vatican Museums, we cannot accommodate guests with mobility impairments or strollers on this tour. Please send us an email and we will work with you to find a suitable alternative
Please note that St Peter’s Basilica is not available on the Wednesday 08.30 tour, due to the Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square. Please do not book the Basilica add-on if you are booking the tour on Wednesday mornings.
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