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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
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Gain exclusive no-wait access to the world-famous sights of the Vatican Museums. This small group tour takes in the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael’s Rooms. Tour is offered in English only.
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Exclusive No-Wait Access!

This tour provides VIP access through a reserved door.
You will skip all the lines – even the priority lines!

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are an essential part of any trip to Rome and with this tour, you can bypass the line and see the highlights before everyone else waiting in the queue outside.

With no-wait access enabling your group of no more than 20 to skip past even the priority lines, you'll start in the Vatican Museums. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will highlight the ancient sculptures, tapestries, and paintings and an individual headset means you'll hear every word, with no need to huddle round in a group.

As well as the Raphael Rooms with their famous frescoes, you'll experience the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will point out highlights of Michelangelo's masterpieces, including the Creation of Adam, and explain the characters and stories within.

Once you've taken in the magnificent chapel, your guide will share their knowledge of the treasures contained in St. Peter's Basilica, making sure you know exactly what to look out for. You'll then pass by the crowds again and get special no-wait access to the Basilica, where you'll have as long as you like to enjoy the side chapels, the stunning altar, and Michelangelo's famous sculpture La Pieta with your tour inside the Basilica.

Inclusions :
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Fast-track admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Maximum group size of 20 people
  • Headset
  • Live commentary in English

Approximately 3 hours

Departure time and location:
Meet at 8:45 AM with departure at 9 AM
Meet at 9:45 AM with departure at 10 AM
Meet at 2:15 PM with departure at 2:30 PM
All tours depart from Vatican Museums and return to St. Peter's Square.

Know Before You Book:
  • Children 5 and younger can participate at no additional cost.
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, mobility impairments, or strollers.
  • On Wednesday, access to St. Peter's Basilica may be blocked due to the Papal Audience.

Redemption instructions

How to Redeem Your Voucher:
On the day of your scheduled tour, please bring your printed voucher(s) and photo ID to the departure location. The full address will appear on your printed voucher(s). You will meet your guide at the bottom of the steps across the street from the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffe Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The City Wonders representative will be wearing a City Wonders branded jacket.

Know Before You Go:

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Refunds will not be granted to customers who arrive after the scheduled departure time.
  • You can only join the tour that you have booked.
  • Please do not bring large purses, bags, and backpacks on this tour as anything larger than a small bag is not permitted inside the Vatican.
What to Wear:
There is a strict dress code to enter the Vatican. Participants should wear conservative clothing to enter the Vatican. Shoulders and knees must be covered and no shorts or low-cut or sleeveless tops are allowed (both men and women). The service provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Terms and conditions

Due to the unpredictable nature of the Basilica's schedule, closures can happen, often with little notice. Guests be alerted as soon as possible in these instances. If closures happen and guests are unable to access or visit the Basilica, guests will receive a full 3-hour visit inside the Vatican Museums and an introduction to St. Peter's Basilica in substitution. No partial refunds will be given in these cases and all normal cancellation fees and conditions will still apply.

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 72 hours before the date of the Activity.