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No Wait: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's

Product ID: 1879
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3 hours
Skip the Line
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English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Get more time inside the museums with exclusive VIP No Wait Access entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums
  • Don't miss a detail on a small group tour, limited to 20 participants
  • Discover Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the beautiful Raphael Rooms
Skip the long lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with exclusive no-wait access. On your small group tour, experience the best of the Vatican City in 3 hours, as you visit the Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and more.
What to Expect
The Vatican is a popular place to visit that attracts over 8 million visitors a year! Take this tour and avail of the no-wait Vatican partner entrance, where you'll walk right inside the Vatican's best-loved attractions with your expert guide. No waiting in line, you’ll avoid the long standard general public queues as well as bypassing the standard “Skip the Line” queues!

See all the highlights of the Vatican with a small group of 20 or fewer people. You'll also get your own headset, meaning you won't miss a thing and you'll get to skip the standard tour operator and general admission queues. VIP No Wait Access allows you to save from 3 to 4 hours during peak season, giving you more time to explore the Museums with your guide.

Head to the Vatican Museums and let your guide bring the works of art to life at the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra. You'll learn about the figures responsible for these works and their history along the way.

Later, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Take some time inside the world-famous room to pick out the details you hear about – Michelangelo’s self-portrait, for example, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint in the Sistine Chapel again. As incredible as his work is, it must have been back-breaking – a fact you’ll understand all the better after you learn what it takes to create a fresco.

After the Sistine Chapel, enjoy No Wait Access yet again, exiting through a special door that leads straight into St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the holiest place in Christendom. See the incredible altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà, before heading outside to St. Peter’s Square.

The tour finishes in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion, spot the balcony from which the Pope delivers his public addresses, and take photos of the imposing exterior of the basilica.

After all that, you'll leave the Vatican feeling like an expert! 

Sites Included:
• Vatican Museum
• The Pinacoteca Courtyard - with views of St. Peter's Basilica
• The Pinecone Courtyard
• The Chiaramonti Museum
• The Gallery of the Candelabra - ancient sculptures
• Gallery of the Tapestries
• Gallery of the Maps
• The Raphael Rooms
• The Sistine Chapel
• St. Peter’s Basilica
• St. Peter’s Square

Please be aware that due to “Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy” this year, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. Other areas of the Vatican will be substituted to ensure you have the best possible experience.
What's Included
  • No wait access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headsets
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Tours led in English leave from the bottom of the steps next to Caffè Vaticano. Tours led in other languages leave from the bottom of the steps at the corner of Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie and Via Candia. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

The local tour provider is unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs or with walking disabilities.

Entrance into the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. The local tour provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.

There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home.

On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to the Papal Audience.

Please be aware that due to “Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy” this year, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. Other areas of the Vatican will be substituted to ensure you have the best possible experience.
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Product ID: 1879