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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights.
  • Skip-the-line access to the sights saves you time and prevents any hassle
  • Choose from convenient morning or afternoon departure times
  • See the Sistine Chapel and the other highlights of the Vatican Museums
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Skip the Line Access & Entrance Ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Insider Guide (if guided option selected)
Headsets to hear your guide clearly (if guided option selected)
Food & Beverages
Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
  • Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Near public transportation
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour option to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not included in your ticket. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • You must show a "Basic Green Pass" or equivalent to enter the Vatican Museums. The only foreign (extra-EU) certificated accepted are vaccination certificates.
  • If you have a body temperature above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) you will be prohibited from entering. Your temperature will be taken at the entrance by Vatican staff.
  • The use of an FFP2 mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the entirety of your stay inside the museums.
  • You must bring your own FFP2 mask. No other types of mask are permitted.
  • It is necessary to maintain an interpersonal distance of over 1 meter.
  • Guests with a certified disability of over 75% are entitled to free entrance to the Vatican and do not require a ticket. For guests who are not self-sufficient, free entry is extended to a companion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms.

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  • "Bypassing the line is a must cameras are allowed 95% of the tour." See review
  • "Plenty of walking with a few breaks along the way but well worth the overall experience." See review
  • "This tour is a must see for Christians and all religions as it is truly an unbelievable experience." See review

Reviews

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151 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Skip line, skip out early
Kristin_B
, May 2022
Great way to skip the line. Good information to start off the tour but quickly got very long and drawn out. The rooms were gone through very slowly and a lot of the information was not of interest to everyone in the group. We ended up leaving the group to move on alone because you can only listen to some talk about tapestries for so long.
star-4
Nice tour thanks to our guide eddy
Danielle_R
, May 2022
Thanks to eddy we learned a lot about how it was build. Especially the information how Leonardo da vinci painted the chapel
star-5
Great Experience!!!
Yan_Z
, May 2022
Great experience, our Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Meeting location direction / ticket redemption was confusing but at the end it worked out. Very enjoyable experience!
star-3
No tour to basiliek included!!!
Arjan_K
, May 2022
Excellent tour to the vatican museum. The tour to de basiliek don’t excuses dit over one year. So the product Thatcher is sold do’s not represent you are paying for
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Arjan, As discussed directly with you, there was an issue with the product translation on Viator's website into the Dutch language which left St. Peter's Basilica in the tour title when, currently, access to the Basilica via the Museums is not possible for any tour operator. Of course this is an issue, and we thank you for flagging it, and we have already passed your case over to Viator and have been told they will take care of you. We are so happy to hear, however, that you found your tour of the Museum "Excellent" and hope that one day soon that access to St. Peter's via the Museums will be reinstated.
star-5
Nicoletta was an amazing...
Caitlin_F
, Mar 2022
Nicoletta was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable and detailed! You can tell she loves what she does! Loved her pink wand!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don’t hesitate. This is soooo worth it.
mayfairllcnc
, Nov 2021
Our guide was super fantastic. She absolutely brought the place to life. I would definitely consider visiting in the fall. No crowds and no heat.
star-5
Awesome guide!
Ellen_P
, Oct 2021
Stefano was an awesome guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and made it so interesting with facts and stories - so much to see!
star-5
Great day at the Vatican.
Todd_C
, Oct 2021
Our guide Massimo was amazing. Ver personable and filled with all sorts of tidbits of information. Highly recommend.
star-3
Go in the morning with a real guide
Susan_K
, Oct 2021
The English audio guide was lame compared to The information in the museum. Get a real guide who will give you real information. also go in the morning after seeing several churches in the days before. The Sistine chapel it’s a lot to take in the afternoon when everyone’s grouchy and the guards have to yell at people to shut up. Kids figuring out the echo is cute, but the adults being jerks and taking photos when they’re not supposed to is annoying
star-2
A Frustrating Waste of Time
Paul_E
, Sep 2021
The most memorable thing was Viator’s lie that there would be a guided tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica. That was the reason I booked the reservation. Equally memorable was the fact that the directions are unclear. There are 3 places where the meeting place is discussed. Only one lists an address. Good luck if you don’t see it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am writing to you just to clarify a couple of points. We do not read in your review that we have made sure to give you the opportunity to take a tour of 6 people in total instead of 20. Regarding the meeting point, only one address is evident on your booking voucher, and at 12am we received a message from you telling us that you could not find the meeting point. Although the start of the tour is at 2.15 pm. Obviously we answered immediately giving you all the information you asked us and at 2 pm you were right in front of the meeting point. regarding the missed visit to the basilica, at the time of pronation it is clearly written that the basilica can be closed due to force majeure, and this is not decided by us but the Vatican museums. We greet you and thank you for choosing us.

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