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Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican,Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

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Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican,Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

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Overview

Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
  • Save time with pre-reserved, skip-the-line tickets
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get personal headsets so you can hear your guide clearly
  • An easy way to see the highlights of the Vatican City
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Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
A small group tour with a local tour guide
English-speaking licensed tour guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
St. Peter's Basilica included
All Fees and Taxes
Skip-the-line for the Sistine Chapel
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Borgo Pio, 136 , Borgo Pio, 136, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

The meeting point is the coffee shop in Borgo Pio 136, near St. Peter's Square. The closest Metro Station is Ottaviano. If you do need assistance with how to reach the meeting point, please don't hesitate to contact us at +393347273299.

Sistine Chapel , 00120, Vatican City

The tour ends inside the Sistine Chapel, where you can stay longer.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the group tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. As a result, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • PLEASE NOTICE: The meeting point for the 2:00 pm tour is different than the morning one! For the afternoon we meet at our office at Via Santamaura 14B, near the Museums' entrance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY What a Life Tours
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.

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star-4
The crowds were...
Wende_B
, Jun 2022
The crowds were ridiculous but our guide, Barbara, was lovely! Be aware, you cannot take any photos in the Sistine Chapel. I was disappointed.
star-4
Amen!
par4jonesjrs
, Jun 2022
Experiencing the Vatican! Sweet guide and good information but a bit crowded this time of the year… and very warm even inside. I’d choose spring or fall for another visit
star-5
Amazing with Tonya
Marisa_L
, Jun 2022
Tonya was the best guide we had in the 2 weeks we spent in Europe. She was a wealth of information and made it so fun for my 16 year old daughter!
star-5
MUST DO When in Rome - Amazing Tour and Guide (Elaine)
jsfoster87
, Jun 2022
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine! What an incredible tour guide Elaine is! We were running a few minutes late, but Elaine was very understanding and quickly incorporated us into the tour. Elaine smartly changed the order of our tour to start us in St. Peter's Basilica because she knew it would get crowded quickly - it made our photos come out incredibly! We then went through the Vatican museum. Elaine lives to share her passion about the history of the Vatican and Catholic church, and her passion shined through during this tour. We learned so much from Elaine about these beautiful sites, and she balances all of the facts with jokes that made the experience so much fun. Elaine's knowledge, humor, and respect for the history of these sites made this a must-do experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
star-2
Disappointed tour
Jackie_N
, Jun 2022
I booked this tour for first time and it’s very hard to find the place get there more then an hours early to get ready where they told us too but still couldn’t find finally found them and the times is over an half hour ago then we’re not on the system for touring with them so frustrated booked for 6 peoples but one couple lost the luggages couldn’t make for the tour so ending up going tour so late and the luggages we’re renting for told us to check out no later then 5:30 so in the middle of touring we have to leave and in a hurry this isn’t what I was expecting this tour was so confusing and frustrating He told us to coming back for another day for tour but our time is limited that’s the reason I was booked this tour for my time and date purposely at first he wants to refund us back but I told him it’s only four peoples now we ready need this tour !!!! So we’re ending up with another group and our time is only 1 and half hours instead of 3 hours to complete our tour if our names are on the list our tour would be perfect as I was loved it We’re all disappointed such a waste moneys
star-5
Great tour!
Bethany_H
, Jun 2022
We toured Europe for about 2 weeks and had guides throughout the trip. This was the best because our guide Marcelo (I know i misspelled that) was amazing. We came off a Disney cruise and I wish the tours Disney had were of this quality.
star-5
Great Tour!
Wesley_W
, Jun 2022
It is a great small group tour. Our guide Marco is very knowledgeable. He organized the tour efficiently on a very crowded day. Love it!
star-5
With love, From California
Felicity_R
, Jun 2022
What A Life!!!! Such a wonderful day spent walking around Vatican city. My partner and I booked this listing after some pretty extensive research into the various options. We chose this one because the listing reviews screamed praises for the company. These reviews were absolutely correct. What A Life is a wonderful company hosted by an owner who very clearly cares about his company and the people that choose to tour with his guides. We were with Marcello and I cannot suggest him highly enough - a native English speaker, there was not thick accent to pick apart as we toured. He joked. He informed. He answered questions. He kept the tour light, fun, and moving. I was genuinely impressed how much he managed to shove in 3 hours and could have absolutely listened to him talk for another 3 hours, easy. It's rare I leave reviews but this experience definitely deserved all 5 of these stars. Don't go anywhere else, this is the tour you want!!
star-4
Rough start but a great tour
Antoinette_A
, Jun 2022
We were very late joining the tour because they changed the location of the meeting place. This added a couple of stressful running miles and an extra taxi ride. However they did wait for us and once we got arrived, the tour was wonderful. We saw many things with an amazing guide
star-5
Wonderful
Cecily_C
, Jun 2022
Having a guide who knew how to manuver through the throngs of people, some of who seemed a little confused at how to proceed or where to go, was great. There were 11 people in our group and the small size was really helpful in keeping the group together.
star-5
Best tour ever!
Brad_J
, Jun 2022
Such a great experience!! Our guide was very friendly and made sure we had a great time. Thank you again
star-5
Great tour
lynnstraker9
, Jun 2022
Sylvia our guide was excellent, totally recommend the tour, her knowledge made the tour most enjoyable
star-4
Magnificent display of art.
Norman_H
, Jun 2022
It was very interesting, we enjoyed the narration however it was so long and warm by the time we got to the highlight, sistine chapel, we were just ready to get through it.
star-5
Vatican tour
Kevin_E
, Jun 2022
Great guide who kept us informed throughout the tour. Would definitely book again if in Rome. Great timing for us on June 1 as Italy dropped all masking requirements!
star-5
Vatican and museums.
Luis_L
, Jun 2022
Very informative. Good tour all around including tour guide.. We were very happy with the outcome. We do a lot of Viator tours.
star-5
Amazing tour with Mikela from What a life City tour
Poh_L
, Jun 2022
Our guide was Mikela, an art historian who had the patience of a saint. In the heat, humidity, he delivered an amazing experience and gave us snapshots of the most important parts of the tour. His knowledge of the masters was clear when he told us why so and so wore boots in a particular painting (no spoiler here). Really impressive, we were lucky to have Mikela. Even our children understood most of the tour despite the mind blogging amount of artwork and history that surround us, I highly recommend this tour with Mikela. (Sorry if I misspelled his name. He is easy to spit- very hip and Zen looking guy😀) from What a Life City Tour.
star-5
Really lovely tour!
Jessica_V
, May 2022
Really lovely tour! The basillica was my favorite. It was quite crowded in some parts like the Vatican museum but we managed to get some beautiful photos and really appreciate the richness of the area.
star-5
Good guide and well...
VIJAY_S
, May 2022
Good guide and well Done tour . Was with my familyz Took some time to enter but after that ots was all Smooth
star-5
Comprehensive and fun
Elena_A
, May 2022
Marco took great care of our group of 11. He entertained us and kept us engaged by connecting fascinating bits of history throughout the day. Skipping the lines was great and we were directed to additional things to see after our tour. Marco also gave us a great dinner recommendation.
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star-4
Vatican
Flo_M
, May 2022
Maristella was excellent. So much to see in a short time on such a hot day! She was fluent in English which made it easier for us to learn about what we were seeing! Seeing St Peter's Basilica was a bonus! Our only complaint was how crowded it was in the museums and Sistine chapel. Thankfully masks are still mandated there or I would have felt very unsafe!

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