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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Roma, Italy

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Spend three hours perusing some of the most iconic pieces of art in the world at the Vatican Museums on this guided tour. Skip the line to purchase your entrance tickets, and then admire artwork from Raphael, Bernini, and Michelangelo, among other greats. See the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel as you dive deep into the history and culture of past times.
  • 3-hour small-group tour of the Vatican Museums with a skip-the-line pass
  • Explore the Raphael Rooms and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire artwork by Raphael, Bernini, and Michelangelo, including the famous Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Spot the ancient statue, Laocoön and His Sons, as you stroll through Belvedere Courtyard
  • See the giant pinecone statue in the Pinecone Courtyard
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entrance fees (tickets purchased directly at the meeting point. € 23 for adults and €15 for under 19)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero & Via Leone IV, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your tour guide and group at the specified location you received at checkout, and then skip the horrendously long lines at the Vatican Museums to purchase your entrance tickets. Entrance fees (own expense) are €23 for adults and €15 for anyone under 19 years of age.

Your tour begins at 1:30pm. Follow your guide through Pinecone Courtyard as they point out the bronze pinecone statue the courtyard was named after. Stroll through Belvedere Courtyard and catch a glimpse of the ancient statue, Laocoön and His Sons.

Next, take time to admire the Gallery of the Candelabra, stand by the statues at the Pio Clementino Museum, and head over to the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes.

Make your last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica. Your guided tour ends here, and it’s up to you where to go afterward.   
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Pieta
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
Admission Ticket Free
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Partyamo Tours - Day Tours
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Partyamo Tours Should be put out of Business
, Jul 2019
We booked a tour for June 29th, 2019 for the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica only to find out that the Vatican was closed on June 29th. What a waste of our vacation time!!! My husband and I took a taxi (60 euros back and forth) to get to the meeting spot only to find out that there was not going to be a tour. We were not alone as 20 or more other tourists were affected by Partyamo's lack of ability to communicate. We tried to call Partyamo but with no luck as no one picked up their phone! Shame on you for the way you treat people!
Skip the Tour
, Jun 2019
With 20-odd people waiting at the appointed time and place, the tour operator was a no show, leading us to dub this the ‘skip the tour’ tour. Very disappointing, especially since we received no notice or response to emails asking for an explanation or rescheduling. The icing on the cake was then receiving a notice that the second tour we booked the next day was postponed to after we leave Rome; again, with no response to email inquiries.
, Apr 2019
Wish I could give a rating of a zero because that’s what these criminals deserve! They don’t have a brick and mortar office. They provide a CELLPHONE number to contact them and they want you to meet on a street corner in Rome to get tickets. They didn’t show up! I called Viator and warned my hotel front desk worker tried to get s meeting point 24 hours in advance none was on voucher- they wouldn’t pick up! Only Viator provided a meeting point bia email. We waited in the rain!!! I had to purchase tickets for my group of teens 13 people on this trip in honor of my daughter’s 16th bday! The Viator rep I got on the phone confirmed that this group has given problems in the past, they don’t pick up theirs phones, they claim no one from my group showed up but we took pictures with time stamps at the meet up point they never provided because they never answered the phone!! These people are crooks! Vatican Museum security saw their name on the voucher and they said “good luck getting your money back” NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!
This tour was absolute my favorite...
Queen L
, Oct 2017
This tour was absolute my favorite. Tour guide was very knowledgeful, smart, and funny. She skipped the entire line unlike other tours I saw. She knew all of the staff and went efficiently through each section.....Loved loved loved!!!
We met our guide with just a little...
Julie S
, Jan 2017
We met our guide with just a little difficulty, but after that it was smooth sailing. Going through the Vatican on our own would not have been nearly as educational or as smooth without the guide. There were just two of us with the guide, so it was like a private tour.
Very good informative. The guides...
Lance G
, Jun 2016
Very good informative. The guides were nice. Some confusion on the boat piece of tour that would be nice to have a bit more clarification on that. Also it would have been nice to walk a bit slower with more time in st marks.
, Jul 2019
No se hizo la actividad, nadie llego al punto de reunión, ese día no abrió el museo por ser día de San Pedro, solo quedamos ahí los demás que teníamos contratada la actividad. requiero me sea rembolsado el importe pagado.
Excelente passeio e melhor ainda foi...
Bruno O
, Feb 2017
Excelente passeio e melhor ainda foi nossa guia que além de conhecer tudo de história era super simpática e atenciosa.

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