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Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome

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Roma, Italy

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Avoid the long waits and massive crowds of a visit to Vatican City with a private highlights tour. Skip the notoriously long lines to enter the Vatican Museums, and explore the most important galleries filled with art by Renaissance masters plus the quiet serenity of the Sistine Chapel. Then head over to St. Peter's Basilica before it fills with tourists, where you’ll catch an elevator ride to the first floor of the dome before climbing the rest of the way to the top for spectacular views.
  • Skip the line at the Vatican Museums, which can stretch for hours
  • See highlights of the enormous papal art collection with a private guide
  • Get an early start to avoid the massive crowds inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Includes access to the St. Peter's Basilica dome for the best views of mosaics and Vatican City
Local guide
Private tour
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • 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
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the increasing popularity of the current Pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice, especially the Basilica of St Peter and/or the Sistine Chapel. In case of such events we do NOT refund NOR reschedule the tour, our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

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

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 Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Our tour of the Vatican museums...
Karen P
, Apr 2018
Our tour of the Vatican museums started at 8 am, which was perfect. There was already quite a large line out front but our tour guide Francesco got us through quickly. We got to visit some areas usually too crowded to see well. Francesco was a wonderful guide, very interactive and full of interesting information. It was enjoyable to have a guide who seems to enjoy his job so much ! After the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel we went up into the Dome of St Peters Basilica. There was a service going on and the music echoing through the area was just wonderful to watch and listen to. Outside, the Dome had beautiful views, but the weather did not cooperate so we did not spend much time up there, nor in the Plaza. Also due to the service in the Basilica we could not get down to see the crypts. Despite all that, we still rate our tour a 5 out of 5. Francesco was fantastic and overall we had a great experience.

Product code: 20455P174

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