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Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica

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Roma, Italy
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Experience an insider’s view of the Vatican Museums on this 3.5-hour, small-group tour. First, skip the line at the Vatican Museums’ entrance, and head in to explore its main exhibits. Your guide tells you little-known facts along the way that many other tour guide don’t know. Visit the Hall of Maps, the Belvedere Courtyard, and the Sistine Chapel. Plus afterward, skip the lines at St. Peter’s Basilica, too.
  • 3.5-hour Vatican Museums tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people provides an intimate experience
  • Skip the long entrance lines at the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • See Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace
  • Catch site of the modes of transportation of past and present popes in the Pavilion of Carriages
  • Visit the Pinecone Courtyard, Hall of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Room of Muses
  • Hear lesser-known insider stories about the Vatican that aren’t told on other tours
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Skip the Line access to the Vatican Museums
Vatican Insider Guide
Skip the Line access to St. Peter's Basilica
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Departure Point

Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

2:15 PM

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Meet for this 3.5-hour tour of the Vatican Museums at about 2:30p.m. in front of the entrance. Check in with your guide, and then when everyone from your group has checked in, skip the long lines at the entrance to avoid the heavy crowds.

Because your group will have 10 people in it at the most, it makes it easier to hear your guide while you follow him or her through the museum. Listen to interesting insider information about past popes, the Vatican itself, and mysteries that still go unsolved today.

Visit many of the exhibits and areas of the museum, including the Hall of Maps, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Room of Muses, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Round Room, and the Candelabra Gallery. Your last stop in the museums is at the very famous Sistine Chapel.

After the Sistine Chapel, make your way to St. Peter’s Basilica. Taking the direct entrance from the chapel allows you to also skip the long lines here. Your guide leaves you at about 6p.m., and you’re free to explore all you want until closing time.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • 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
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Special Note about St. Peter's Basilica: It is possible that due to Papal events, some planned in advance and some at the last minute, that access to St. Peter's Basilica and/or the Sistine Chapel from the Vatican Museums will be closed or that the Basilica will be completely closed off to the public. In these cases, we will do our best to inform guests ahead of time and provide alternatives. This is not always possible, however, and in the case of a last minute interruption, extra time will be spent exploring the Vatican Museums. In such cases, no partial refunds will be provided.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel

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.

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 Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Small Group Stories of the Vatican Tour including St. Peter's Basilica.

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, Sep 2017
Total VIP treatment here! Small group really means small group - it was just our family of four. We got to ask our really friendly, informative and professional tour guide any question, and could by-pass or move to areas of our own particular interest. A great tour, which opens your eyes to all things Vatican City! Paying for skipping the line really does save you hours in queueing, meaning you can save yourself at least half a day, which on precious holiday time is well worth the money! : Lisa, Australia
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