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

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

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Save tons of valuable vacation time
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary as you travel
  • Admission to all sites visited
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An expert tour guide with over 10 years of experience. Excellent story teller.
Guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
Admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
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Gratuities
Via Plauto, 17 , Via Plauto, 17, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

The meeting point is located in Borgo Pio, near St. Peter's square. The exact address is Via Plauto 17/A. IMPORTANT: Please check your booking for the start time of the Vatican ENGLISH tour. Arrive 20 minutes before at the meeting point ( Via Plauto 17A ) for check-in. Thank you !

St. Peter's Basilica , Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Made in Rome 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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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 Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica.

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star-2
The tour felt rushed. The...
Jack_K
, Jul 2022
The tour felt rushed. The guide abandoned us at the Sistine chapel so we couldn’t maintain special access to St. Peter’s basilica and the rest of the skip the line privileges I paid for. A bit disappointing.
star-5
Vatican
Jeffory_R
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour, well worth it to not have to stand in line in the hot sun. Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and navigated us well so as to see all of the important sites.
star-5
inspirational time with the best tour guide gabriel.
barbara_n
, Jul 2022
wonderful tour with a very informative tour guide gabriel. he is clearly well studied on the history of st peter's square, the basilica and vatican city. he gave us so much good information on the buildings, architecture, art and relics. he even took us on some extra paths. he was very considerate to allow some stops for water on a sweltering hot roman summer day. gabriel's description of the sistine chapel paintings were out of this world. as a non-catholic follower of christ, it was still very inspirational to learn about the founding fathers of the christian church. highly recommend this tour if you are visiting rome and be prepared to learn a lot!
star-2
Completely disorganized,...
Yamiris_S
, Jul 2022
Completely disorganized, the tour guide literally was running, no flag to follow. The excursion was extended and too much information. He was just reading from an Ipad. At the end we left the tour. I have being in several tours with Viator and were very well organized and very interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do a flip flop
Michael_C
, Jul 2022
Seeing the basilica and Sistine chapel were memorable experiences. However the crowds were overwhelming at the Vatican. We should have gone to the Vatican first as our tour started at 9 am instead of St. Peter’s basilica. We didn’t get to the Vatican until 10:30/11 am. The crowds were so overwhelming that we ended up leaving the group to get through the crowds faster to see the Sistine chapel on our own. The tour was 2 hours longer because of the crowds. I’m sure we made it out of the Vatican at least an hour sooner than our group. The tour company needs to change the order of events.
star-1
Tour not as advertised
Chelsea_Z
, Jul 2022
The tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica itself was beautiful. The tour was not 3 hours long, it was 5.5 hours. It is not a skip the line tour, we waited in line for every part of this tour in the hot sun. It was very falsely advertised. The length of our tour (2 hours over what was planned) was very inconvenient for planning purposes. There were about 8 other tour groups that left at the same time as ours and were done much sooner than ours. With that being said, if you take this tour you need to allot almost the whole day for this tour in order to partake it in from start to finish. Tour experience varies greatly from one group to another. Tour groups are large.
star-5
Great Experience
Maxwell_W
, Jul 2022
My wife and I did this tour during our honeymoon in Italy and it was a very good experience. The Vatican was very very crowded, but our tour guide, Marco, did an excellent job keeping the big group together and explaining everything loudly and clearly. We would recommend Marco from this tour company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience and tour guide
Joe_C
, Jul 2022
Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable and showed us everything we wanted to while also giving tips of what else to do after the tour.
star-3
Too long tour in the...
Kristin_H
, Jul 2022
Too long tour in the heat. Visiting the church was definetly worth it, but in the museum we did not catch everything. In general, the radio transmitter provided a plot signal.
star-4
Decent tour, extreme crowds made it tough.
Matt_H
, Jul 2022
The organization of the tour and information about meeting was great. The tour started with the security to St. Peter’s (which is free to anyone) and a walk through the line. Our guide shared informations and made the line go quickly. From there we did bathroom and walked into St. Peter’s. The tour in St. Peter’s was nice and informative. We then walked out and down the street (10 min walk) to the Vatican museums. This was exceptionally crowded and the tour was very difficult to follow. Our guide was far ahead and because of the crowds it was difficult to catch up. I’d say the Vatican museums was rushed. Partly due to the crowds we experienced. We went into the Sistine chapel and separated from the tour group at this point to do our own thing.
star-5
Loved every part. Tour...
Jane_Z
, Jun 2022
Loved every part. Tour guide was excellent and friendly. Vatican Museums and paintings were beautiful. Very well organized
star-5
Great Tour
Karen_L
, Jun 2022
Gabriel was our tour guide. He was very impressive with his knowledge and we learned a lot during this tour. The meeting place is their office, which can get very congested and crowded but that was the only downside.
star-5
Family trip
Pedro_D
, Jun 2022
Great experience and knowledgeable guide! Weather was not ideal, but definitely would recommend! Ciao!
star-3
Meh
Ray_Y
, Jun 2022
Tour guide babbled as much as provide decent info. Cut tour short while we saw other guides from our same time slot following all the way to the end of the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Kellie_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Giuliano was exceptional. Probably the best tour experience we’ve had in Italy so far. A rich knowledge - conveyed in a clear and easy to understand manner.
star-5
Great Vatican Tour!
Angela_W
, Jun 2022
Valerie was our guide. She was very informative. On such a hot day she always tried to make sure we were in shaded areas and had our water bottles filled. She is very kind. This tour was well worth the money we paid. We learned so much.
star-1
Ehhh not worth it. Book without the tour.
Erick_C
, Jun 2022
The tour itself can be done without a tour guide. Our guide was nice but bad….. I could have saved myself some money by not booking.
star-5
Julian is an amazing...
Michael_F
, Jun 2022
Julian is an amazing guide. He is very knowledgeable and patient which is critical with crowds. Would do it again. We saw everything for less than what most tours cost.
star-5
Had a blast!
Wafa_S
, Jun 2022
It was very well organized and our tour guide Valerie was amazing. She was patient and took the time to describe everything along the tour. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would book again.
star-3
The tour guide was very...
D_g
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable but he did not wait for the whole group before he began speaking. Crowds were abundant so you really had to try and find him (no flag) and keep up with him.

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