Michelangelo's Masterpiece: The Sistine Chapel
Skip the Line Afternoon Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica by edbrambley
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Skip the Line Afternoon Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica

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Enjoy skip the line access as we uncover the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica


  • Spectacular Entrance to the Vatican Museum and its Walls
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Museum with official no Wait Partner's Entrance
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, Creation of Adam Fresco
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, skipping long lines)
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels
  • Possibility to update with a special evening tour with dinner on Friday nights


  • Entrance Tickets with exclusive "No Wait" Partner's entrance
  • Professional Guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset
  • Pickup from selected hotels available (only if pickup rate is selected at the time of booking)


  • Optional Gratuities
  • Transportation (except when pickup service from hotels has been selected at the time of booking)

Please Note

  • The meeting point is Piazza del Risorgimento (just at the center of the square you will find our staff members at the “Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono”, 400 metres from the nearest metro stop “Ottaviano”). Please be there no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • If you wish to add a hotel transfer service (different rate) please select 'Tour with pickup' during the reservation process. Pickup service is provided from centrally located hotels. Please write us an e-mail 24 hours before the tour starts to arrange your pickup time. Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to agreed pickup time.
  • If your hotel or accommodation is not listed you must reach the Gray Line-I Love Rome office in via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the Grand Hotel, Metro A Line (red line), stop Repubblica.
  • The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events: in this case the visit will be substituted by a visit to the Vatican Library.
  • This tour ends at St. Peter's Square.
  • If you are taking the tour on a Friday, check out our "Friday special: Evening Tour with Dinner" (from 7:00pm to 11:00pm) and consider upgrading your experience with this more scenic tour of the Vatican Museums at night & dinner included (available in English, Spanish and German).
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.

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Oct 24 2017
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Oct 20 2017
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Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour! We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guides will be there to give you an insider's point of view. The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Museums and St.Peter's Church without the morning crowd.

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal conclave - the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St. Peter's Basilica
A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture.


Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.