St. Peter's from Castel Sant'Angelo

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

The history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica will be uncovered in the morning as you enjoy real skip-the-line access

Highlights

  • Exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s The Final Judgement
  • Visit of the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Easy-to-find meeting point
  • Upgrade chance to tour with pickup

Inclusions

  • Entrance Tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Pickup service (if pickup option is selected)

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation (expect when the pickup option is selected)

Please Note

  • The meeting point is in Piazza del Risorgimento at the Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, 400 meers from the nearest subway stop Ottaviano.
  • 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 served you can reach the Gray Line-I Love Rome office in via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the Grand Hotel, Metro A Line (red line), Repubblica stop, 30 minutes before the tour's departure time.
  • Note that the tour is available in French only on Saturdays from 1 November to 31 March.
  • On Wednesdays the tour will not cover the Basilica due to the Papal Audience.
  • The tour starts at 8:30 am or 11:00 am (English), select the time during the reservation process. If you book the 8:30 am tour, you cannot take the 11:00 am one, and viceversa (unless you inform us at least 24 hours before the tour date).
  • 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 in St. Peter's Square.
  • 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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Dec 08 2017
Great information and tidbits.
Oct 21 2017
Great Daniel was a fantastic tour guide very knowledgeable
Oct 15 2017
Sylvia was one of the best tour guides we've ever had.
Jul 29 2017
The tour, once we got to the beginning, was very good. Too much walking from the drop point to the actual museums. It was muggy that day and I have bad knees....I chose this tour because of hotel pickup.....thought I would be closer.
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ITINERARY

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 Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 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, Caravaggio, 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 Final 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.

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Pickup & Starting Points

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