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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

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Roma, Italy
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
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Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary.
  • Art history tour of the splendid Vatican Museums
  • See highlights of the sprawling collection with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the artists and their patrons through live audio headset commentary
  • Walk beneath the sacred ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access
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Professional art historian guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Skip-The-Line Access
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Via Germanico, 16 , Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Maya Tours in Via Germanico 16 - (almost at the corner of Via Leone IV) This tour starts from our office. Please make sure that you check in at least 15 min. prior departure time.

Vatican Museums , 00120, Vatican City

Exit of the Vatican Museums

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour, you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Knees & Shoulders MUST be covered for both men & women to enter the Sistine Chapel!
  • Please note that on the day of your visit certain areas of the monument/attraction can be closed due to either religious events and national holidays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attraction’s administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Students booking a reduced ticket must have a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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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  • "Tour meet-up was at a location about a 5m walk from the Vatican entrance so it was convenient." See review
  • "The Vatican is massive and it gets crazy there at 8 am; without skipping the lines, you would be lost for sure!" See review
  • "The cost of the tour is very reasonable and certainly gives one a great overview of the history and artifacts that can be found in Vatican City." See review


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, May 2022
Christina was amazing! She made the tour entertaining and told us facts about things a lot of people would not know about even with prior knowledge. Definitely recommend
, May 2022
Christina (pretty sure that’s her name) was beyond outstanding. She was nice and friendly and gave a organized presentation to the group. She gave a very helpful explanation of the art, and didn’t waste time with the soap opera drama amongst the artists. Highly highly recommend!
, May 2022
This is a Great tour. The museums are wonderful but the Sistine Chapel is a great experience and definitely must be seen
Christina, our guide, made this tour tops in every way.
, May 2022
Our guide Christina was the best. She provided us with clear speaking and numerous facts to give us a complete tour that was enjoyable. She also has a really cute sense of humor of which anyone would love. I recommend Christina and this tour. She made it fun for us.
Informative tour
, May 2022
Wear comfortable shoes! The tour has lots of stops and can get tiring especially in the heat. Marco is very knowledgeable and tries hard to keep everyone engaged. The radio makes it easy to hear what is going on. I recommend the tour because of the rich history Marco provided; otherwise we wouldn’t know what we were looking at
Excellent guild, small group
, May 2022
The tour guild was personable and ensured we could see everything. Would of liked if the tour included the Basilica as other tours had it but overall the quality of the tour was top noch
Very good
, May 2022
It was a great experience and I highly recommend the tour. Maria was an excellent guide, showing knowledge and friendliness.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Vatican museums!!!
, May 2022
Fantastic tour guide. Debora explained history and showed us amazing details of all works of art. Sistine Chapel is amazing!!!
Christina is Great!
, May 2022
Christina was amazing. Full and knowledge and very entertaining. She goes above and beyond to make it a once in a lifetime experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sistine Chapel
, May 2022
Debbie, the tour guide, got us in very quickly. She was very informative and kept with the schedule.

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