Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Tour
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • "#1 booked Tour in the World” - Source TripAdvisor
  • No Wait Entry to the Vatican Museums through our exclusive Vatican Partners Entrance
  • See the treasures of the Holy See including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms & more
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica & the Pietà with free time to explore after the tour
  • Enlightening commentary from a local Vatican expert throughout the tour
  • Group size limited to 20 people or less
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

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As one of only three official Vatican Museums Tour Operator Partners, City Wonders offers you exclusive access and expert commentary on the treasures of the Vatican. Enjoy No-Wait Entry, licensed guides and a carefully crafted itinerary with the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Raphael Rooms and more!
Creation of Adam

DON’T WASTE PRECIOUS TIME IN LONG LINES

With official No-Wait Entry to the Vatican Museums through a separate partners entrance, plus Skip the Line Access at St. Peter’s Basilica, our Vatican Museum tours save hours that could be wasted in line.

Swiss Guard

LEARN MORE ON OUR TOURS

Our licensed guides are experts in art and history, so you’ll have the chance to ask questions and hear the stories behind some of the world’s most famous masterpieces.

Interior St. Peter's basilica

Witness the Grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica

With Skip the Line Access directly from the Sistine Chapel, we'll also visit St. Peter’s Basilica – home to a stunning altar, sculptures by Michelangelo, and perhaps the world’s most impressive dome.

Tour Description

At nine miles long and with 6 million visitors every year, the Vatican Museums can be a little overwhelming. Get the most from your visit on our small group Vatican Museums tours, visiting the best of the museums with an expert, English-speaking guide to tell you about the personalities and stories behind the artwork – bringing this ancient collection to life.

We follow a carefully planned route through the Museums, visiting the most famous locations such as the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms, plus a wide variety of galleries full of ancient sculptures, tapestries, medieval maps, paintings, and precious relics.

As you travel, your guide will teach you about not just the pieces you see but the stories behind them and the Vatican itself. You’ll learn about the little details in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos – such as the painful punishments he painted for his enemies and his own personal message to the Pope. You’ll also learn about the characters that walked these corridors before you as artists, Cardinals and Popes and the dramas that unfolded here.

With Skip the Line Access, we’ll gain entry directly from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica, so we can visit the stunning masterpieces held within. Here, you will see Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’, the church’s incredible altar and impressive dome – the construction of which threatened to rip the church in two.

Traveling in small groups of only 20 people or less and with audio headsets, your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to interact with (but hard to lose). Our Vatican Museum tours also include No Wait Access, saving you hours of waiting in line on busy days – so your Vatican visit will be as enjoyable and hassle free as possible.

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What's Included

  • No Wait Access to the Vatican Museums
  • All entrance & reservation fees
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the Line at St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael's Rooms
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Square

Important Notes

St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access.

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With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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