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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Roma, Italy
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Overview

Discover Vatican City including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about Raphael’s Rooms, the Michelangelo frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, the ‘La Pietà' sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Choose from several start times or upgrade to a small-group tour with just 12 people.
  • Half-day Vatican Museums guided tour with fast-track access
  • Learn about the incredible Renaissance artwork inside Raphael’s Rooms
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s 'The Creation of Adam'
  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica and rub the statue of St. Peter for a blessing

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This experience offers upgrades for early morning or after-hours tours of the Vatican.
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Headsets to hear your guide better (Tours over 10 persons)
Free Wi-Fi & Recharging station at the meeting point
Welcoming staff at comfortable office
Fast track entrance tickets
Gratuities/Tips
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Please be at the meeting point at least 25 minutes before the departure time.

Return Details

00120, Vatican City
Meet your local guide at the tour office to enter the Vatican Museums. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, step inside to start your Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour. Follow your guide, listening to tales of saintliness and scandal, and learn about the Vatican’s place as one of the holiest sites in Christendom.

Italian art flourished in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and the Vatican popes put together one of the world’s largest collections of private art with frescos, paintings, sculptures, and treasure. See the highlights as you walk through galleries such as Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the 'School of Athens'—a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael himself.

Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—'The Last Judgement' and 'The Creation of Adam.'

Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, which is said to be built on the ground where St. Peter is buried. Admire 'La Pietà,' an early Michelangelo sculpture, and pause to rub the foot of a statue of St. Peter, said to bring good luck. Your Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica tour then finishes outside the church.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Visit the renowned Vatican Museums, home to an unparalleled collection of art, including works by Caravaggio, Raphael and many others, all of which will be brought to life by an expert guide. You will also see and incredible array of statues, artifacts, and of course, frescoes.isit to the renowned Vatican Museums, home to an unparalleled collection of art, including works by Caravaggio, Raphael and many others, all of which will be brought to life by an expert guide. You will also see and incredible array of statues, artifacts, and of course, frescoes.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
In the Sistine Chapel you will have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s astonishing work, the entire ceiling and the Last Judgment, and then again in St Peter’s Basilica where his beautiful Pietà is kept
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stanze di Raffaello
Visit the Raphael Rooms inside the Vatican Museums, home to many of Raphael’s celebrated frescoes. Admire the genius of his work as your guide highlights the intricacies of his work, such as the appearance of Michelangelo and da Vinci in ‘The School of Athens’. Appreciate the skill and beauty of one of the Renaissance’s greatest artists.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • We are sorry to inform you that this tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. Vatican Museums provide wheelchairs free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up after you enter, before starting your own independent visit. If you are looking for a guided tour with wheelchair access, we recommend booking our private tours so a guide can lead you through the alternate routes
  • All students should have their student identity card in order to get the discount for the admission fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that all participants over 12 years old must present; Vaccination Certificate , proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nicom Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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 Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms ?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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star-5
Vatican tour
andy_m
, Sep 2021
It was a very good tour with a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. The guide knew a lot of the history and was always willing to answer questions.
star-4
Sistine chapel. Our guide...
Luis_A
, Sep 2021
Sistine chapel. Our guide Claudia knew a lot about the trip, and sometimes she datailed a little bit more than expected
star-5
Such a beautiful way to experience the vatican
Abbey_D
, Sep 2021
This was such a special trip! There was so much to cover on our own, so the tour was extremely helpful. Our guide was incredible, Irene, and she was so funny! 10/10 review.
star-5
Great company. Amazing tour.
Ali_E
, Sep 2021
Great company. Very organized. Your guide was amazing. I would splurge on the VIP pre-opening to avoid the crowds.
star-5
Unforgettable Experience
Susan_C
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful tour! Frederico was so knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican and the various collections. His passion for the art and history made our experience unforgettable.
star-5
Excellent tour
William_M
, Sep 2021
Tara (I believe it was her name) was excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable and articulates the history of the art work with passion and interest. Thank you for a memorable tour.
star-1
They weren't willing to make things right - didn't skip line, didn't get tour.
Abigail_L
, Aug 2021
I couldn't find the guide but viator called and I found him. He basically handed me the ticket and left. We did not skip the line and there was no tour. I called viator and they declined to refund me anything. Not a good experience, especially for my first trip to Italy. These things matter yet they screwed it up for me. Im not happy with them. Especially since they weren't willing to make things right.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Tour
Samir
, Aug 2021
Marcius was an incredible guide with so much passion. He gave fantastic details and made the experience truly remarkable. Highly recommend!
star-5
Must do tour
Kostas_S
, Aug 2021
Great tour. Very knowledgeable and interesting tour. Must go if you happen to be in Rome or in Italy
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Tamer_A
, Aug 2021
Maria the Tour guide was amazing Just pass her my greeting ( the Egyptian Pharo) Everything was organized

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