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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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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EXPERT OFFICIAL VATICAN LICENSED TOUR GUIDE
SKIP THE LINE TOUR OF THE THE VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL
DIRECT ENTRANCE TO ST.PETER'S BASILICA
LOCATION PICK UP & DROP OFF
FOOD & DRINK
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
  • OPERATED BY Follow Me SRLS
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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star-5
Would highly recommend...
Lauren_M
, Aug 2022
Would highly recommend this tour, was extremely informative and a great way to see the city. The tour guides we very knowledgeable throughout the tour.
star-5
THIS IS A MUST SEE IF YOU ONLY HAVE A DAY IN ROME!!!!
Deysi_A
, Aug 2022
The Vatican Museum is a must see, not only in Rome.., but a must see in a lifetime.. it is absolutely beautiful. Christina (our American tour guide) was phenomenal. She was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, charismatic, kind, yet assertive.. I would give her a 11/10 if I could.. Through this tour, I was able to get a deeper sense of the heavy history behind almost every piece of art.. it made it that much more meaningful and memorable. This is amazing for all age groups. Just some tips: please stay hydrated, it can get extremely hard during the summer months.. (people actually passing out), and be courteous of the dress code!
star-4
Overall was good. I did...
Stella_A
, Aug 2022
Overall was good. I did not exp ct a such big group of 20 ppl and thought will be longer then 2 hours. Didn’t get time to take pictures :(
star-5
Awesome tour for the family!
Riddhi_G
, Aug 2022
Family friendly tour. Our guide “Marco” was awesome! He was passionate, knowledgeable and made sure we followed all the rules of the chapel and museum. He asked questions and explained a lot of details.
star-5
Great experience
Meghan_D
, Aug 2022
Debra was our guide, she was so knowledgeable and taught us so much in such a fun way. Excellent experience!
star-5
Wonderful
Steve_D
, Aug 2022
Maggi, our tour guide, was well informed, well spoken, and very friendly/fun. We all enjoyed the tour and all that we learned. Grazie
star-5
Skip the line was...
Stephanie_D
, Aug 2022
Skip the line was definitely worth it. The Tour guide was great, very interesting and knowledgeable.
star-5
Great tour
rosanna_s
, Aug 2022
Great tour, well organized. Kristina was a geat guide, easy to understand, spoke English like a native speaker (oh yeah, she is!), and very knowledgeable. I would take this tour again.
star-5
Superb tour
P_D
, Aug 2022
Kristina was brilliant 🤩 we liked her lively style and her knowledge was amazing. She gave us a superb insight into the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel. Thank you - it was money very well spent.
star-5
5 star tour. Ask for CHRISTINA!
Erica_J
, Aug 2022
We cannot recommend CHRISTINA (Maya Tours) enough!!! She was THE BEST tour guide we've ever had. Hands down! She's funny and sharp and knowledgeable. 5 stars all the way.
star-1
Not the best tour
Vanessa_S
, Aug 2022
While the tour guide was lovely she was not very aware of the frustration of walking so slow. 1/2 the group was ahead of her and couldn’t stand waiting for her to catch up. The information was interesting, but after awhile history would have been more interesting then pointing out marble. We did this to skip the lines, but it was definitely not worth the price of the tour. I had hoped at least some historical information about the Popes, the church , etc would have been provided. Way too much on paintings and not about the historical significance.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
10/10 tour guide Christina
Domenic_S
, Aug 2022
Christina was a fantastic tour guide ! Created an incredible experience . One of the others in the tour got Ill and fainted and Christina jumped into action immediately to help her getting Vatican medics . She was so knowledgeable and fun . 10/10 would recommend . She knew shortcuts and all the important things to see . -Dom and Alexis.
star-5
Great!
Zohra_M
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was graem was supposed to be a big ger group but there were a couple of ni shows so we ended up being a small group of seven which made The experience even better and more personalized. Would recommend this tour.
star-5
Good value for money! Way too busy!
Hayley_H
, Aug 2022
This was a great tour and great value for money. However, there were alot of tours all going on at the same time & it was very busy and squashed. It felt like we were all being pushed through the museum and we nearly lost our tour guide, we couldn’t really experience the full museum as it was everyone just pushing through.
star-5
Absolutely amazing experience! :)
Lloyd_T
, Aug 2022
This was one of our tours of our trip to Rome that was so worth it. Our tour guide was Christina with Maya Tours and she was the most wonderful and nice guide ever who involved everyone in the group and always explained every single detail very well and even introduced us to many interesting facts about certain art works. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting to find out more about the beauty of Rome’s artwork and it’s history!
star-5
Great time
Sara_G
, Aug 2022
Debra our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. She made sure everyone got great pictures and she was entertaining and informative. I would take more tours with her!
star-5
The Vatican museum &...
Philip_A
, Aug 2022
The Vatican museum & Sistine chapel is a surreal experience, only made better when you have a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide such as Debra. She is energetic, and made the tour move smoothly. She gave great context to what we saw and experienced. Id recommend this tour 100%, and would recommend Debra, and want to thank her again for the experience.
star-5
Great tour with Debra.
Monica
, Aug 2022
Debra was absolutely amazing. Both my 10 and 14 year old loved this tour. She provided us with so much knowledge and had great humor. She helped find shade in the very hot weather. She was vety mindful of the the weather. We highly recommend her.
star-5
Great tour... very explicit
Marie_M
, Aug 2022
The Vatican Museum. The tour director described everything in detail. Best part is you really did skip the line!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Concise tour of the Sistine Chapel and Museum
Gtdepinto
, Aug 2022
Christine was an excellent tour guide. It would take days to see everything, so she pointed out the highlights. She sat us down and gave us a comprehensive explanation of the Sistine Chapel and of the life of Michelangelo with pictures from a book. She doesn’t accompany the group into the chapel because there is no talking or picture taking inside. She gives you the option to remain in the museum and look around more without a guide. This tour does not include a guided tour of the basilica. She leads you to the entrance and then your on your own. If you want to see more, allow yourself a lot of time. The crowds are massive.

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