Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour (2.30pm)


Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour (2.30pm)

From:  64,00

DURATION: 4 hours


FREQUENCY: every day except Sundays

 LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German

MEETING POINT: Piazza Risorgimento (2.15pm)


Skip hours of notorious lines outside the Vatican and see wonders like the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica on this one day tour. The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Museums and St.Peter’s Basilica without the morning crowd. Our expert guides will walk you through the history and insights of these masterpieces. 

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Skip the Line Afternoon Tour Vatican Museums Highlights

  • Spectacular Entrance to the Vatican Museum and its Walls
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Museum with official no Wait Partner’s Entrance
  • Pigna Courtyard
  • Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, Creation of Adam Fresco
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, skipping long lines)
  • In a group of no more 30 people

Skip the Line Afternoon Tour Vatican Museums Inclusions

  • Entrance Tickets with exclusive “No Wait” Partner’s entrance
  • Professional Guide
  • Wireless Audio Headset

Tour Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation

Explore some of Rome’s greatest masterpieces on this one-day tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. Don’t worry about spending your time in the notorious hour-long lines, with our tour you will skip all the lines and access the areas immediately. Our expert guides will walk you through the history and insights of these masterpieces, giving you an insider’s point of view.

The Vatican Museums

Visiting the Vatican Museums is a must on your trip to Rome. These museums are the third most visited museums in the world and are home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Get ready to see first-hand some of the world’s most famous artworks by artistic geniuses like Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and Giotto.

The Sistine Chapel

Probably the most famous chapel in the world, the Sistine Chapel is known for its stunning frescos, especially Michelangelo’s world-renowned ceiling fresco: The Last Judgement. The Sistine Chapel is the 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums, completed around 1483. Apart from holding some of the world’s most inestimable artworks, it is still used today for religious reasons such as the Papal conclave, the process where the College of Cardinals elects the new Pope.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest and brightest example of Renaissance architecture in the world. It is the biggest of the four Papal basilicas of Rome, and it’s the center of Catholicism and the symbol of the Vatican State.


Ticket Reductions:

  • Child ticket valid for children of 3-7 years of age
  • Free for children from 0-2 years of age

General Information:

  • The meeting point is at 2.15pm in Piazza del Risorgimento at the “Bar - Caffetteria L’Ottagono”, 400 metres from the nearest metro stop “Ottaviano”. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • At the meeting point you will find our staff members in pink bibs with the I LOVE ROME logo, carrying pink flags.
  • 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.

7 reviews for Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour (2.30pm)

  1. 5 out of 5

    It was easy to buy

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tour was wonderful and the guide fantastic! Thank you!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Everything was great. Danielle made the whole tour very interesting and fun. Will definitely recommend to anyone!

  4. 4 out of 5

    There was still a long line for it being a ‘skip the line’ tour but we really didn’t wait too long and there were a LOT of people waiting / it’s packed so that’s understandable. My tour guide was nice and very informative.

  5. 5 out of 5

    The tour guide was very well informed about the artwork. I also saw the Sistine Chapel for the first time as well as the Pieta, fulfilling a lifelong dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    No issues with the tour company; however, the vatican tour is rigorous in terms of time spent on your feet, walking distance, and stair climbing. It is also at a very fast pace. My husband, who is 74 with arthritis, could not tolerate it. There is no easy exit or turning back. My advise is to keep this in mind before taking on the vatican tour. I did suggest to them that they emphasize the physical requirements of this tour in their tour literature.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Everything was perfect. No complaints.

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