Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

14315 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731VATICAN

Reviewed by: Catriona D, August 2014

We found this tour to be well worth the money. The queues are massive and you could spend years wandering around the Vatican and still not know half the stuff that there is to know! When you have only an afternoon free for a tour of this amazing place then is the way to do it. The guides are knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. You get to skip the massive queues, you have a walking encyclopaedia in your ear talking you round the amazing rooms and you don't feel rushed or that your missing anything important.
TIPS: have plenty of water with you as there are hundreds of people moving through the place and it gets extremely warm and stuffy in certain rooms as not every room has AC. Also you can wear shorts and t-shirt (highly recommended due to the heat!) but bring/buy from a street seller a shall/scarf to tie round your waist to cover your knees and one to cover shoulders as it is a requirement before going in to the Sistine chapel/St Peters and you may be refused entry if you do not conform.

Reviewed by: William A, August 2014

The tour was amazing. Everyone in the group loved our guide. She was vey knowledgeable, interesting and spoke English well. The tour was well worth the money and the only way to see the Vatican.

Reviewed by: Mandy H, August 2014

This tour was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgable and helped us to see and understand things that we would have otherwise missed. Skipping the queues was a must - I have never seen such enormous lines and I was so grateful that we were able to go straight through - worth every dollar for this

Reviewed by: Sheila D, August 2014

Igor met us promptly and quickly ushered us inside. Thank goodness we had prebooked as the line up involved a 3 hour wait! Our guides knowledge and passion was transplanted to us over the next few hours. It would have taken me years to learn the information he so easily shared with our group.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL W, August 2014

Excellent guide

Reviewed by: Hazel, August 2014

Don't change a thing! Excellent tour guide David. Would recommend to all.

Reviewed by: James M, August 2014

The tour was excellently organised and the guide very knowledgeable and keenly interested which enthused all the group. There was no queueing and before each part of the visit she set us aside and explained what we were about to see and what to particularly look for. This was invaluable especially prior to the Sistine Chapel where she pre-warned us of the blatant rudeness of the security guards so that we would not be shocked and it was just as well as the guards lived up to their reputation. The tour was stunning and the guide made it for my wife and I.

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Tour code: 3731VATICAN