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Fast Track Entrance: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's VIP Tour

4.2 / 5

40 reviews

Fast Track Entrance: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's VIP Tour

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

From US$ 78.25 per person

Delight in a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Jump the ticket line with fast-track entry, learn about the important artifacts with your professional guide, and enjoy a tour tailored to your small group.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a small group guided tour, adapted to your preferences
  • Skip the famously long ticket lines with fast-track access
  • Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums witha professional guide
  • Witness the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
Full description
Explore the wonders of the Vatican Museums on an exclusive, personalized small group tour. Waste no time in the ticket lines with fast-track access tickets, and spend 3 hours with a qualified guide who can adapt the tour to suit your interests. Discover an extraordinary collection of statues in the Chiaramonti and the Pio-Clementino Museums. Observe the peculiar “stone zoo” in the Hall of Animals, the moving statue of Laocoön, and the greatest collection of Roman portrait busts. Then, admire the beauty of the lavish Borgia Apartment and the stunning Raphael Rooms, 4 suites frescoed by the inimitable artist. Hear the stories of works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Giotto from your guide in the Pinacoteca Gallery, tailored to your preferences by your guide. Find works by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh in the Collection of Modern Religious Art. To end your tour, enter the unparalleled Sistine Chapel, where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes, and then St Peter’s Basilica, where your guide will fascinate you with the history of this gorgeous church, said to be the burial site of St. Peter the Apostle in the Catholic tradition. The tour lasts for 3 hours. Choose to take your tour in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.
  • Fast track entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Admission fee
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Small-group tour
  • Food & Drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Rome. Please arrive 25 minutes before the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • St. Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesdays from 8 AM - 12 PM and on December 24 and 31. During these times, the tour will visit other parts of the museums
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's.
  • The Vatican strictly enforces a dress code of covered shoulders and knees. You may be refused entry if not compliant
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 25 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 40 reviews

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The tour was more if an art tour. Very good and well explained, just not what we expected from a vatican tour. The guide Marcius (or something like that) was very good, paid attention to us and seemed to be well informed and educated. For once a life time I would recommend it but the highlight was and will be the Basilika of Saint Peter. That was by yourself, not a tour. So if you want a art museum tour…Take this one!

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June 15, 2021

October 14, 2021

The visit was not what we expected, since the tour indicates that the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are visited. The latter is not true and we had to visit the Basilica on our own without a guide. The Sistine Chapel, by regulation of the monument itself, is explained to you outside through photos, since inside it is not allowed to speak.

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October 7, 2021

Product ID: 250777