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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Vatican City, Italy
Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Overview

Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Skip-the-line access to the sights saves you time and prevents any hassle
  • Choose from convenient morning or afternoon departure times
  • See the Sistine Chapel and the other highlights of the Vatican Museums
  • Go on a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, and learn about its history
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Skip the Line Access to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Insider Guide
Small Groups of 20 tops
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
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Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under are entitled to free access to the Vatican Museums (with proof of age)
  • Children aged 6-18 are entitled to a reduced entry fee (see tour and ticket pricing) and must provide proof of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Maximum group size is 20 people. (Guided tour option only)
  • At least 4 people are required for the guided tour option to take place.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked start time. Tickets are time sensitive and we cannot accomodate late arrivals.
  • Entrance into St. Peter's Basilica is separate from the Vatican Museums and is not included in your ticket. Entrance to the Basilica is free and does not require a ticket.
  • You must show a "Green Pass" or equivalent to enter the Vatican Museums, attesting a completed vaccination cycle, negative test or recovery from COVID.
  • If you have a body temperature above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) you will be prohibited from entering. Your temperature will be taken at the entrance by Vatican staff.
  • The use of a mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the entirety of your stay inside the museums.
  • You must bring your own mask.
  • It is necessary to maintain an interpersonal distance of over 1 meter.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EcoArt Travel
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour.

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  • "Bypassing the line is a must cameras are allowed 95% of the tour." See review
  • "Plenty of walking with a few breaks along the way but well worth the overall experience." See review
  • "This tour is a must see for Christians and all religions as it is truly an unbelievable experience." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Don’t hesitate. This is soooo worth it.
mayfairllcnc
, Nov 2021
Our guide was super fantastic. She absolutely brought the place to life. I would definitely consider visiting in the fall. No crowds and no heat.
star-5
Awesome guide!
Ellen_P
, Oct 2021
Stefano was an awesome guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and made it so interesting with facts and stories - so much to see!
star-5
Great day at the Vatican.
Todd_C
, Oct 2021
Our guide Massimo was amazing. Ver personable and filled with all sorts of tidbits of information. Highly recommend.
star-3
Go in the morning with a real guide
Susan_K
, Oct 2021
The English audio guide was lame compared to The information in the museum. Get a real guide who will give you real information. also go in the morning after seeing several churches in the days before. The Sistine chapel it’s a lot to take in the afternoon when everyone’s grouchy and the guards have to yell at people to shut up. Kids figuring out the echo is cute, but the adults being jerks and taking photos when they’re not supposed to is annoying
star-2
A Frustrating Waste of Time
Paul_E
, Sep 2021
The most memorable thing was Viator’s lie that there would be a guided tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica. That was the reason I booked the reservation. Equally memorable was the fact that the directions are unclear. There are 3 places where the meeting place is discussed. Only one lists an address. Good luck if you don’t see it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am writing to you just to clarify a couple of points. We do not read in your review that we have made sure to give you the opportunity to take a tour of 6 people in total instead of 20. Regarding the meeting point, only one address is evident on your booking voucher, and at 12am we received a message from you telling us that you could not find the meeting point. Although the start of the tour is at 2.15 pm. Obviously we answered immediately giving you all the information you asked us and at 2 pm you were right in front of the meeting point. regarding the missed visit to the basilica, at the time of pronation it is clearly written that the basilica can be closed due to force majeure, and this is not decided by us but the Vatican museums. We greet you and thank you for choosing us.
star-5
The tour guide was incredible
Gary_W
, Aug 2021
Jeanette was totally awesome! So knowledgeable about all the historical facts and background. The one big disappointment was, this tour was to include “and St Peter Basilica!” We were left on our own after the Sistine Chapel which was disappointing…
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great tour guide, misleading tour description
Andrew_K
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide Jeanette was phenomenal… she was great with giving us the details on the art and the history of the various pieces without being longwinded or boring. We enjoyed her sense of humor, knowledge, and relatability to US visitors. All that said, because of COVID, direct access from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica was stopped (obviously this is the Vatican’s decision, not the tour operator’s). This was not advertised at all and in order to get into the Basilica, we had to exit the facility, take a long walk, and then go back through security and could not skip the line. Because of time constraints, we had to move on because of how long the Basilica’s line was and could not experience that from the inside. The tour description should be updated so long as this closure exists and it soured the overall experience despite how great the tour was up until that point.
star-5
Great tour and guides
Karen_W
, Jan 2020
We met outside Vatican City. Once group was together the guides took us past lines, picked up our headsets and got us on our way. A great way to see everything
star-5
Vatican City
Karen B
, Dec 2019
There is so much to see on this tour that there is no way to see it all. It is a fast paced tour but our guide, Felix, was awesome! He showed us the highlights, which was still a little overwhelming. I know we would've missed a lot had we tried to do a self guided tour so I highly recommend this tour. If you want to spend extra time anywhere you need to avoid the guided tour.
star-5
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour
MiguelMifsud
, Dec 2019
We never thought booking would be this easy. Thanks to our tour leader, Arianna, we visited all parts of the museums, Sistine chapel & Saint Peters Basilica. She explained everything in detail and very good English. Highly recommended!

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